VIETNAM ON PBS, FEMALE RIFLE PLATOON COMMANDERS & A SOLUTION TO OUR IMMIGRATION ISSUES: Montana Man & Mac

Montana Man
aka Rob Schwarz
LtCol USMC (ret)

Rob Schwarz joins us to talk about:

(1)  The Ken Burns PBS documentary The Vietnam War

(2)  The first female Second Lieutenant to get through the Infantry Officer’s Course, what does he think?

(3)  His solutions to “The Wall,”  “Dreamers” and the “parents of Dreamers”

GENDER CRISIS IN THE MARINE CORPS: Capt Lauren Serrano, USMC

Capt Lauren Serrano, USMC

THIS IS A GREAT INTERVIEW!

Captain Lauren Serrano, USMC joined us to discuss her experiences writing and speaking about gender issues in the Marine Corps and the U.S. Military.  Our frank discussion addressed :

(1)  Individual Marine and public reaction to her first article “Why Women Do Not Belong in the U.S. Infantry

(2) Her discussions with DOD PAO-types as she prepared of a CNN Military Forum where she was specifically asked to address the gender issue with President Obama

(3) Her motivation for writing her second Gazette article published in the July 2017 edition entitled “To Get Out, or Not to Get Out?: Gender crisis in the Marine Corps” — and her policy recommendations for retention of career oriented female Marines who desire to have children

(4) By virtue of pushing for higher physical standards for women, is the Marine Corps pushing women who desire to be mothers and career Marines out of the Marine Corps?

(5) Why the issue of gender is such a difficult for Marines to discuss frankly in open forums

Captain Serrano is a great example of a leader who speaks her mind in an articulate manner.  She also offers all Marines substantial issues to ponder.

YOU PAID IRAQIS FOR DETAINING THEM? YEP: Mike & Mike

The Gunner
Afghanistan
2011

Not only did we pay them… but we gave them a ride back to their home and then often, fought them and detained them again!

We talk about the cultural differences between the American & Middle Eastern military cultures… especially they way they value life and behave during and after combat.

SHISH KEBAB UPDATE & WONDERFUL AVOCADO USES: Chef Kim Holmes

KIm Holmes
ALL MARINE RADIO
OFFICIAL CHEF

The AMR Head Chef joined us to update our debate on how to grill Shish Kebab… half-turn or quarter-turns for the skewers (we only flip steak once ya know)?   He’ll update on the results from his experiment!

We also discuss the Avocado.  How to pick them.  How to ripen them.  Kim’s favorite uses for one of the world great delicacies and a couple of tricks to preserve it.

THOUGHTS ON THE ALEXANDRIA SHOOTER… WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED: The Gunner

Michael Musselman
CWO5, USMC (ret)
aka… The Gunner

June 14, 2017, Hour 1

Mac and The Gunner talk about the initial reports of today’s shooting in Alexandria.  Listen as The Gunner talks about what could have happened with if the assailant would have been competent with his long rifle, with a target or targets that were penned inside a baseball field.

 

BUYING GOOD AMMUNITION FOR THE DOD – BLUE ON GREEN CASUALTIES – EXPECTING NOTHING: Mike & Mike

Mike McNamara
Mike Musselman
Afghanistan 2010

Monday, June 12 2017, Hour 3:

The Boys discuss (1) the reason we can’t buy the right ammunition…  our PROCUREMENT SYSTEM, (2) the fighting in the Philippines, (3) Blue-on-Green casualty events in Iraq and Afghanistan and (4) why “expecting NOTHING from situations” is great life advice.

SOUTH KOREA AND THAAD — MINDANAO PHILIPPINE UPDATE: Grant Newsham

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

Monday, June 12 2017 — Hour 2

Grant Newsham, Col USMC (ret), and our Pacific Rim Security expert joined us to interpret the latest events from the Korean Peninsula, (1) South Korea pausing the THAAD battery deployment, (2) North Korea’s surface-to-ship missile demonstration and (3) American diplomats singing China’s praises for pressuring North Korea with no apparent evidence of progress.

We also discuss the ongoing siege on Mindanao between the Philippine Army partnered with US Special Forces and Islamic Fundamentalists which is the latest chapter in the a decades old conflict.

A GREAT translator of things in the Western Pacific.