David Martin (journalist)
American television news correspondent, journalist, and author
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David C. Martin is an American television news correspondent, journalist, and author who works for CBS News. He is currently the network's National Security Correspondent reporting from The Pentagon, a position he has held since 1993. Martin has contributed reports to the CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, and 48 Hours.
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Fired Navy secretary says Trump intervention "erodes" Navy disciplineIn an exclusive interview, CBS News’ David Martin spoke with Richard Spencer, the Navy secretary who was fired over his handling of a Navy SEAL's war crimes case. The SEAL, Edward Gallagher, was..
Navy secretary fired over Eddie Gallagher case defends decisionRichard Spencer, the former Navy secretary who was forced out over his handling of a controversial case involving Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, defended his actions in an interview with CBS News..
Fired Navy secretary defends handling of controversial SEAL caseRichard Spencer spoke to CBS News correspondent David Martin Monday
Navy secretary fired over Navy SEAL war crimes controversyNavy Secretary Richard Spencer has been fired over his handling of the case of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who was tried on war crimes charges earlier this year. CBS News national security..
Turkish artillery fire comes close to hitting U.S. outpostCBS News has learned Turkish artillery fire came close to a U.S. outpost in northern Syria. David Martin reports.
What is the United States' priority in the war against ISIS?In one of his first executive actions, the President ordered the Pentagon to develop a new strategy to defeat ISIS. CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin joins us from Cairo after..
Reporter's Notebook: David Martin in the Middle EastAs tensions with Iran continue to escalate, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin got rare access to U.S. troops serving in the Middle East. His report begins at Prince Sultan Air Base..
Open: This is "Face the Nation," July 28This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks to acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner and 2020 Democratic presidential..
James Clapper on Trump, Russia and the intel communityFormer Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, a man not given to publicity, sits down with national security correspondent David Martin to discuss his new book, "Facts and Fears: Hard Truths..
Seymour Hersh on the golden age of journalism“Reporter: A Memoir,” by the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, recounts a blockbuster career in which he shone a spotlight on war crimes and political scandals. CBS..
Preview: Inside the Air War60 Minutes cameras take viewers inside the command center for the air war against ISIS. David Martin reports on Sunday, October 25 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
U.S. agrees with Taliban in principle to troop withdrawal dealThe U.S. has agreed to a deal in principle with the Taliban to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. It requires pulling out 5,400 troops within 135 days of President Trump's signature. CBS News..
Al-Baghdadi dead: Breaking down the raid on the ISIS leaderCBS News national security correspondent David Martin provides more context on what Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death means for the U.S. fight against ISIS, and how the raid played out.
Rapid developments on impeachment and SyriaTestimony by the top U.S. envoy to Ukraine, Bill Taylor, appears to contradict the White House's claims that there was no quid pro quo on Ukraine. And President Trump announced he's lifting sanctions..
Turkey seizes key highway in Syria, complicating U.S. troop withdrawalChanges on the ground in Syria are complicating efforts by U.S. troops to withdraw from the region. Meanwhile, President Trump announced he will issue sanctions against Turkish officials after facing a..
U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria as conflict escalatesPresident Trump said U.S. troops being pulled out of Syria will remain in the Middle East to prevent an ISIS resurgence. With Turkish forces moving south and Russian-backed Syrian units advancing..
U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria creates power vacuumPresident Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria not only opened the door to Turkey's attack on America's Kurdish allies, but it also created a major power vacuum. David Martin..
Trump defends decision to withdraw troops from northern SyriaPresident Trump is continuing to face bipartisan backlash after Turkish forces launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. CBS News national security correspondent David..
Turkey launches strikes against Kurdish fighters in airspace controlled by U.S.Turkey's president has announced the start of an invasion as Kurdish forces move to defend the Turkish-Syrian border. The Kurds have been essential allies in the U.S. fight against ISIS, but President..
Death in the Mediterranean, The Battle AboveDesperation fuels the largest mass migration since WWII in which thousands have died trying to reach Europe by sea; then, David Martin gives a rare look at how a branch of the U.S. Air Force called..
U.S. official tells CBS News attack on Saudi oil facility was approved by Iran's supreme leaderPresident Trump announced on Wednesday that he will issue substantial sanctions against Iran in response to the attacks on a Saudi oil facility last weekend. In Riyadh, Saudi officials presented..
Trump announces increase to Iran sanctionsThe move to ramp up sanctions on the Iranian regime comes after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed the country for an attack on Saudi oil fields. CBS News national security correspondent David..
