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Sara Sorcher

Sara Sorcher Sara Sorcher is National Journal's national security correspondent. You can find her in the halls of the Pentagon, State Department and Congress covering defense, military and foreign policy issues. Before joining the newsroom in September 2010, Sorcher worked as a freelance journalist in Israel. Her print and video packages have been featured with major outlets including ABC News, The New York Times, TIME, CNN World View and Global Post. Sorcher graduated magna cum laude in Middle Eastern Studies from Tufts University and speaks Hebrew and Arabic.
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Threats of retaliatory attacks loom

May 2, 2011 As the world's attention turns to Pakistan, where Osama bin Laden had been virtually hiding in the open, that country's ambassador to the U.S. urged people to stop speculating whether the Pakistani government was helping him elude capture. "The important thing to understand is Pakistan is a nation of 180 ...

U.S., U.K. defense chiefs united on Libya for now

April 27, 2011 NATO is reportedly stepping up its airstrikes on Libyan government command and control centers, but Defense Secretary Robert Gates stuck to Washington's position that Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi was not the main target. He met with his British counterpart Liam Fox for several hours on Tuesday, and both struck a ...

WikiLeaks suspect to be moved to Fort Leavenworth

April 20, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was charged with dozens of offenses related to the release of classified documents to WikiLeaks, will move on Wednesday to Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, where Pentagon officials said more extensive support will be available to him. Despite international criticism by human-rights groups of what they called ...

WikiLeaks suspect to be moved to Fort Leavenworth

April 20, 2011 Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was charged with dozens of offenses related to the release of classified documents to WikiLeaks, will move on Wednesday to Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, where Pentagon officials said more extensive support will be available to him. Despite international criticism by human-rights groups of what they called ...

Shutdown would halt National Guard training

April 9, 2011 A government shutdown at midnight would deal Lt. Jonathan Bernstein a double blow. He's an Apache helicopter pilot scheduled to drill with his Pennsylvania National Guard unit this weekend, and he's also a freelance historian whose work requires frequent access to the National Archives. In the event of a shutdown ...

Two out of three national security insiders support deeper Defense cuts

March 28, 2011 In a new survey of National Journal National Security Insiders, two out of three respondents said they would support deeper spending cuts than those proposed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, with the most backing cuts in weapons-acquisition programs. Thirty-three of 51 respondents agreed that the Pentagon's budget should be cut ...

In Libya war, new –and old– fears of terrorism

March 24, 2011 Well before then-President George W. Bush coined the term, Libya was the primary U.S. adversary in the war on terror. The government of Moammar Gadhafi had carried out a pair of high-profile strikes on American targets: the 1986 bombing of a discotheque in West Berlin, which left two American military ...

Group says biometric screening could reduce airport hassle

March 16, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A voluntary biometric screening system to identify "trusted" air travelers will reduce the hassle of air travel and free up Transportation Security Administration employees to look more closely at higher-risk passengers, security and travel experts said on Wednesday. The U.S. Travel Association, a trade group representing the $704 billion travel ...

Group says biometric screening could reduce airport hassle

March 16, 2011 A voluntary biometric screening system to identify "trusted" air travelers will reduce the hassle of air travel and free up Transportation Security Administration employees to look more closely at higher-risk passengers, security and travel experts said on Wednesday. The U.S. Travel Association, a trade group representing the $704 billion travel ...

Gates says U.S. may stay in Afghanistan past 2014 deadline

March 8, 2011 Defense Secretary Robert Gates said from Afghanistan on Monday that the U.S. military is well positioned to start withdrawing some troops in July, though he said a U.S. presence may remain in the country past the 2014 deadline to transfer security control to local forces. Gates arrived in Afghanistan on ...