Katherine Kidder

  • Military, Veterans, and Society

Katherine Kidder is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, working in the Military, Veterans, and Society program. Her expertise includes military personnel policy, defense budgeting, defense legislation, and foreign aid. Her commentary and analysis have been featured on BBC, the NBC Nightly News, Reuters, The Christian Science Monitor, Defense News, and Federal News Radio.

Ms. Kidder is a doctoral candidate in Security Studies at Kansas State University, where she focused on congressional-executive relations and the formation of U.S. foreign policy. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in History with an emphasis on military history and a Master of Arts in Security Studies, both from Kansas State University.

  • March 28, 2016
  • Amy Schafer, Katherine Kidder, Phillip Carter
  • Reports

Needs Assessment: Veterans in the Dallas-Fort Worth Region

An assessment by the CNAS Military, Veterans, and Society Program finds that Dallas-Fort Worth area veterans face diverse challenges including access to VA services, economics, housing, and transportation issues, with many of these issues exacerbated by the region's booming economy.

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  • December 7, 2015
  • Phillip Carter, Katherine Kidder
  • Reports

Charting the Sea of Goodwill

Report conducts a comprehensive landscape analysis of the military and veteran-service organization space and its funding sources, and finds that while the support needed by more than 21 million veterans in America is growing, philanthropic support is fragmented and charitable contributions are not keeping pace.

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  • November 17, 2015
  • Phillip Carter, Katherine Kidder
  • Reports

CNAS Needs Assessment: Veterans in Southwest Pennsylvania

Senior Fellow Phillip Carter and Bacevich Fellow Katherine Kidder author a study on Southwest Pennsylvania's veterans community, drawing upon data from the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and other sources.

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  • November 10, 2015
  • Phillip Carter, Dr. Jason Dempsey, Katherine Kidder, Amy Schafer
  • Reports

Passing the Baton: A Bipartisan 2016 Agenda for the Veteran and Military Community

As the 2016 election cycle moves into full swing, four CNAS experts lay out a comprehensive overview of issues facing the veteran and military community and a plan with substantive recommendations for how the next President can best serve the veteran and military community.

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  • February 3, 2015
  • Shawn Brimley, Phillip Carter, Elbridge Colby, Patrick M. Cronin, Michele Flournoy, Ilan Goldenberg, Jerry Hendrix, Nicholas Heras, Van Jackson, Katherine Kidder, Paul Scharre, Julianne Smith, Jacob Stokes, Alexander Sullivan
  • Reports

Ideas to Action: Suggestions for the 25th Secretary of Defense

In advance of Dr. Ashton Carter’s upcoming nomination hearing to be Secretary of Defense, CNAS experts have produced a series of commentaries outlining the key issues the 25th Secretary of Defense will face.

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  • January 26, 2015
  • Phillip Carter, Katherine Kidder
  • Policy Briefs

Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization: A Primer

Phillip Carter and Katherine Kidder examine the growth of military compensation in the post-Cold War era, from 1990 to 2015, as well as the social contract America has with its All-Volunteer Force, and the ways in which monetary compensation should be considered as part of a broader talent management strategy for the armed forces.

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  • January 8, 2015
  • David W. Barno, USA (Ret.), Katherine Kidder, Kelley Sayler, Nora Bensahel
  • Reports

Battlefields and Boardrooms: Women's Leadership in the Military and the Private Sector

Dr. Nora Bensahel, LTG David W. Barno, USA (Ret.), Katherine Kidder, and Kelley Sayler examine the career paths of professional women through the ranks of the U.S. military and private sector.

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  • December 13, 2013
  • Phillip Carter, Katherine Kidder
  • Policy Briefs

Needs Assessment: Veterans in the Western United States

Senior Fellow Phillip Carter and Research Associate Katherine Kidder have released a study that examines the struggles that some veterans are confronting in adjusting  to civilian life as well as the service related issues some suffer later in life.

