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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 — The Pentagon is wrapping up its initial tasks assigned to the troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border and is waiting — and...

    WASHINGTON — DARPA is launching a new mission to achieve a goal long sought by many — the elusive panacea to compete more efficiently...

    WASHINGTON — Two more U.S. navy ships sailed through the Taiwan Strait in a continued demonstration of Washington’s marker declaring the waters international and...

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is not planning any immediate exercises in the Black Sea region despite increasing Russian aggressiveness against Ukrainian territory and assets,...

    WASHINGTON — There is no “smoking gun” linking the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Defense Secretary James...

    According to the NCIS, inmates throughout South Carolina and their civilian partners identified and targeted military service members through social media forums and online dating websites.

    WASHINGTON — The United States must continue to support both military and peace efforts in Yemen in order to burnish anti-terrorist steps critical to...

    WASHINGTON — Silicon Valley may have heard the lament of the nation’s top military officer, who recently implored U.S. companies to work with the...

    WASHINGTON — The fight against ISIS in Syria is very tough and dangerous, and should not be confused with the setting of a television...

    WASHINGTON — You may have missed it, but the first official presidential candidate for 2020 is officially nominated and has started campaigning. The Prohibition Party,...