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Obama Wants to Stop Subsidizing Israel’s Defense Industry- Bloomberg

The Honorable Mary Beth Long was interviewed by Bloomberg columnist Eli Lake for an article exploring about subsidizing Israel’s defense industry. Ms. Long offered comments regarding Israel’s offshore procurement exception and aid relationship with the U.S.   https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-06-22/obama-wants-to-stop-subsidizing-israel-s-defense-industry  

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Hon. Mary Beth Long Discusses Attack on Saudi Embassy in Iran (Al Jezeera America) 6 January 2016

The Hon. Mary Beth Long appeared on Al Jezeera America to discuss regional implications of rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.  She commented on the attack on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran following the executions in Saudi Arabia of 47 people,  including the prominent Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr but also dozens of non-Shia prisoners.   View interview here: http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/live-news/2016/1/intense-tension-in-the-diplomatic-relationship-of-iran-and-saudi-arabia.html

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On NPR: Hon. Mary Beth Long Talks about Republican Presidential Candidates’ Statements on National Security 16 December 2015

The Hon. Mary Beth Long was a guest on NPR’s Morning Edition with Renee Montagne to talk about about how Republican candidates addressed national security safety issues in the debate on 15 December.   The interview touched on candidates’ differing statements on addressing the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), among other topics.   Listen to the …

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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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