KT McFarland

KT McFarland

Author & Former Trump Deputy National Security Advisor

The Hon. Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland is one of the country’s most prominent conservative foreign policy experts. She was President Trump’s first Deputy National Security Advisor and helped turn Trump’s campaign promises into his America First foreign policy. Prior to joining the Trump Administration, she was FOX News’ National Security Analyst. McFarland appeared regularly on all FOX and FOX Business News programs, hosted FOXNews.com’s “DEFCON3,” and wrote a regular column for the FOX Opinion page.

McFarland held national security posts in the Nixon, Ford, and Reagan Administrations, including as an aide to Dr. Henry Kissinger on the National Security Council. She received the Defense Department’s highest civilian honor, the Distinguished Service Award, for her work in the Reagan Administration. She is an alumna of George Washington University (BA), Oxford (MA), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology PhD program (all but dissertation).


Archived Episode 7/27/20 | 3:30 PM EST

Episode 43: A Conversation with Ian B. Walters and special guests Mark Trammell and KT McFarland

Join us for the next installment of CPAC Live at 3:30 PM EST!

Archived Episode 5/11/20 | 3:30 PM EST

Episode 10: A Conversation with Matt Schlapp and special guests Mike Garcia and KT McFarland

For over three years, the radical Left relentlessly attacked Michael Flynn and KT McFarland. Tune in to #CPAClive with Matt Schlapp 5/11 at 3:30 PM EST to hear why justice must be served and how activists can do their part.

Archived Episode 4/27/20 | 3:30 PM EST

Episode 4: A Conversation with Matt Schlapp, Ian B. Walters, and special guests John James and KT McFarland

How do we keep America's workers safe and revive the state of our economy? Join Matt Schlapp and Ian B. Walters today at 3:30pm eastern for an all new episode of #CPAClive featuring John James and KT McFarland where we'll discuss what measures need to be taken as states reopen.


Big Tech

The emergence of “woke capitalism,” particularly among powerful technology and social media companies, presents a difficult problem to free-market conservatives. These companies police what could arguably be termed the modern public square, squelching or silencing voices that they deem outside the boundaries of polite debate and making it more difficult for conservative ideas to be heard. But they’re still private companies with the right to control their platforms, and interventions are likely to require the use of government power. How should the conservative movement confront this challenge without abandoning its limited government principles?

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