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Jacqueline Feldscher

Jacqueline Feldscher

Senior National Security Correspondent

Jacqueline Feldscher is senior national security correspondent at Defense One. Previously, she was national security and space reporter at Politico. Before that, Feldscher covered defense issues in Congress and at the Pentagon for the Washington Examiner, the Washington Times, and Navy Times, covering the Navy and Coast Guard. She’s a graduate of Boston University, and holds a master’s in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Jacqueline Feldscher is senior national security correspondent at Defense One. Previously, she was national security and space reporter at Politico. Before that, Feldscher covered defense issues in Congress and at the Pentagon for the Washington Examiner, the Washington Times, and Navy Times, covering the Navy and Coast Guard. She’s a graduate of Boston University, and holds a master’s in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Defense

Trump Allies Slam Biden for Ukraine Aid Amid Inflation and Supply Chain Shortages

Senators voted no because of problems domestically, a lack of oversight, and a high price tag.

Defense

Biden Orders U.S. Troops Back to Somalia, Reversing Trump Withdrawal

“This is a step that rationalizes what was essentially an irrational arrangement that we inherited,” a senior administration official said.

Defense

Congress’ Plan For Ukraine Aid Surpasses the White House Request by $7B

Lawmakers boosted funds for replenishing American weapons’ stocks and supporting European Command operations.

Defense

Reversing Roe Would Harm Military Readiness, Abortion-Rights Advocates Warn

“If a woman is considering enlisting, I would highly encourage her to rethink that choice,” said one veteran.

Defense

NATO Ignores Zelenskyy’s Plea For 1% of Its Tanks, Jets

Alliance announces four new battlegroups as GOP calls for more direct aid to Ukraine.

Defense

White House Bureaucracy Is Costing Ukrainian Lives, Senators Say

Lawmakers are urging Biden to send more aid and enforce sanctions as quickly as possible to help Ukraine beat Russia.

Defense

Biden Sends $800M In Weapons To Ukraine After Zelenskyy’s Emotional Appeal

The latest military aid includes anti-aircraft and anti-armor systems, plus guns and drones to help Ukrainians fight Russia.

Defense

A Private Company Has Evacuated 6,500 People From Ukraine

Global Guardian is now evacuating Ukrainians who work for Western companies and their families.

Defense

Ukraine War Could Put Food Security on Pentagon’s Plate

Global leaders from UN to Congress warn low supplies, high prices could spark conflict elsewhere.

Defense

Russia’s Invasion Will Boost 2023 Defense Budget, Top Democrat Says

Rep. Adam Smith: Putin’s war “fundamentally altered what our national security posture” needs to be.

Defense

It’s ‘Effectively Impossible’ To Kick Russia Out Of The UN, But There Are Other Options

Diplomats could remove Russia from the human rights council or refuse to recognize a Russian-backed government in Ukraine, experts say.

Defense

Russian Statements Draw ‘Cautious Optimism,’ But Troops Aren’t Leaving Yet, NATO Says

Stoltenberg hails “signs from Moscow that diplomacy should continue” but says there’s no sign of de-escalation so far.

Defense

The U.S. Orders Most Troops and Diplomats to Leave Ukraine

More than 150 National Guardsmen were pulled from the Ukraine and only a skeleton crew remains in Kyiv after a phone call between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin produces “no fundamental change."

Defense

Republicans Are Split Over Ukraine, Threatening a Rare Bipartisan Consensus

Some GOPers think Biden is doing too little to counter Russia. The far right thinks he’s doing too much.

Defense

Who’s in Charge of US Space Policy?

Space professionals worry the National Space Council is ceding its defense portfolio.

Defense

One Year After Jan. 6 Attack, Push For Quick Reaction Force Is Dead On Capitol Hill

Experts also warn changes at DoD won’t speed up how quickly Guardsmen could respond to future incidents.