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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 — Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday that the U.S. engagement in Syria is not open-ended and that all Pentagon actions in that...

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary James Mattis said military personnel who were held as prisoners or who remain missing are owed “an irredeemable debt of...

    WASHINGTON — The Chinese military has stopped critical military-to-military talks with the U.S. throwing in jeopardy the lynchpin of Defense Secretary James Mattis’s strategy...

    WASHINGTON — The risk of sexual assault at U.S. military bases at home and abroad varies greatly depending on the age of base personnel,...

    WASHINGTON — The Army said it will convert two brigades to have stronger armor portfolios, an early shift in what will be a sustained effort to...

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said it plans a more aggressive, forward-acting policy to deter and deliver cyber warfare attacks, with a focus on the...

    WASHINGTON —Talks on a resuming on-the-ground searches of the remains for U.S. servicemen missing from the Korean conflict could begin next month with the...

    WASHINGTON — The effort to launch a proposal for the Space Force service branch has too much focus on things like uniforms and not...

    WASHINGTON —The number of terrorist attacks worldwide dropped by 23 percent in 2017, with 56 percent of the attacks occurring in five countries, the State Department...

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has begun the process to determine if creating a full-time U.S. military base in Poland is feasible, officials said Wednesday. On...