Getting combat advising right in the long-term: Gil Barndollar & Sam Long

Gil Barndollar
Capt, USMC

Sam Long
Capt, USMC

Gil Barndollar & Sam Long were advisors in Afghanistan.  They wrote a Marine Corps Gazette article entitled “Putting the First Team on the Field: Irregular warfare and Marine Combat Advisors” — we’ll talk about the article with both authors.

“Commander Salamander” talks issues surrounding the collisions in the Surface Fleet of the U.S. Navy

CDR Salamander

CDR Salamander is a retired U.S. Navy surface warfare officer,  he’s done a blog and podcast (Midrats) for the last decade on issue that impact the U.S. Navy.  He joined us to discuss the functioning of the bridge on a U.S. Navy warship, operational temp, training and education and upper echelon leadership that all have a hand in the issues that we have watched kill sailors in the U.S. 7th Fleet.

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.