NEWS FROM THE G20: John Ubaldi

John Ubaldi
MGySgt USMC (ret)
Founder, The Ubaldi Reports

The founder of Ubaldi Reports joins us for an update on the G20 Summit where the President encountered Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time.

QUESTION:  Can the United States have a long-term foreign policy if it doesn’t involve Congress?  Or will it be fundamentally changed every four years?

Interesting discussion.

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.

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.