We’ll talk about the news of the day:
- The Iraqi Army moves on Kurdish controlled Kirkuk
- Bowe Bergdahl, US Army, pleads guilty this morning to “desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.”
- Operations in Raqqa are entering its final stages
One of the best interviews I’ve read as I’ve kept track of the U.S. Navy’s collision issues appeared recently on the inmilitary.com and was entitled “The Real Reason the US Navy Keeps Hitting Merchant Vessels” — Wes O’Donnell conducted the interview joined us to discuss it.
We’ll check the news of the day, which isn’t all good, but there are lots of interesting headlines.
— A horrible USS Shiloh(7th Fleet) command climate survey was released after a Military Times Freedom of Information Act Request. The contents of the survey are brutal.
— SECDEF tells the U.S. Army to be ready for whatever happens on the Korean Peninsula.
— SECDEF tell his Flag Officers to make themselves available to the media.
— Preparations are underway for the final operations inside Raqqah, Syria.
The Gunner talks procurement and the “drop test” that has the US Army on its heels after its decision to purchase the Sig Sauer P320. All is fixed now, according the US Army’s Chief of Staff.
Harris Holman was a SSG, squad leader, in the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment when they landed at Normandy.
His story is the story of an everyday hero, although he would certainly reject that tag.
Harris passed on December 7, 2002 in his hometown of Hatton, ND.
Army Gen. Raymond Thomas, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, and Theresa Whelan, performing the duties of assistant defense secretary for special operations/low-intensity conflict, testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee, May 4, 2017. PART 1