Kathleen Troia "KT" McFarland is FOX News' national security analyst and a FOX News contributor since 2010. She appears regularly on all the FOX and FOX Business News shows. Ms. McFarland anchors FOXNews.com's "DEFCON3," writes a regular column for the FOX Opinion page and is also the weekly national security commentator for several national radio shows.
Ms. McFarland held national security posts in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations: as an aide to Dr. Henry Kissinger, senior speechwriter to Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger and later a principal deputy assistant secretary of defense Pentagon spokesman. She wrote the Weinberger Principles of War which laid out the Reagan administration's policy regarding use of force: in essence, only go to war if it is in America's vital national interest, and then only to win. Ms. McFarland received the Defense Department's highest civilian award for her work in the Reagan Administration. She ran as a Republican candidate for the US Senate from New York.
Ms. McFarland studied at George Washington University, Oxford and MIT, with concentrations on nuclear weapons, China and the Soviet Union.
Thu Sep 18, 2014
Leaders urge president to keep options open on ground troops
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer on how ISIS is trying to build a network in Western countries
Andrew Tabler explains the possible scenarios needed to challenge the terrorist group
Jim Coleman and Daniel Fee on the factors that determined their vote in the referendum
Mon Sep 15, 2014
'NCIS' star David McCallum on using his star power to raise awareness against Scottish independence
Center for Strategic and International Studies' Tony Cordesman on the best strategy to defeat the terrorist group
Scottish student Oscar Macdonald on what Scottish policy would be like should they achieve independence
KT McFarland weighs in
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Best path forward for U.S.?
Kris 'Tanto' Paronto on one of the most controversial questions arising from the 2012 attack on the US consulate
Richard Whitman on what possible Scottish foreign policy would be if voters approve referendum
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Fox News national security analyst on Russian president's objective
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Linda Davies shares her story of survival during her family's 2005 kidnapping by Iran
Luke Coffey and Frank Gaffney on whether the Western organization can handle current overseas conflicts
Thomas Joscelyn on unclear White House foreign policy
Thomas Joscelyn on where the US stands 13 years after terrorist attacks
Fox News national security analyst KT McFarland weighs in
Fri Sep 05, 2014
KT McFarland breaks down cease-fire agreement, NATO's rapid response plan
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Stratfor's Fred Burton says he has no doubt that the intelligence community knows exactly who murdered Steve Sotloff and James Foley
KT McFarland on how president should act after death of another American journalist
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