Karen DeYoung

Washington, D.C.

Associate editor and senior national security correspondent

Education: University of Florida, BS in journalism, 1971

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 as correspondent covering the White House, U.S. foreign policy and the intelligence community. She has been 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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Ukraine live briefing: European coalition to train Ukraine on F-16s, Pentagon says

Yevgeniy Prigozhin said his Wagner forces would be replaced by Russian troops in Bakhmut. The F-16 is not a “magic weapon,” Gen. Mark A. Milley told reporters.

May 25, 2023

Bowing to pressure, Biden relents on F-16s to Ukraine

Kyiv now appears in line to get F-16 fighter jets by the fall, as Washington agrees to let other nations send them into battle.

May 19, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Damaged Patriot system in Kyiv has been fixed, U.S. says

Explosions rocked Kyiv as Russia continued barrages of airstrikes on the Ukrainian capital.

May 18, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Explosions heard in Kyiv; Russia has used hundreds of Iranian-supplied drones in Ukraine, White House says

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited Britain and met with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Monday as part of a whirlwind tour of European countries.

May 15, 2023

Sudan’s warring sides agree to first step in cease-fire push, U.S. says

Talks could resume as soon as Friday, officials said.

May 11, 2023

Britain prepares to send long-range missiles to Ukraine

The U.K. is pushing the Biden administration into providing Ukraine with weapons that can reach further into Russian-held territory.

May 9, 2023

U.S. evacuation convoy reaches Sudanese port city, State Department says

The United States paid for more than a dozen local buses to carry U.S. citizens from the capital, Khartoum, to Port Sudan on the Red Sea, officials said.

April 29, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Washington imposes new sanctions on Russian intelligence agency

U.S. officials said the sanctions would not “set back” efforts to free jailed Americans, including Evan Gershkovich, the reporter arrested in Russia last month.

April 27, 2023

Guaidó, former Venezuelan opposition leader, lands in U.S. for ‘refuge’

The 39-year-old engineer, once recognized by the United States and more than 50 other countries as Venezuela's rightful leader, has seen his support collapse.

April 25, 2023

Russia’s Lavrov spars with Western officials at U.N.

In a contentious meeting at the Security Council, the Russian foreign minister attempted to deflect criticism of his country’s invasion of Ukraine.

April 24, 2023