US MARINES AND OKINAWA — ENOUGH EXASPERATION TO GO AROUND: Grant Newsham

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

Monday, June 05 2017, Hour 2

Grant Newsham, Col USMC (ret), joined the program to discuss his recent article in the Asia Times entitled “US Marines and Okinawa: Enough exasperation to go around

We discuss US Marine presence on Okinawa and Japanese politics relative to that.  Our presence in Guam and Australia and the future of the South China Sea.

Grant also attempts to answer the question — what’s in the future for our Western Pacific allies

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.

 

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