Karen DeYoung

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Fight against the Islamic State has produced some unlikely — and uncomfortable — facts on the ground.

  • Sep 5, 2014

Aircraft with about 100 Americans lands in the city of Bandar Abbas but later completes its flight to Dubai.

  • Sep 5, 2014

Those expecting an international action plan against the Islamic State in Syria are likely to be disappointed.

  • Sep 4, 2014

New order comes in response to State Department request for more protection for facilities in Baghdad.

  • Sep 2, 2014

President’s deliberative approach to foreign policy draws fire as problems erupt in Iraq, Syria, Ukraine and Gaza.

  • Aug 31, 2014

He’s asked the Pentagon to prepare options while he recruits countries to help respond to the extremist group.

  • Aug 28, 2014

Qatar has privately become the go-to U.S. partner for indirect communications with Islamist groups.

  • Aug 25, 2014

Administration discussing several alternatives as it grapples with how to combat the Sunni extremist group.

  • Aug 22, 2014

U.S., allies need to join together to defeat terrorist group “over time,” Joint Chiefs chairman says.

  • Aug 21, 2014

Doing so would put all Americans overseas at risk, State Department says.

  • Aug 21, 2014
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Karen DeYoung is associate editor and senior national security correspondent for the Washington Post. In more than three decades at the paper, she has served as bureau chief in Latin America and London and correspondent covering the the White House, U.S. foreign policy and the intelligence community, as well as assistant managing editor for national news, national editor and foreign editor. She has won numerous awards for national and international reporting and is the author of “Soldier,” a biography of Colin Powell.
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