Kelley Beaucar Vlahos

 "Here’s the thing about Kelley – she sounds like most of America.  Some would say she’s a radical, but the reality is that our republic has moved glacially to the opinions of this Beltway Cassandra.  The polls don’t lie and neither does she" -- Carl Prine
"Kelley Vlahos is one of the most fearless and principled writers on America’s military-industrial complex and security state." -- Jason Wilson, The Guardian 


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Trump fires Secretary of Defense Esper, who took one principled stand but changed little else -- Responsible Statecraft, 11/9/20

McMaster cheapens the sacrifice of troops by comparing Taliban talks to Nazi appeasement -- Responsible Statecraft, 10/21/20

Why these four star generals cant lecture us about morality and truth --Responsible Statecraft, 9/23/20

Why Trumps top retired military brass endorsement may alienate the rank-and-file -- Responsible Statecraft, 9/15/20

Is Syrian Oil Now A U.S. National Interest?--The American Conservative,8/27/2020

Yazidi sex slaves: Our stain and legacy in Iraq--Responsible Statecraft, 8/26/20

Neoconservative Wolves Dressed In Never-Trumper Clothing--The American Conservative, 8/10/20

Rod Serling Couldn't Have Predicted This Twilight Zone--The American Conservative,7/4/20

Gaslighting Nobody, the Blog Struggles for Primacy, The American Conservative, 6/24/20

When it comes to the VA, do veterans really have a choice? The American Conservative, 4/18/20

West Point Prof Pens Blistering Take Down of West Point, The American Conservative, 2/17/20

What The 1956 Uprising Says About Hungary Today--TAC--10/24/19

Court: FBI Must Destroy Memos Calling Antiwar.Com A Threat--TAC--9/12/19

Why Is The 9/11 Mastermind Still Awaiting Trial?--TAC--9/10/19

Meet the Doctor Death of American Empire--TAC--9/10/19

The New Quincy Institute Seeks Warmongering Monsters To Destroy--TAC--7/30/19

George Orwells Dystopian Nightmare in China--The American Conservative--July/August 2019 Issue

How Justin Raimondo Made Me a Braver Writer--The American Conservative--6/29/19

From Boeing to E-Ring: Shanahan is Industrys Man in the Pentagon--The American Conservative--5/14/19

Yes, You Should Fear the Arrest of Julian Assange--The American Conservative--4/11/19

Israel Boycott Exposes Serious Rifts in the Democratic Party -- The American Conservative -- 3/5/19

Walter Jones Cried While the Rest of Them Lied -- The American Conservative -- 2/11/19

Former Yazidi Sex Slave Is Americas Shame--The American Conservative--12/16/18

Emergency Confiscation is Easy Target in New Gun Control Congress--The American Conservative--12/11/18

Ten Years Gone: Iraq and Afghanistan Vets on What It All Meant--The American Conservative--11/9/18

Vets Cheer as VA, DoD Take a Beating at Burn Pits Hearing---The American Conservative--6/8/18

Targeted Killing, Donald Trump Style--The American Conservative--6/4/18

Senators Offer Up Unprecedented War Powers to President -- The American Conservative--4/18/18

Tiny Qatar Digs In Amid Gulf Blockade and Washington Intrigue--The American Conservative--3/16/18

U.S. Saudi Lobby in Overdrive Ahead of Prince MbS Roadshow - The American Conservative -- 3/2/18

RIP Robert Parry: When Independent Journalism Meant Something--The American Conservative--2/2/18

Neoconning the Trump White House--The American Conservative magazine--1/16/18

Sessions Unleashes the Hounds on Pro-Pot States--The American Conservative magazine--1/5/18

F-35 Success: Real or Imagined? ---The American Conservative magazine --11/17/17

Afghan Soldiers Went AWOL in U.S. For Years-- The American Conservative -- 10/30/17

Bowe Bergdahl Was 'Guilty' All Along -- The American Conservative -- 10/17/17

Burn Pits' Legacy: 'Delay, Deny, Hope You Die' -- The American Conservative -- 10/9/17

Is Tom Cotton's Inner Realist Struggling to Get Out? -- The American Conservative magazine -- 9/21/17

Nikki Haley Debuts Trump Case for Ending Iran Nuke Deal -- The American Conservative -- 9/6/17

RIP Walter Becker: The Edgy, Impish Half of Steely Dan -- The American Conservative -- 9/3/17

