GEORGE C. MARSHALL — WINNING THE PEACE: Dr. Rob Havers

George C. Marshall
General, U.S. Army

General George C. Marshall, US Army was one of the greatest world leaders of the 20th Century.  His creation and expansion of the modern US military is extraordinary.  His expansion of the US industrial base that supported the military expansion was extraordinary.  His conception of how post-World War II  Europe would be restored and the role The Marshall Plan would play in transitioning the American wartime industry to peacetime functioning without losing capacity or throwing mass  numbers of people out of work.

Dr. Rob Havers is the President of the George C. Marshall Foundation and paints a vivid picture of how Marshall, who wrote no memoirs, achieved the great things he achieved in his life on the GRAND SCALE he achieved them on.

FASCINATING.

UNPLUGGED (KINDA) — GENERAL JOE DUNFORD’S Q & A WITH THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

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!

SECDEF JAMES MATTIS’S SPEECH TO THE SHANGRI-LA DIALOGUE IN SINGAPORE

Monday, June 05 2017, Hour 1

Secretary of Defense Jame Mattis delivered a speech to Pacific Rim allies at the Shangri-La Dialogue defense conference in Singapore.  You’ll hear his entire speech today.

His speech is focused on the Pacific Rim; his speech and the Q & A session that follows is certainly worth a listen.

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TRIP AND THE SUNNI/SHIA DYNAMIC IN THE MIDDLE EAST: Tom Draude

Tom Draude
BGen USMC (ret)

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.

KNOW YOURSELF IN COMBAT & CAN WE COEXIST WITH ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM: Tom Draude

Tom Draude
BGen USMC (ret)

Tom Draude, BGen USMC (ret), joins the program to discuss if the United States can peacefully coexist with fundamental Islamic nations that seek to export their way of life.

During that discussion we also talk about Tom’s #1 Combat Lesson for Leaders:  know yourself.

TODAY’S SHOW: Grant Newsham talks North Korea —- Calvin Humphrey talks being a PFC on Iwo Jima

Grant Newsham
Defense Researcher
Col, USMCR (ret)

In two GREAT interviews:

Grant Newsham, Col USMC (ret), talks the current situation in North Korea and the challenges for the United States in the region that includes South Korea, China, Taiwan and the Philippines.

Calvin Humphry, PFC USMC, who landed on Iwo Jima as a PFC talks about thehow he got to the Marine Corps, the 5th Division’s preparations for Iwo Jima on Hawaii, the landing and days of combat and then how he’s coped with it for all these years!  ONE OF THE BEST INTERVIEW ALL MARINE RADIO HAS DONE IN THE LAST YEAR!

Cal Humphry
PFC, USMC
Iwo Jima Veteran

 

EGYPT, SYRIA AND THE FUTURE: Will Costantini

Will Costantini
Col USMC (ret)

A former Middle East Foreign Area Officer (FAO) with an area of expertise of Egypt, Will Constantine joins us to discuss Egypt.

From there the discussion takes a “current events”  and the discussion moves to Syria, Russia, North Korea and American leadership in the world.

PRESS CONFERENCE: Secretary of Defense James Mattis & CENTCOM Commander Joseph General Votel

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis (L) and Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

SECDEF James N. Mattis and the Commanding General of CENTCOM, General Joseph Votel, briefed reporters today on details of the Syrian airstrike, more refined bomb damage assessments, the intelligence that led to the airstrike and the message that was intended.

MUST LISTEN.

THE NORTH KOREAN PROBLEM: Grant Newsham, Col USMC (ret)

Grant Newsham
Japan Forum for Strategic Studies
Senior Researcher
Col USMC (ret)

Grant Newsham is a Researcher, Commentator and Consultant on Asia/Pacific Defense issues and a senior research fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies in Tokyo.

Grant lays out the “general situation” on the Korean Peninsula and how Japan and China each view the current situation in North Korea.

We discuss the ramifications of a military confrontation on the Korean Peninsula and it’s impact on the region.

Finally, we discuss sanctions that could be used to compel North Korea to the bargaining table IF China decided to cooperate in the implementation of those sanctions.

A GREAT discussion of an incredibly complex situation, Grant Newsham is a wonderful guest who breaks down this issue so that all of us can have a better understand of it.