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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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From shortly after he was The Under and prior to moving on to DepSecDef, Bob Work came on to discuss the broad picture. When one hangs up the uniform after decades of service, but still wants to contribute to their nations national security... more

From the same school as "If you want peace, prepare for war," a global maritime power must maintain a presence at sea. It must design a national strategy in line with its economic capability and political will, and make sure it mans, trains,... more

How do we get combat integration of women right? The quest has moved well away from "if" and in to "how." With an apparent broad disconnect between biological realities, cultural norms, and political desires, what is the right way for... more

A decade and a half of ongoing ground combat under their belt, what are the hard-won lessons we need to keep, and what should be left behind? Looking forward, what are the challenges our ground forces need to make sure they are... more

Yes Shipmates ... we are now in our 6th year of Midrats! To mark the day, we are going to have a radically different format as a thank you gift to our listeners. The focus of the show today is one question; "Where do you see as the most critical... more

How do you balance cost, risk, peacetime habits and wartime requirements in designing and using the world's largest Navy? How do we maximize the most the utility of our platforms now, and create a future fleet best suited for what... more

While good ideas are often forgotten, bad ideas seem to pop up over an over again - especially the sexy ones that sound so good, but never seem to work well. The answer, of course, is to try again and hope for a better result. Some would... more

From a 2012 show; everyone knows CENTCOM, many know PACOM or EUCOM ... but what about NORTHCOM? What is their role in national defense, and what special role does it have inside the United States - specifically in disaster... more

How do you design a game that has practical tactical application to the naval tactician? Even more ambitious, how do you make one accessible and understandable with the goal of making it a mobile wargame for eventual use by... more

When a nation of laws goes to war, their laws go with them. In a decade and a half of fighting terrorism, the laws that define our actions overseas and at home have morphed as the threat and strategy for dealing with it has. From fighting... more