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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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[1]Claremont Institute, “Thomas Karako,” http://www.claremont.org/scholars/scholarID.62/scholar.asp.

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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

Congress, Pentagon Renew Old Fight Over 3rd Missile Defense Site - Breaking DefenseEDTF starts at Air University - Maxwell-Gunter Air Force BaseChina's hypersonic weapons leave US defenseless, for now | TheHill - The HillThe Air Force Launch Plan Must Work « Breaking Defense - Defense industry news, analysis and commentary - Breaking DefensePentagon decision to move air carrier and bombers based on 'credible threat' Iran plotting attacks - Washington ExaminerAs tensions escalate with Iran, Pompeo briefs Iraq on the threat to US forces - Washington ExaminerWhat's in—and not in the long-awaited Missile Defense Review? - DefenseNews.comUS message to Iran: Don't even think about it - Washington ExaminerArmy Reboots Cruise Missile Defense: IFPC & Iron Dome - Breaking DefenseMissile-tracking satellites are part of the plan to foil Russia's hypersonic weapons - SpaceNewsDon't dumb down this US Army radar - DefenseNews.comThe Missile Defense Review is out. Will Congress fund it? - DefenseNews.comFairfax County home sales - Washington PostUS cuts budget for missile defence system, United States News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesIs Space Sensor Layer the Pentagon's next major space program? - SpaceNewsEp. 39: What comes after Putin? Assessing the future of US-Russian relations - Defense OneUS to buy two Iron Dome batteries as first part of $1.7b missile defense project - The Times of IsraelU.S. missile defense budget cut as North Korea pushes ahead - ReutersEp. 40: Cruise Missiles, Missile Defense and 21st-Century Hybrid War - Defense OneMelting missiles: just one problem with F-35s stopping N Korea rockets - Reuters

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