Foreign Reporting
"Stars and Stripes has often been the military's version of a corporate newsletter, a house organ designed to accentuate the positive and boost morale. No more, apparently. Enter new senior managing editor Howard Witt, a former civil rights reporter and foreign correspondent for the Tribune Company."

-- WGBH "Beat the Press"
Witt was a foreign correspondent from 1987-1994, based in Canada, South Africa and Russia.

From 2001-2003, he was the chief diplomatic correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, based in Washington, D.C.

He has reported from more than 70 countries around the world.

Diplomatic coverage

The day Nelson Mandela called my name
I will never forget the day Nelson Mandela called my name. Mandela nodded at me and said simply, "Yes, Howard?"

U.S. in nation-building, like it or not
The concept so loathed by the Bush administration was precisely what the United States needed to do in Afghanistan after toppling the Taliban.

Terror war has U.S. in dubious alliances
After 9/11, terrorism became the new communism. And the U.S. went courting a fresh crop of unseemly allies.

A dangerous policy
The trouble with pre-emption is that others can beat you to it.

Hussein a no-show at his birthday bash
You know it's a special day in Iraq when the anti-aircraft guns are draped with colorful streamers.