MANDATORY LISTENING: Secretary James Mattis’s “National Defense Strategy” Speech, given at Johns Hopkins University on Jan 19, 2018

Secretary of Defense James Mattis
National Defense Strategy Speech
Johns Hopkins University
January 19, 2018

MANDATORY LISTENING!!!  The Secretary of Defense chose the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C. to unveil his “National Defense Strategy” on January 18, 2018.  It’s an important speech because from this speech, you will see initiatives in the DOD that will support its goals.  Most important are the Secretary’s three horizontal themes that will color everything the DOD does going forward.


Senate Armed Service Committee Hearing on “Afghanistan” Part 2 and Today’s News Headlines

Secretary Mattis, Chairman Dunford

Col Joe Dunford, USMC
MajGen James Mattis, USMC
Iraq, 2003

We’ll complete listening to yesterday’s Senate Armed Service Hearing on “Afghanistan” with Secretary Mattis and Chairman Dunford testifying.

We’ll also talk about the headlines of the day.


Monday, June 05 2017, Hour 1

Secretary of Defense Jame Mattis delivered a speech to Pacific Rim allies at the Shangri-La Dialogue defense conference in Singapore.  You’ll hear his entire speech today.

His speech is focused on the Pacific Rim; his speech and the Q & A session that follows is certainly worth a listen.