Pardon Me? Rep. Rohrabacher and His Curious Meeting With Julian Assange -- The American Conservative -- 8/21/17

Chinese Troops Moving Next Door to U.S. Base in Horn of Africa -- The American Conservative -- 7/24/17

Dr. Strangelove and the Los Alamos Nuclear Fiasco -- 7/13/17-- The American Conservative magazine

How Saudi Arabia tricked American veterans -- The American Conservative magazine -- 4/27/17

What Trump's Afghanistan War policy will probably look like -- The American Conservative -- 2/14/17

Faces in the Crowd: How movies reflect social, political turbulence in America -- WTOP -- 2/1/17

With Trump in office can Bowe Bergdahl get a fair trial? -- The American Conservative -- 1/24/17

Divining Trump's Israel, Middle East Policy -- The American Conservative -- 1/18/17

The Square Circle -- Arlington Independent Media (roundtable) -- 1/5/17

The Square Circle, 1/6/2017

Is Civilian Control of the Military in Jeopardy? -- The American Conservative -- 12/21/16

'Mafia Fighter' Chuck Myers was Pentagon watchdog, unsung hero of close air support -- The American Conservative -- 12/1/16

Do you know how many contractors are in Afghanistan, Iraq ...Syria? -- The American Conservative -- 10/25/16/

The Return of Torture: CIA and Congress oppose Trumps push but the public may not -- The American Conservative -- 9/28/16

The Veeps on War: They are both hawkish -- The American Conservative -- 9/14/16

Hillary Clinton's national security team-in-waiting has Syria war plans -- The American Conservative -- 8/16/16

Fallujah in Ruins -- The American Conservative -- 7/14/16

The Military Industrial Election -- The American Conservative --7/6/16

Will Women Dodge the Draft? Pentagon joins political debate over women in Selective Service -- The American Conservative -- 5/26/16

How Wartime Washington Lives in Luxury -- The American Conservative -- 4/25/16

Merrick Garland: Witness for the Prosecution -- The American Conservative -- 3/29/2016

Addicted to Los Alamos: The nuclear-industrial complex responds to new Cold War -- The American Conservative -- 2/18/16

Stop Pandering to Veterans -- The American Conservative -- 2/1/16

When Money Cannot Buy An Army: Billions Spent on Afghanistan Potemkin Village -- The American Conservative -- 1/20/16

Stigma of the 'damaged veteran' a barrier to treatment, as suicides claim more US troops -- -- 1/19/16

The Cult of Air Power Will Not Destroy ISIS -- The American Conservative -- 12/17/15

Critics try, but fail to kill $1 billion weapons deal for Saudi Arabia -- -- 12/12/15

The Obama Guantanamo Challenge -- The American Conservative -- 12/1/15

U.S. Postal Service to newspapers: your marijuana ads are illegal -- -- 12/4/15

Given another chance: Alternative courts help returning vets in trouble with the law -- -- 11/11/15

Pentagon reportedly suspends missile defense program behind runaway blimp -- -- 11/4/15

Hollywood Horror: Psychological classics vs. modern slashers -- -- 10/27/15

Mississippi, Washington cities sued over charges they maintain "debtors' prisons" -- -- 10/22/15

How Republican Primaries Create More Pentagon Pork -- The American Conservative -- 9/27/15

DoD accused of ducking Afghan child abuse controversy with 'lawyer-speak' -- -- 9/26/15

DEA blasted for no-warrant searches of patient records, court battle heats up -- -- 9/11/15

'Nothing to stop ISIS': Attack underscores threat facing US force in Egypt -- -- 9/4/15

John Kiriakou: The Whistleblower the CIA Couldnt Break -- The American Conservative -- 9/3/15

Ex-officials prosecuted for mishandling govt info see double standard in Clinton case -- -- 8/17/15

Police Spying Meets Bipartisan Opposition -- The American Conservative -- 8/21/15

GOP candidates jockey for position in final debate dash -- -- 8/2/15

America's Already-Failed Cyber War -- The American Conservative -- 7/23/15

Lt. Col. Danny Davis: Army Whistleblower Turns Populist -- The American Conservative -- 7/17/15

Study blames college tuition arms race on schools addicted to federal aid -- -- 7/10/15

Republicans look to deliver blow against ObamaCare medical device tax -- -- 7/4/15

