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Lauren Toms

Lauren Toms is a national security reporter for The Washington Times, covering national security committees on Capitol Hill, foreign affairs, defense, and diplomacy. She began covering politics at CNN during the 2016 presidential election, working closely with the national security and justice teams, and later joined Axios as an editor specializing in international and military coverage.

Lauren holds a master's degree in U.S. law from Washington University in St. Louis school of law, and a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from the George Washington University school of media and public affairs. She can be reached at

Articles by Lauren Toms

In this Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, photo, a fighter of the Libyan forces, affiliated to the Tripoli government, runs for cover while fighting against Islamic State positions in Sirte, Libya, The United Nations said that the two sides in Libyan military talks had reached a "historic achievement" with a permanent cease-fire agreement across the war-torn North African country. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo) **FILE**

Pompeo: Libya cease-fire 'courageous step'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said the latest cease-fire between two opposing sides in long-standing clashes in Libya is a "courageous step." Published October 26, 2020

Slovenia's Prime Minister Janez Jansa speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. European Union leaders meet for the second day of an EU summit, amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic, to discuss topics on foreign policy issues. (Johanna Geron, Pool via AP)

Slovenian prime minister endorses Trump

Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa on Friday threw his support behind President Trump's reelection bid, claiming Democratic rival Joseph R. Biden would be "one of the weakest presidents in history" if elected. Published October 23, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the second and final presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

300 military families, caregivers endorse Biden

Over 300 military spouses, families and caregivers on Friday endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden, citing President Trump's "mockery of the loyalty that we prize." Published October 23, 2020