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Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas covers Capitol Hill for The Washington Times. She can be reached at

Articles by Jacqueline Klimas

President Barack Obama waves goodbye as he boards Air Force One for departure from RAF Station Fairford in Gloucestershire, England, en route to Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 5, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Ashton Carter: GOP budget 'a road to nowhere'

The Republican spending plan meets the president's $585.3 billion budget request for the Defense Department, but does so by providing $89 billion of extra money in an overseas contingency operations account. Published May 6, 2015

A plane flies over the mountains in south of the Strait of Hormuz as the trading dhows and ships are docked on the Persian Gulf waters near the town of Khasab, in Oman. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

U.S. to accompany British ships through Strait of Hormuz

The Pentagon said Monday that U.S. Navy ships will escort British-flagged commercial ships through the Strait of Hormuz one week after Iran seized and continues to hold a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel. Published May 4, 2015

Gavin Canady (left) of Habitat for Humanity works with former U.S. Marine Dan Caporale of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in building a Habitat for Humanity home in Miami. (Associated Press)

Veterans more likely to volunteer, vote, serve community than civilians

Veterans are more likely than similar civilians to volunteer more hours, to vote consistently and to serve in civic organizations, according to a report released Thursday that advocates hope will counteract the perception of veterans as "broken heroes." Published April 30, 2015

Russia-backed rebels take positions on the outskirts of Donetsk, Ukraine in April. Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove said that Russia and pro-Russia separatist forces exploited the cease-fire to "reset and reposition themselves" in eastern Ukraine. (Associated Press)

Russia exploiting Ukraine cease-fire, NATO general tells lawmakers

The U.S. commander of NATO said Thursday that Russia and pro-Russia separatist forces exploited the recent cease-fire in eastern Ukraine to "reset and reposition themselves" and appear now to be preparing for a fresh offensive against Ukraine's military. Published April 30, 2015

An F-35B takes part in a test mission near Edwards AFB in March, 2014. (Image: Lockheed Martin)

Effort to cut six F-35s fails in defense bill

An amendment to cut the number of F-35s in the 2016 defense authorization bill was defeated Wednesday, despite concerns that the program is not meeting standards and is moving too quickly. Published April 29, 2015