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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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As a growing maritime power, when China looks east, southeast, and south - how does it see its neighbors? Even more importantly - how do its neighbors see it? Is Russia even a top-tier concern? Our guest for the full hour will be... more

Of course it is returning ... in the form of a Best of Midrats for this Father's Day Weekend. Going back to Episode 79, let's ponder. If you look to the performance of the US Navy in World War II - those ships came in the... more

What is a "crisis in leadership? In an organization that prizes the Type-A personality that takes risk combined with a strong intellect - yet at the same times asks from it silence and order - what happens when each end loses faith... more

Five months and a bit to the November 2012 election. The war in Iraq is over, the war in Afghanistan is adrift - but the underlying cause of both remains. OBL is dead yet the drone wars expand. Our traditional European allies have... more

This Memorial Day Weekend how better to reflect than to look at the core of our military - the Non-Commissioned Officer corps. Our guests are Yeoman Second Class (Surface Warfare) H. Lucien Gauthier III, USN - Aviation Electronics... more

The USSR may be gone ... but Russia has not gone anywhere. While the news seems to be all around Russia from the rise of China, the incredible success of the Baltic states, Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics, to the... more

With the recent announcement of the naming of DDG-116 after Medal of Honor recipient CAPT Thomas Hudner, USN (Ret) and the fact we have Mother's Day this Sunday - it is an easy decision on today's show. A replay of our Navy Air... more

No guests on this week's show - just open phone and open topic. Join Sal from the blog "CDR Salamander" and EagleOne from "Eagle Speak" for the full hour as they discuss the full range of maritime and national security... more

As many are looking back at the last decade+ of war, many want to forget. Indeed, as reported by Michael Hirsh in National Journal, "The war on terror is over," one senior State Department official who works on Mideast issues told... more

Throughout out nation's history in the Pacific and more recently, the Indian Ocean, there have been a few cornerstone challenges that remain regardless of technology, strategy, or geopolitics; the tyranny of distance and the reality of... more

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