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Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark covers Congress and national security for The Washington Times. He is a Kansas native and holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Kansas. Joseph spent ten years in the Navy after college and worked briefly in banking prior to obtaining his master's degree from the Columbia Journalism School and joining The Washington Times. He can be reached at

Articles by Joseph Clark

In this Nov. 6, 2018, photo, Rep. Ted Budd, North Carolina Republican, answers questions from the media at his election party in Bermuda Run, N.C. (AP Photo/Woody Marshall) **FILE**

House Republican wants lists of U.S. military gear in Afghanistan back online

House Republican Rep. Ted Budd is taking aim at the Biden administration's move last month to scrub government websites of reports which detail the equipment that the U.S. military provided to the Afghan security forces throughout the 20-year war, some of which has been seized by the Taliban. Published September 21, 2021

In this July 21, 2021, file photo, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley speaks at a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

Gen. Milley’s calls with China to be needled by Jan. 6 commission

The top lawmakers on the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 riot pledged Thursday to review the actions taken by senior Pentagon officials in the aftermath of the attack amid the fallout from new reporting detailing Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley's backchannel calls to his Chinese counterpart days after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. Published September 17, 2021

This Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, file photo, shows the TikTok logo on a smartphone in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

CIA director allays Sen. Marco Rubio’s TikTok fears

CIA Director William Burns on Thursday eased Sen. Marco Rubio's fears that the spy agency would establish a presence on TikTok, a social media platform tied to the Chinese Communist Party. Published September 16, 2021

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a meeting with his South Korean counterpart Chung Eui-yong at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. The foreign ministers met Wednesday for talks expected to focus on North Korea and other regional security issues, two days after North Korea claimed to have tested a newly developed cruise missile. (Kim Seung-doo/Yonhap via AP)

China’s foreign minister blasts Five Eyes intel-sharing pact

A little-reported proposal by U.S. lawmakers to consider expanding the number of foreign nations allowed to participate in a sensitive intelligence-sharing program known as "Five Eyes" is causing a stir among American allies in Asia and pre-emptive pushback from China. Published September 15, 2021

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, joined at left by Chairman Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., discusses the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan with Secretary of State Antony Blinken who appeared remotely, at the Capitol in Washington on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Republicans hammer Blinken over Afghan debacle while Dems blame Trump

Infuriated Republicans demanded Secretary of State Antony Blinken's resignation Monday for his handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. At the same time, House Democrats mounted a well-coordinated defense of the Biden administration and tried to deflect virtually all of the blame for the chaotic, deadly exit onto former President Donald Trump. Published September 13, 2021