Barbara Koeppel

Barbara Koeppel

Barbara Koeppel is a free-lance investigative reporter based in Washington DC.

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Supporters of Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, hold signs during a special election event last March in Canonsburg, Pa. (Photo: Gene J. Puskar / AP) Views
Friday, November 02, 2018
Blue Wave or Red Wave? No Way to Tell
Based on a 1,500-mile interviewing trek that I took outside the Beltway for 12 days two weeks ago—to Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Rock Island, Ill., Toledo and Akron, Ohio, and several points in between—one thing seems certain: Don’t hold your breath on election eve for crossovers. On a single issue,...
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Monday, October 06, 2014
Ellsberg Sees Vietnam-Like Risks in ISIS War
At a recent talk at the National Press Club in Washington DC, Daniel Ellsberg, who released the Pentagon Papers in 1971, says he believes there’s not one person in the Pentagon who would agree that President Obama can achieve his aim of destroying ISIS in Iraq and Syria with air strikes, along with...
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Thursday, September 09, 2010
Petraeus Spins the Afghan War Mess
A few weeks ago, Gen. David Petraeus pulled off a flawless remake of Gen. William Westmoreland's 1967 performance in which the Vietnam War commander detected "light at the end of the tunnel" - just months before the Viet Cong launched its Tet offensive, proving the resistance was very much alive and well.
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