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  • November 13, 2013
  • Richard Fontaine, David W. Barno, USA (Ret.), Patrick M. Cronin, Phillip Carter, Nora Bensahel, Richard Williamson, Gordon Miller, Katherine Kidder
  • Commentaries

CNAS Commentaries: The Way Forward in Syria

CNAS Commentaries: The Way Forward in Syria

Nine experts at the Center for a New American Security offer analysis and commentary on the range of issues relating to the U.S. response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Asad regime in Syria.

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  • November 13, 2013
  • Katherine Kidder
  • Commentaries

Refugees and Regional Security Interests

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Asad's decision to use chemical weapons on his own civilian population evokes a strong sense of humanitarian outrage – and rightfully so. Yet the toll of conflict on the civilian population began well before the use of chemical weapons...[A]ny long-term strategic plans for a response in Syria must take into account the impact of the conflict on the civilian population, and--more importantly – subsequent implications for regional stability. Of particular importance is the increased flow of refugees throughout a region already wracked by conflict and unrest.

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  • October 28, 2013
  • David W. Barno, USA (Ret.), Katherine Kidder, Kelley Sayler
  • Events

CNAS Report Release: Building Better Generals

On October 28, the Center for a New American Security hosted a discussion marking the release of a major new CNAS report, Building Better Generals. 

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  • June 14, 2016
  • Katherine Kidder
  • In the News

3 things Congress could do in response to the massacre in Orlando

In the Washington Post, Bacevich fellow Katherine Kidder discusses what actions Congress should take to fight terrorism after the Orlando nightclub shooting. 

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  • June 2, 2016
  • Phillip Carter, Katherine Kidder
  • In the News

Veterans Groups Split Over Trump’s Fundraising

A report from senior fellow Phillip Carter and Bacevich fellow Katherine Kidder provide information on veterans' nonprofit organization income in Foreign Policy magazine.

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  • May 24, 2016
  • Katherine Kidder
  • In the News

On Ivy League campuses, military brass find a warmer welcome

In Reuters, Bacevich fellow Katherine Kidder praises Ivy League schools for introducing ROTC to the elite. 

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  • March 29, 2016
  • Katherine Kidder
  • In the News

Report: Transportation Issues Hinder DFW Veterans

The Texas Tribune features an assessment on veterans in the Dallas-Fort Worth region by CNAS experts Katherine Kidder, Amy Schafer, and Phillip Carter.

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  • February 8, 2016
  • Shawn Brimley, Jerry Hendrix, Ben FitzGerald, Julianne Smith, Paul Scharre, Loren DeJonge Schulman, Kelley Sayler, Katherine Kidder, Michelle Shevin-Coetzee, Rachel Rizzo
  • Press Notes

CNAS Press Note: What to Look for in the Defense Budget

With the FY 2017 Defense Budget set to drop this week and Secretary Carter having outlined budget last week, ten CNAS experts have provided insight into the key items to look for in the budget.

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  • February 4, 2016
  • Katherine Kidder
  • In the News

A higher paycheck for more women in the military

In Marketplace, Bacevich Fellow Katherine Kidder weighs in on equal compensation in the U.S. military.

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  • January 29, 2016
  • Katherine Kidder
  • Press Notes

CNAS Press Note: The Final Report of the National Commission on the Future of the Army

Bacevich Fellow Katherine Kidder wrote a press note following the release of the final report of the National Commission on the Future of the Army.

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  • December 16, 2015
  • Katherine Kidder, Phillip Carter
  • In the News

Are We Ready For The Decline Of Veteran And Military Nonprofits?

Senior Fellow, Counsel and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program Phillip Carter, and Bacevich Fellow Katherine Kidder are mentioned in regards to their report "Charting the Sea of Goodwill" in Task & Purpose.

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  • December 6, 2015
  • Katherine Kidder
  • Press Notes

CNAS Press Note: Women in Combat

Bacevich Fellow Katherine Kidder has written a Press Note following Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter's announcement that all combat jobs will be open to women without exception.

