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

NONFICTION: "The Operators," by Michael Hastings.

The abbreviated career of Gen. Stanley McChrystal.

Updated: February 18, 2012, - 04:01 PM

Kline seeks benefits for storied Guard unit

A Pentagon change may reduce paid time off for 2,700 Minnesota Guard troops serving in Kuwait.

Updated: February 15, 2012, - 10:38 PM

Military affairs beat: Obama planning to put vets to work

The White House announced new details last week of its Veterans Job Corps initiative, which it hopes will help put veterans back to work on a range of projects that leverage skills developed in the military.

Updated: February 07, 2012, - 04:44 PM

Air Reserve wing to be transferred from Minnesota

The eight C-130 cargo planes will leave as part of an overall Pentagon cost-cutting measure.

Updated: February 04, 2012, - 06:26 PM

Military affairs beat: State has 2 military charities up for honors

Two Minnesota charities are in the running for White House honors recognizing their roles in supporting the military.

Updated: January 31, 2012, - 09:41 PM

Anti-suicide program for military runs low

Shortfall comes as Minnesota Guard fights high suicide rates.

Updated: January 29, 2012, - 04:11 PM

For Kurds, Fargo-Moorhead becomes a refuge

Kurdish refugees who have fled war-torn Iraq to settle in Fargo-Moorhead now worry about those left behind.

Updated: January 28, 2012, - 09:22 PM

Military affairs beat: Suicide stats reflect stubborn problem

The Army released its 2011 suicide figures last week. Based on the media response, tracking one of the military's most pressing problems remains muddled.

Updated: January 24, 2012, - 07:42 PM

Military affairs beat: Aid means fewer vets homeless - for now

The numbers are small, but they are moving in the right direction. From 2010 to 2011, the number of homeless veterans in Hennepin County dropped by 33 percent. That compares to a national drop of 12 percent.

Updated: January 17, 2012, - 07:12 PM

Military affairs beat: Military sex assault directives now law

The Department of Defense is now required to develop a coordinated policy to preserve documents and evidence of sexual assault in the military. The provision, pushed by Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, was part of the National Defense Authorization Act signed into law last week by President Obama.

Updated: January 10, 2012, - 06:47 PM

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