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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

Murrett Quoted in Christian Science Monitor Article on Balloons and National Security

“There are just a lot more things in the atmosphere we have to worry about,” says retired Vice Adm. Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.

February 17, 2023

Murrett Talks to CNY Central About the Objects Shot Down in North American Airspace

Right now, it could be any number of things thanks to the high volume of unmanned devices or aircraft that take up space in the sky at any given time, says Vice Adm. (ret.) Robert Murrett, professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.

February 15, 2023

Gueorguiev Talks to NewsRadio 570 WSYR About the Chinese Spy Balloon, Impact on US-China Relations

"A bizarre situation with this balloon, in particular, is best understood as an attempt to kind of clarify what the terms of engagement are," says Dimitar Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science. "And what you’ve seen over the past couple of days is that surveillance aircraft at a certain level of altitude are now probably more likely to happen and are more at risk of being shot dow," he says.

February 6, 2023

Patel talks to WORLD about changes in US intelligence after 9/11

Kristen Patel, Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professor of Practice in Korean and East Asian Affairs, was interviewed on WORLD's podcast "The World and Everything in It" about changes in the U.S. intelligence community that came after the 9/11 attacks via the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004.
September 16, 2021

Banks comments on President Bush's handling of 9/11 attacks in South China Morning Post

"Bush and many others overreacted to 9/11," says Professor Emeritus William Banks. "I blame him and especially (vice-president) Dick Cheney and then (defense secretary) Donald Rumsfeld for the reckless policies," he says. But Bush was "never nativist," and his recent efforts on immigration are not a "whitewashing" of history but appear to be a genuine effort at problem-solving, Banks adds. 
April 28, 2021

Williams discusses the US approach to warfare on History Hit podcast

Michael Williams, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, was a guest on History Hit's Warfare podcast for the episode titled "Liberalism and the American Way of War." 
March 24, 2021

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