Michael Herson

Republicans may get the defense spending they dreamed of under President Trump

By Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post | November 14, 2016 Defense hawks are quietly celebrating the election of Donald Trump  — now, they might just get more than they ever dreamed possible. That’s because Washington Republicans and the president elect have more in common on defense spending and priorities than it might seem given Trump’s hardline foreign…

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Herson on Trump Team, Republican Congressional Leadership

BY VAGO MURADIAN | Defense & Aerospace Report | November 10, 2016 Michael Herson, the president of American Defense International and one of Washington’s top defense lobbyists, discusses who will populate the Trump administration and Republican congressional leadership with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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Critics claimed Saudi 9/11 bill would have serious consequences. Were they right?

by Karoun Demirgian | Washington Post | October 14, 2016 The Obama administration last month warned Congress there could be serious national security consequences for overriding the president’s veto to enact a law giving families of 9/11 victims a chance to sue Saudi Arabia for allegedly supporting the terrorists who carried out the attacks. The…

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American Defense International’s Michael Herson on Hill Priorities, Defense Shifts

By Joe Gould | Defense News | September 11, 2016 American Defense International, a Washington, D.C., lobbying and consulting firm, counts among its clients General Atomics, SpaceX, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, L-3 Communications and Raytheon. Its president, Michael Herson, who served in White House and Pentagon staff jobs and as national security adviser to several…

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