Review: In "Ghost Fleet," future war expert Pete Singer imagines WWIII with China -- The American Conservative -- 6/22/15

Punished for giving pet tips? Docs, vets battle online medicine regs-- -- 6/15/15

Vital VA hospital project in limbo as price tag soars, lawmakers vow no bail-out -- -- 5/22/15

They will pay off: Employers, advocates help returning vets face next battle -- landing a job

Senate fight looms as law allowing NSA to collect phone data set to expire -- -- 5/16/15

2nd Amendment advocates push to repeal switchblade, other knife laws -- -- 5/11/15

Weed wonks head to Capitol Hill, talking taxes and policy reform -- The American Conservative -- 5/1/15

If Not Hillary, Who? O'Malley in spotlight -- -- 4/27/15

U.S. loyalty to Saudi Arabia buys moral, strategic dilemma -- The American Conservative -- 4/17/15

New VA scandals call into question agency's ability to clean house -- -- 4/17/15

Terror attack, threats of more violence raise security questions for Obama Kenya visit -- -- 4/7/15

VA program to provide private care stumbling out of the gate -- -- 3/13/15

The DEA strands veterans -- The American Conservative -- 3/6/15

How secure could it have been? IT crowd questions if Hillary email could have been targeted -- -- 3/6/15

Beer battle brewing in Congress over craft tax 'carve out' -- -- 2/27/15

Abu Ghraib goes to court -- The American Conservative magazine -- 2/19/15

As Ebola crisis fades, questions arise over billions in U.S. aid -- -- 2/9/15

A Blackwater World Order: The privatization of U.S wars swells the ranks of armies for hire -- The American Conservative -- 2/6/15

Arming up -- Federal IGs from the USDA to FCC want guns too -- The American Conservative -- 1/13/15

2016 X-Factor: Potential GOP hopefuls seek help running for White House, re-election at once -- -- 1/5/15

Afghanistan's Still-Broken Government -- The American Conservative Magazine -- 12/23/14

Sen. Mark Udall: Civil liberties lose a champion - The American Conservative -- 12/5/14

Could Jim Webb give Hillary a run for her money? -- -- 11/24/14

The Military Industrial Candidate: what President Hillary Clinton would mean for the defense establishment -- The American Conservative -- 11/20/14

Republicans take control of Congress: Can Obama, GOP end perpetual conflict? -- - 11/5/14

John Nagl returns: COIN failed its way to popularity before, but its biggest champion won't give up --The American Conservative -- 10/31/14

Once-sleepy South Dakota Senate race could pose problem for GOP -- -- 10/10/14

The Iraqi Army Never Was - The American Conservative magazine -- 10/9/14

The next top cop? Race to replace Holder begins -- -- 9/25/14

The Army Attacks Ebola -- The American Conservative magazine -- 9/25/14

How suburban Virginia became an Ebola epicenter -- 9/19/14

Proponents look to expand marijuana legalization in November -- -- 9/15/14

Islamophobia makes a comeback -- The American Conservative -- 9/11/14

Coal industry dealt another setback as Oregon blocks export plan will feds help? -- -- 8/29/14

How oil rules Iraq -- The American Conservative magazine -- 8/28/14

Billionaire Democrat Tom Steyer's campaign ads raise eyebrows -- -- 8/25/14

In California, Republican candidate runs outside-the-box campaign for governor -- -- 8/22/14

Underdogs seek late surge in 3-way GOP Senate race to take on vulnerable Alaska Dem -- -- 8/18/14

How Farmers Almanacs figure out Mother Nature -- -- 8/19/14

Bankrupt California city eyes marijuana for revenue -- -- 8/1/14

Matthew Hoh: Washington Doesnt Forgive Whistleblowers -- The American Conservative -- 7/30/14

Iraq Vets Ask: Was It Worth It? -- The American Conservative -- 6/27/14

FCC tests ways to kill the telephone wire --Digital Trends -- 6/15/14

Bowe Bergdahl Takes Obamas Heat -- The American Conservative --6/13/14

Afghanistan election: Will country turn the page, or descend into chaos? -- -- 6/8/14

Memorial Day Nightmare: As scandal sweeps the VA, real reform will come from institutional transformation, not more number games -- The American Conservative -- 5/23/14

CBP's Mark Borkowski: Restraint Paying Off for US Border Technology Buying -- Border News Network -- 5/12/14

