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Murray Brewster

Defence correspondent; Author: The Savage War

Murray Brewster (Ottawa) has been a journalist for 27 years, the majority of that has been spent at The Canadian Press, the country’s national wire service. He is currently the Parliamentary defence reporter and senior war correspondent. He spent over 15 months in Afghanistan covering both Canadian soldiers and the fallout of the war among the local population. His book, The Savage War: The Untold Battles of Afghanistan, was published last fall by John Wiley & Sons. Murray has also covered many other national and foreign assignments, notably the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and the London train bombings. Brewster is the recipient of 11 national awards for broadcast journalism, the Ross Munro Award for war reporting and was a finalist in the 2010 National Newspaper Awards for defense reporting.