Karen DeYoung

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Kerry’s presence was a show of the Obama’s administration’s hope for better relations with Nigeria.

  • May 29, 2015

The trove includes nearly 900 pages of e-mails that have been turned over to a select House committee.

  • May 22, 2015

The White House press secretary says a visit could come before the end of his term in office.

  • May 21, 2015

Meanwhile, the Pentagon is speeding up some deliveries of weapons to help Iraqi forces fight the militants.

  • May 21, 2015

The U.S. is expediting the shipment of weapons and helping Iraqi forces to regroup outside the city.

  • May 20, 2015

The retreat of security forces stunned an administration that said it was gaining against the Islamic State.

  • May 19, 2015

“I do think we’re closer than we have been,” an American official said before Thursday’s meeting.

  • May 19, 2015

Special Operations forces staged an overnight ground raid that ended with Abu Sayyaf dead, along with about a dozen militants, and Sayyaf’s wife captured, the White House and the Pentagon said.

  • May 16, 2015

President Obama and Persian Gulf leaders promised to “counter Iran’s destabilizing activities in the region.”

  • May 14, 2015

In a statement issued by the White House on the eve of the 100th anniversary of what he called the Meds Yeghern, Armenian for “great calamity,” Obama referred to it as a “massacre,” a “terrible carnage,” “horrific violence” and a “dark chapter of history.”

  • Apr 23, 2015
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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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