Karen DeYoung

ReporterWashington, D.C.


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

  • Aug 30, 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

Asked directly if U.S. airstrikes could be expanded to include militant targets in Syria, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the United States is looking at all options.

  • Aug 21, 2014

Operation to rescue journalist James Foley, others earlier this summer drew heavy fire from militants.

  • Aug 20, 2014

Senior White House officials meeting on purported beheading of American journalist James Foley.

  • Aug 20, 2014

The militant group posted a video purporting to show the beheading of the American photographer.

  • Aug 20, 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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