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,the often sharped-penned defense columnist..."   -- ZenPundit


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New Headlines:

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

Proponents look to expand marijuana legalization in November -- Foxnews.com -- 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? -- Foxnews.com -- 8/29/14

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

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

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

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

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

Bankrupt California city eyes marijuana for revenue -- Foxnews.com -- 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? -- Foxnews.com -- 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 -- FOXNews.com -- 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 -- FoxNews.com -- 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 -- FOXNews.com -- 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 -- Foxnews.com -- 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 -- FOXNews.com -- 11/22/13

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

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

Red Flags? Company behind ObamaCare site has checkered past -- FOXNews.com -- 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 -- FOXNews.com -- 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 -- Antiwar.com-- 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 -- FOXNews.com -- 8/5/13

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

World War Z:Forget the Movie, Read the Book --- Antiwar.com -- 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'-- Antiwar.com -- 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 -- Antiwar.com -- 12/18/12

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

Syrian government websites find suitable host in US servers -- FOXNews.com -- 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 -- FOXNews.com -- 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 -- Antiwar.com -- 3/13/12

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It's real! Navy test-fires first working prototype railgun -- FOXNews.com -- 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 -- Antiwar.com -- 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" -- Antiwar.com --1/17/12

Dark Days for Government Whistleblowers: An Interview with Jesselyn Radack & Tom Drake -- Antiwar.com -- 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 -- Antiwar.com -- 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) -- Antiwar.com -- 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 -- Antiwar.com (opinion) -- 8/2/2011

Navy to Invest More Than $100M to Bolster Science, Tech Education -- FOXNews.com -- 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 -- FOXNews.com -- 5/31/11

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

DoD Dodges Deadly Dust -- Antiwar.com -- 5/24/11

Bloody Mexican Gangs Make It 'Official,' with Uniforms, Insignia -- FOXNews.com -- 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 -- Antiwar.com -- 4/12/11

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

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

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

Conservative Conference Beset By Accusations of Pro-Gay Takeover, Muslim Agenda -- FOXNews.com -- 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) -- CriminalJustice.Change.org -- 10/27/10

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

Private Security Firms Keep Tabs on Protesters -- CriminalJustice.Change.org -- 9/20/10

Why Muqtada al-Sadr Haunts the White House -- Antiwar.com -- 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 -- Antiwar.com -- 7/27/10

Exum's Challenge: Game On! Debating full withdrawal from Afghanistan -- Antiwar.com -- 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 -- Antiwar.com -- 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 -- FOXNews.com -- Feb. 19, 2010

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

Conservative Filmmaker Gets Rock Star Treament at CPAC -- FOXNews.com -- 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 -- FOXNews.com -- 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 -- FOXNews.com -- 7/22/09

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

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

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

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

Opinion: 'March of Freedom' a Trail of Tears -- Antiwar.com -- 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 -- FOXNews.com -- 4/23/09

Opinion: Ill Veterans Demand Answers -- Antiwar.com -- 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 -- FOXNews.com -- 4/4/09

Further Military Commitment in Afghanistan May Be Toughest Sell Yet -- FOXNews.com -- 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 -- FOXNews.com -- 3/18/09

Activists to Prod Obama, Congress to Overturn 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' -- FOXNews.com -- 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 -- FOXNews.com -- 2/27/09

Conservatives Search Their Souls for Return to Principles -- FOXNews.com -- 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 -- FOXNews.com -- 1/28/2009

Shinseki to Enter Veterans Affairs With Daunting Task of Job Creation for Soldiers -- FOXNews.com -- 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 -- FOXNews.com -- 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 -- FOXNews.com -- 9/4/08

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

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

GOP Convention '08 -- Palin Pick Offers Enthusiasm Despite Newly Learned Family Woes -- FOXNews.com -- 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 -- FOXNews.com -- 8/21/08

Gwatney Remembered as Brash, Witty Leader in Arkansas -- FOXNews.com -- 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 --FOXNews.com -- 7/3/08

Moderate Freshman Democrats Fight to Hold 2006 House Wins -- FOXNews.com -- 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 -- FOXNews.com -- 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 --FOXNews.com -- April 14

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

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

GOP Faces Long Odds in Bid to Retake House in November -- FOXNews.com -- 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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