Mark Urban

Non-fiction writer
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Mark Urban is the Diplomatic Editor of BBC's Newsnight programme and was formerly defence correspondent for the Independent. He has covered many wars as a journalist and is probably best known for his live broadcasts under fire in Kosovo.

His memoir about the SAS in the Iraq War Task Force Black debuted at number one in the Sunday Times non-fiction bestseller list.






  • Filmed WE177 nuclear bomb @RAFMUSEUM in preparation for tonight's #Newsnight piece on future UK nuclear weapons

    Russia's newly deployed Su35 fighters snapped by satellite at its Syria base. Those jets r awfully close together...

    @drogue7 it's possible. And in general I'm a fan of the adaptation. I think tho that Napoleon apparently conceding Borodino wasn't right.