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Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering defense and national security. Originally from Williamsburg, Virginia, Kellan graduated from James Madison University where she received bachelor's degrees in media arts and design and international affairs with a concentration in western European politics.

During her time at JMU, she interned for British technology and business news website "ITPro" in London and worked as a freelance reporter for The Washington Guardian. She was also an executive editor of 22807, a new student magazine covering arts and culture in the JMU community.

Kellan can be reached at

Articles by Kellan Howell

Planes taxi on runways at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York in this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Drones over JFK airport prompts federal terror alert

The Department of Homeland Security issued a warning to law enforcement that drones could be used by terrorists after pilots at John F. Kennedy International spotted a third drone in as many days near the runway Sunday. Published August 4, 2015

White House press secretary Josh Earnest answers a question on the battle against the Islamic State group in Iraq, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Iran accuses U.S. of already breaking nuclear deal

Iran has filed a complaint with the International Atomic Energy Agency alleging that the U.S. has already broken terms of the nuclear weapons deal, citing comments made by White House press secretary Josh Earnest. Published August 4, 2015

Water tower at Camp Shelby.

Shots fired at soldiers at Camp Shelby

Police are searching for two white males that allegedly fired shots at a group of soldiers at the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Mississippi on Tuesday. Published August 4, 2015

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced an unprecedented agreement to limit carbon emissions in an attempt to fight climate change, in this 2014 file photo. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

U.S. will retaliate against China for OPM hacks

The Obama administration announced Friday that it would retaliate against China for the theft of more than 20 million Americans' personal information in a massive hack of the Office of Personnel Management. Published August 1, 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during a plenary session of an economic forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 19, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Putin orders 'destruction' of Western foods

In the latest move of an international sanctions war, Russia has ordered the "destruction" of all food brought into the country against import bans on Western products. Published July 31, 2015

The first F-35B fighter jet attached to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 arrives at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Yuma, Ariz., on Nov. 16, 2012. (Associated Press/The Yuma Sun, Craig Fry) **FILE**

Marine F-35 jets deemed ready for combat

A small batch of the highly anticipated -- and much-criticized -- F-35B Joint Strike Fighter jets have been approved for combat use by the Marines. Published July 31, 2015