Kathleen Troia McFarland
Kathleen Troia "KT" McFarland is a political and strategy commentator, who has served in Republican administrations. She is a contributing editor at Family Security Matters and an adviser to the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. In the foreign policy area, she is a member of Council on Foreign Relations and on the board of the Jamestown Foundation.
She was Republican Senate candidate against Hillary Clinton
In the Reagan Administration, she was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, and speechwriter for Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger.
She was on the professional staff, U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee.
- Undergraduate degree, Chinese Studies, George Washington University.
- Degree Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
- Doctoral candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, focusing on nuclear and conventional weapons from 1978-81. Before finishing her dissertation on the Sino-Soviet military confrontation, e at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1979-1981), she left to become a secretary, then research and press assistant to Henry Kissinger at the National Security Council.