Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • (202) 465-8700
  • Authors Posts by Tom Squitieri

    Tom Squitieri

    Tom Squitieri
    783 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
    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 Department of Homeland Security is seeking $5 billion for construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and $232 million to add...

    WASHINGTON — For the fifth consecutive year, the Pentagon is seeking an increase in the amount of money it wants to spend for top-secret...

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon sent to Capitol Hill on Monday a 21-page list of military construction projects that could have their funding shifted to...

    WASHINGTON — France’s defense minister said Monday that the NATO alliance “should be unconditional” and called out President Donald Trump’s disparagement of the alliance...

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has stopped projecting when  the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition will take the last land held by ISIS in eastern Syria. Officials on...

    WASHINGTON — A French maritime strike force has positioned itself off the coast of Syria to lend new support to the ongoing battle against...

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy sent a flagship through the South China Sea to a port in the Philippines this week, as the Pentagon...

    WASHINGTON — The Marines built much of their modern reputation during World War II by hopping across the Pacific Ocean, storming onto island after...

    WASHINGTON — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan contradicted his commander-in-chief Thursday, saying the Pentagon does not plan to charge allies the entire costs plus...

    WASHINGTON — Top Pentagon officials admitted Thursday that the United States has not launched any new wars despite seeking a massive increase in funding...