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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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Michael Waltz Op-Ed: Counterbureacracy and Lawfare: The Question of Torture in the War on Terror

8 January 2015 By Michael G. Waltz America’s conflict with Islamic extremism must be understood as a decades-long ideological clash, akin to our 50-year fight against communism. Despite the popular narrative about ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we are still in the opening throes of this conflict (as yesterday’s events in Paris should have reminded us). When sensitive …

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New America Hosts Michael Waltz, author of Warrior Diplomat

4 December 2014 New America Foundation hosted Michael Waltz for a conversation about his book, Warrior Diplomat: A Green Beret’s Battles from Washington to Afghanistan, and his experiences in both Washington and Afghanistan with Peter Bergen, the director of New America’s International Security Program. https://www.newamerica.org/international-security/warrior-diplomat/

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“WALTZ AND MOSS: Stop chasing the violence” – The Washington Times

20 November 2014 By Michael Waltz and Lorianne Moss President Obama’s recent decision to send an additional 1,500 U.S. personnel to Iraq “in a non-combat role, to expand our training effort for Iraqi forces” is more of the same tactic that has plagued military operations for decades: chasing the violence, one small step at a time, rather than getting ahead of the violence and …

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Fox News: A conversation with ‘Warrior Diplomat’ Michael G. Waltz

13 November 2014 Dana Perino at Fox News talks with Michael Waltz about his new book, Warrior Diplomat, and lessons he learned in Afghanistan and while working at the White House’s National Security Council. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/11/13/conversation-with-warrior-diplomat-michael-g-waltz.html

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Askari Co-Founder & Partner Michael G. Waltz to testify on “The Bergdahl Exchange”

18 June 2014 Michael G. Waltz, former Commander of a Special Forces’ Company in Eastern Afghanistan, will testify on 18 June at the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. The hearing, titled “The Bergdahl Exchange: Implications for U.S. National Security and the Fight Against Terrorism,” will begin at 2pm. Watch the live feed here: <http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/hearing/joint-subcommittee-hearing-bergdahl-exchange-implications-us-national-security-and-fight>

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