Phil Smith Predictions for 2018: Marine Corps embraces more Special Ops missions and Iran will walk a middle line with their protesters
In a series of elections on Tuesday, the Democratic Party held serve and is laying claim to “political momentum” for the future. But what will change? The answer is “nothing” — not until our elected officials learn the art of compromise.
We’ll talk about it.
Phil Smith is a retired Marine Colonel. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and became an infantryman and then a reconnaissance Marine. We’ll talk to him about stopping the cycle of hazing that the Marine Corps goes through repeatedly: Class, Lecture, Warning, HAZING EVENT, investigation, court-martial.
Phil Smith, Col USMC (ret) joined the program to talk about the 100 Hour Work Week while deployed that was such a large issue at yesterday’s Senate Armed Service Committee Hearing on Recent Ship Collisions at Sea. Along the way we get into a discussion about discipline, leaders who enforce discipline and the longest pubic hair I’ve ever seen.
Smitty also talks about his trepidation relative to an “anit-war” agenda in Ken Burns’ PBS Documentary, The Vietnam War.
On a tough day for the Department of the Navy we talk about collisions at sea and what to do with Confederate Monuments and the names of US Army bases named for Confederate Generals with two retired Marine Officers: Col Phil Smith, USMC (ret) and LtCol Rob Schwarz, LtCol USMC (ret).