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Wed, Jan 25, 2017

Brannen in Just Security: Mattis Charting Reassuring Course, Separate From Trump

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In the News by Kate Brannen

Fri, Dec 18, 2015

Brannen: Why Killing Top ISIS Henchmen Won’t Slow the Group Down

Brent Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Kate Brannen writes for Vocativ on why US airstrikes against ISIS leaders don’t solve the main issues in fighting against the organization, quoting Vice President, Arnold Kanter Chair, and Director of the Brent Scowcroft Center Barry Pavel:

In the News by Kate Brannen

Wed, May 20, 2015

US Drug Habit Deadly for Latin America

Head of US Southern Command says terrorists could one day use criminal networks A demand in the United States for drugs—specifically cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines—is devastating communities across Latin America, says Marine Corps Gen John F. Kelly, Commander of US Southern Command. Illegal trafficking networks pose not just a security threat, they also have corrosive […]

Commanders Series by Ashish Kumar Sen

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Kate Brannen is a national security reporter and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. Her writing has appeared in The Daily Beast, Vice and Vocativ. Previously, she was a senior reporter covering the Pentagon for Foreign Policy, where she remains a contributor. Prior to joining Foreign Policy, Brannen was a defense reporter for Politico, also responsible for “Morning Defense,” Politico’s daily national security newsletter.

Before that, as the congressional reporter for Defense News, Brannen covered budget and defense policy debates on Capitol Hill. She spent three years covering the US Army — first as a reporter for, then as the land warfare correspondent for Defense News. She has discussed her reporting on MSNBC; NPR’s All Things Considered, On Point, and The Diane Rehm Show; and PRI’s To the Point.

Brannen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in history. She has master’s degrees from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and School of International and Public Affairs.

She lives in New York City with her husband and their daughter.