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.

SENATE ARMED SERVICE COMMITTEE HEARING: Special Operations Command — GEN Raymond Thomas, USA & Theresa Whelen, Asst Secretary of Defense

GEN Raymond Thomas, USA
Commander, US Special Forces Command
Theresa Whelen
Asst Secretary of Defense

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

THE LONG ROAD BACK FROM A HEAD WOUND: Justin Constantine

Justine Constantine
LtCol USMC (ret)

Justin Constantine, LtCol USMC (ret), joined the program today and we had an impromptu discussion about living with a head wound where the bullet essentially destroyed much of your mouth. Justin’s candor is incredible as he recounts his journey from that day to the present.

LIVING WITH A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: Pat Horan, CPT US Army (ret), & Patty Horan —- Part 3: Living Today, Finding Purpose in Life

CPT Pat Horan, US Army
Patty Horan
Patty & Pat Horan

Pat Horan, CPT US Army (ret), and his wife Patty Horan joined the program to discuss what it is to live with a traumatic brain injury.  In a candid interview we cover:

Part 1:  Pat’s career, how he was wounded and how Patty was notified.

Part 2:  Rehab, Patty talks the pressure of researching & choosing facilities for follow-on rehab

Part 3:  Living today, finding purpose in life and the frustrations of not being able to read and to write.

When asked about how his life is Pat responded “Every day I wake up and the first thing I do is thank God I’m still alive, that’s the greatest thing ever.  The second thing is Patty, everything she’s done  since I got hurt is just incredible, putting me back together was because of her.”  An incredible story.

LIVING WITH A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: Pat Horan, CPT US Army (ret), & Patty Horan —- Part 2: Rehab, Patty gets out front

CPT Pat Horan, US Army
Patty Horan
Patty & Pat Horan

Pat Horan, CPT US Army (ret), and his wife Patty Horan joined the program to discuss what it is to live with a traumatic brain injury.  In a candid interview we cover:

Part 1:  Pat’s career, how he was wounded and how Patty was notified.

Part 2:  Rehab, Patty talks the pressure of researching & choosing facilities for follow-on rehab

Part 3:  Living today, finding purpose in life and the frustrations of not being able to read and to write.

When asked about how his life is Pat responded “Every day I wake up and the first thing I do is thank God I’m still alive, that’s the greatest thing ever.  The second thing is Patty, everything she’s done  since I got hurt is just incredible, putting me back together was because of her.”  An incredible story.

LIVING WITH A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: Pat Horan, CPT US Army (ret), & Patty Horan —- Part 1: Pat’s Career & War

CPT Pat Horan, US Army
Patty Horan
Patty & Pat Horan

Pat Horan, CPT US Army (ret), and his wife Patty Horan joined the program to discuss what it is to live with a traumatic brain injury.  In a candid interview we cover:

Part 1:  Pat’s career, how he was wounded and how Patty was notified.

Part 2:  Rehab, Patty talks the pressure of researching & choosing facilities for follow-on rehab

Part 3:  Living today, finding purpose in life and the frustrations of not being able to read and to write.

When asked about how his life is Pat responded “Every day I wake up and the first thing I do is thank God I’m still alive, that’s the greatest thing ever.  The second thing is Patty, everything she’s done  since I got hurt is just incredible, putting me back together was because of her.”  An incredible story.

COMBAT LEADERSHIP: MajGen Paul Kennedy, USMC

MajGen Paul Kennedy joins the program to talk combat leadership.  MajGen Kennedy was the 1st Marine Division Plans Officer for “The March Up,” commanded 2d Battalion, 4th Marines in Ramadi in 2004 and the 2d Marine Regiment in Helmand Province in 2010-2011.  In 2013 he was assigned as Commanding General, 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, where he led the initial response to Operation DAMAYAN (Philippine typhoon, 2013) and Operation SAHAYOGI HAAT (Nepal earthquake, 2015).

He is currently the Commanding General of the Marine Corps Recruiting Command..

 

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 BEST OF ALL MARINE RADIO — AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, RUMSFELD AND LEADERSHIP: Tony Zinni, General USMC (ret)

Tony Zinni
General USMC (ret)

THE BEST OF ALL MARINE RADIO:  Tony Zinni spends almost two hours discussing leadership and world events with Mike McNamara.

The interview covers General Zinni’s career and lessons learned from Vietnam, Somalia, Desert Storm, Iraq and his experiences at CENTCOM.  Of particular interest are his thoughts on the moral obligations of leaders, he reflects on the moral dilemmas of Secretary of State Colin Powell and JCS-J3 LtGen Greg Newbold — incredible candid stuff.

One of the greatest Marines of our generation, this interview puts his great gifts on display.

VIETNAM VETERAN TOM DRAUDE “I’VE GIVEN THE ORDER TO FIX BAYONETS”: BGen Tom Draude, USMC (ret)

Tom Draude
BGen USMC (ret)

Tom Draude, BGen USMC (ret), joined ALL MARINE RADIO to talk:

(1) The Pentagon’s policy of not discussing troop movements

(2) Why are we in Syria?  To remove Assad?  To defeat ISIS?  Are we certain?

Tom also discuss “close combat” in Vietnam and recounts an battle during which he gave the command to “fix bayonets.”