Kate Brannen, Just Security

Kate Brannen

Just Security

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Kate:

New Just Security Series: Reflections on Afghanistan on the Eve of Withdrawal

Introducing a series of essays that considers the legacy of America’s longest war as well as what the future holds for Afghanistan. → Read More

The Official and Unofficial Timeline of Defense Department Actions on January 6

A look at the questionable omissions in the Pentagon’s official timeline of its actions on January 6. → Read More

Exclusive: New Unredacted Emails Show How Deeply OMB Misled Congress on Ukraine

New unredacted emails confirm that OMB, including the general counsel’s office, was fully in the loop about the Pentagon’s concerns. → Read More

Trump's bogus case against impeachment witnesses: No national security secrets are at risk

Potential witnesses might have to spill the secret of what they really think of Trump. But shouldn't voters find out about that before November? → Read More

Trump's white, male team is a bad look for America and bad for national security, too

The problem isn’t just optics, it's about protecting America. The lack of diversity means Trump and his team aren't getting the best advice available. → Read More

Exclusive: Unredacted Ukraine Documents Reveal Extent of Pentagon’s Legal Concerns

Unredacted emails tell the behind-the-scenes story of the officials who had to carry out the president’s unexplained hold on Ukraine military aid. → Read More

Highlights of Taylor-Kent Hearing and Connections to Other Witnesses

Key takeaways from the day’s testimony, with crucial insights from top experts on Ukraine, congressional oversight, and rule of law. → Read More

A Who’s Who of Ukraine Witnesses

A guide to all of the witnesses who have either testified or have been requested to testify in the impeachment inquiry. → Read More

Exclusive: White House Ignored Pentagon Warning on Ukraine Funding

The Pentagon warned the White House over the summer that if the Ukraine funding wasn’t released by August 6, DoD would be at risk of violating the law. → Read More

Trump Views U.S. Taxpayer Dollars As His Personal Checkbook

Bill Taylor's testimony revealed that President Trump saw U.S. security assistance as his own money to use to get Ukraine to do what he wanted. → Read More

Trump Cuts “Muscle” from European Defense to Fund Border Wall

The Trump administration is taking $770 million from the European Deterrence Initiative, a program created to shore up European defense after Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2014. → Read More

Mueller Moments You Might Have Missed

You might not have caught all of these more substantive, significant, and revealing moments on Wednesday, but they were there. → Read More

What Questions Is the Pentagon Avoiding?

No on-camera briefings at the Pentagon mean officials are getting away with not answering questions about policy decisions and ongoing combat operations. → Read More

National Security Council’s Intelligence Chief Is Leaving as John Bolton Cleans House

Michael Barry is the latest staffer on the powerful council to depart as National Security Adviser John Bolton brings on his own team. → Read More

Exclusive: Trump White House’s Intelligence Chief Is Leaving

Michael Barry is the latest staffer on the powerful council to depart as National Security Adviser John Bolton brings on his own team. → Read More

Six Big Takeaways from Mueller’s Indictment of Russian Intel Officers

Here is a roundup of the biggest takeaways from the indictment. → Read More

Is Anyone Left to Curb Trump’s Most Authoritarian Instincts?

“I feel like I’m so slowly watching us turn into Turkey,” says one source inside the administration. → Read More

The Complicated Truths of the DOJ IG Report

The DOJ IG report forces readers to hold multiple competing thoughts in your head at the same time. → Read More

Is the Mueller Investigation Winding Down or Just Getting Started?

We still don’t know where this thing is ultimately headed. → Read More

Getting to the Bottom of the Trump Tower Meeting

Here are what the new documents tell us about some of the basic questions surrounding the meeting. → Read More