KT McFarland on Principles & Values
A: My decision to do this was prompted by September the 11th . When I left the Reagan administration in the middle 1980s, I was confident that with the Reagan defense build-up, we had put in place the policies that would actually lead to us winning the Cold War, which they did. I felt like I had done my public service, like I could put that behind me, and go off and get married and raise a family, which I have done for the last 20 years. But [the terrorist attacks of] September the 11th changed everything, and I think the stakes are different, much higher in a lot of ways. It's much more difficult than the Cold War was, and it's important for people who have the kind of background I have had, to step forward and see how they can serve once again.
Q: If this is a post-September 11th issue, why not 2002 or 2004?
A: I in fact, did talk to people in the administration about coming back at that point. But I still had little kids at home.
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