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Katie Bo Williams

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. Before 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.
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. Before 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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No Need To Federalize State's National Guards, Leaders Say

“I cannot think of any scenario where we would recommend or ask for being federalized,” Tennessee’s adjutant general told reporters.

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What Would a Second Trump Term Mean For Foreign Policy?

The nuts and bolts may shift, but the approach is likely to stay the same.

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Milley Speaks Out — and Trump Stays Mum

After a controversial summer, the Joint Chiefs chairman is holding his own with a string of public pronouncements.

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All US Troops In Afghanistan To Withdraw By Christmas, Trump Tweets

The bewildering message came just hours after his national security advisor said the United States would draw down to 2,500 by 2021.

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Can Dr. Conley — a Military Doctor — Say 'No' to the President?

Yes, but he’s under a lot of pressure that other physicians caring for VIP patients might not be.

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Army Chief Denies Trump’s Claim That Generals Make War for Arms Makers

“We take this very, very seriously,” Gen. James McConville said in an interview with Defense One.

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Vindman Twin Alleges Retaliation to Defense Department IG

Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman says he reported “legal compliance and ethics violations” by National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien.

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Trump Announces Intent To Nominate Wolf As DHS Secretary

Eleven days ago, the GAO ruled that Wolf had been named acting secretary illegally.

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Exclusive: US Drops Death Penalty for ISIS ‘Beatles’

Atty. Gen. Barr's letter to the UK brings two ISIS fighters accused of beheading American journalists and aid workers closer to a U.S. trial.

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Iran Is Our Top Priority, Says Senior US Commander In Middle East

Shiite military attacks have made it harder to fight ISIS, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said.

Defense

Top Pentagon Spokesman: No Conclusions Yet On Cause Of Beirut Explosion

Trump has claimed without evidence that the explosion might have been an “attack.”

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‘Most Believe’ Beirut Blast ‘Accident,’ Esper Says, Contradicting Trump

The president said “some of our great generals” told him that the blast was “a bomb of some kind.”

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Trump: U.S. To Withdraw 4K Troops From Afghanistan By Election

“It’s already planned,” the president said in an interview with Axios.

Defense

Trump Sidesteps Congress To Install Controversial Pentagon Nominee

A legal loophole may allow Tata to take the top job without Senate confirmation at all.

Defense

GOP Senators Stall Tata Nomination for Top Pentagon Post

After Islamophobic remarks, Trump’s controversial pick to be Defense Department’s policy chief is in troubled waters.

Defense

National Guard Commander To Testify ‘Excessive Force’ Used on White House Protesters

Officer on the scene saw spent tear gas canisters, contradicting key details of Attorney General Barr’s account of the controversial night.