Karen DeYoung

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Defenders fighting Islamic State militants in the border town of Kobane had pleaded for help.

  • Oct 20, 2014

The Syrian town along the Turkish border has become, for now, the epicenter of the fight.

  • Oct 15, 2014

Sixty countries are participating to some degree, and the question now is whether they will be able to agree.

  • Oct 14, 2014

Saudi officials were investigating the shooting as a workplace dispute and not terrorism.

  • Oct 14, 2014

The country will also allow its territory to be used as part of training efforts for Syrian opposition fighters.

  • Oct 12, 2014

The world must “do something” to prevent a possible massacre of thousands in the Syrian town by the Islamic State, he said.

  • Oct 10, 2014

“They want the U.S. to come in and take care of the problem,” a senior official said, but the Pentagon has said U.S. strikes alone can’t drive the Islamic State from Kobane, on Turkey’s border.

  • Oct 9, 2014

The operation in Iraq’s second most populous city marks an escalation in the campaign against the militants.

  • Oct 8, 2014

Obama administration officials wrestle with whether to call it ‘war’ or something else

  • Oct 7, 2014

The measure sent would allow soldiers to establish safe zones for those fleeing the Islamic State fight.

  • Sep 30, 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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