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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 Senate received the formal nomination of Mark Esper to be secretary of defense Monday afternoon, setting off what the Pentagon hopes...

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is unilaterally moving to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants, declaring that asylum seekers who pass through...

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says changes under new military leadership in Afghanistan have altered the balance in the battle against the Taliban while continuing...

    WASHINGTON — ISIS is stronger today than Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) was in 2011 when the U.S. withdrew most of its forces from...

    WASHINGTON — Turkey is assembling the first parts of the Russian S-400 anti-missile system, pushing its relationship with the Pentagon and NATO to a...

    WASHINGTON — Another U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan, even as peace talks are said to be in their best position ever. The Pentagon...

    WASHINGTON — While the world was watching Iran in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday and Thursday, Tehran was attacking Kurdish opposition targets along and...

    WASHINGTON — The House approved its version of the 2020 defense bill Friday, passing a measure that blocks President Donald Trump from a variety...

    WASHINGTON — A confirmation hearing on the nomination of Mark Esper to be defense secretary is scheduled for Tuesday, in a bipartisan effort to...

    WASHINGTON — For more than five years, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) broke its own policies for handling cases of non-citizen veterans...