W.J. Hennigan covers the Pentagon and national security issues from the Washington, D.C., bureau. He has reported on war, counter-terrorism, and the lives of American service members from more than two dozen countries. He has earned awards from the National Press Club, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation, and was a contributor to the Los Angeles Times coverage of the terror attacks in San Bernardino that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2016. Previously, he covered the aerospace and defense industry from Los Angeles.