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Rebeccah L. Heinrichs

Senior Fellow

Rebeccah L. Heinrichs is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute specializing in US national defense policy with a focus on strategic deterrence.

Ms. Heinrichs publishes frequently in leading political magazines and academic journals, and regularly provides analysis on cable news and radio programs.

Ms. Heinrichs serves as an adjunct professor at the Institute of World Politics where she teaches nuclear deterrence theory, and is a staff member of the Defense and Strategic Studies Program at Missouri State University.

She is also a contributing editor of Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy.

Ms. Heinrichs served in the U.S. House of Representatives as an adviser to former Congressman Trent Franks, where she focused on matters related to the Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee. She was instrumental in starting the Bipartisan Missile Defense Caucus. Prior to her work on defense policy, she was on the oversight staff of the House Judiciary Committee.

Ms. Heinrichs earned her M.A. in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. 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 B.A. in history and political science from Ashland University in Ohio, was an Ashbrook Scholar, and currently serves as a member of the Ashbrook Board. She and her husband live in Virginia with their five children.

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