Maggie Seymour is an Illinois native with a BA from Loyola University Chicago in Political Science and an MA in Military History from Norwich University. She is currently in the dissertation phase of a PhD program in International Studies at Old Dominion University. Her research examines the use of hard power and soft power in counterterrorism.
She served 10 years as an intelligence officer in the Marine Corps. During that time she deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Inherent Resolve. She is an avid ultra runner and writes most of her pieces while logging her miles. She is currently serving in the Marine Corps Reserve.
Last year the United States admitted 33,000 refugees. Last week, the Trump administration announced a cap of 30,000 refugees for fiscal year 2019. To be clear, that is not a commitment to…