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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.

    European researchers said the Insect Allies program could create the potential to use insects to deliver a “new class of biological weapon."

    WASHINGTON —Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Thursday that Russia must be held accountable for its disregard of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and...

    WASHINGTON — The Navy veteran accused of mailing letters containing castor seeds to the White House and Pentagon may have tried and failed to...

    The Army, Navy, Air Force and nuclear capabilities individually also were rated “marginal,” while the Marine Corps was rated “weak,” according to the Heritage Foundation's “2019 Index of U.S. Military Strength."

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. is not seeking war with Iran but is ready to deal Tehran a swift blow if its actions in the...

    WASHINGTON — Pakistan should receive more credit for the support it has given the United States in the 17-year war in Afghanistan, and to...

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is facing missile issues today, thanks to the Russians. One from a friend, one from a foe. The friend is India,...

    WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary James Mattis said Tuesday that the U.S. will continue to support French anti-terrorism efforts in Africa despite a Pentagon review...

    WASHINGTON — Iranian missiles fired into eastern Syria early Monday came within three miles of U.S. troops and even closer to other elements of...

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon closed its off-site mail handling facility Monday after workers isolated suspicious packages that later tested for ricin, a highly potent...