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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 — Two U.S. warships passed through the Strait of Hormuz without any provocation from nearby Iranian military assets in what could be a...

    Like human veterans, many dogs have post-traumatic stress disorder. Others are bothered by loud noises. At Mission K9 Rescue ranch in Texas, dogs are pampered and helped to refocus on life outside of war zones — the only life they have known.

    WASHINGTON — The USS Abraham Lincoln, the Leyte Gulf cruiser and destroyers Bainbridge, Mason and Nitze have reached the Gulf of Oman and are...

    The impact of the announcement may be more symbolic than decisive.

    WASHINGTON — Britain’s Defense Ministry said the comments of one its top generals regarding possible threats from Iran “made it clear” he recognizes possibles...

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon lags behind the rest of the federal government in implementing priority recommendations identified by the non-partisan Government Accounting Office, a...

    WASHINGTON — A top general in the U.S.-led Operation Inherent Resolve said Tuesday there has been no “increased threat from Iranian backed” groups to...

    WASHINGTON — The intelligence community’s research and development wing is inviting problems solvers to compete in a new forecasting challenge to predict in diverse...

    WASHINGTON — The proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border could soon resemble the parade of bricks often seen on university campuses, walkways in a...

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s new focus on the Arctic roared into view on Monday with a 12-day multi-service training exercise on and above the...