Senator Plagiarized Master’s Thesis


    Decorated veteran John Walsh, who was appointed by Montana to be senator in February, plagiarized his 2007 thesis paper for his master’s degree from the United States Army War College. The New York Times broke the blockbuster story Wednesday. In at least a quarter of his paper, Walsh, who has a 33-year military career, took from Middle East experts without attribution. His 14-page paper, “The Case for Democracy as a Long Term National Strategy,” concludes with six recommendations that are near verbatim copy of a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace document. When presented with this evidence, the Democrat said “I didn’t do anything intentional here.” When asked if he plagiarized, he said, “I don’t believe I did, no.”

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