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Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Senior Fellow

Rebeccah Heinrichs is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute, providing research and commentary on a range of national security issues, and specializing in nuclear deterrence, missile defense, and counter-proliferation.

Her work has appeared in major newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, and Investor’s Business Daily as well as political journals such as Politico and The Hill.

Rebeccah served as an adviser on military matters and foreign policy to Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, and helped launch the bipartisan Missile Defense Caucus.

She has testified before Congress and has presented to numerous organizations including the Aerospace Industries Association, the Reserve Officers Association, the National Defense Industrial Association, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and for the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

She holds a Master of Arts degree in national security and strategic policy from the U.S. Naval War College. She also graduated with highest distinction from its College of Naval Command and Staff, receiving the Director’s Award for academic excellence. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ashland University in Ohio, and graduated from the Ashbrook Scholar Program.

Rebeccah currently resides in Arlington, Virginia with her husband and their children.

Featured Research

A Missile-Defense Layer in Space Is Affordable and Makes Sense

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs & Henry A. Obering III

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The 2019 U.S. Missile Defense Review: A Conversation with Under Secretary John C. Rood

Iran’s Missile Proliferation: A Conversation with Special Envoy Brian Hook September 19 Event

Transatlantic Crossroads: What To Expect from the NATO Summit July 12 Event

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Rebeccah Heinrichs quoted by Vox on the US withdrawing from the INF Treaty

Rebeccah Heinrichs quoted by Defense News on the U.S. withdrawing from the INF Treaty with Russia

Rebeccah Heinrichs signs letter with 30 former government officials and Iran experts calling on the administration to enforce SWIFT sanctions on Iran

Rebeccah Heinrichs cited by Foreign Policy on negotiations with North Korea

Rebeccah Heinrichs quoted by The White House on Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearings

Rebeccah Heinrichs quoted in The Express on President Trump’s threats to North Korea made during the State of the Union Address

Rebeccah Heinrichs quoted in Defense News and Air Force Times on North Korea and U.S. missile defense

Rebeccah Heinrichs quoted in Vox and CNBC on President Trump’s State of the Union address

Rebeccah Heinrichs quoted by The Hill on the threat posed by North Korea’s missile program

Rebeccah Heinrichs’s article on Russian nuclear talks quoted in Christian Science Monitor

Rebeccah Heinrichs quoted in Business Insider on the grave threat of North Korea launching a strategic submarine ballistic missile against the US

Rebeccah Heinrichs quoted in Business Insider on the reason sanctions against North Korea don’t work

Rebeccah Heinrichs quoted in Business Insider on North Korea’s commitment to achieving a credible nuclear missile force

Hudson’s report, Space and the Right to Self-Defense, cited in The Hill

Rebeccah Heinrich’s report, Space and the Right to Self Defense written up in Washington Free Beacon

Rebeccah Heinrichs addressed the Institute for Corean-American Studies on the topic of missile defense

Rebeccah Heinrichs quoted in Daily Signal on the current nuclear threat

Rebeccah Heinrichs quoted in Daily Signal on the evolving multipolar nuclear threat

Hudson Institute and the House Missile Defense Caucus’s event on missile defense featuring Lt. Gen. David Mann and Missile Defense Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Doug Lamborn and Trent Franks written up in Reuters and Townhall

Rebeccah Heinrichs’s event on China’s missile program written up in Seapower Magazine and The Diplomat

Hudson’s event on Iran’s Missile Program mentioned in Washington Post