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Karen DeYoung

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December 2006: Journalist.


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Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Washington Post Source Jun 26, 2010

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Jun 26, 2010 Gen. McChrystal allies, Rolling Stone disagree over article's ground rules

QUOTE: McChrystal had been relieved of his command, his 34-year military career in tatters...officials close to McChrystal began trying to salvage his reputation by asserting that the author, Michael Hastings, quoted the general and his staff in conversations that he was allowed to witness but not report.

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Mar 29, 2010 Afghan corruption: How to follow the money?

QUOTE: a Defense Department contract worth up to $360 million to transport U.S. military goods through some of the most insecure territory in Afghanistan. But his company has no trucks. Instead, Wardak sits atop a murky pyramid of Afghan subcontractors who provide the vehicles and safeguard their passage. U.S. military officials say they are satisfied with the results, but they concede that they have little knowledge or control over where the money ends up.

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Jul 18, 2009 Iraq Restricts U.S. Forces: American Officials See Link Between Limits, Spate of Attacks

QUOTE: If extremists realize "some of the limitations that we have, that's a vulnerability they could use against us," a senior U.S. military intelligence official said....The new guidelines are a reflection of rising tensions between the two governments. Iraqi leaders increasingly see the agreement as an opportunity to show their citizens that they are now unequivocally in charge and that their dependence on the U.S. military is minimal and waning.

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May 29, 2009 Europe Objects Anew to Detainees: Reluctance Centers On U.S. Refusal to Also Admit Inmates

QUOTE: Rising opposition in the U.S. Congress to allowing Guantanamo prisoners on American soil has not gone over well in Europe. Officials from countries that previously indicated they were willing to accept inmates now say it may be politically impossible for them to do so if the United States does not reciprocate.

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May 21, 2009 Obama to Give Speech After Backlash Over Recent Detainee Decisions

QUOTE: President Obama will attempt today to answer critics of his dismantling of Bush-era policies on detention and interrogation, in a speech reminding Americans that strong national security and adherence to laws and national values are not mutually exclusive. To the frustration of a White House that claims the moral high ground, virtually every detainee-related decision Obama has made since then...has provoked criticism from some or all of those who initially approved his policies.

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Jun 18, 2008 Candidates Clash on Terrorism: In Sharp Exchange, Each Side Calls Other's Position a Risk

QUOTE: In a Tuesday morning conference call with reporters, McCain advisers criticized Obama as "naive" and "delusional" in his approach to the handling of terrorism suspects after he expressed support for last week's Supreme Court decision granting detainees the right to seek habeas corpus hearings. Obama fired back, saying the Republicans who had led failed efforts to capture Osama bin Laden lacked the standing to criticize him on the issue.

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Mar 23, 2008 Stalwart Service for U.S. in Iraq Is Not Enough to Gain Green Card

QUOTE: Retired Marine Capt. Jason P. Schauble, who returned from Iraq in 2004 after being wounded, is Ahmad's official sponsor. In a letter he appended last week to Ahmad's immigration file, Schauble condemned whatever "faceless bureaucracy" rejected the application [for a green card]. "I don't know what a foreigner has to do that is greater than what Saman Ahmad has done in service to his American allies," Schauble wrote.

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Mar 11, 2008 Blackwater's Employment Investigated

QUOTE: ...[Henry] Waxman (D-Calif.) questioned Blackwater's classification of its workers as "independent contractors" rather than employees. That designation, which the government has questioned in the past, has allowed the company to obtain $144 million in contracts set aside for small businesses and to avoid paying as much as $50 million in withholding taxes under State Department contracts, he said.

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Nov 11, 2007 Forced Iraq Postings 'May Be Necessary': Volunteers Fill About Half of Embassy's 48 Open Slots, State Department Says

QUOTE: But the plan to order diplomats to take posts in Iraq if enough volunteers cannot be found -- the first time forced assignments have been contemplated since the Vietnam War -- has been controversial within and outside the service.

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Jul 04, 2007 State Dept. Assigns 300 Junior Envoys To Passport Duty

QUOTE: They were... detailed to help reduce a half-million backlog in applications that has left many Americans with ruined overseas travel plans this summer...

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Apr 15, 2007 Wolfowitz Clashed Repeatedly With World Bank Staff: Tenure as President Has Been Rocky

QUOTE: [Wolfowitz] insisted on retaining retain "professional contact" with her -- something that the executive board later determined was a clear conflict of interest under personnel rules. The Riza issue has come back to haunt Wolfowitz, as the bank's executive board is now considering what to do about revelations -- contained in documents it released Friday -- that Wolfowitz resolved the issue by personally arranging a bank salary and promotions for her in a temporary State Department post.

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Dec 07, 2006 Carter Book on Israel 'Apartheid' Sparks Bitter Debate: Scholar Resigns From Ga. Center

QUOTE: '[Carter's book] concludes that "Israel's continued control and colonization of Palestinian land have been the primary obstacles to a comprehensive peace agreement in the Holy Land." Kenneth W. Stein, a professor at Emory University, accused Carter of factual errors, omissions and plagiarism in the book.'

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May 17, 2006 U.S. Secretly Backing Warlords in Somalia

QUOTE: ...officials of Somalia's interim government and some U.S. analysts of Africa policy say the United States has returned to the African country, secretly supporting secular warlords who have been waging fierce battles against Islamic groups for control of the capital, Mogadishu.

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Dec 04, 2002 Saudis Tout Efforts to Curb Terror, Funding

QUOTE: In a report released today, the Saudis detail a number of steps they have taken since the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, to keep better track of charities that the Bush administration, members of Congress and outside analysts believe have been a major source of financing for al Qaeda and other terrorist groups.

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