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Tracking militarists’ efforts to influence U.S. foreign policy

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

Ep. 40: Cruise Missiles, Missile Defense and 21st-Century Hybrid War - Defense OneIs the Pentagon moving quickly enough on hypersonic defense? - DefenseNews.comU.S. missile defense budget cut as North Korea pushes ahead - KFGO NewsMelting missiles: just one problem with F-35s stopping N Korea rockets - ReutersEp. 39: What comes after Putin? Assessing the future of US-Russian relations - Defense OneUS cuts budget for missile defence system, United States News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesArmy Reboots Cruise Missile Defense: IFPC & Iron Dome - Breaking DefenseBREAKING: SecAF Wilson quitting; WH plan charges allies for protection; Captain Marvel's DC opening with the USAF; And a bit more. - Defense OneUS scales back South Korea wargames; Army's robot PR woes; Security clearance overhaul; 'Hybrid war' really isn't; And a bit more. - Defense OneActing DOD Chief: China Launched More Than Double the Rockets as U.S. in 2018 - BreitbartWhat's in—and not in the long-awaited Missile Defense Review? - DefenseNews.comThe Missile Defense Review is out. Will Congress fund it? - Marine Corps TimesMissile-tracking satellites are part of the plan to foil Russia's hypersonic weapons - SpaceNewsDon't dumb down this US Army radar - DefenseNews.comUS to buy two Iron Dome batteries as first part of $1.7b missile defense project - The Times of IsraelArmy looks to a future of integrated fire - DefenseNews.comBoeing, Northrop Draft Requirements for Next Phase of ICBM Replacement Program - ExecutiveBizTrump's missile defense plan faces reality check | TheHill - The HillIs Space Sensor Layer the Pentagon's next major space program? - SpaceNewsMissile Defense Review expected in May - DefenseNews.com

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