The Gunner returns after his vacation and should be happy… but he’s not. Find out why.
John Allen, General USMC (ret), is a Distinguished Fellow in Residence – Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institute. He joined us today to talk about the appointment of one of his best friends, John Kelly, to the White House Chief of Staff position; we’ll also discuss the current situation with North Korea and the role China COULD play if it so desired.
Always insightful, DON’T MISS THIS.
The news of the day is troubling. Do we bleach our history and make the stains go away? Do we provide additional context to the monuments that exist and tell the broader story of the Civil War, focusing on the price of slavery? The 1st Amendment is a big deal, how do we enforce it?
We’ll also talk the odd statements of the Service Heads about not tolerating hate and Steve Bannon’s attempt to get fired.
Phil Smith is a retired as a Colonel from the Marine Corps and is a student of history. He joined us to talk about how we should treat the history of the Civil War, the post-civil war period and slavery.
John Ubaldi, MGySgt USMC (ret) joins us to talk current events. His first piece of advice — GET A WILL! After that we talk about the difficult issue of gender in the Marine Corps.
Mac discusses the news that John Allen, Gen USMC (ret) will join the program on Thursday and that General Robert Neller, the Commandant of the Marine Corps will join us on Monday.
Mac also reads Lincoln’s entire letter to Horace Greeley, written in 1862 in which outlines his personal position on slavery as well as his position as the President of the United States.
Alex Hollings, former Sgt USMC was supposed to join us and talk about the gathering of clowns in Charlottesville VA over the weekend, but instead we discussed mental health and the absolute necessity for Marines and all veterans to stay plugged into their battle buddies.
GREAT STUFF from an candid writer who isn’t afraid of the truth.
Bob “Boomer” Milstead, LtGen USMC (ret) joins us to discuss helo dunker training, who needs it, how often should it happen and the incredible life saving power of HEED oxygen bottles.
Boomer also discusses with us the importance of Safety Stand-Downs and how safety is a function of doing things right and how leadership makes it all work.
An awesome interview with an interesting and accomplished Marine General Officer.
Chris Woodbridge, Col USMC (ret), is the Editor and Publisher of the Marine Corps Gazette, joined us to talk about the August issue of the magazine but we got side tracked by a discussion about the magazine, it’s most popular searches and Charlottesville.
Interesting question: Will the monuments at Gettysburg be next?
Listeners comment on the events in Charlottesville and on Grant Newsham’s remarks about the battle of Iwo Jima.
We carry President Trump’s remarks on Charlottesville LIVE.