Stacy Kaper covers national security for National Journal. Previously Kaper covered financial services including the 2008 financial crisis and its resulting Wall Street reform law. She spent five years as the Capitol Hill reporter for American Banker newspaper. She has written about agriculture for The (Baltimore) Sun. Prior to that she was a reporter for a chain of five weekly papers in Los Angeles, where she covered local government and California's energy crunch. She studied international relations and journalism at Syracuse University and has a Master of Journalism from the University of Maryland.