Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Senior Fellow and Director, Keystone Defense Initiative

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Rebeccah L. Heinrichs is a senior fellow and director of the Keystone Defense Initiative. She specializes in US national defense policy with a focus on strategic deterrence.

Biography

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute and the director of its Keystone Defense Initiative. She specializes in US national defense policy with a focus on strategic deterrence.

Ms. Heinrichs currently serves as a commissioner on the bipartisan Strategic Posture Commission, which was created in the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act. She also serves on the US Strategic Command Advisory Group and the National Independent Panel on Military Service and Readiness.

She is an adjunct professor at the Institute of World Politics where she teaches nuclear deterrence theory and is also a contributing editor of Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy.

Ms. Heinrichs earned her MA in national security and strategic studies from the US Naval War College and graduated with highest distinction from its College of Naval Command and Staff, receiving the Director’s Award for academic excellence. She earned her BA in history and political science from Ashland University in Ohio, was an Ashbrook Scholar, and currently serves as a member of the University's Board of Trustees. She is enrolled at Missouri State University pursuing her doctorate of defense and strategic studies.

She lives in Virginia with her husband and their five children.

Events
28
February 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
Taking Stock of Ukraine in 2024
Featured Speakers:
Lieutenant General Karel Řehka
Lt. General Leonard Kosinski
Jan Jireš
Oksana Markarova
Mark Newton
Maria Tomak
Luke Coffey
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Rustem Umerov
Moderators:
Peter Rough
Jeremy Hunt
A Ukrainian flag is hanging in the window of an apartment building that has been heavily damaged during Russia's massive rocket attack on Kyiv, in Kyiv, Ukraine, on January 3, 2024. (Maxym Marusenko/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
28
February 2024
In-Person Event | Hudson Institute
Taking Stock of Ukraine in 2024
A Ukrainian flag is hanging in the window of an apartment building that has been heavily damaged during Russia's massive rocket attack on Kyiv, in Kyiv, Ukraine, on January 3, 2024. (Maxym Marusenko/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Lieutenant General Karel Řehka
Lt. General Leonard Kosinski
Jan Jireš
Oksana Markarova
Mark Newton
Maria Tomak
Luke Coffey
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Rustem Umerov
Moderators:
Peter Rough
Jeremy Hunt
14
December 2023
Past Event
Senator Mike Rounds on the B-21 Bomber and Its Deterrence Mission
Featured Speakers:
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Senator Mike Rounds
A B-21 Raider. (Northrop Grumman)
14
December 2023
Past Event
Senator Mike Rounds on the B-21 Bomber and Its Deterrence Mission

Hudson Institute Senior Fellow and Director of the Keystone Defense Initiative Rebeccah Heinrichs will host Sen. Rounds to discuss the B-21’s role in the United States’ twenty-first-century deterrence mission.

A B-21 Raider. (Northrop Grumman)
Featured Speakers:
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Senator Mike Rounds
13
December 2023
Past Event
Clarity on Hamas’s Terror Campaign and Sexual Violence
Featured Speakers:
Sen. Marsha Blackburn
Sen. Joni Ernst
Rep. Beth Van Duyne
Rep. Julia Letlow
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Moderator:
Morgan Ortagus
Participants hold up posters of hostages as thousands of people attend the March for Israel on the National Mall on November 14, 2023, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
13
December 2023
Past Event
Clarity on Hamas’s Terror Campaign and Sexual Violence

Please join Sens. Joni Ernst and Marsha Blackburn and Reps. Beth Van Duyne and Julia Letlow for an event at Hudson with Senior Fellow Rebeccah L. Heinrichs, moderated by former State Department Spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus.

Participants hold up posters of hostages as thousands of people attend the March for Israel on the National Mall on November 14, 2023, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Sen. Marsha Blackburn
Sen. Joni Ernst
Rep. Beth Van Duyne
Rep. Julia Letlow
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
Moderator:
Morgan Ortagus
29
November 2023
Past Event
The B-21 Raider and Deterring the Two-Pronged Nuclear Threat
Featured Speakers:
Mackenzie Eaglen
Jennifer Bradley
Rebecca Grant
Christopher Bowie
Kari Bingen
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
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29
November 2023
Past Event
The B-21 Raider and Deterring the Two-Pronged Nuclear Threat
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Featured Speakers:
Mackenzie Eaglen
Jennifer Bradley
Rebecca Grant
Christopher Bowie
Kari Bingen
Rebeccah L. Heinrichs
This aerial photograph taken on February 1, 2024, shows residential buildings destroyed by shelling in Izyum, Kharkiv region, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Photo by Roman PILIPEY / AFP) (Photo by ROMAN PILIPEY/AFP via Getty Images)
Caption
Residential buildings destroyed by shelling in Izyum, Kharkiv, on February 1, 2024. (Roman Pilipey/AFP via Getty Images)
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