Senior U.S. official says missiles fired on Saudi oil plant were launched from IranOn Tuesday, a senior official told CBS News that the U.S. has determined that the missiles fired on a Saudi Arabia oil refinery on Saturday were launched from Iran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is..
U.S. official: Attack on Saudi oil facilities was launched from southern IranA senior U.S. official tells CBS News national security correspondent David Martin that the U.S. has identified the exact locations from which a combination of more than 20 drones and cruise missiles..
U.S. weighing response to Saudi oil attackNew details are emerging about an attack on Saudi oil facilities over the weekend. The weapons were launched from Iran and the U.S. is weighing its options on how to respond. David Martin reports.
"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 9/1This week "Sunday Morning," with guest host Lee Cowan, features John Blackstone's cover story on American Giant, a sportswear manufacturer whose apparel is entirely "Made in the U.S.A." Plus: David..
Former Defense Secretary Mattis breaks silenceFormer Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is breaking his silence for the first time since leaving office last December. He has a lot to say about his former boss, without calling him out by name. David..
Pompeo acknowledges ISIS has regained strengthSecretary of State Mike Pompeo's interview with "CBS This Morning" made news around the world. Pompeo acknowledged that ISIS has regained strength and is more powerful in some places than it's been in..
U.S. plans withdrawal of troops from AfghanistanThe U.S. military is ready to pull out nearly half its troops from Afghanistan as part of a ceasefire with the Taliban. The troops left behind would be targeted against ISIS. David Martin reports.
Osama bin Laden's son Hamza killedEight years after the death of his father, Osama bin Laden's son and potential al Qaeda leader, Hamza bin Laden, has been killed. An official tells CBS News bin Laden is believed to have been killed in..
7/28: Mick Mulvaney, Mark Warner, Julian CastroThis week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan talks to acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner and 2020 Democratic presidential..
U.S. may have downed more than one Iranian droneThe U.S. destroyed an Iranian drone last week over the Strait of Hormuz. CBS News has learned a Navy ship may have brought down more than one. David Martin is traveling in the Middle East with the head..
U.S. brought down more than one Iranian drone, commander suggestsIn an interview with CBS News' David Martin, CENTCOM commander Gen. Kenneth McKenzie suggested there were possibly two drones downed in the incident
U.S. brings squadron to Saudi Arabia as tensions rise with IranIran’s actions have the Pentagon preparing for the worst. David Martin reports from the Middle East.
U.S. warship takes down Iranian drone over Strait of HormuzA U.S. warship took down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz. That's a key transit point for much of the world's oil supply. There are reports the Pentagon is sending 500 more troops to the..
U.S. believes Iran seized oil tanker missing in Persian GulfU.S. officials believe Iran seized a United Arab Emirates-based tanker, but Iran says it helped the vessel. CBS News' David Martin has the latest as the U.S. tries to rally allies for a flotilla to..
Top U.S. commander travels to Persian Gulf amid Iran tensionsThe top U.S. military commander for the Middle East boarded his plane for a trip to the Persian Gulf just as news was breaking that Iran seized an oil tanker. David Martin is the only network..
U.K. accuses Iranian boats of trying to intercept British oil tankerThe U.K. is accusing Iranian boats of trying to intercept a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran has denied the allegation. This comes as tensions remain high between the U.S. and Iran. CBS..
Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher found not guilty of killing an ISIS prisonerEdward Gallagher, a decorated U.S. Navy SEAL, was found not guilty of murder in the death of an ISIS prisoner. Gallagher was found not guilty all other counts except for posing with a dead war prisoner..
Closing arguments underway for Navy SEAL accused of murderClosing arguments began Monday in the murder trial of Navy SEAL and Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher. Prosecutors allege he stabbed and killed an ISIS prisoner and posed for photos with the..
Stephen Lang: “Beyond Glory”Lang portrays eight Medal of Honor recipients, showing what drove them, in his one-man play "Beyond Glory." David Martin reports
Stephen Lang tells stories of Medal of Honor recipients in "Beyond Glory"Lang portrays eight Medal of Honor recipients, showing what drove them, in his one-man play. David Martin reports
Trump abruptly calls off military strike on Iran a day after U.S. drone was downedPresident Trump abruptly called off military strikes on Iran Thursday night. Sources tell CBS News concerns from U.S. allies were one factor in the president's decision to stand down. CBS News national..
Trump says he called off Iran strike because too many people would've diedPresident Trump says he called off a military strike against Iran because too many people would have died. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin joins CBSN from the Pentagon with more..
Pentagon says Iran shot down U.S. drone over international watersThe Pentagon is denying Iran's claim that a U.S. drone was flying over Iranian airspace when it was shot down. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin, CBS News White House correspondent..