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Sara Sorcher

Sara Sorcher

Sara Sorcher is National Journal's national security correspondent. You can find her in the halls of the Pentagon, State Department and Congress covering defense, military and foreign policy issues. Before joining the newsroom in September 2010, Sorcher worked as a freelance journalist in Israel. Her print and video packages have been featured with major outlets including ABC News, The New York Times, TIME, CNN World View and Global Post. Sorcher graduated magna cum laude in Middle Eastern Studies from Tufts University and speaks Hebrew and Arabic.
Sara Sorcher is National Journal's national security correspondent. You can find her in the halls of the Pentagon, State Department and Congress covering defense, military and foreign policy issues. Before joining the newsroom in September 2010, Sorcher worked as a freelance journalist in Israel. Her print and video packages have been featured with major outlets including ABC News, The New York Times, TIME, CNN World View and Global Post. Sorcher graduated magna cum laude in Middle Eastern Studies from Tufts University and speaks Hebrew and Arabic.
Defense

Benghazi May Not Ruin Hillary Clinton's Chances of Becoming President

Security insiders also say the Bergdahl prisoner exchange will have no impact on the terrorist threat.

Defense

Insiders Support Bergdahl Swap—but Just Barely

Not one expert said Eric Shinseki's resignation would fix the massive problems in the VA health care system.

Oversight

Congress Knew the White House Had Considered a Prisoner Swap

The administration floated an exchange for Bergdahl in 2011, and lawmakers pushed back.

Defense

Security Insiders: Defense Budget Cuts Put the Military on a Dangerous Course

The planned cuts leave the military too few resources to fight, experts say.

Defense

U.S. Military: Sorry, Pakistan. You Won't Get Our Extra Equipment.

U.S. stresses its support for Afghanistan, which opposed the reported move.

Defense

A Tale of Two Budget Wish Lists

The Pentagon and Congress will have to compete over limited cash.

Management

The Pentagon Has to Learn a New Language: English

To communicate the effects of budget cuts, officials will now try to avoid both "Pentagon-speak" and hyperbole.

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Defense

Intelligence Leaders: Al-Qaida Is Not on Path to Defeat

"It is morphing and franchising itself, not only here but in other areas of the world," James Clapper said.

Defense

Don't Be Fooled: Military Benefits Are on the Chopping Block

Even if Congress repeals recent cuts, it faces a battle with the Pentagon over compensation reform.

Defense

Military Benefits Likely to Remain Sacred to Congress

One in three lawmakers has introduced bills to repeal recent pension cuts.

Defense

Counterterrorism Chief Names Top Security Threat for 2014

The chaos created by Syria's civil war threatens the U.S.

Defense

Budget Agreement Eases Pentagon's Sequester Pain

Deal gives the Defense Department about $31.5 billion in relief over two years.

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Defense

Security Insiders: Next NSA Chief Should Be a Civilian

Insiders are split on whether to keep prosecution of sexual-assault cases within the military's chain of command.

Defense

How the Military's 'Bro' Culture Turns Women Into Targets

The sexual-assault epidemic is rooted in a hypermasculine ethos that fosters predation.

Defense

The Sequester Will Lift, Not Cut, Defense Costs

As manufacturers lose orders and lay off employees, the price of top weapons programs will rise.

Defense

Security Insiders: Thad Allen Should Replace Napolitano as DHS Secretary

Most surveyed don't support a proposal to leave no troops in Afghanistan.

Management

Who Will Be the Next Homeland Security Secretary?

Thad Allen and Jane Holl Lute may be among potential nominees to succeed Napolitano, congressional sources say.

Oversight

Congress Ineffectively Oversees National Security, Insiders Say

Only one-fourth in a National Journal survey felt lawmakers were effective checks.