00:00 Minutes: SHOW OPEN: Thoughts on “Happy Memorial Day” and our long weekend.
00:35 Minutes: Defense Secretary James Mattis gave a 30 minute interview to CBS’s Face the Nation. You’ll hear his comments in their entirety. He discusses ISIS and changes that have been made in that fight to increase initiative by commanders and also to “annihilate” ISIS; civilian casualties in Mosul, North Korea, NATO and what keeps him up at night.
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.
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.
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.
Tom Draude joins ALL MARINE RADIO to discuss the current state of Syria after the U.S. Navy strike last week.
Will Russia standby Syria after their use of WMD?
Should the U.S. fear a Russian-Syrian-Iranian alliance from a military perspective?