About Karen DeYoung
Karen DeYoung, author of Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell, is an associate editor at The Washington Post. She currently writes about terrorism issues for the National and Foreign Desks.

From September 2001 until the summer of 2003, she covered U.S. foreign policy for the paper, writing among other things about the beginning of the counterterrorism struggle and the lead-up to the Iraq war. Before then, she covered global issues including war crimes, the global HIV/AIDS epidemic and narcotics trafficking.

Beginning in 1989, she served as national editor, then assistant managing editor for national news, for ten years directing the Post's award-winning coverage of the White House, Congress and national policies and politics as well as the paper's domestic bureaus. From 1977 through 1988, she worked for the foreign news operation, as bureau chief for Latin America, foreign editor, and bureau chief in London.

DeYoung joined the Post in 1975 after working as a non-staff stringer in West Africa. She grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida and holds a degree in journalism and communications from the University of Florida. She lives with her husband and two children in Washington, D.C.

A collection of some of her Washington Post reporting is below:
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Book Excerpt
An excerpt, "Falling on His Sword," from Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell will run in The Washington Post Magazine on Sunday, Oct. 1.
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Soldier Washington Post associate editor Karen DeYoung will be online Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at noon ET to discuss her upcoming book, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell, and to answer your questions. Submit your questions or comments here.
In announcing yesterday that he would release the key judgments of a controversial National Intelligence Estimate, President Bush said he agreed with the document's conclusion "that because of our successes against the leadership of al-Qaeda, the enemy is becoming more diffuse and independent."
Spy Agencies Say Iraq War Hurting U.S. Terror Fight (Post, September 24, 2006, Page A01)
Detainee Bill in Final Stages: White House Appears to Be Winning Wide Legal Latitude (Post, September 27, 2006, Page A04)
Bush Detainee Plan Adds to World Doubts Of U.S., Powell Says: Ex-Secretary of State Defends Conventions (Post, September 19, 2006, Page A04)
Individuals, Small Groups Cited as Terrorist Threats: U.S. Strategy Calls Democracy a Weapon (Post, September 6, 2006, Page A04)
Five Years Later: The Bureaucratic Front: A Fight Against Terrorism -- and Disorganization (Post, August 9, 2006, Page A01)
U.S. Sped Bremer to Iraq Post (Post, March 24, 2003, Page A01)
Bush Message Machine Is Set To Roll With Its Own War Plan (Post, March 19, 2003, Page A01)
Full U.S. Control Planned for Iraq: American Would Oversee Rebuilding (Post, February 21, 2003, Page A01)
Bush Begins 'Final Phase' on Iraq: President Seeks to Persuade Allies but Leaves Little Room for Any Option Except Force (Post, January 30, 2003, Page A01)
For Powell, A Long Path To a Victory: Pragmatism, Persistence Led to 15-0 U.N. Vote (Post, November 10, 2002, Page A01)

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