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  and the Armed Forces Journal, and a contributing writer to the Weekly Standard online. 
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. 
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). 
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). 
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. 
- "The 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review." Testimony before the Armed Services Committee (U.S. House of Representatives), March 14, 2006.
- "Opening Statement before the U.S. China Economic and Security" before the U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission (Washington), September 15, 2005.
- "The Presence of U.S. Forces in Europe" before the House Armed Services Committee (Washington), February 26, 2003.
- The Military We Need: The Defense Requirements of the Bush Doctrine, AEI Press 2005 ISBN 0844742295.
- Operation Iraqi Freedom: A Strategic Assessment, AEI Press 2004 ISBN 0844741957.
- With Sean Naylor, Clash of Chariots. The Great Tank Battle, Berkley Publishing Group 1996 (Paperback) ISBN 0425168719; (Hardcover) ISBN 042515307X. 
- With Caleb Baker and Margaret Roth, Operation Just Cause. The Invasion of Panama, Lexington Books 1991 (Hardcover) ISBN 0669249750. 
- "The Past as Prologue: An Imperial Manual," Foreign Affairs, July/August 2002.
- "The Underpinnings of the Bush Doctrine," National Security Outlook (ICS UK), January 31, 2003.
- "Bearing the burden," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, July/August 2005.
- Also see National Security Outlook article links posted by ciaonet.org.
The following are listed in reverse chronological order.
- Memorandum: "Defense," December 19, 2001.
- Memorandum: "War on Terrorism," October 31, 2001.
- Memorandum: "Defense," August 2, 2001.
- Memorandum: "Iraq," July 6, 2001. (Link would not open April 15, 2006, and could not be located in the WaybackMachine.)
- Memorandum: "Defense," June 22, 2001.
- Memorandum: "Defense," May 25, 2001.
- With Gary Schmitt, Memorandum: "Defense & the 'Two-War Standard'," May 11, 2001.
- With Gary Schmitt, "Spend More on Defense Now," The Weekly Standard, January 22, 2001.
- Memorandum: "Gulf War Anniversary," January 16, 2001.
- "Preserving Pax Americana. Defense Reform for the Unipolar Moment," Outlook/Hudson Institute, January 2001.
- American Enterprise Institute.
- Armed Forces Journal.
- National Defense University.
- Project for the New American Century.
- U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
Articles & Commentary
- William Hartung and Michelle Ciarrocca, "The Military-Industrial-Think Tank Complex. Corporate Think Tanks and the Doctrine of Aggressive Militarism," Multinational Monitor (ThirdWorldTraveler.com), January/February 2003: "Defense contractor Lockheed Martin recently hired PNAC's deputy director ... Thomas Donnelly."
- Carl Bloice, "Neocons and the Military-Industrial Complex," Left Margin (ZNet), September 5, 2003.
- Conn Hallinan, Commentary: "The Cross of Iron," Foreign Policy in Focus, December 19, 2003.
- "Naming The Enemy. Thomas Donnelly says the 9/11 commission and the Bush Doctrine reach the same conclusion," The New York Sun, July 23, 2004.