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Elaine M. Grossman

Elaine M. Grossman

Elaine M. Grossman is a contributing correspondent at National Journal. Grossman previously served as executive editor and senior correspondent for National Journal's Global Security Newswire. She is a veteran national security and foreign affairs reporter whose articles have won 14 national journalism awards over the past dozen years, including top honors from the National Press Club and Society of Professional Journalists for investigative, analytical, online and breaking-news reporting. In 2009, Atlantic Media recognized her "terrain mastery" with its highest editorial prize, the Chairman's Award. Grossman's articles have also appeared in several major newspapers and magazines, including The Boston Globe and The Miami Herald. In 2003, Grossman served as an Iraq war correspondent for U.S. News & World Report during a six-week stint at ground-combat headquarters in Kuwait. She subsequently wrote about the opening days of the conflict as a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, winning a top National Press Club award for the article. Previously senior correspondent and chief editor at the independent investigative weekly Inside the Pentagon, Grossman holds a bachelor's degree from Washington University and a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University.
Elaine M. Grossman is a contributing correspondent at National Journal. Grossman previously served as executive editor and senior correspondent for National Journal's Global Security Newswire. She is a veteran national security and foreign affairs reporter whose articles have won 14 national journalism awards over the past dozen years, including top honors from the National Press Club and Society of Professional Journalists for investigative, analytical, online and breaking-news reporting. In 2009, Atlantic Media recognized her "terrain mastery" with its highest editorial prize, the Chairman's Award. Grossman's articles have also appeared in several major newspapers and magazines, including The Boston Globe and The Miami Herald. In 2003, Grossman served as an Iraq war correspondent for U.S. News & World Report during a six-week stint at ground-combat headquarters in Kuwait. She subsequently wrote about the opening days of the conflict as a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, winning a top National Press Club award for the article. Previously senior correspondent and chief editor at the independent investigative weekly Inside the Pentagon, Grossman holds a bachelor's degree from Washington University and a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University.
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Nuclear Unit Commander to Step Down Amid Missileer Cheating Scandal

Air Force is set to announce results of probe into cheating on job performance exams.

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Nuclear Arsenal Subject to Pentagon Cuts, But New Subs May Escape Ax

Budget scrub will advise Hagel by late this month on how best to apportion $500 billion in congressionally mandated funding reductions over the next decade.

Defense

Amid Deep Cuts, the Pentagon Labors to Keep Its Forces Ready for Korea

The military could react quickly in the event of hostilities, officials say.

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Lab directors urged plutonium facility delay, former Biden aide charges

The proposal to delay building the facility has since drawn Republican fire.

Defense

U.S. can safely take deeper nuclear arms cuts, senior Defense official says

The Pentagon has not yet offered President Obama a recommendation on the matter.

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Defense bill seeks new submarine cost assessment

The provision adapts an earlier demand in the House-passed version of 2012 defense authorization legislation.

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Clinton moves to inject new urgency into bioweapon concerns at Geneva event

The Secretary of State's appearance will draw welcome attention to efforts to counter biological threats, observers say.

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Senior U.S. official denies talk of putting nuclear waste site in Mongolia

Assertion contradicts remarks offered last spring by a veteran State Department official.

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Top general says U.S. needs fresh look at deterrence, nuclear triad

Military needs to head off threats in other ways, according to Gen. James Cartwright.

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Minot nukes clear of Midwest flooding, but wrestle with snow melt

Air Force has been able to head off any serious water threat to the ground-based deterrent force through a combination of sandbags and pumps.

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House Committee slashes conventional "global strike" funds

Defense officials say a small number of these arms are necessary as an alternative to some nuclear weapons.

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House approves bill with nuclear treaty-limiting provisions as veto bait

The measures would restrict Obama's ability to reduce nuclear weapons.

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Cartwright said to be passed over for top military post

The general did not actively lobby for the chairman's job but would have been happy to undertake the post, friends say.

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GOP leaders aim to enforce Obama's nuclear modernization promises

Bills would prohibit unilateral U.S. warhead reductions and preserve the nation's missile defense options.

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GOP senator: Obama budget gap shows 'gradual retreat' on nuclear updates

Lindsey Graham says cuts to intercontinental ballistic missile study could be a harbinger of administration's strategy.

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Pentagon budget may omit funds for ballistic missile study

A lack of money to assess how to modernize the ground-based missile leg of the strategic nuclear triad could prove controversial on Capitol Hill.

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Pentagon pulls $1B from WMD-defense efforts to fund vaccine initiative

Projects on the chopping block include development and acquisition of biological and chemical detection systems, and protective clothing.

Defense

Congress chides U.S. Missile Defense management

Recently enacted legislation trims the agency's fiscal 2009 budget.