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Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas covers Capitol Hill for The Washington Times. She can be reached at jklimas@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jacqueline Klimas

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey (AP Photo/File)

Threat of war with major power 'low, but growing,' military strategy report warns

While insurgent groups in the Middle East pose an immediate threat to America's national security, a report released Wednesday says the country must at the same time shift its focus to state actors such as Iran, Russia and North Korea, because the threat of war with a major power is "low, but growing." Published July 1, 2015

In this photo taken May 6, 2015, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Obama administration is nearing a decision on how to improve and accelerate training of Iraqi security forces in light of recent setbacks against the Islamic State, including the possibility of new training camps that likely would require a bigger U.S. troop presence, U.S. officials said Tuesday. Dempsey said he has recommended changes to President Barack Obama but he offered no assessment of when decisions would be made. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Chance of war with world power 'low but growing,' Defense Dept. says

While insurgent groups in the Middle East pose an immediate threat to America's national security, a report released Wednesday says the country must at the same time shift its focus to state actors such as Iran, Russia and North Korea, since the threat of war with a major power is "low, but growing." Published July 1, 2015

Department of Veterans Affairs Acting Inspector General Richard Griffin, left, with Retired Medical Director of the Diamond Community-Based Outpatient Center, Phoenix VA Health Care System, Veterans Health Administration Samuel Foote, holds documents as he testifies during a House Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing on "Scheduling Manipulation and Veteran Deaths in Phoenix: Examination of the OIG's Final Report" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

VA inspector general steps down amid controversy, claims of whitewashing

The acting director of the Veterans Affairs Department's investigative arm said Tuesday that he will step down after facing criticism from both whistleblowers and members of Congress that he has interfered in the agency's investigations to protect VA leadership. Published June 30, 2015

Pentagon to improve retention of women, rank advancement

In addition to allowing women into combat roles, the Pentagon must make a number of changes in its personnel system to let women reach higher ranks, an issue that has been plaguing the department, a top Defense official said Thursday. Published June 25, 2015

A member of the Marines team participates in the Paralympic-style cycling event at the 2015 DOD Warrior Games at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia, Sunday. The Games offer eight adaptive sports. (U.S. Marine Corps)

Warrior Games lift spirits of wounded veterans

Marine Lance Cpl. Duncan Mathis rolled to the sidelines of the basketball court in his sport wheelchair, sweat dripping from his face after a hard practice, slipped on his prosthetic leg and then walked out of the gym at Quantico. Published June 22, 2015