Zachary Fryer-Biggs

Staff Writer - National Security & Intelligence
Zachary Fryer-Biggs

Zach covers national security and intelligence for Newsweek from Washington, D.C.

Before joining Newsweek Zach served as the Senior Pentagon Reporter for Jane’s covering national security operations and policy with a specialty in cyberwarfare. Prior to Jane’s, Zach worked for Defense News as a Senior Staff Writer covering national security and foreign policy including serving as that publication’s State Department Correspondent.

Zach grew up in New York City, did a bachelor’s in great books at St. John’s College, and a master’s in journalism at Columbia University.

Why Mattis Would Tell Trump He Supports Trans Soldiers

Secretary of Defense James Mattis sent his recommendation to the White House on Friday on whether trans service members should be allowed to serve. Mattis's predecessor argued he needed trans service members because of the Pentagon's desperate need for talent.

Former GOP Rep Says 'Deep State' Blocking Clinton Query

Former Republican House member Jason Chaffetz said on Wednesday that he believes the "deep state" is blocking Republicans from getting documents from the Justice Department about their investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.