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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

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

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