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Jacqueline Feldscher

Senior National Security Correspondent, Defense One

Jacqueline Feldscher
Jacqueline Feldscher is senior national security correspondent at Defense One. Previously, she was national security and space reporter at Politico. Before that, Feldscher covered defense issues in Congress and at the Pentagon for the Washington Examiner, the Washington Times, and Navy Times, covering the Navy and Coast Guard. She’s a graduate of Boston University, and holds a master’s in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Policy

Democrats Introduce New Path To Protect Troops’ Abortion Access

An NDAA amendment that would give troops the time and money to cross state lines for an abortion has 23 Democratic co-sponsors.

Exclusive Policy

US Troops Are Volunteering to Fly Abortion Seekers Across State Lines

Using personal planes, off duty, and out of uniform, the pilots say it’s their ”patriotic duty” to help Americans.

Threats

AFA Conference Wire: Space Force Victory Lap

Day Two of the Air, Space, and Cyber conference led off with a keynote by the outgoing Space Force commander—and a new song.

Policy

The Space Force Has a Song

The song honors the “invisible front line” of warfighters keeping watch “beyond the blue.”

Policy

Lawmakers Highlight ‘Urgency’ To Train Aussie Submariners As AUKUS Celebrates One Year

“Whether you’re developing a workforce to build it or those to operate it, the sooner we begin that training pipeline, the better off we will be,” Rep. Donald Norcross said.

Policy

No Abortion Access for 40 Percent of Female Troops, Study Finds

RAND says it’s “not unreasonable” that the lack of abortion access will make women more likely to leave service.

Policy

Arlington’s Confederate Memorial Should Go, Commission Says

The 1914 monument “is problematic from top to bottom,” the Naming Commission’s vice chair said.

Defense Systems

Space Chief Nominee Worried About Launchpad ‘Traffic Jams’

The Space Force will “need to look at other opportunities” as launch cadence grows, Lt. Gen. Chance Saltzman told lawmakers.

Policy

Conservative Groups Urging Lawmakers To Vote ‘No’ On More Ukraine Aid

“This new package will prolong a fight that lacks an American dog, allowing regional allies to shirk their security responsibilities yet again,” one former Trump official said.

Threats

Queen Elizabeth II Dead at 96

King Charles III succeeds Britain’s longest-serving monarch and most prominent global leader.

Policy

White House Asks Congress For $13.7B for Ukraine

The administration has used about three-quarters of the $40 billion Congress authorized in May.

Science & Tech

Artemis Launch Is a Step Back to the Moon, But a Leap Into a New Tracking Domain

As the U.S. and others begin traveling more regularly to the moon, the Pentagon will need to ramp up its extraterrestrial capabilities, experts say.

Science & Tech

China Could Overtake US in Space Without ‘Urgent Action,’ Warns New Pentagon Report

America needs a long-term goal in space to be able to compete with Beijing, Pentagon industrial-base group writes.