Kristina Shevory – Freelance Military Reporter 2017-10-02T10:06:25+00:00

I’m Kristina, a freelance military reporter who writes regularly for the New York Times about business and the military. My stories have also appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, Newsweek, Wired, Businessweek, Foreign Policy, Pacific Standard, AP, FoxNews.com and the New York Post. I’m also a U.S. Army veteran.

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ERIK PRINCE WANTS TO CLEAN UP THE PENTAGON

Erik Prince, the founder and former CEO of Blackwater Worldwide, has a plan for how to remake the Pentagon and fight wars, small and large, cheaper and more efficiently—and many people in Washington think he’s right.

Erik Prince

In a series of phone and in-person conversations, the famous security contractor and I discuss his plan for reforming the Pentagon in my first Newsweek story. This article took months to accomplish and involved convincing Mr. Prince that I was trustworthy and wanted only to write a thoughtful and objective story.

SWAT M.D.

Ever since the CIA used a vaccination ruse in its hunt for Osama Bin Laden, health workers have become combatants in Pakistan’s war with the Taliban.

Medical Workers in Pakistan

Militants have banned immunizations and accused those attempting to deliver them of being Western spies. Medical workers have become inadvertent fighters against the Taliban and other extremists as they try to rid the country of a virus that paralyzes and often kills young children. Pakistan has never been free of polio, a disease eliminated in the U.S. more than 30 years ago, and zealots have vowed to make its eradication impossible through a targeted campaign of shootings, kidnappings and roadside ambushes.

This is my first story for Foreign Policy magazine and came out of a recent reporting trip to Pakistan.

ERIK PRINCE WANTS TO CLEAN UP THE PENTAGON

Erik Prince, the founder and former CEO of Blackwater Worldwide, has a plan for how to remake the Pentagon and fight wars, small and large, cheaper and more efficiently—and many people in Washington think he’s right.

Erik Prince

In a series of phone and in-person conversations, the famous security contractor and I discuss his plan for reforming the Pentagon in my first Newsweek story. This article took months to accomplish and involved convincing Mr. Prince that I was trustworthy and wanted only to write a thoughtful and objective story.

SWAT M.D.

Ever since the CIA used a vaccination ruse in its hunt for Osama Bin Laden, health workers have become combatants in Pakistan’s war with the Taliban.

Medical Workers in Pakistan

Militants have banned immunizations and accused those attempting to deliver them of being Western spies. Medical workers have become inadvertent fighters against the Taliban and other extremists as they try to rid the country of a virus that paralyzes and often kills young children. Pakistan has never been free of polio, a disease eliminated in the U.S. more than 30 years ago, and zealots have vowed to make its eradication impossible through a targeted campaign of shootings, kidnappings and roadside ambushes.

This is my first story for Foreign Policy magazine and came out of a recent reporting trip to Pakistan.

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