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New Power Center in Trumpland: The ‘Axis of Adults’

The Daily Beast – 16.04.2017 Mike Waltz is quoted discussing the “Axis of Adults”, the trio of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Homeland Secretary John Kelly, that is guiding national security by quietly tutoring President Trump. View article here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/16/new-power-center-in-trumpland-the-axis-of-adults.html

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Twitter Republicans react to Donald Trump’s use of the ‘mother of all bombs’

Mike Waltz is quoted commenting on the U.S.’s use of the MOAB bomb In Afghanistan. The Independent – 14.04.2017 View article here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-moab-afghanistan-us-military-authorisation-republican-support-a7684436.html

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Fox News ‘Hannity’ appearance

Mike Waltz speaks with Fox News’ Kimberly Guilfoyle about the U.S. bomb dropped on Afghanistan. View transcript and clips here: http://www.foxnews.com/transcript/2017/04/14/gingrich-us-has-more-military-options-than-obama-thought.html

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“The First 100 Days” Fox News

In this article, Mike Waltz discusses whether the U.S. is properly prepared to defend itself against possible drone terrorist attacks.  As drones become more prevalent, Waltz believes it is imperative that the U.S. government begins to secure its critical infrastructure, like power plants, military bases, and nuclear facilities, from possible weaponized drones. View article here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/06/terrorist-drone-threat-us-unprepared-for-growing-danger-experts-say.html

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Opinion: War Is Not An Option for Korea

International Examiner – 05.04.2017 The article mentions how at a Council of Foreign Relations discussion on March 13, the Honorable Mary Beth Long advocated for “aggressive movement” given the failure of the Obama administration’s strategic patience, which depended heavily on sanctions to further isolate and foment the collapse of the Kim Jong Un regime. http://www.iexaminer.org/2017/04/opinion-war-is-not-an-option-for-korea/

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Will Russia Probes Affect Trump’s Bargaining Position With World Leaders?

NPR – 03.04.2017 The Honorable Mary Beth Long speaks with Steve Inskeep about how the ongoing investigations into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the presidential election might affect talks with world leaders. View complete article here: http://www.npr.org/2017/04/03/522424649/how-will-russia-probes-affect-trump-s-bargaining-position-with-foreign-leaders

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“The Foxhole” Fox News

The article explores Mike Waltz’s book “Warrior Diplomat” and his experiences as a Special Forces commander in Afghanistan. View article here: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/03/30/foxhole-michael-g-waltz-on-trading-sitroom-for-special-forces-stalemate-in.html

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FORMER US OFFICIAL: US AND ISRAEL NEED TO GET CREATIVE TO DEAL WITH IRAN

Jerusalem Post – 03.03.2017 The U.S. and Israel may need to be creative in dealing with Israel’s neighbors and forming alliances to deal with Iran, the Honorable Mary Beth Long told an INSS conference on Iran in Tel Aviv. View complete article here: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Former-US-official-US-and-Israel-needs-to-get-creative-to-deal-with-Iran-483145

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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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Green Beret: US Fighting 100 Year War

The article explores how Obama’s announcement to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan changed the equation on the ground in the country, compromising the long-standing cooperation between the friendly Afghan tribal elder and Waltz’s team of Green Berets in fight against the Taliban.  Waltz emphasizes the reality of a multi-faceted, broadly oriented counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan. View article here: http://www.scout.com/military/warrior/story/1744172-green-beret-us-fighting-100-year-war

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