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Katie Bo Williams

Senior National Security Correspondent Katie Bo Williams is the senior national security correspondent for Defense One, where she writes about defense, counterterror, NATO, nukes, and more. She previously covered intelligence and cybersecurity for The Hill, including in-depth reporting on the Russia investigations and military detention issues. Prior to her journalism career, Katie Bo worked in thoroughbred horse racing, helping breed, sell, and prepare the next generation of Kentucky Derby winners. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia. A native of Goochland County, Virginia, she now lives in D.C. and can usually be found haunting one of the various bookstores on Capitol Hill.
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What the Midterms Mean for National Security

November 8, 2018 It wasn’t the blue wave that some bullish progressives had projected. But the midterm election netted Democrats a narrow majority in the House, giving broad, unilateral investigative powers to the opposition party under President Donald Trump and reshaping a Congress that has been unified in Republican hands for eight years....

What the Midterms Mean for National Security

November 7, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It wasn’t the blue wave that some bullish progressives had projected. But the midterm election netted Democrats a narrow majority in the House, giving broad, unilateral investigative powers to the opposition party under President Donald Trump and reshaping a Congress that has been unified in Republican hands for eight years....

What the Midterms Mean for National Security

November 7, 2018 It wasn’t the blue wave that some bullish progressives had projected. But the midterm election netted Democrats a narrow majority in the House, giving broad, unilateral investigative powers to the opposition party under President Donald Trump and reshaping a Congress that has been unified in Republican hands for eight years....

Trump Sparks Outrage with Claims That Rocks Should Be Treated As Firearms

November 5, 2018 Can the U.S. military shoot at migrants who throw rocks at them? President Trump said he has instructed thousands of active-duty troops sent to the southern border to deter a caravan of Central American migrants to treat the throwing of stones as “a firearm.” But the order has prompted outrage...

Trump Sparks Outrage with Claims That Rocks Should Be Treated As Firearms

November 2, 2018 Can the U.S. military shoot at migrants who throw rocks at them? President Trump said he has instructed thousands of active-duty troops sent to the southern border to deter a caravan of Central American migrants to treat the throwing of stones as “a firearm.” But the order has prompted outrage...

The U.S. Military Held an American as an Enemy Combatant for Over a Year. Here’s What That Means.

November 1, 2018 For 13 months, the U.S. military held an American citizen known only as “John Doe” in custody in Iraq as a suspected ISIS member. The case had the potential to answer a controversial question that has bedeviled the past two administrations: Does the current congressional authorization for the use of...

The US Military Held an American as an Enemy Combatant for Over a Year. Here’s What That Means.

October 31, 2018 For 13 months, the U.S. military held an American citizen known only as “John Doe” in custody in Iraq as a suspected ISIS member. The case had the potential to answer a controversial question that has bedeviled the past two administrations: Does the current congressional authorization for the use of...

Mattis Sets 30-Day Deadline for Yemen Ceasefire

October 30, 2018 U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis called for a ceasefire in Yemen within 30 days, seeking to end the U.S.-backed and Saudi-led bombing campaign against Houthi rebels supported by Iran and negotiate a peace. The coalition is seeking to reinstate the globally-recognized Yemeni government in the capital of Sanaa, currently held...

What Mattis Said in the Middle East

October 28, 2018 PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The murder and dismemberment of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi while in the Saudi Embassy in Turkey appears—for now—unlikely to shift U.S. military policy towards Riyadh. During a high-profile security conference in Manama, Bahrain, on Saturday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met informally with Saudi Minister of...

Mattis Treads Carefully on Khashoggi Crisis

October 27, 2018 MANAMA, Bahrain — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis condemned the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, but stopped short of explicitly linking the gruesome killing to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The secretary’s keynote remarks on Saturday are among the first public indications of the Pentagon’s potential responses...