HOUR 2: Richard Caruso, former Cpl USMC, joins us to talk about an event that will take place this coming Memorial Day to honor Medal of Honor recipient Cpl Jason Dunham, USMC in his hometown of Scio, NY.
HOUR 3: Tim Lynch, Maj USMC (ret), joins us to discuss the concept of terrorists being treated as “combatants” as opposed to “criminals” and the implications that has for civil rights.
Tom Draude, BGen USMC (ret), joins us to discuss the effect of President Trump’s visit to the Middle East on the Sunni – Shia dynamic in the region, a region that will continue to see upheaval as ISIL is defeated in the region and the fate of Syrian Leader Bashar al Assad is determined.
John Ubaldi, MGySgt USMC (ret), joins the program to discuss events on the President’s current trip to the Middle East and Europe. We also discuss the fairness of the Marine Corps’ male/female CFT/PFT policy in combat arms MOS’s.
Army Gen. Raymond Thomas, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, and Theresa Whelan, performing the duties of assistant defense secretary for special operations/low-intensity conflict, testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee, May 4, 2017. PART 1
Washington Post military reporter Dan Lamothe joins us to discuss an article he wrote based on a Freedom of Information Act request. You can find the article here.
“The recruit’s skin was “liquefied” at the service’s storied boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., the documents said. The injuries occurred after he was ordered to perform unauthorized exercises under an upside-down laundry bin on a floor covered in bleach and required to stay in his wet pants for hours. The recruit reluctantly told another drill instructor about his burns that night, but stayed in training for a few more days. His condition deteriorated after he was told that he would not be able to graduate with his peers if he sought medical attention.”
Ultimately, the Drill Instructor was punished by a year in the brig. Intervention by other Drill Instructors might have spared a fellow Marine and the recruit horrible experiences.