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

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

Klobuchar-Walz bill seeks to help wrongfully discharged veterans

Some veterans suffering from PTSD and other mental ailments are being misdiagnosed and discharged, leaving them without VA benefits.

Updated: April 01, 2013, - 08:11 PM

Military beat: Minnesota Humanities Center to recognize vets' work at home

The center is taking nominations for veterans who have returned to civilian life and are thriving and contributing to their communities.It plans to host a “25 Veterans’ Voices” celebration on Sept. 11, 2013.

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

Fort Snelling buildings to house homeless vets

From stables and tank garages to apartments and a new life: After decades of neglect, old buildings at Fort Snelling...

Updated: March 18, 2013, - 06:17 AM

On the military beat: College fair comes to Camp Ripley in April

Each month, the veterans center at Central Lakes College in Brainerd organizes an event to help veterans and their families...

Updated: March 05, 2013, - 05:50 PM

Veterans recruited for MBA programs at UM's Carlson School

University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management is launching what it sees as a unique initiative to recruit and support veterans for its master of business administration program, selling itself as military friendly with the marketing slogan “Change your stripes.”

Updated: February 25, 2013, - 06:08 AM

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