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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Senate moves to Defense bill, sort of

November 15, 2012 The Senate took a babystep toward considering the defense authorization bill on Wednesday, but key lawmakers are aiming for the real work on the bill to begin after Thanksgiving. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., made the motion to proceed -- asking for members to consent to bring up the...

Petraeus to testify before Congress on Thursday, Friday

November 15, 2012 Former CIA Director David Petraeus, who stepped down last week because of an extramarital affair, will testify before Congress this week on the terrorist attack in Libya that killed four Americans. Petraeus will testify on Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to NBC News, and on Friday at 7:30...

Security Insiders: Obama administration did not deliberately mislead on Benghazi attack

October 17, 2012 A strong majority of National Journal’s National Security Insiders disagreed with Republicans who claim the Obama administration of being deliberately misleading about the attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed ambassador Chris Stevens when it delayed calling it a terrorist attack. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and...

Democrats accuse Issa of 'extremely partisan' Libya investigation

October 9, 2012 Republicans on the House Oversight for Government Reform Committee are virtually sure to grill Obama administration officials on Wednesday about the level of embassy security at the U.S. consulate in Libya before the Sept. 11 attack that killed ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American personnel. One day before the...

Insiders: Congress will punt sequestration for a few months

October 3, 2012 Seventy-nine percent of National Journal’s National Security Insiders believe that when Congress returns in mid-November, members will punt sequestration for a few months as hope wanes for a broader deal to avoid the sweeping $1.2 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade, roughly half from defense. Chatter about the...

Insiders: Romney's attacks over defense cuts won't sway voters

September 19, 2012 Seventy percent of National Journal’s National Security Insiders say Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s attacks on President Obama alleging his support of $1 trillion in cuts to the Pentagon’s budget will not have an impact on voters. The issue of the looming sequester’s $500 billion reduction to the Pentagon budget...

Clinton identifies remaining American casualties of Libya attack

September 14, 2012 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for the first time released the names of two Americans killed in the attack on the U.S. Embassy compound in Libya, recognizing military veterans Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, who died helping to protect their colleagues. The State Department had not previously announced the...

Clinton: U.S. government had 'nothing to do' with anti-Muslim film

September 13, 2012 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made clear on Thursday that the U.S. government had nothing to do with an anti-Muslim film she personally finds “disgusting and reprehensible” as protests over it spread to Yemen after assaults on embassy compounds in Egypt and Libya. "The United States government had absolutely...

Senior ICE official resigns after discrimination allegations

September 3, 2012 A senior Immigration and Customs Enforcement official resigned on Saturday, amid allegations in a discrimination lawsuit that she fostered a "frat-house-type atmosphere that is targeted to humiliate and intimidate male employees," according to the New York Times. The official, Suzanne Barr, had been on leave from her role as chief...

Obama stops short of calling for tougher gun control laws

August 7, 2012 President Obama on Monday stopped short of calling for stricter gun control measures as he condemned the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that left six people dead. “I think all of us recognize that these kinds of terrible, tragic events are happening with too much regularity for us...

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