Mark Brunswick

Reporter | Military Affairs
Phone: 612-673-4434
Mark Brunswick covers military affairs for the Star Tribune. He has had assignments in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and Kosovo and has focused on domestic issues related to PTSD, returning veterans, military recruitment and the new role of women in the military. Previously, he covered state government and politics from the Star Tribune's state capitol bureau in St. Paul.

Recent content from Mark Brunswick

Cut in monitoring GI Bill raises threats of fraud, abuse and waste in Minnesota

Minnesota's two inspectors have been told by the feds to curtail annual reviews of programs that serve veterans.

Updated: May 06, 2013, - 06:19 PM

Obituary: Philip Harder was a banker and civil rights pioneer

At age 50, Philip Harder left a 21-year career in banking to pursue something different. It wasn’t unusual for him....

Updated: May 04, 2013, - 04:23 PM

Senate boosts undocumented students’ college dreams

A bill that makes undocumented students eligible for state financial aid, in-state tuition, and private scholarships passed amid debate over how much taxpayers should be asked to support the American dream.

Updated: May 02, 2013, - 12:13 AM

Military affairs beat: Little guy prods VA on claims backlog

Chalk one up for the little guy. It took almost 10 years for Air Force veteran Ben Krause to pester,...

Updated: April 30, 2013, - 08:52 PM

Former Minnesota man killed in cargo plane crash in Afghanistan

A 37-year-old former Pine Island, Minn., man was the pilot of a civilian cargo plane that crashed in Afghanistan on...

Updated: April 30, 2013, - 07:59 PM

Military affairs beat: 'Mission creep’ has expanded drone use

The use of drones has proved attractive to President Obama because few American lives are at risk. The problem now...

Updated: April 23, 2013, - 06:21 PM

Military affairs beat: E-book asks the question: why do men love war so much?

Esquire magazine has produced an e-book anthology of the magazine’s finest war stories, “WAR: The Eighty Greatest Esquire Stories of...

Updated: April 16, 2013, - 07:15 PM

McChrystal: Threat of rogue nation differs from that of terrorists

As North Korea escalates its blustering, it’s important for the U.S. and its military to recognize the difference between a...

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 08:21 PM

Military affairs beat: Veterans deceived by schools can get aid

The Veterans’ Student Loan Relief Fund recently announced two new recipients of its grants, designed to help student veterans dig...

Updated: April 02, 2013, - 07:34 PM

Who pays for a Minnesota veteran’s final wish?

About 4,800 Minnesota veterans are expected to want funerals with military honor guards this year, up by more than 400 from last year. That number is only expected to rise in the coming years.

Updated: April 02, 2013, - 07:06 AM

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