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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 — Turkey plans to move into the pivotal Syrian city of Manbij immediately after U.S. forces pull out, preempting any attempt by Syrian...

    WASHINGTON — About two-thirds of key Pentagon installations are likely to be vulnerable to climate change as soon as two decades, under threat from...

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon could not say if ISIS is or is not defeated in Syria in the wake of an attack this week...

    WASHINGTON — A U.S. soldier has died from wounds sustained in a combat operation this month in Afghanistan, the first combat death in that...

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has launched efforts to build a new missile defense system for the United States and it seems to come down...

    WASHINGTON — Chinese officials told the Pentagon’s top Navy official that “no outside interference will be tolerated” in Beijing’s quest to reoccupy Taiwan. Chinese General...

    WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials continue to struggle to determine what President Donald Trump seeks in creating a safe zone in northern Syria, all the...

    WASHINGTON — The partial government shutdown is having a particularly strong impact on the millions of Americans who deal with mental illness, ratcheting up...

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. and U.K. navies joined forces to sail through the South China Sea, part of the increased effort by the two...

    WASHINGTON — Two U.S. service personnel were killed in an explosion triggered by a suicide bomber in eastern Syria Wednesday, with ISIS claiming responsibility,...