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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

Missile-tracking satellites are part of the plan to foil Russia's hypersonic weapons - SpaceNewsArmy looks to a future of integrated fire - DefenseNews.comArmy's missile defense radar 'sense-off' attempts to hit reset button - DefenseNews.comMissile Defense Review expected in May - DefenseNews.comWith failures in the rearview, the US Navy and Missile Defense Agency push toward critical missile test - DefenseNews.comGriffin: Future of new DoD space agency 'still up in the air' - SpaceNewsIs Space Sensor Layer the Pentagon's next major space program? - SpaceNewsNations Rush Ahead With Hypersonic Weapons Amid Arms Race Fear - WVXUOn National Security | Missed opportunities in missile defense - SpaceNewsDon't dumb down this US Army radar - DefenseNews.comHow to stop Russia from cheating on missile treaty | TheHill - The HillMinuteman III Replacement Program Moves Toward Next Phase - National Defense Magazine'Drive Russians Bananas' With Rockets In Boxes: CSIS On Hidden Missiles - Breaking DefenseMissile Defense Vs. China, Russia: Decentralize, Disperse, & Hide - Breaking DefenseNew Tests Prove IBCS Missile Defense Network DOES Work: Northrop - Breaking DefenseSASC NDAA Would Add $500M For Cruise Missile Defense - Breaking DefenseRussia unveils nuclear weapons Putin claims are immune to interception - Fox NewsBeyond INF: A Democratic House & A New Era Of War (Analysis) - Breaking DefenseThere is no guaranteed defence against ballistic missiles—yet - The EconomistWho learned more from the strikes in Syria ― America or Russia? - DefenseNews.com

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