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U.S. COMMITMENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: Advice to the Trump Administration

The Honorable Mary Beth Long spoke at the 87th Capitol Hill Conference on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017. The panel offered diverse perspectives on U.S. commitments and engagements in the Middle East for the new administration.   See the complete video of the conference here: http://mepc.org/hill-forums/us-commitments-middle-east  

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Military Officials: 50,000 ISIS Fighters Have Been Killed

Michael Waltz was interviewed regarding the reported 50,000 ISIS fighters that have been killed on the battle field in Iraq and Syria.  “It’s a large number. We’ve been conducting air strikes now for several years, over 16,000 by the Pentagon’s count and we’ve had multiple Defense and Intelligence officials testify that ISIS has been sending as many as 1500 fighters …

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US will not abandon Kurds, says former senior official

The Honorable Mary Beth Long comments on how the United States is unlikely to give up its support for Kurdish groups in Syria and Iraq despite Turkey’s opposition.  “I think there has been a lot of good evidence that both the Kurds in Iraq and the Kurds in Syria have been some of the most effective fighting forces,” Long told …

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Should Ankara be optimistic about relations with Trump?

This article references The Honorable Mary Beth Long’s comments made in an interview with Hurriyet Daily News about America’s future support for the Kurds.   http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/12/cavusoglu-trump-relations.html#ixzz4SGx2z8ll

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VIDEO: ‘Kurdistan a reality, deserves U.S. support’

The Honorable Mary Beth Long spoke to Kurdistan24 about America’s ongoing support for Kurdistan following the liberation of Mosul. http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/feature/bc4f53ba-942f-4088-bf4c-1049ffd3d470/VIDEO–%E2%80%98Kurdistan-a-reality–deserves-US-support%E2%80%99  

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Secretary of State Romney? If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em

The Honorable Mary Beth Long spoke to the Boston Globe about Mitt Romney’s potential future as President-elect Trump’s Secretary of State.  Long called Romney a “foreign policy natural” with “great instincts on NATO and our defense interests, and a prescient concern” about Russia. https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/columns/2016/11/22/secretary-state-romney-you-can-beat-join/zLhrMtIx0xxmHvfRUVrkiK/story.html

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Staffing Is Key to Trump’s Foreign-Policy Legacy

The Honorable Mary Beth Long shares her view on the development of President-elect throughout his campaign. http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/staffing-key-trumps-foreign-policy-legacy-18444

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Former Pentagon Official Has A Change Of Heart Over Trump’s Candidacy

The Honorable Mary Beth Long spoke with NPR’s David Greene, regarding her support for President-elect Donald Trump’s presidency. http://www.npr.org/2016/11/15/502111424/former-pentagon-official-has-a-change-of-heart-over-trumps-candidacy

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The Hon. Mary Beth Long selected to receive Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2017

On Nov. 4, 2016, the Penn State Board of Trustees selected eight Penn State alumni, including The Honorable Mary Beth Long, to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, the University’s highest honor presented to its alumni. http://news.psu.edu/story/435803/2016/11/04/administration/eight-selected-receive-distinguished-alumni-awards-2017

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Mary Beth Long Speaks At The China Card Conference

The Honorable Mary Beth Long, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, spoke on the “Strategic Issues: Myths, Worries, and Choices” panel at the China Card conference on September 29, 2016 at the University of Southern California US-China institute. http://china.usc.edu/mary-beth-long-speaks-china-card-conference

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