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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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What makes a class of warship a success, a failure, or a missed opportunity? What fundamentals consistently result in a success, and what common threads need to be avoided in order to not repeat the mistakes of the past?... more

They're back; ICBM, IRBM, SRBM. Strategic forces. Long range strike and long range counter-air. Some real old ones are coming back in to the lexicon: ABM. Some new ones have joined the party as well - ASBM and super sonic ASCM.... more

The naval experience is fertile ground for an author of both fiction and non-fiction. How does real world experience inform that author, and how does fiction and non-fiction writing inform those serving today? Our guest for the full hour will be... more

We have the war with us in Afghanistan that is winding down one phase, and the global security environment in front of us. What is going on now, and what are the options in the near and medium term that the national security decision makers... more

Time to look back to this time last year for our best of from July 2011. _____________________ This nation has been served by those who come home, and those who never make it back. Some have had their stories preserved and... more

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

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