Bryan Bender

Bryan Bender, who joined the Globe's Washington Bureau in 2001, covers the US military, global terrorism, the international arms trade, and government secrecy.

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The congressional aide who became Alan Gross’s lifeline

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Tim Rieser, a longtime foreign policy aide to Senator Patrick Leahy, kept the prisoner’s spirits and hope intact in Cuba.

Mass. delegation vexed by lack of debate over ISIS fight

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The growing US military contingent has raised new concerns that the commitment in the war against the Islamic State will steadily grow.

Obama to restore relations with Cuba

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The decision to end half a century of estrangement between the US and Cuba followed 18 months of secret talks, and the freeing of captives on both sides.

Raytheon’s $50m will help start UMass Lowell campus in Kuwait

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The university hailed the new campus as a major step in raising UMass Lowell’s international profile.