• Ryan Browne is a CNN reporter based in Washington covering the Department of Defense from the Pentagon.

    Since joining in 2015, Browne has reported for CNN from several countries around the world including Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Bahrain, the United Kingdom, India, Japan and also aboard the USS George H.W. Bush. He has covered numerous defense and national security topics including NATO, the recent conflicts in Syria, the 2017 U.S. raid in Yemen and the investigations into ties between Russia and former U.S. National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

    Prior to joining the network, Browne was deployed with the NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan as an advisor to the Afghan National Army. He has previously worked overseas in Japan as well as with the Center for the Study of the President and Congress as their Director of International Security Studies.

    Browne has a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Harvard University, where he also played on the varsity football team.