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Navy Milbloggers Sal from "CDR Salamander" and EagleOne from "EagleSpeak" discuss leading issues and developments for the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and related national security issues.

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A hundred years on, in 2014 what insights can we gain from the war that started 100 years ago in August of 2014? What are some of the lessons we need to remember in all four levers of national power; diplomatic, informational, military,... more

How does policy shape, limit, or empower the effectiveness of command at the unit level? Which policies are a net positive, and which ones are counter productive? Are there things we can do to better balance larger Navy goals with... more

The large standing Army and active duty military we have known in our lifetime may seem the norm - but it isn't. Is there a way to maintain a strong military capability - available and scaleable if needed - without the structure we have... more

I want to return to our first Midrats from this year to keep the focus one more week on the eastern part of Africa with a returning guest Alex Martin who will give us a first hand report from a personal and professional perspective. Alex... more

A special time this week, 2pm Eastern, in order to have a reasonable time for our guest on the other side of the world. This week we are going to visit an AOR that may have dropped of a lot of people's scan, but in the Long War - it is still the... more

When it comes to all things maritime, sometimes one Sal is not enough. Whatever confession of maritime strategy you adhere to, there is one linchpin that all will survive or fail on - the Military Sealift Command. Our guest for the full hour to... more

"Where are the Carriers?" Whenever the expected unexpected happens on the globe, that is the question that is often asked first. As our nation also faces one of its greatest budget crisis - it is also one that the budget cutters are asking... more

Louis Zamperini passes away earlier this week, so I can see of no better best of show for the July 4th weekend. This nation has been served by those who come home, and those who never make it back. Some have had their stories... more

Is the profession of arms, as the Navy believes it is, primarily a technical job for officers - or is it something else? To create the cadre of leaders one needs, do you train them as empty vessels that one only needs to fill up with what... more

From the USA, Europe, Russia, to the South China Sea, nations continue to signal where their priories are by what type of fleet they are building. What capabilities are they expanding, and what capabilities are they letting drift... more

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