Kathleen Troia Mcfarland resign – CWEB.com
It was reported that Kathleen Troia McFarland has been nominated to be the 17th US Ambassador to Singapore, pending Senate confirmation. National security adviser K.T. McFarland will leave her National Security Council post and will be named the U.S. ambassador to Singapore, an administration official said.
After the Ford administration left office, and with a desire as she later said to be “taken really seriously,” Troia by dint of a scholarship studied at Oxford University. There she earned a combined master’s degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. Then she went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she undertook concentrations on nuclear weapons, China, and the Soviet Union. She spent three years there in study toward PhD, ending up in the all but dissertation state. The title of her unfinished thesis was “The Sino-Soviet nuclear confrontation of 1969 from the point of view of the Herman Kahn stepladder period of escalation”. A second thesis attempt may have been entitled “The President’s Strategic Defense Initiative”.
She returned to Washington in 1981 following the election of Ronald Reagan as President and the new Republican majority in the U.S. Senate and became a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee staff, working for chair John Tower. There she worked on the preparation of committee briefings and talking points