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!

Tuesday, May 30 2017 — Hour 1: News & Views – & – Secretary Mattis on “Face the Nation”

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.

THOUGHTS ON HIGH LEVEL LEAKS IN WASHINGTON D.C. AND A NORTH KOREA UPDATE: Grant Newsham

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

Grant Newsham, Col USMC (ret) — an intelligence officer by trade discusses two issues in the news with us:

(1) The high level “leaks’ that we read about almost on a daily basis

(2)  The situation in the Western Pacific — has China taken ANY tangible step to reign in North Korea?

 

 

WHY WOULD CHINA INTERVENE WITH NORTH KOREA WHEN IT HASN’T DONE SO FOR 25 YEARS? Grant Newsham, Col USMC (ret)

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

Grant Newsham joins us to talk about the recent military parade North Korea during which they displayed new military capabilities their failed launch of an ICBM.

Grant also entertains questions from the Host:

(1)  Why would China helps the United States after standing on the sidelines for 25 years?  What kind of concession will they ask for from the US or the US & Japan?

(2)  How does Japan view the events on the Korean Peninsula and what is in their strategic best interest.

(3)  How does China view the events on the Korean Peninsula and what is in their strategic best interest.

 

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.

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.

JAPANESE AMPHIBIOUS CAPABILITIES AND CHINESE EXPANSION IN THE PACIFIC: Grant Newsham

Grant Newsham
Defense Researcher
Col, USMCR (ret)

Grant Newsham, Col USMCR (ret), joins us to discuss the current state of the Asia-Pacific Rim. Formerly, the U.S. Marine Liaison Officer to the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force from 2011-2013, Grant brings a ton of experience and insight — currently a researcher, commentator, and consultant – Asia/Pacific Defense and business risk. OUR SECOND VISIT WITH A VERY INTERESTING GUEST

Grant Newsham

Grant Newsham
Col, USMCR (ret)

Grant Newsham, Col USMCR (ret), joins us to discuss the current state of the Asia-Pacific Rim. Formerly, the U.S. Marine Liaison Officer to the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force from 2011-2013, Grant brings a ton of experience and insight — currently a researcher, commentator, and consultant – Asia/Pacific Defense and business risk.