Veterans of the Burn Pits: vets still waiting for VA registry -- The American Conservative -- 5/2/14

Cannabis Goes Corporate: As marijuana moves to the marketplace, regulators fear another Big Tobacco -- The American Conservative magazine, 4/15/14

Scrap Heap of War: Billions in equipment being left behind in Afghanistan -- -- 4/4/14

US Border Security and Immigration Reform: The Inseparable Twins --Border News Network -- 3/13/14

Lessons from a Surge Skeptic -- The American Conservative magazine -- 3/7/14

'Windfalls of war': Companies with spotty records making billions off Afghanistan -- -- 2/20/14

How a Careerist Culture Leads to Military Scandals -- The American Conservative Magazine -- 2/18/14

Special report: The Cyberwar Threat from North Korea -- -- 2/14/14

Chuck Hagel: the Pentagon's Invisible Man? -- The American Conservative -- 1/23/14

Rise of the Bronies! The male fanbase for 'My Little Pony' caught even the show's creators off-guard -- The American Conservative -- 1/3/14

Local Courts Reviving 'Debtor's Prisons' for Overdue Fines and Fees -- -- 12/26/13

Why the 'Warthog' Matters, or, A Turf Battle Amid Sequestration -- The American Conservative -- 11/29/13

For the first time you can watch the Earth spin from your browser -- -- 11/22/13

Pols, states claim new EPA water reg could bring feds into your backyard -- -- 11/21/13

Snowden Shakes Up Washington -- The American Conservative -- 11/5/13

Red Flags? Company behind ObamaCare site has checkered past -- -- 10/23/13

Legal Pot Goes Local in Colorado -- The American Conservative - 10/18/13

$93M ObamaCare website may face months of glitches, experts warn -- -- 10/9/13

The Military's Prescription Drug Addiction -- The American Conservative Magazine -- 10/3/13

40-years of the "Fighter Mafia": Informal military group of subversives for reform -- The American Conservative -- 9/20/13

20th Anniversary of X-Files: Only for a Pre-9/11 World -- 9/11/13

Neocons Are Back, But Not in the GOP -- The American Conservative -- 9/5/13

Col. Gian Gentile Talks COIN and 'Savior Generals," in His New Book -- The American Conservative Magazine -- 8/22/13

The Right Rallies to Edward Snowden -- The American Conservative -- 8/8/13

Meet the Next Martians: Aspiring Red Planet Colonists in Washington D.C -- -- 8/5/13

Our Afghanistan Wasteland: Why we are leaving $7B in Military Gear Behind -- -- 7/11/13

World War Z:Forget the Movie, Read the Book --- -- 6/18/13

VA Whistleblower Ignites Firestorm Over Vets Illnesses -- American Conservative Magazine -- 5/10/13

Nick Turse, Exhuming Vietnam: An interview with the author of 'Kill Anything That Moves'-- -- 3/5/13

The Sad Truth About Gitmo -- The American Conservative Magazine -- 2/7/13

Surviving War, Falling to Suicide: Brain injuries, post-traumatic stress, and depression are as hazardous as any battlefield -- The American Conservative -- 1/1/13

The Babies Will Haunt Us -- -- 12/18/12

10 years of DHS: Blessing or 'bureaucratic monstrosity'? -- -- 12/8/12

Syrian government websites find suitable host in US servers -- -- 12/5/12

The fall of Petraeus -- The Spectator (UK) - 11/17/12

Are we Ignoring the Looming Sunni-Shia Crisis? -- The American Conservative -- 11/9/12

Morning After Coverage Election 2012: Gridlock as usual or new era of compromise? -- FOXNews/com -- 11/7/12

FOX News Election Night coverage: Slivers of hope in economic recovery helped boost Obama -- -- 11/6/12

Will Blasphemy Laws Derail the Egyptian Revolution? -- The American Conservative -- 11/1/12

The Drug War Devolves in Honduras -- The American Conservative -- 10/26/12

VA Resists Registry for Victims of Iraq/Afghanistan Burn Pits - The American Conservative --10/15/12

Marijuana Legalization's Tipping Point -- The American Conservative -- 10/10/12

What really brought down the Occupy movement? -- The American Conservative -- 9/19/12

Learning to Eat Soup with a Spoon (opinion) -- The American Conservative -- 8/31/12

