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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.

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Articles by Kellan Howell

In this image released by the U.S. Navy, a Russian SU-24 jet makes a close-range and low altitude pass near the USS Donald Cook on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in the Baltic Sea. The Russian attack planes buzzed the U.S. Navy destroyer multiple times on Monday and Tuesday, at one point coming so close, an estimated 30 feet, that they created wakes in the water around the ship, a U.S. official said Wednesday, April 13. (U.S. Navy via AP)

China op-ed: Russia ‘humiliated’ U.S. with fly-by of warship

A new op-ed published by the Global Times, the mouthpiece of the ruling Chinese Communist Party, claims that Russia "humiliated" an "arrogant" United States when its warplanes buzzed a U.S. Navy ship in the Baltic Sea earlier this week. Published April 15, 2016

The Griswolds from Australia rock at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club

Aussie indie rockers The Griswolds swung through Washington's 9:30 Club this unseasonably cold weekend and banished winter with an upbeat, high-energy performance that left this concertgoer feeling as re-energized as if she had just returned from an Australian beach vacation. Published April 11, 2016