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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 khowell@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Kellan Howell

In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader on Sunday, March 20, 2016, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks to a crowd in the northern city of Mashhad, Iran. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP) ** FILE **

Iran accuses U.S. of breaking nuclear deal

Iranian officials are accusing the U.S. of violating the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran by not releasing enough sanctions to the Islamic Republic, according to regional media reports. Published April 5, 2016

Syrian rebels attend a training session in Maaret Ikhwan near Idlib, Syria, on Dec. 17, 2012. (Associated Press) **FILE**

U.S. military launches second training program for Syrian rebels

The U.S. military said Friday is has started training dozens of Syrian opposition fighters to combat the Islamic State terrorist group, in a revamped program that officials hope will not run into the same problems that doomed the first rebel training program in Turkey last year. Published April 1, 2016

An image shared by Islamic State news agency al-Furat shows a militant standing in front of the German chancellor's office in flames. (Image: Vocativ)

ISIS calls for attacks on German airport

A week after the Islamic State claimed responsibility for suicide bombing in Brussels that killed 31 people, the terrorist group issued a chilling call on social media for similar attacks in Germany. Published March 31, 2016

In this Dec. 6, 2006, file photo, reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, a shackled detainee is transported away from his annual Administrative Review Board hearing with U.S. officials, in Camp Delta detention center at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Llinsley, File)

Pentagon moves to transfer a dozen more Gitmo detainees

The Pentagon plans to transfer about a dozen more detainees from the Guantanamo detention facility in Cuba to at least two countries that have agreed to take them, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Published March 31, 2016

Kyle Cardenas, an Iraq war veteran was allegedly Tasered seven times by police who entered his home after he called the VA hotline during a PTSD attack. (Image: ABC 15)

Arizona cops accused of excessive force against vet with PTSD

An Arizona family is planning to file a lawsuit against local police after they allegedly stormed their home and shocked a military veteran multiple times with a stun gun while he was suffering a PTSD panic attack. Published March 30, 2016

Donald Trump has received high unfavorable ratings among women. A recent Fox News national poll showed 67 percent of women had negative views of Mr. Trump compared with 30 percent who had favorable views. (Associated Press)

Most Americans support torture for terror suspects: poll

Nearly two-thirds of Americans support the use of torture to extract information from suspected terrorists, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll -- a level of support typically seen in countries such as Nigeria where militant attacks are common. Published March 30, 2016