Revisiting Iraq -- The American Conservative -- 8/22/12

Is there a future for the Federal Protective Service? -- Homeland Security Today Magazine -- July 2012 (digital version only)

Where is Hillary Clinton? The American Conservative Magazine -- 6/21/12

Once-Censored WWII Film Smashes Cliches -- The American Conservative -- 5/30/12

Are we Ready for Iran? -- Homeland Security Today Magazine -- April 2012 cover (digital)

Embassy to Nowhere: The State Department's $750 million Baghdad boondoggle -- The American Conservative -- April 2012

Remembering writer and author Jeff Huber -- -- 3/13/12

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It's real! Navy test-fires first working prototype railgun -- -- 2/28/12

Gitmo's Prying Eyes:The Defense Department wages war on attorney-client privilege -- The American Conservative Magazine -- February 2012

Slowly, Toxic Vets Get Recognition -- -- Feb. 7, 2012

Unpatriotic Act: Indefinite Military Detention Comes to the Homefront -- The American Conservative -- January 2012 (PDF only)

Michael Hastings vs. Team America -- A Review of "The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan" -- --1/17/12

Dark Days for Government Whistleblowers: An Interview with Jesselyn Radack & Tom Drake -- -- 1/4/12

Nuclear Money Pit: America's atomic arsenal is stuck in the Cold War era -- The American Conservative Magazine, December 2011

The Giant New DHS HQ is Coming Along Nicely -- But Will Congress Let it Continue? -- Homeland Security Today -- November 2011 (cover, print edition)

Hollywood Left Behind (So What's Stephen Colbert's Secret to Big Activism?) -- The American Conservative-- October 2011 issue

Q & A: Winslow Wheeler Shakes Off 'Gadfly' Epithet -- -- 10/17/2011

Analysts, lawmakers, diplomats puzzle over meaning of Iranian plot -- Homeland Security Today -- 10/13/11

Assassination Plot--Experts Analyze Iranian Intentions -- Homeland Security Today -- 10/12/11

The Next DHS Mission: the Digital Schoolroom -- Homeland Security Today -- October 2011

Who's Afraid of Peter Van Burens Book? (Book review & analysis) -- -- 10/4/11

A Season of Wind and Water: amid unprecedented storm crises,is FEMA finally achieving success? -- Homeland Security Today -- Cover story, September 2011

The Public Safety Squeeze: First responders feel effects of weak economy -- Homeland Security Today -- September 2011

Truth Emerges About IED Carnage -- (opinion) -- 8/2/2011

Navy to Invest More Than $100M to Bolster Science, Tech Education -- -- 6/15/11

Pat Down Dust-up Renews TSA Screening Debate -- Homeland Security Today Magazine -- June 2011 (digital magazine version)

Blessing or Curse: Conflicting interests in Washington on Immigrants -- -- 5/31/11

Born to Consume: For MTV, teen pregnancy is big business -- The American Conservative Magazine -- July 2011

DoD Dodges Deadly Dust -- -- 5/24/11

Bloody Mexican Gangs Make It 'Official,' with Uniforms, Insignia -- -- 5/23/11

NEW! Poisoned Generation:For Iraq's Children, the War in Not Over -- Cover: The American Conservative -- April 2011

Searching for Meaning in the Afghan Riots -- -- 4/12/11

Scientists Break World Record With Futuristic Free-Electron Laser -- -- 2/20/11

CPAC 2011: Conservative Conference Beset By Accusations of Pro-Gay Takeover, Muslim Agenda -- -- 1/18/11

CPAC 2011: Conservatives at CPAC Rally for Border Enforcement -- -- 2/9/11

Conservative Conference Beset By Accusations of Pro-Gay Takeover, Muslim Agenda -- -- 1/16/11

Bumps in the Road to St. Elizabeth's -- Homeland Security Today -- January 2011

Up in Smoke -- The American Conservative -- December 2010

New! -- Vlahos on TV: Talking about the GOP Sweep and its impact on Afghanistan War -- Russia Today Crosstalk -- 11/5/10

Schools Tracking Students Like They're Criminals (or Animals) -- -- 10/27/10

National Guard: Next Generation -- Homeland Security Today -- 9/24/10

Private Security Firms Keep Tabs on Protesters -- -- 9/20/10

Why Muqtada al-Sadr Haunts the White House -- -- 8/31/10

Vlahos on Russia Today -- The real meaning behind the Afghan parliamentary elections -- 9/17/10

