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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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Hon. Mary Beth Long at Council on Foreign Relations’ 2015 National Conference

12 June 2015 The Hon. Mary Beth Long participated in a panel discussion on “U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges” at the Council on Foreign Relations’ 2015 National Conference in New York City.  CFR is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher.  Its national conference draws members from across the country and around the world to exchange views on pressing …

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Hon. Mary Beth Long Travels to Taiwan with CSIS Delegation

26 April 2015 The Hon. Mary Beth Long participated in the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Delegation to Taiwan 26 April to 1 May 2015.  CSIS, a think tank, leads the annual delegation, which brings together a range of senior-level and rising star delegates – all influential or emergent opinion-shapers in the United States – to observe Taiwan.

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Hon. Mary Beth Long at Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

17 April 2015 The Hon. Mary Beth Long participated in a panel discussion examining America’s counterterrorism policy and the question of whether the U.S. is still fighting a war on terrorism.  The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a policy institute focusing on foreign policy and national security, hosted the panel discussion as part of its Washington Forum 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC6pgJoQT9Q&feature=youtu.be

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Hon. Mary Beth Long Discusses Colombian Security

1 April 2015 The Hon. Mary Beth Long participated in a panel of experts to discuss Colombian security forces’ preparations to meet future threats.  The Colombian Ministry of Defense convened the panel in Bogota as part of a broader security-focused conference. http://www.telesurtv.net/news/Fuerzas-militares-colombianas-estudian-amenazas-de-vecinos-20150401-0057.html

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Michael Waltz Op-Ed: “Five Steps For Appearing To Change The Afghanistan Strategy”

24 March 2015 By Michael G. Waltz and Lorianne Moss This week Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah make their first trip to Washington since forming a power-sharing unity government. The Obama administration is widely expected to use the occasion to announce a shift in its strategy for withdrawing from Afghanistan. The announcement will mark the culmination of …

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Michael Waltz Op-Ed: “Countering Violent Extremism Really Does Involve Killing Terrorists”

3 March 2015 By Michael G. Waltz The recent White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) reignited a fierce debate about the underlying causes of terrorism and the best way to confront it. Missing from the summit — indeed, missing from the Obama administration’s strategy — is a basic understanding of the concept of the “strong horse,” and the …

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Defense News Interviews Michael Waltz about Book Warrior Diplomat

28 January 2015 Michael Waltz shares highlights from his book Warrior Diplomat: A Green Beret’s Battles from Washington to Afghanistan in an interview with Defense New‘s Vago Muradian. http://www.defensenews.com/videos/defense-news/2015/01/28/22313991/      

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