Former Fellow, Military, Veterans, and Society Program
Katherine Kidder was a former Fellow in the Military, Veterans, and Society Program and the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). In that capacity, she led the CNAS Rebuilding the Bipartisan Defense Project, convening members of Congress around national security and defense issues.
She served on the defense policy team for the Marco Rubio 2016 presidential campaign.
Ms. Kidder was a doctoral candidate in Security Studies at Kansas State University, where she concentrated on congressional-executive relations and the formation of U.S. foreign policy. She earned her M.A. in Security Studies from Kansas State University, where she concentrated on U.S. Foreign policy and quantitative methodology. Her master’s thesis focused on the institutional professionalization of the U.S. Army. Ms. Kidder also holds a B.S. In History with a concentration in military history from Kansas State University.
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By Paul Scharre, Lauren Fish, Katherine Kidder & Amy Schafer
By Katherine Kidder, Amy Schafer, Phillip Carter, Moira Fagan, Jeesue Lee & Andrew Swick
PodcastWomen in National Security: Julie Smith, Loren DeJonge Schulman & Kate Kidder
By Julianne Smith, Loren DeJonge Schulman & Katherine Kidder
Analysis: Could Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Actually Become Policy?
By Katherine Kidder
Defense Problems as People Problems: Mattis's Human Capital Challenge
By Katherine Kidder & Loren DeJonge Schulman
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