We’ll complete listening to yesterday’s Senate Armed Service Hearing on “Afghanistan” with Secretary Mattis and Chairman Dunford testifying.
We’ll also talk about the headlines of the day.
The Gunner joins us at the top of the program to explain what a “bump stock” is and how it works.
John Ubaldi joins us to talk current events from Las Vegas to Puerto Rico to Secretary Mattis’s testimony in front of the Senate Armed Service Committee yesterday.
Mike & Mac discuss the testimony of SECDEF James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joe Dunford as they appeared before the Senate Armed Service Committee to discuss policy changes in Afghanistan.
The garbage that appears in the form of “social media” is incredible. That form of media has given a voice to the biggest idiots on the planet and more and more people are turning their backs on it.
The Senate Armed Service Committee conducted a hearing on the “Political and Security Situation in Afghanistan” with the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff testifying.
This is the first briefing since the newly announced Southeast Asia Strategy.
What is the “Big Taliban”? What is the “Little Taliban?” Where do the Taliban derive their legitimacy from in areas the Afghan people are sympathetic to the Taliban? Does the President’s new direction for the war in Afghanistan point the nation in a better direction relative to achieving a positive outcome there?
Dr. Aaron O’Connell is an Associate Professor of history at the The University of Texas at Austin and the Editor of Our Latest Longest War: Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan. O’Connell is 22-year veteran of the Marine Corps Reserve who left active duty as a Colonel. Before joining UT, O’Connell also served as Director of Defense Policy and Strategy in President Obama’s and President Trump’s National Security Council. He served in Afghanistan from 2010-2011 as a Special Advisor to General David Petraeus and was also a Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon.
Aaron joins the program to give his thoughts on President Trump’s Afghanistan policy speech delivered Monday night at Forty Meyer in Arlington Virginia. DON’T MISS THIS.
John Ubaldi, MGySgt USMC (ret) is the head man at Ubaldi Reports, he joined us to comment on President Trump’s speech on the future of Afghanistan.
Listen as someone who has fought in Afghanistan reacts to our new direction there.
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joe DUNFORD, appeared before the National Press Club yesterday (Monday, June 19 2017) and YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO HIS COMPLETE COMMENTS — you’ll be smarter, trust me.
The Chairman talks Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, SU-22’s being shot down, Russia, Turkey, Iran, North Korea, the Defense Budget and strategies in each of these regions as well as his vision of how American involvement contributes to success. What you’ll get is complete answers to difficult questions, not sound bites.
Well done by the National Press Club!
Gen John Kelly, President-elect Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security joined us in July of 2016 to talk about his career, leadership, losing a son in combat in Afghanistan and post-combat related mental health. A great leader and a very candid interview.