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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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
In the Washington Post, Bacevich fellow Katherine Kidder discusses what actions Congress should take to fight terrorism after the Orlando nightclub shooting.Read More
A report from senior fellow Phillip Carter and Bacevich fellow Katherine Kidder provide information on veterans' nonprofit organization income in Foreign Policy magazine.Read More
In Reuters, Bacevich fellow Katherine Kidder praises Ivy League schools for introducing ROTC to the elite.Read More
The Texas Tribune features an assessment on veterans in the Dallas-Fort Worth region by CNAS experts Katherine Kidder, Amy Schafer, and Phillip Carter.Read More
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.Read More
In Marketplace, Bacevich Fellow Katherine Kidder weighs in on equal compensation in the U.S. military.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Bacevich Fellow Katherine Kidder discusses key findings from CNAS' report on the Veterans Affairs Department on Federal News Radio.Read More
On BBC, Bacevich Fellow Katherine Kidder discusses Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's announcement on women in combat.Read More
This video highlights the 1Lt Andrew Bacevich, Jr., USA Fellowship and its impact on current and former Bacevich Fellows.Read More
Research Associate Katherine Kidder joined NPR's Marketplace to discuss veterans employment.Read More
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.Read More
Research Associate Katherine Kidder weighs in on the DoD workforce.Read More
Research Associate Katherine Kidder discusses the military compensation commission report with Defense News' Vago Muradian.Read More