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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James Foley killing decried, US says rescue bid failed

By Bryan Bender and Zachary T. Sampson , Globe Staff | Globe Correspondent

American ground forces had attempted to rescue the N.H. reporter and other Americans earlier this summer in Syria.

Obama condemns ‘brutal murder’ of reporter James Foley

By Bryan Bender and Martin Finucane , Globe Staff

President Obama pledged renewed determination to confront the Islamic State militant group.

Islamist militants execute N.H. reporter James Foley

By Travis Andersen and Bryan Bender , Globe Staff

The Islamic State distributed a video that said Foley’s apparent beheading was retaliation for recent US airstrikes in Iraq.

For Markey’s Senate challenger, an uphill battle for ‘political reform’

By Bryan Bender , Globe Staff

Brian Herr believes he has a chance to tap into disaffection with Washington — and that he does not need a big war chest to do it.