Vlahos on Russia Today TV: the Iraq combat troop withdrawal -- 8/31/10

Sarah Palin's Herbal Tea -- The American Conservative -- 8/2/10

Taking a Look at New Antiwar Republicans -- -- 7/27/10

Exum's Challenge: Game On! Debating full withdrawal from Afghanistan -- -- 7/6/10

If a Hurricane Hits Haiti -- Homeland Security Today Magazine -- June 2010

Vlahos on TV: Can Karzai and Clinton mend differences? -- Russia Today -- 5/11/10

Killer Cocktail: PTSD and your local police -- -- 4/27/10

Watch Kelley Vlahos on Judge Napolitano's Fox News Freedom Watch -- 4/27/10

Speak No Evil -- The American Conservative Magazine -- April 2010

Rand Paul Revolution -- The American Conservative -- March 2010

The Fortress to Come: New DHS HQ rises from St. E's Mental Hospital -- Homeland Security Today -- April 2010 (digital magazine version)

With Palin as Inspiration, More Conservative Women Making Voices Heard -- -- Feb. 19, 2010

'Freedom' Just Another Word for ... Big Debate at Conservative Conference -- -- Feb. 18, 2010

Conservative Filmmaker Gets Rock Star Treament at CPAC -- -- Feb. 18, 2010

Fall Out For DHS After Fort Hood -- Homeland Security Today Magazine -- January 2010

Spinning out of control: The Pentagon propaganda plan to win hearts and minds -- of Americans -- The American Conservative -- January 2010

On TV: Vlahos on the politics behind Surge II in Afghanistan -- Russia Today -- 12/10/09

Lieberman-Collins Invoke Radical Islam at Fort Hood Hearing -- Homeland Security Today -- 11/20/09

DC Summit Convenes Military 'Cyber Warriors' -- Homeland Security Today -- 11/18/09

Overflow Crowd Gets Glimpse of New DHS HQ Plans -- Homeland Security Today -- 10/27/09

Black Republicans Say 2010 Will Be Their Year -- -- 10/12/09

The Taliban Toll: How American taxpayer dollars are being used to fund our Afghan enemies -- The American Conservative Magazine -- Nov. 1, 2009

On TV: Vlahos on the "civilian surge" in Afghanistan -- Russia Today -- 9/18/09

Burn Victims: Toxic exposure torments soldiers long after their tours end -- The American Conservative Magazine -- October 2009

One-Sided COIN: The Military Industrial Complex Surges Washington -- The American Conservative Magazine -- August 2009

Obama Regulatory Czar's Confirmation Held Up by Hunting Rights Proponent -- -- 7/22/09

College Republicans Demoted at Two Religious Universities -- -- 7/1/09

'X-File' Vet May Be Link To Burn-Pit Truth -- -- 6/30/09

Concealed Carry Debate Underscores Gun Rights and Free Speech on Campus -- -- 6/04/09

Labor's Day at DHS -- Homeland Security Today Magazine -- June 2009

Opinion: 'March of Freedom' a Trail of Tears -- -- 5/21/09

In his Sights: Will the Obama Administration Come for Your Guns? -- The American Conservative -- 5/18/09

Testing Time for TSA -- Homeland Security Today Magazine (cover) -- May 2009

Rough Road To Real ID -- Homeland Security Today Magazine -- May 2009

First 100 Days of National Security: Obama's Centrist Approach Angers Fans, Pleases Critics -- -- 4/23/09

Opinion: Ill Veterans Demand Answers -- -- 4/23/09

The Nuts and Bolts of Procurement Reform -- Homeland Security Today -- April 2009

Afghan Law That 'Legalizes Rape' Poses Problem for Obama and Clinton -- -- 4/4/09

Further Military Commitment in Afghanistan May Be Toughest Sell Yet -- -- 3/25/09

Consolidating Congress -- Homeland Security Today Magazine (digital magazine edition) -- March 2009

House Readies Passage of Volunteerism Bill Critics Call Pricey, Forced Service -- -- 3/18/09

Activists to Prod Obama, Congress to Overturn 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' -- -- 3/12/09

Higher Law: For marijuana policy, states rights is the best medicine -- PDF Only -- The American Conservative -- March 2009

