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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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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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