The principal of The Ubaldi Reports, John Ubaldi joins to talk about what comes next in Mosul. With large scale resistance quelled, the task now turns to what comes next? What role will Iran plan in the aftermath of Mosul? Will a Sunni population accept a largely Shiite Iraqi Army?
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 LISTENTO 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.
Joey Porrazzo, Maj USMC (ret), a former FA-18C/D pilot will join us to talk air to air combat over the weekend and how it happens.
Joey talks mission planning for the specific situation over Syria, in the midst escalating tensions in the area. He then walks us through the air-to-air engagement between the F/A-18E and the SU-22 that resulted in the downing of the Syrian SU-22.
We also discuss the Russian Defence ministry’s statement describing “American planes flying west of Euphrates will be treated as targets and that it has suspended safety agreement with US.”
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.
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.