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.

SYRIA TOMAHAWK STRIKE — STRATEGY QUESTIONS: John Allen, General USMC (ret)

John R. Allen
General USMC (Ret)
Brookings Institute
John R. Allen
General USMC (ret)

General John Allen, USMC (ret), joined ALL MARINE RADIO to discuss American actions in Syria and what those actions may signal for the future.

Allen discusses the need for a coherent strategy for the two problems in Syria: (1) President Bashar al-Assad’s removal and (2) ISIL which as eluded the United States for the last eight years.

Allen comments on an interesting point relative to the Syrian strike — the “information operations” aspect as Russia, Iran, China and North Korea take in the actions of the Trump Administration.

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.”

 

CRAZY CAZY WEATHER AROUND THE WORLD — MOSUL AIRSTRIKE WITH CIVILIAN CASUALTIES: Mike & Mike

Mike McNamara
Mike Musselman
Afghanistan 2010

The Boys discuss the crazy crazy weather they’ve seen around the world… from the Northern Pacific to Iraq and Afghanistan… they’ve seen some crazy stuff.

Recent reports of heavy civilian casualties in Mosul, Iraq spawned a discussion about and who they believe is responsible for these casualties.  Listen to an interesting discussion about how ISIS uses civilians as combat and public relations pawns in combat.   AN EYE OPENING DISCUSSION.