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Media Mention May 30, 2019

A new age of conflict between Washington and the states

Kamala Harris wants to use federal oversight as a check on local anti-abortion laws — the latest example in a bipartisan pattern. LBJ Professor Don Kettl weighs in. 

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Media Mention May 30, 2019

Adm. William McRaven has more to talk about than killing bin Laden

The Houston Chronicle's Chris Gray takes a deep dive into Sea Stories, the memoir of Adm. William McRaven — and finds him to be a fantastic storyteller. 

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Media Mention May 28, 2019

The military is locked in a power struggle with wind farms

Pentagon officials don't see wind power as an obstacle to military readiness, but in the past two years, a growing number of state lawmakers are citing national security to block wind farms.

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Media Mention May 23, 2019

Video: Adm. McRaven speaks about leadership and threats facing U.S.

Reuters interviews Adm. William H. McRaven, who was involved in some of the U.S. military's most delicate missions, from the daring rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips in the pirate-infested waters of Somalia to the midnight raid that killed Osama bin Laden, an operation he led while running the U.S. Special Operations Command. McRaven retired in 2014.

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Media Mention May 23, 2019

SEAL admiral who commanded bin Laden raid says no one should be pardoned for war crimes

Retired Adm. William McRaven said May 23 that anyone convicted of a war crime should not receive a pardon from President Trump. "We are a nation of laws. And one of the laws that the military always follows is the law of armed conflict. So if someone has been found guilty of violating the law of armed conflict and committing a war crime, I think it is a very, very slippery slope if we start pardoning individuals like that," McRaven said in an appearance on CNN.

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Media Mention May 23, 2019

The retired Navy SEAL admiral who oversaw Saddam's capture and bin Laden's killing has no regrets about taking on Trump

Retired Navy admiral and former U.S. special operations chief William McRaven has no regrets about criticizing President Donald Trump, though he said on Wednesday that friends in the military faulted him for disparaging the commander-in-chief.

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Media Mention May 23, 2019

Retired Adm. McRaven has no regrets over criticizing Trump

Retired Navy Adm. and former U.S. special operations chief William McRaven has no regrets about criticising President Donald Trump, though he said on May 22 that friends in the military faulted him for disparaging the commander-in-chief. McRaven, who oversaw the 2011 raid that killed former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has taken on Trump on more than one occasion, laying into the president in 2017 for calling the press the "enemy of the people."

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Media Mention May 23, 2019

U.S. Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden used their sniper to confirm target ID

U.S. Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden in 2011, had to ask their sniper to lie down next to dead terrorist leader's body in order to confirm his identity because all they knew about their target was that he was "very tall," Fox Business reported. Speaking in an interview, retired U.S. Adm. William McRaven, who was responsible for the operation, disclosed some details of the 2011 raid.

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Media Mention May 22, 2019

Adm. William McRaven (Ret.): Iran would be foolish to go after the U.S. military

Adm. William McRaven, who led the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014 and oversaw the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, joined Brian Kilmeade to discuss his new book Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations.

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Media Mention May 22, 2019

Retired Adm. McRaven has no regrets over criticizing Trump

Retired Navy Adm. and former U.S. Special Operations chief William McRaven has no regrets about criticizing President Donald Trump, though he said on Wednesday that friends in the military faulted him for disparaging the commander-in-chief.

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