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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 — U.S.-led coalition forces in Syria have captured some outlaying villages in the final push to drive ISIS from the dwindling terriitory it...

    WASHINGTON — The Air Force needs to return to more mobile, more sparse roots as a hedge against new tactics by enemies in the...

    WASHINGTON — War is hell, it has often been said for good reason. There are times, however, when it is also ironic. Russian President Vladimir...

    WASHINGTON — It is not just the military personnel in the field with the most advanced weapons that will provide the Pentagon the new...

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. will slash the number of slots for refugees who can legally enter the country next year, despite the rising numbers...

    Scott Stump, president and CEO of the National Desert Storm War Memorial organization, said that the military showed how to “get in, get it done, and get out,” and that the war help the nation find renewed respect for the military.

    The need is across the board, Secretary Heather Wilson said. There are 55 fighter squadrons today, down from 134 during Desert Storm in 1991, for example.

    WASHINGTON — The Air Force says it has determined the cause of hypoxia-like oxygen loss incidents that caused several groundings, operational pauses and other...

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said John Kerry’s communications with “the world’s largest state sponsor of terror” is “unseemly and unprecedented,” and...

    WASHINGTON — Once again the greater sage grouse is sitting pretty, escaping attempts to have it go up against the Pentagon. Efforts to use the...