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    Tom Squitieri

    Tom Squitieri
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    Tom Squitieri is the is the Talk Media News Pentagon Correspondent, reporting on conflicts, the military, defense, and the diplomatic and political swirl that influence those critical areas. His more than 30 years experience in daily journalism – from an underground newspaper in western Pennsylvania to USA TODAY – has produced deep and wide reporting in coverage of dozens of international conflicts, national politics and government, defense, crime, breaking news, Congress and the White House, and political scandals and intrigue. He writes in ways to engage, stimulate and connect with all kinds of people. Tom has an uncanny knack for rendering complex ideas into simple compelling text; those skills have resulted in three Overseas Press Club Awards and three White House Correspondents’ Association awards as a journalist and, in the public relations arena, a winner of a 2007 Communicator Award of Distinction and finalist for a 2015 Gold SABRE North America award. He is a member and former officer of the Overseas Press Club and the National Press Club and has been on all seven continents. In academics, Tom is an adjunct professor at American University, teaching courses on “The Media and Foreign Policy” and “Writing for Communication.” Tom also created classes and taught speech writing and presentation as part of a communication skills program developed for the group Ladies America, a national organization that connects, educates and mentors professional women. In addition for three years he also spoke on the role of the media in political campaigns at the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University, with the class on Political Communications Strategy. Previously, Tom was invited to create and then teach a unique college course at Washington and Jefferson College that combines journalism, public affairs, ethics, philosophy, current affairs and war zone survival skills into a practical application to broaden thinking and day-to-day success. That course guides students on how to ask questions that cannot be dodged, provide answers that are detailed and on-point, and unleash the ability to think on one’s feet and use all of one’s senses. It also teaches the merits of when to be silent and how to write creatively and clearly. A native of Pittsburgh, Tom is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College and Burrell High School.

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon began sharing information with Saudi Arabia about the nature of the drone and missile attack that surgically destroyed much of...

    WASHINGTON — A U.S. service personnel was killed in Afghanistan on Monday, pushing the number of those killed in action this year to the...

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon won a rare battle with the Trump administration now that the White House is releasing $250 million in military aid...

    STUTTGART, Germany — For almost four decades, the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviets seemed to depend on what would happen in...

    Today’s ceremony will be the last for several months as the park is to be closed to permit repairs.

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon successfully conducted a test of its high-grade anti-missile system on Friday, a test using a remote launcher kit that opens...

    WASHINGTON — A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan on Friday, even as the efforts to strike a peace accord with the Taliban...

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Command was officially launched today, the first step toward adding a new armed branch of military service focused on...

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s top two officials said they are increasingly concerned about a growing rift between Japan and South Korea, with the two...

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has authorized awarding an existing medal to troops who are deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border. The announcement came less than one...