Kate Brannen
Deputy Managing Editor, Just Security
Biography

Kate Brannen is deputy managing editor for Just Security and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council.

As a freelance national security reporter, her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Atlantic, the Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, Vice, and Vocativ. Previously, she was a senior reporter covering the Pentagon for Foreign Policy. Prior to joining FP, Kate 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, Kate covered budget and defense policy debates on Capitol Hill. She spent three years covering the US Army — first as a reporter for InsideDefense.com, 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.

Kate 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.

Area of Expertise

National Security, Counterterrorism, and Human Rights
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February 8, 2018
The Mysteries of the Trump-Russia Investigation: Known Unknowns
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December 8, 2017
Trump’s National Security Strategy Is Decidedly Non-Trumpian
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October 24, 2017
The Women and Children Returning Home from the “Caliphate”
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