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Tom Karako

  • Claremont Institute: Senior Fellow
  • Americans for Victory over Terrorism: Senior Adviser

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Tom Karako is a visiting assistant professor at Kenyon College, a fellow at the Claremont Institute, and a senior adviser for the Bill Bennett-founded Americans for Victory over Terrorism. According to his bio on the Claremont website, “Karako received his Ph.D. in Politics and Policy from Claremont Graduate University. He has previously taught national security policy, American government, and constitutional law at Claremont McKenna College and California State University, San Bernardino. During his time as Director of Programs with the Claremont Institute (2003-2009), he directed the Publius and Lincoln fellowship programs, created and edited Missilethreat.com, and directed the Golden State Center. Karako has published on defense policy, state politics, and executive-congressional relations in journals and newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, Investor's Business Daily, the Journal of International Security Policy, the Claremont Review of Books, and Defense News.”[1]

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Tom Karako Résumé


  • Claremont Institute: Senior Fellow
  • Americans for Victory over Terrorism: Senior Adviser
  • Kenyon College: Visiting Assistant Professor



  • University of Dallas: B.A.
  • Claremont Graduate University: M.A.
  • Claremont Graduate University: Ph.D., Politics and Policy


Tom Karako News Feed

For Saudi Arabia, an oil field attack was a disaster. For Russia, it’s a weapons sales pitch. - The Washington PostPhotos show North Korea closer to building submarine that can launch missiles - ABC NewsEDTF starts at Air University - Maxwell-Gunter Air Force BaseRecent US, Russian Tests Part of New 'Missile Renaissance' - USNI NewsMissile defense is at a major change point--so is the US on the right track? - DefenseNews.comWhat's in—and not in the long-awaited Missile Defense Review? - DefenseNews.comAir Force Magazine - Air Force MagazineNew Army Laser Could Kill Cruise Missiles « Breaking Defense - Defense industry news, analysis and commentary - Breaking DefenseArmy Charts New Path for Air and Missile Defense - National Defense MagazineChina, Russia Hypersonic Programs: Real Progress or Bluster? - National Defense MagazineArmy Reboots Cruise Missile Defense: IFPC & Iron Dome - Breaking DefenseU.S. And Iran Disagree Over Whether Drone Was Shot Down Over Iranian Territory - NPRCongress, Pentagon Renew Old Fight Over 3rd Missile Defense Site - Breaking DefenseMinuteman III Replacement Program Moves Toward Next Phase - National Defense MagazineUS cuts budget for missile defence system, United States News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesThe other big Trump-Putin story: Nuclear weapons treaty hangs in the balance as Russia-US tensions rise - CNBCMelting missiles: just one problem with F-35s stopping N Korea rockets - ReutersU.S. missile defense budget cut as North Korea pushes ahead - ReutersMissile-tracking satellites are part of the plan to foil Russia's hypersonic weapons - SpaceNewsTrump Unveils Ambitious Missile Defense Plans - NPR

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