Jason Ukman

Deputy national security editorWashington, D.C.


Obama administration seeks $46.2 billion for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, $1.6 billion less than it requested for fiscal 2014.

  • Mar 4, 2014

“Sponsor” of new vessel will be Roxanna Green, the mother of Christina-Taylor Green, the 9-year-old girl who was killed in the Tuscon shooting

  • Feb 10, 2012

Former SEAL who oversaw raid to kill Osama bin Laden will be guest of first lady Michelle Obama.

  • Jan 24, 2012

The senior American military officer tasked with rooting out corruption in Afghanistan says officials there recognize the costs of inaction.

  • Jan 19, 2012

Former deputy director of the CIA says, even after death of Awlaki, AQAP remains nimble

  • Jan 17, 2012

Electronic Frontier Foundation sues to force the Department of Transportation to release its records publicly

  • Jan 13, 2012

The least-secure nations with ‘weapons-usable’ nuclear materials: North Korea, Pakistan and Iran

  • Jan 11, 2012

Board of Nobel laureates, scientists cite failure of global leaders to develop response to climate change and proliferation of atomic weapons

  • Jan 10, 2012

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman on Saturday described the rescue as a “humanitarian” act.

  • Jan 8, 2012

Providing F-15 fights could create U.S. jobs while helping deter Iranian aggression, experts say.

  • Dec 29, 2011
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Jason Ukman is the lead writer and editor for Checkpoint Washington, The Washington Post’s blog on diplomacy, intelligence and military affairs. Jason joined The Post in the summer of 2001. He spent seven years on the foreign desk, editing coverage from Latin America and East Asia, as well as from India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. He previously served as the paper’s deputy national security editor and as economics editor.
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