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McFate Weighs In on Russia’s Nuclear Ambitions in Space in Daily Express, The Hill Articles

“Having a nuclear weapon in space like that permanently would be a clear violation of international norms,” says Sean McFate, adjunct professor in Maxwell's Washington programs. “That can create a nuclear space race. I think that’s the bigger threat.” 

February 22, 2024

Murrett Quoted in Military Times Article on What the Navy Is Learning From Its Fight in the Red Sea

“This is a mix we haven’t seen before, and it does represent a new wrinkle,” says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, of the types of munitions the Navy is intercepting and the sustained nature of the threat.

January 25, 2024

Banks Discusses the Insurrection Act, Trump’s Proposed Use of the Military in AP Article

“There is a big thumb on the scale in favor of the president’s interpretation of whether the order is lawful,” says William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs. “You’d have a really big row to hoe and you would have a big fuss inside the military if you chose not to follow a presidential order.”

December 10, 2023

Murrett Talks to Newsweek About US’s Balancing Act in Preventing Conflict Escalation in Middle East

"It's a tough balancing act," says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs. "The big issue is responding to attacks that are being done by Iranian surrogates in a measured way that has a deterrent effect but does not cause the tension that exists in the area in the conflict to expand to the next level."

November 28, 2023

Gadarian Speaks With NBC News About Speculation of Additional Attacks in US Like Those in Israel

It’s human nature to seek out information about additional threats in the days after an attack like the ones in Israel, so that people can avoid risk and reduce their anxiety, says Shana Gadarian, professor and chair of political science . But many of the social media posts circulating this week aren’t helpful, she says, because they don’t include a specific solution. 

October 13, 2023

Murrett Talks to Military Times, Wash Examiner About Retiring Chair of the Joint Chiefs, Mark Milley

"I think, after the dust settles and we've had a chance to look at it in retrospect, Mark's reputation is going to stand up very well, and I'm confident that 20 or 30 years from now, the historians going to be very kind to him," says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.

October 3, 2023

Banks Comments on Military Vehicles in Urban Areas, Rumors of Martial Law in Military Times

“What people are seeing now is what people have seen every summer for as long as I’ve been alive,” says William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs. “Folks are taking their summer National Guard duty right now and riding convoys to wherever they’re going to be. For many of us, it’s a regular scene in the summer on the highways.”

July 15, 2023

Murrett Talks to CBS News, Fox News, Spectrum About the Titan Sub Implosion

“When accidents like this happen, they shouldn't be that much of a surprise to people just because of how dangerous these kind of environments could be," says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.

June 26, 2023

Murrett Weighs In on the Missing Titanic Tourist Submersible in AP, USA Today Articles

Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, says the disappearance of the submersible underscores the dangers associated with operating in deep water and the recreational exploration of the sea and space, “two environments where in recent past we’ve seen people operate in hazardous, potentially lethal environments,” Murrett tells the AP.

June 21, 2023

Murrett Talks to the Daily Beast About North Korea’s Missile Tech Advances

“North Korea’s recent development and initial testing of a long-range solid-fuel ICBM does represent a significant step forward in its ongoing development of potentially nuclear-capable delivery vehicles,” says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs. 

June 6, 2023

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