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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

Spiritual support a major need for veterans' caregivers

Military caregivers say their faith is often what got them through the darkest times, and they urged religious leaders and advocates gathered on Capitol Hill on Thursday to help them out and learn more about the issue. Published May 21, 2015

An Iraqi soldier helped one of thousands of Ramadi residents leave Wednesday after the city was seized by Islamic State fighters. Former trainers say Iraqi troops are in dire need of unity and leadership in government. (Associated Press)

American ex-trainer sees fatal flaws for Iraqi forces

A U.S. soldier who helped train some of the first post-Saddam Hussein Iraqi forces in 2004 said the nation's soldiers are likelier to lay down their weapons and flee in the face of a fight because the force is largely devoid of leadership and operating under a fractured government. Published May 20, 2015

Lt. Gen. John E. Wissler speaks during a press meet in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, May 15, 2015. Nepalese rescuers on Friday found three bodies near the wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter, identified as UH-1 Huey, that disappeared earlier this week while on a relief mission in the earthquake-hit Himalayan nation, and officials said it was unlikely there were any survivors from the crash. The helicopter was carrying six Marines and two Nepalese army soldiers. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

6 Marines presumed dead in Nepal chopper crash

The six Marines involved in the helicopter crash in Nepal earlier this week are presumed dead Friday after search-and-rescue personnel located the crash site, the Pentagon said Friday. Published May 15, 2015

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2012 file photo, 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. The operator of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel boarded by Iranian forces as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz said Wednesday, April 29, 2015 that it has confirmed the crew is safe but that the company is still trying to determine why the ship was seized the previous day by the Islamic Republic. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Iran fires at Singaporean shipping vessel in international waters

An Iranian military vessel fired warning shots across the bow of a Singaporean merchant vessel on Thursday in international waters, but did not pursue the ship after the United Arab Emirates came to its aide, according to a defense official. Published May 14, 2015