Thomas Donnelly

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Thomas Donnelly is a research fellow in defense and security policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), editor of AEI's monthly National Security Outlook [1] and the Armed Forces Journal, and a contributing writer to the Weekly Standard online. [2][3]

Donnelly was appointed February 10, 2005, to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist for a two-year term expiring December 31, 2006. [4][5]


"Before coming to AEI, he served as the director of strategic communications and initiatives at Lockheed Martin [2002]." [6]

Donnelly was deputy executive director of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) (1999-2002); Director of the Policy Group, Committee on National Security (now the Committee on Armed Services), U.S. House of Representatives (1996-1999); and a professional staff member, Committee on National Security, U.S. House of Representatives (1995). [7]

Donnelly began his career as a journalist at The Journal newspapers in the Washington, D.C. area in 1978. He served as Executive editor of The National Interest (1994-1995) and Editor of the Army Times (1987-1993). In 1985, he helped to launch Defense News and became its Deputy Editor (1984-1987). [8]

Donnelly was the principal author of Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century published in September 2000 by the PNAC.

Donnelly is a Washington, D.C. native, born June 13, 1953, and educated at Sidwell Friends School. He received his M.I.P.P. from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at John Hopkins and a B.A. from Ithaca College. [9][10]


Published Works

  • The Military We Need: The Defense Requirements of the Bush Doctrine, AEI Press 2005 ISBN 0844742295.[11]
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom: A Strategic Assessment, AEI Press 2004 ISBN 0844741957.[12]
  • With Sean Naylor, Clash of Chariots. The Great Tank Battle, Berkley Publishing Group 1996 (Paperback) ISBN 0425168719; (Hardcover) ISBN 042515307X. [13]
  • With Caleb Baker and Margaret Roth, Operation Just Cause. The Invasion of Panama, Lexington Books 1991 (Hardcover) ISBN 0669249750. [14]


PNAC Documents

The following are listed in reverse chronological order.

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Articles & Commentary