What's The Future Of American Conservatism? Join The Live Chat Tuesday At Noon -- Vlahos on NPR -- 3/3/09

Conservatives Seek Next Ronald Reagan -- -- 2/27/09

Conservatives Search Their Souls for Return to Principles -- -- 2/26/2009

The Fate of FEMA -- Homeland Security Today Magazine -- February 2009 -- (Digital Magazine Edition)

Homeland Offense:Washington contemplates deploying the Armed Forces for domestic law enforcement -- The American Conservative -- February 2009

Guarding the Food Front -- Homeland Security Today Magazine -- February 2009 -- (Digital Magazine edition)

Last Republican Standing? Cornyn Takes Fight to Democrats -- -- 1/28/2009

Shinseki to Enter Veterans Affairs With Daunting Task of Job Creation for Soldiers -- -- 1/13/2009

The Bio-Watchers -- Homeland Security Today Magazine -- January 2009

DHS bio-lab selection expected to move quickly -- Homeland Security Today Magazine -- January 2009

Why the Government Needs More Rammy Barbaris -- Homeland Security Today Magazine -- December 2008

Clinton Cabinet: The politics of change look surprisingly familiar -- American Conservative Magazine -- December 1, 2008

Battle of the Bio-Labs -- Homeland Security Today Magazine -- November 2008

Iraqis Appear to Play Out Election Clock in Deal on U.S. Troops Status -- -- 10/20/08

Fire Sale: How finance, insurance, and real estate lobbyists bought a bailout -- The American Conservative Magazine -- October 20, 2008

Country First? Randy Scheunemann isnt the only foreign agent with McCains ear -- The American Conservative Magazine -- October 6, 2008

Seeking Eyes in the Sky: DHS and Other Federal Agencies May Control Classified Domestic Satellite Info -- Homeland Security Today - September 2008

ON TV :Kelley Vlahos on Al Jazeera English -- "Inside USA: Examining Obama's Policies (part 1)" -- broadcast date 9/12/08

The Life and Death of Luis Aguilar -- Homeland Security Today -- September 2008

GOP Convention '08 - Democrats Rush To Define Palin by Policy, Not Personality -- -- 9/4/08

GOP Convention '08 -- Ron Paul Tops Off Rally For Republic With Fiery Speech-- -- 9/03/08

GOP Convention '08 -- Lieberman Speaking Slot Shows Favor Among GOP, Possible Future in McCain Cabinet -- -- 9/02/08

GOP Convention '08 -- Palin Pick Offers Enthusiasm Despite Newly Learned Family Woes -- -- 9/1/08

Innocents Lost: Refugees of the war we waged turn to prostitution to survive -- The American Conservative (PDF) -- August 2008

Obama Camp Aims to Capitalize on Ralph Reed Link to McCain -- -- 8/21/08

Gwatney Remembered as Brash, Witty Leader in Arkansas -- -- 8/14/08

Passing the Baton: Will DHS Survive its First Presidential Transition? -- HSToday -- August 2008

DHS: Clash of Cultures -- HSToday -- July 2008

Admitting Failure: Lowering Standards to Man the Surge -- The American Conservative -- June 2008

Moderates Could Find It Difficult to Ride McCains Coattails -- 7/3/08

Moderate Freshman Democrats Fight to Hold 2006 House Wins -- -- 6/16/08

Haunted House on a Hill: DHS and St. Elizabeths -- Homeland Security Today Magazine -- June 2008

GOP Pins Hopes on Wealthy, Self-Funded Candidates -- -- 5/3/08

Women at War: The strain of Iraq forced the shock integration of women into the military -- The American Conservative -- April 2008

With Interest in 08 Race Worldwide, Obamamania Extends Beyond U.S. Borders -- April 14

McCain Set to Take the Federal Financing Plunge -- -- 4/8/08

Clinton Pushes Housing Market Fixes As Campaign Manager Sits on Board of Bankrupt Lender -- -- 3/30/08

GOP Faces Long Odds in Bid to Retake House in November -- -- 3/24/08

A Safer Home on the Range: Is the Government Doing Enough To Protect the Nation's Livestock and Poultry? -- HSToday Magazine -- March 2008

Hired Guns: You go to war with the Army you buy, not the Army you have -- The American Conservative -- November 2007

War Whisperers: 2008 Hopefuls Hire the Old Guard -- The American Conservative -- October 2007



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