FORA.tv Speaker - KT McFarland
Kathleen Troia McFarland served in national security posts in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan Administrations.
Her government career began while a freshman at George Washington University, working part-time in the White House Situation Room typing the President's Daily Brief. She spent seven years at the White House, working her way up to become a key member of Dr. Henry Kissinger's National Security Council Staff.
After the Ford Administration, McFarland studied at Oxford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with concentrations on nuclear weapons, China and the Soviet Union. After President Reagan's election, she returned to Washington as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee staff. In 1982 McFarland became the speechwriter to Secretary of Defense Cap Weinberger, and the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.
McFarland is now a national security commentator and columnist and appears frequently on television and radio news shows.
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