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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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20 Nov 2017

U.S. general sets two-year goal for driving back Afghan Taliban

WASHINGTON The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Monday he believes he could help Afghan forces drive back the Taliban enough to control at least 80 percent of the country within two years, compared with about two-thirds today. | Video

16 Nov 2017

McCain warns Trump over staffing Pentagon with industry insiders

WASHINGTON Senator John McCain warned President Donald Trump on Thursday against nominating any more defense industry insiders to top Pentagon posts, as his committee questioned an executive from Lockheed Martin Corp about potential conflicts of interest.

16 Nov 2017

McCain warns Trump over staffing Pentagon with industry insiders

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 Senator John McCain warned President Donald Trump on Thursday against nominating any more defense industry insiders to top Pentagon posts, as his committee questioned an executive from Lockheed Martin Corp about potential conflicts of interest.

14 Nov 2017

U.S. to fight Islamic State in Syria 'as long as they want to fight' - Mattis

WASHINGTON The U.S. military will fight Islamic State in Syria "as long as they want to fight," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday, describing a longer-term role for U.S. troops long after the insurgents lose all of the territory they control.

07 Nov 2017

U.S. to stage drill with three carriers as Trump visits Asia

WASHINGTON Three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups will exercise together in the Western Pacific in the coming days in a rare show of force as President Donald Trump visits Asia with warnings about the nuclear threat from North Korea, U.S. officials say.

07 Nov 2017

U.S. to stage drill with three carriers as Trump visits Asia

WASHINGTON Three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups will exercise together in the Western Pacific in the coming days in a rare show of force as President Donald Trump visits Asia with warnings about the nuclear threat from North Korea, U.S. officials say.

07 Nov 2017

U.S. Air Force says failed to report Texas shooter's criminal history

WASHINGTON The U.S. Air Force said on Monday it failed to provide information as required about a Texas shooter's criminal history to a U.S. law enforcement database - something that should have blocked any legal access to firearms in the United States.

07 Nov 2017

U.S. Air Force says failed to report Texas shooter's criminal history

WASHINGTON The U.S. Air Force said on Monday it failed to provide information as required about a Texas shooter's criminal history to a U.S. law enforcement database - something that should have blocked any legal access to firearms in the United States.

06 Nov 2017

U.S. to soon stage drill with three carriers as Trump visits Asia

WASHINGTON Three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups will exercise together in the Western Pacific in the coming days in a rare show of force as President Donald Trump visits Asia with warnings about the nuclear threat from North Korea, U.S. officials say.

03 Nov 2017

U.S. bomber drills aggravate North Korea ahead of Trump's Asia visit

SEOUL/WASHINGTON Two U.S. strategic bombers conducted drills over South Korea, the U.S. Air Force said, raising tensions with North Korea just days before President Donald Trump visits the region seeking to shut down Pyongyang's nuclear programme. | Video

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