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    Tom Squitieri

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    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.

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    WASHINGTON — Congress is looking at bipartisan proposals to slow if not stop President Trump’s desire to remove almost 10,000 U.S. troops from Germany. The...

    WASHINGTON — President Trump said he gave the Navy design tips on how to make its new ships “like a yacht with missiles on...

    WASHINGTON — Recently enacted bans by the Marines and Navy on Confederate flags and materials may be overturned depending on the outcome of a...

    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is extending the military’s presence on the US-Mexico border until at least October 1, 2021, with the goal of replacing...

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is giving out multi-million dollar contracts to entities under COVID-19 funding to support long term business viability and protect domestic...

    WASHINGTON — Sen. Jack Reed, the top Armed Services Democrat, will oppose President Trump's pick to be the next Pentagon policy chief -- Anthony...

    WASHINGTON — China said Monday it is considering new naval drills in the South China Sea in the wake of three U.S. aircraft carrier...

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Mark Esper has ordered an after-action review to evaluate the National Guard’s efforts working with local and federal law enforcement...

    WASHINGTON — The Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee has approved legislation that opens the door to find new names for 10 Army bases currently...