Senator Graham using ALL MARINE RADIO material! — IOC changes or lowers standards? And other DOD Headlines

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Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC must have been listening to AMR because he lifted Mac’s words from the program!  When Secretary Mattis talks about the “Budget Control Act” and “Sequestion” doing more damage to the US Military than any foreign enemy, he wasn’t talking about legislation or budget processes — he was talking about the United States Senators and the United States Representatives serving in the House of Representatives.  Senator Graham quite rightly translated it for the views of Fox News.  Thanks for listening Senator.

The Marine Corps very own Infantry Officer Course modified it famous standards, standards cited as being prejudicial to female Marine Officers — specifically, it removed the “Pass/Fail” requirement of the Combat Endurance Test.  QUESTION:  in spite of all protests to the contrary, is this the lowering of the bar in order to allow more females to enter the infantry MOS?  We’ll talk about it.

Are the House Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee raising legitimate oversight concerns or is this just more political BS?

Rep Trey Gowdy III

I’ve become a fan of the candor of Rep Trey Gowdy, R-SC as the House Intelligence Committee, so the release of  a “Memo” which outlines DOJ & FBI abuses of surveillance powers is a BIG deal to me.  Will this be just another bit of partisan nonsense and further erode my confidence in our government, or will it truly be a step towards the truth.  I’m anxious to know.

We’ll also look at news from around the DOD.

MANDATORY LISTENING: Secretary James Mattis’s “National Defense Strategy” Speech, given at Johns Hopkins University on Jan 19, 2018

Secretary of Defense James Mattis
National Defense Strategy Speech
Johns Hopkins University
January 19, 2018

MANDATORY LISTENING!!!  The Secretary of Defense chose the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C. to unveil his “National Defense Strategy” on January 18, 2018.  It’s an important speech because from this speech, you will see initiatives in the DOD that will support its goals.  Most important are the Secretary’s three horizontal themes that will color everything the DOD does going forward.


Secretary Mattis & Chairman Dunford addressed the Association of the U.S. Army last week — you should listen

James Mattis
Secretary of Defense

The Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff both spoke at the Association of the U.S. Army last week at their annual convention in Washington D.C.

You’ll hear both speeches in their entirety.


John Ubaldi
MGySgt USMC (ret)
Founder, The Ubaldi Reports

The President yesterday announced on Twitter his policy decision relative to Transgender Service in the U.S. Military:  “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.”

John Ubaldi, MGySgt USMC (ret), head of the Ubaldi Report joins us to discuss his thoughts on the President’s policy.