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U.S. House of Representatives: Hon. Mary Beth Long Testifies before Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere 9 December 2015

The Hon. Mary Beth Long testified before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere in a hearing entitled “Year in Review: U.S. Policy Toward a Changing Western Hemisphere.”  Ms. Long’s testimony provided a strategic perspective on how key events in 2015 impacted U.S. national security and security cooperation with regional allies.  Ms. Long is a former Assistant Secretary …

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Hon. Mary Beth Long Discusses ISIS Propaganda Video (CNN) 21 November 2015

CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield asked The Hon. Mary Beth Long about the U.S. strategy against ISIS following the release of a new video from the terror group.  Ms. Long discussed international efforts to track terror networks and the importance of looking for overlap between networks in Europe and the United States.   Watch the interview here: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnn-anchor-asks-guest-if-isis-is-just-teasing-the-u-s-with-video/

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Hon. Mary Beth Long on ISIS and U.S. Border Control (NPR) 17 November 2015

The Hon. Mary Beth Long was a guest on NPR’s Morning Edition with Steven Inskeep to discuss ISIS’s terror campaign, and the efforts underway to combat the threat.  Rather than focusing on refugees Ms. Long  advocated the need for additional scrutiny of U.S. visa procedures, especially those for tourists and students, that could allow terrorists into the U.S.   Listen …

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Hon. Mary Beth Long on the Future of Syria and America’s Role (NPR) 29 October 2015

The Hon. Mary Beth Long joined the Hon. Michele Flournoy, former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, and NPR’s David Greene for a discussion on the future of Syria and America’s role in that conflict.  Both former Pentagon officials commented on the necessity and potential consequences of continued conflict in Syria as well as America’s engagement in the region broadly.   …

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Michael Waltz Op-Ed: 5 Reasons Obama’s Afghan Withdrawal Delay is Necessary But Not Sufficient

15 October 2015 By Michael G. Waltz The situation in Afghanistan remains precarious. The Taliban are contesting Kunduz and holding more rural ground than they have since 2001; ISIS is threatening Jalalabad in the east. The unity government is paralyzed and the Afghan National Security Forces are taking unsustainable casualties. For many of us still heavily engaged in the country, …

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Hon. Mary Beth Long Discusses U.S.-Russia Deconfliction in Syria (NPR)

14 October 2015 The Hon. Mary Beth Long was a guest on NPR’s Morning Edition with David Greene to discuss U.S. efforts to establish safety protocols with Russia in Syrian airspace, as well as the broader implications of Russia’s escalating military involvement there.  Recent reports indicate that Russian and U.S. aircraft have flown missions in close proximity to each other …

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U.S. Senate: Hon. Mary Beth Long Testifies on Yemen and the GCC

 6 October 2015 The Hon. Mary Beth Long testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a hearing entitled “The U.S. Role and Strategy in the Middle East: Yemen and the Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council.”  Ms. Long is a former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs and has extensive experience as a consultant to businesses …

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Michael Waltz in Podcast on the 2016 Elections and National Security

14 September 2015 War on the Rocks brought Michael G. Waltz and another security expert, Douglas A. Ollivant, together for a podcast exploring the 2016 politics of U.S. national security.  Greg Jaffe from War on the Rocks and John Amble from the Washington Post also joined the discussion, posted on the #NatSec2016 channel. Listen or download the podcast here.

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Michael Waltz Op-Ed: Jeb Bush Gets American Power

15 August 2015 By Michael G. Waltz As I wondered through the Reagan Library in the hours before Governor Jeb Bush’s first major foreign policy speech this past week, I was struck by the similarities between what Reagan found when he entered office to the world the next U.S. president will encounter. By 1980, America had been embarrassed by Iran, …

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Hon. Mary Beth Long Delivers Keynote Address at 2015 Emerging Leaders Workshop

17 July 2015 The Hon. Mary Beth Long delivered the keynote address at the 2015 Emerging Leaders Workshop addressing the theme of “Diplomacy and Warfare in the 21st Century.”  The Heritage Foundation, a think tank, hosted the event for young professionals in national security and foreign policy in Washington, DC.  The event aimed to promote discussion of current national security …

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