Mark Benjamin

Mark Benjamin is an award-winning investigative reporter with’s Washington bureau. Since 2001, Benjamin has focused on national security issues with an emphasis on the plight of returning veterans and detainee abuse. He was hailed for exposing problems caring for veterans at Walter Reed starting in early 2005 and also obtained for Salon the Army’s entire Abu Ghraib investigative files. Benjamin is the winner of a Raymond Clapper Memorial Award for the best reporting from Washington, a Fourth Estate Award from the American Legion, a Mental Health Media Award from the National Mental Health Association, an Outstanding Media Coverage Award from the National Gulf War Resource Center, a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism, and a Project Censored Award and was twice a finalist for the Online News Association’s Online Journalism Awards. He previously worked at UPI.

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Afghan Probe
"Everyone just wants to kill people at any cost" Mark Benjamin
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Christine O'Donnell
So, did Christine O'Donnell break the law? Mark Benjamin
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DC Rally
At Glenn Beck rally, strong but vague feelings Mark Benjamin
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Veterans for Obama? Some now have doubts Mark Benjamin
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Investigators blast Arlington contracting Mark Benjamin
Hostile senators unload on ex-Arlington chiefs Mark Benjamin
Arlington Cemetery
Senate memo: As many as 6,600 burial mistakes at Arlington Mark Benjamin
Former Arlington superintendent, deputy subpoenaed Mark Benjamin
Arlington Cemetery
Salon exclusive: Arlington Cemetery budget chief blew whistle in 2003 Mark Benjamin