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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jul 21 2017

Trump orders review to strengthen U.S. defense industry

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday initiating a government-wide review of the U.S. defense industry and suggest changes to strengthen it.

Jul 19 2017

Trump to nominate Raytheon lobbyist for Army secretary

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate a Raytheon Co lobbyist, Mark Esper, for the position of secretary of the Army, the White House said on Wednesday.

Jul 18 2017

Lockheed Martin tops estimates on F-35 sales, raises outlook

Lockheed Martin Corp , the Pentagon's No. 1 weapons supplier, on Tuesday reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and said it expects increased defense spending under U.S. President Donald Trump to underpin its earnings this year.

Jul 06 2017

Can U.S. defend against North Korea missiles? Not everyone agrees

WASHINGTON Not everybody asserts as confidently as the Pentagon that the U.S. military can defend the United States from the growing threat posed by North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile capability.

Jul 05 2017

Can U.S. defend against North Korea missiles? Not everyone agrees

WASHINGTON Not everybody asserts as confidently as the Pentagon that the U.S. military can defend the United States from the growing threat posed by North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile capability.

Jul 05 2017

Can U.S. defend against North Korea missiles? Not everyone agrees

WASHINGTON Not everybody asserts as confidently as the Pentagon that the U.S. military can defend the United States from the growing threat posed by North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile capability.

Jun 28 2017

House panel wants to know how climate change impacts the military

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers on the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee asked the Pentagon on Wednesday to produce a report on climate change and its effects on the military.

Jun 26 2017

House committee eyes $18.5 billion increase to Trump defense budget

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers said on Monday they wanted another $18.5 billion added to President Donald Trump's proposed defense budget of $603 billion to hire more troops and buy more aircraft and ships in fiscal 2018.

Jun 23 2017

Elbit Systems says innovation key to crowded drone market

PARIS Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd , is moving quickly to innovate and maintain its edge in a global market in which it faces increasing competition from China, France, Turkey and others.

Jun 21 2017

Threats, NATO demands underpin global arms demand

PARIS Military conflicts and growing threats around the world continue to underpin demand for weapons, but industry and government leaders from the United States, Europe, Russia and the Middle East say they don't see a huge near-term spike in arms orders.

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