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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 jclark@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Joseph Clark

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers talks as a character witness during former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard ethics trial Friday, July 8, 2016, in Opelika, Ala. (Todd Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News via AP. Pool) **FILE**

Afghanistan debacle front and center at NDAA markup

The House Armed Services Committee's top Republican Mike Rogers vowed Wednesday to hold President Biden accountable for the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan in his opening remarks for the full committee markup of the next major defense authorization bill. Published September 1, 2021

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., center, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, right, ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and other GOP members criticize President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the close of the war in Afghanistan, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)  **FILE**

House Republicans seek increase to Pentagon budget

The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee took aim Wednesday at the Biden administration's inflation-trailing Pentagon budget in his opening remarks for the full committee National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Published September 1, 2021

In this Sept. 11, 2001, file photo, smoke billows from World Trade Center Tower 1 and flames explode from Tower 2 as it is struck by United Airlines Flight 175, in New York. (AP Photo/Chao Soi Cheong, File)

9/11 families: New details raise concerns about Saudi links to attacks

Family members of 9/11 victims say court documents released Saturday confirm long-standing concerns that the U.S. government knows more than has been made public about links between Saudi Arabia and the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Published August 30, 2021

In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, then-Michigan's 3rd District Congressional Republican candidate Peter Meijer speaks at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Mich. Meijer, one of just 10 Republicans who voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump over the deadly attack on the Capitol, defended his decision while taking pointed criticism from voters Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Reps. Peter Meijer, Seth Moulton make undisclosed visit to Kabul

Reps. Peter Meijer, Michigan Republican, and Seth Moulton, Massachusetts Democrat, visited Kabul on Tuesday amid ongoing efforts to evacuate U.S. citizens and Afghan refugees, which they said has no chance of completion before the Biden administration's Aug. 31 deadline. Published August 24, 2021

In this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Air Force airmen guide evacuees aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. (Senior Airman Taylor Crul/U.S. Air Force via AP)

U.S. rescue mission in Kabul races against time, Taliban crackdown

The Taliban clamped down on the mass exodus of Afghans from Kabul airport on Tuesday while the Pentagon said it is mounting a frantic push to grow the American military-led evacuation mission over the coming days -- even as the Biden administration struggles to clarify how many Americans are still stranded in Afghanistan and how many Afghan's qualify as evacuees. Published August 24, 2021