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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.
Tech

Did the U.S. Invent Lyme Disease in the 1960s? The House Aims to Find Out

A decades-old conspiracy theory says Cold War bioweapons research is sickening tens of thousands of Americans a year.

Defense

Dunford: U.S. Will Provide Intel, Not Escorts, In Strait Of Hormuz

The Trump administration wants to put together an international coalition to prevent tanker attacks from Iran.

Defense

Sexual Assault Allegation Surfaces About Nominee for Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman

Cleared by Air Force investigators, Gen. Hyten may yet face questions during his Senate confirmation process.

Defense

Pentagon Official: We Didn’t Link Iran to al-Qaeda In Hill Briefings

“In these briefings, none of the officials mentioned al-Qa'ida or the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force,” DASD Mick Mulroy said.

Defense

Shanahan Out; Army Secretary Esper to Be Acting Secretary of Defense

Trump tweets the news after reports that the FBI was looking into a violent domestic dispute from nine years ago.

Defense

U.S. Blames Tanker Attacks On Iran; CENTCOM Releases Surveillance Video

Military officials say imagery shows Iranians in boats at the tankers, handling a mine and trying to capture crew members.

Defense

U.S. to Send 1,000 More Troops to Poland

Last fall, Warsaw asked for a tank division; White House officials are hinting at a “significant” increase.

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Defense

‘Space Force’ Shrinks in House Proposal

A bipartisan amendment would trim several generals from the new space-focused component.

Defense

House Democrats Want To Ban Sending New Prisoners To Gitmo

President Trump has vowed to keep the facility open, promising on the campaign trail to fill it up with “bad dudes.”

Defense

Shanahan ‘Not Planning’ USS McCain Investigation, But Still Reviewing Facts

“There’s no restriction on how people can send email,” the acting defense secretary said.

Defense

Still 'Acting' Shanahan Faces Test With China Face-off and USS McCain Scandal

Raising the stakes for the would-be SecDef, the White House has not yet sent formal nomination paperwork to the Senate.

Management

U.S. To Send 900 Troops To Middle East To Counter Iran

The Trump administration insists that the deployment is purely defensive.

Management

Senate Panel Votes to Let Gitmo Prisoners Into U.S. for Medical Treatment

With an aging population, Democrats in the House, and Navy officers asking for guidance, there’s a chance it finally passes.

Defense

U.S. Probes Suspected Chlorine Attack

Military action against Syria over the use of chlorine would represent a de facto shift in policy.

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Defense

Trump Taps Shanahan To Lead Defense, Ending Months of Speculation

The nomination marks the beginning of the end of the tenure of the longest-serving acting defense secretary.

Defense

Senior Military and Trump Officials in Washington Escalate Iran Warnings

General says sending aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers is not a pretext for war.

Defense

Lawmakers Probe Navy, Marine Corps Plans on Climate Change

Trump’s picks for Chief of Naval Operations and Marine Corps Commandant sailed through their confirmation hearing on Tuesday.

Defense

Guantanamo Is Becoming a Nursing Home for Its Aging Terror Suspects

The Pentagon is required to give Gitmo detainees the same medical care as U.S. troops. How's that going to work?

Defense

It’s Getting Harder to Track U.S. Progress in Afghanistan

Almost every metric “is now classified or nonexistent,” says the special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction.

Management

Trump Gives 2020 Democrats a National-Security ‘Opportunity,’ Says Rep. Moulton

Weighing his own bid, the Iraq vet wants presidential candidates to challenge Trump on global leadership, troops, and veterans.