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  • November 12, 2015
  • Katherine Kidder
  • In the News

Audio: Kate Kidder: Blueprint for solving VA's woes

Bacevich Fellow Katherine Kidder discusses key findings from CNAS' report on the Veterans Affairs Department on Federal News Radio.

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  • April 13, 2016
  • Loren DeJonge Schulman, Katherine Kidder, Shawn Brimley
  • Op-eds

Escaping the No Man's Land of Defense Reform

On War on the Rocks, CNAS experts Shawn Brimley, Loren DeJonge Schulman, and Katherine Kidder discusses defense reform.

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  • February 17, 2016
  • Katherine Kidder
  • Op-eds

The Hard Questions about the Selective Service Have Nothing to do with Women in Combat

On a War on the Rocks op-ed, CNAS Bacevich Fellow Katherine Kidder discusses proposed legislation requiring women to register for the draft.

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  • July 13, 2015
  • Katherine Kidder
  • Op-eds

Here Are The Highlights From The Joint Chiefs' New National Military Strategy

Research Associate Katherine Kidder penned an op-ed examining the 2015 National Military Strategy in Task & Purpose.

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  • March 2, 2015
  • Katherine Kidder
  • Op-eds

The Argument For Women In Combat Should Be About Mission Effectiveness

In a Task and Purpose op-ed, Research Associate Katherine Kidder reframes the conversation about women in combat in terms of mission effectiveness, not equal opportunity.

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  • February 3, 2015
  • Katherine Kidder
  • Op-eds

How Should Military Leadership Respond To Calls For Compensation Reform?

Research Associate Katherine Kidder pens an op-ed discussing how military leadership should respond to calls for compensation reform.

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  • February 2, 2015
  • Katherine Kidder, Phillip Carter
  • Blog: The Agenda

INFOGRAPHIC: Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization

  • January 20, 2015
  • Katherine Kidder
  • Blog: The Agenda

SOTU: Katherine Kidder on Veteran's Issues

  • July 22, 2014
  • Katherine Kidder, JaRel L. Clay
  • Blog: The Agenda

Katherine Kidder's Latest Review Essay in FPRI's Orbis

  • July 15, 2014
  • Katherine Kidder
  • Op-eds

Non-Academic Job Searches in DC – What to Know

In The Duck of Minerva blog, Research Associate Katherine Kidder advises that being "the kind of person other people want to work with" is a key aspiration among others for policy job seekers looking to build careers in Washington, DC.

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  • December 6, 2015
  • Katherine Kidder
  • Videos

BBC Interview: Katherine Kidder on Women in Combat

On BBC, Bacevich Fellow Katherine Kidder discusses Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's announcement on women in combat.

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  • July 8, 2015
  • Shawn Brimley, Jacob Stokes, Katherine Kidder, Michele Flournoy
  • Videos

Video: 1LT Andrew J. Bacevich, Jr., USA Fellowship

This video highlights the 1Lt Andrew Bacevich, Jr., USA Fellowship and its impact on current and former Bacevich Fellows.

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  • March 18, 2015
  • Katherine Kidder
  • Audio

Do today's veterans really have trouble getting jobs?

Research Associate Katherine Kidder joined NPR's Marketplace to discuss veterans employment.

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  • March 2, 2015
  • Michele Flournoy, Phillip Carter, Katherine Kidder
  • Videos

Video: Women and Leadership in National Security

CNAS CEO Michèle Flournoy, Senior Fellow Phillip Carter, and Research Associate Katherine Kidder discuss the vision behind CNAS' initiative discussing women and leadership in national security.

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  • February 5, 2015
  • Katherine Kidder
  • Audio

Audio: Katherine Kidder on DoD Workforce

Research Associate Katherine Kidder weighs in on the DoD workforce.

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  • February 1, 2015
  • Katherine Kidder
  • Videos

Military Compensation Commission Report

Research Associate Katherine Kidder discusses the military compensation commission report with Defense News' Vago Muradian.

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  • December 18, 2014
  • Katherine Kidder
  • Audio

Taliban Attack on School in Pakistan

Research Associate Katherine Kidder discusses the recent Pakistani Taliban attack.

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