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Philip Hegseth

Social & Digital Media Specialist

Biography:

Phil Hegseth serves as FDD’s Social and Digital Media Specialist. Phil manages content strategy and posting for the organization’s social media presence across multiple platforms and accounts. He also oversees website development, maintenance, security and SEO management, and produces and edits the organization’s audio and video products.

Prior to joining FDD, Phil worked with Concerned Veterans for America, a non-profit organization advocating for issues impacting America’s veterans. While at CVA he oversaw the organization’s social media and online presence, spearheaded the overhaul and launch of its new website, and edited and produced promotional videos.

Phil has a BA in Communications and Journalism from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Phil Hegseth serves as FDD’s Social and Digital Media Specialist. Phil manages content strategy and posting for the organization’s social media presence across multiple platforms and accounts. He also oversees website development, maintenance, security and SEO management, and produces and edits the organization’s audio and video products.

Prior to joining FDD, Phil worked with Concerned Veterans for America, a non-profit organization advocating for issues impacting America’s veterans. While at CVA he oversaw the organization’s social media and online presence, spearheaded the overhaul and launch of its new website, and edited and produced promotional videos.

Phil has a BA in Communications and Journalism from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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4th November 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Secrecy shrouds US development of Afghan security forces

Philip Hegseth

For the first time in eight years, the DoD has classified assigned strength data used to measure Afghan casualties and attrition rates, as well as details on the operational readiness of US-supplied weapons, vehicles and supplies. more...

Analysis & Commentary

4th November 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Secrecy shrouds US development of Afghan security forces

Philip Hegseth

For the first time in eight years, the DoD has classified assigned strength data used to measure Afghan casualties and attrition rates, as well as details on the operational readiness of US-supplied weapons, vehicles and supplies. more...

23rd October 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

SIGAR: Alarming rate of Afghan trainees in the US are going AWOL

Philip Hegseth

Afghan forces account for just one percent of the total number of foreign military personnel trained in the US since 2005, but account for nearly 50 percent of the AWOL cases in the same time frame. more...

15th October 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Taliban claims to have shot down US drone

Philip Hegseth

The Taliban has made claims like this in the past, only to have them be proven false. No official US or coalition spokesperson has confirmed the loss of a drone or verified the Taliban's claims. more...

13th October 2017 – FDD's Long War Journal

Indian forces kill Jaish-e-Mohammed commander in Kashmir

Bill Roggio, Philip Hegseth

The commander, who went by the alias Abu “Khalid,” or Shahid Showkat, was highly sought by Indian security forces for his role in orchestrating attacks targeting Indian military positions and personnel. more...