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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

Sep 26 2014

Up to 15,000 Syrian rebels needed to retake eastern Syria - U.S. military

WASHINGTON A Western-backed opposition force of around 12,000 to 15,000 will be needed to retake areas of eastern Syria controlled by Islamic State militants, the top U.S military officer said on Friday, as the Pentagon outlined the first steps in a U.S.-led training program that could run several years.

Sep 26 2014

Up to 15,000 Syrian rebels needed to retake eastern Syria -U.S. military

WASHINGTON A Western-backed opposition force of around 12,000 to 15,000 will be needed to retake areas of eastern Syria controlled by Islamic State militants, the top U.S military officer said on Friday, as the Pentagon outlined the first steps in a U.S.-led training program that could run several years.

Sep 21 2014

U.S. military struggles to preserve options in Islamic State fight

WASHINGTON As America re-engages with Iraq and deepens its involvement in the region’s web of sectarian conflicts, the Pentagon has made a practical assessment of the brutal job of stabilizing Baghdad: in the future, U.S. forces may be needed on the front lines. | Video

Sep 21 2014

U.S. military struggles to preserve options in Islamic State fight

WASHINGTON As America re-engages with Iraq and deepens its involvement in the region’s web of sectarian conflicts, the Pentagon has made a practical assessment of the brutal job of stabilising Baghdad: in the future, U.S. forces may be needed on the front lines.

Aug 28 2014

U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

WASHINGTON The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.

Aug 28 2014

U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

WASHINGTON The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.

Aug 28 2014

U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

WASHINGTON The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.

Aug 28 2014

U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

WASHINGTON The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.

Aug 28 2014

U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

WASHINGTON The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.

Aug 27 2014

U.S. moves prisoners from Afghanistan to Pakistan, Yemen

WASHINGTON The United States has moved 11 new prisoners out of a military prison near the Afghan capital, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, as the Obama administration seeks to shut down a controversial detainee program in Afghanistan ahead of its troop withdrawal.

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