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Media Mention May 20, 2019

Retired admiral who led raid that killed bin Laden cautions Trump on pardoning servicemen

The admiral who led the raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden cautioned President Trump May 20 about pardoning members of the military accused or convicted of war crimes.

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Media Mention May 17, 2019

What threatens democracy? Navy SEAL warns of Trump's attacks on U.S. institutions

Once the longest-serving Navy SEAL on active duty, Adm. William McRaven played a key role in thousands of dangerous missions abroad, including commanding the one that cost Osama bin Laden his life. McRaven, who is retired, warns that the greatest threat to American democracy he's seen during his decades in national security comes not from a rogue regime or a terrorist group but from the caustic rhetoric of President Donald Trump.

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Media Mention May 14, 2019

Who's legally responsible for prison and jail suicides?

LBJ School Senior Lecturer and criminal justice expert Michele Deitch weighed in with Pacific Standard about the obligations that jails and prisons have to watch over and take care of their prisoners. 

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Media Mention May 13, 2019

America needs unity on China

The LBJ School's Joshua Eisenman and co-author Devin Stewart argue that bipartisanship is essential for the U.S. to develop an effective strategy toward China.

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Media Mention May 13, 2019

A sea dog recalls heroic SEALS actions and his role in them

In the opening of William H. McRaven’s book, "Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations," the retired four-star admiral who served as the commander of all U.S. Special Operations Forces offers a classical definition of sea stories: "Tales of epic adventures recounted by sailors returning home from a long voyage; usually told over a bottle of rum with good friends and intentions."

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Media Mention May 12, 2019

Life lessons and war stories from Adm. William H. McRaven

"CBS Sunday Morning" profiled Adm. William McRaven in a piece called "Measure of a Man." McRaven shared parts of his story — as a Navy SEAL, a high school athlete, an admiral commanding the raid that ended in the death of Osama bin Laden, a national security adviser to President Obama, and the 2014 commencement speaker at The University of Texas at Austin. The piece also talked about McRaven's new memoir, "Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations."

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Adm. William McRaven in a screen shot from his profile on CBS "Sunday Morning."
Media Mention May 11, 2019

Arts allow young people in Harris County juvenile detention to express themselves

LBJ School Senior Lecturer and criminal justice expert Michele Deitch talked with the Houston Chronicle about how arts and culture programs in juvenile detention centers in Harris County — including song, dance and slam poetry — benefit incarcerated young people by teaching and allowing them to express themselves. 

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Media Mention May 11, 2019

Book excerpt: "Sea Stories" by Adm. William H. McRaven

In his new memoir, "Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations" (Grand Central), Adm. William McRaven writes of the inspiration he found in his parents' generation — the survivors of World War I and the Depression who would fight in World War II and the Korean War — and how their gifts would move him to write "laughter‑filled, self‑deprecating, unforgettable, sometimes unbelievable stories of life."

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Media Mention May 10, 2019

Texas prison officials roll out updated policy banning disciplinary quotas one year after scandal

LBJ School Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch, an expert on criminal justice policy, talked with the Houston Chronicle about the Texas prison system's decision to change policies to expressly ban the use of disciplinary quotas, nearly a year after a leaked email obtained by the newspaper uncovered a scandal at a state lockup in Brazoria County.

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Media Mention May 9, 2019

NYT: By the Book: Adm. William H. McRaven

Adm. William McRaven, former University of Texas System chancellor, retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral and LBJ School professor in national security, talked with the New York Times about what he likes to read, books that have influenced him, great literary characters and heroes, books he'd recommend to young recruits and what he thinks should be presidential required reading.

 

 

 

 

 

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Illustration of Adm. William McRaven by the New York Times' Jillian Tamaki

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