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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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On 15 OCT, Rear Admiral Terry McKnight, USN (Ret) book Pirate Alley: Commanding Task Force 151 Off Somalia hit the street. Could we pick a better show for this week's best of than from February? We have him for the full hour... more

Terror attacks on an American embassy. Piracy on the high seas. Political intrigue. Leadership at sea. Not just the news of the day, but some of the topics you'll find in Claude Berube's new non-fiction book, The Aden Effect. We'll have... more

This was recorded two and a half years ago, a time prior to our remote switchboard upgrade and to be frank, we had a run of bad audio luck. As such, have patience with my audio being a bit weak and echoish - the guests are fine,... more

The "Arab Spring" has not turned out as well as many hoped, and in much of the Arab and Muslim world, the will of the people does not necessarily translate in to freedom and a pro-Western leadership. With many more years to go in the... more

What does an officer do with the opportunistic "white space" the Navy can provide you in your career path? What does a curious intellect and an operational mindset need to look at doing to meet both? What are some of the demands... more

In their formative years from 10 to18 – they rose in a different world; the post-Cold War world. No 30-minutes from nuclear annihilation, no existential threat to their existence. As they approached adulthood, they made the decision... more

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 response? This Sunday,... more

As our listenership in the last year is up four-fold (!), I decided to roll back this weekend to the 14th episode. For the full hour, we will look at what are the plusses and minuses of working with other nations at sea. Are we leveraging the... more

For the career minded Naval professional, to have a chance for the greatest advancement and promotion, you have to push and push hard. The reputation you build in your first 10 years sets the tone for the rest. Except for very rare... more

Ships, aircraft, personnel numbers, and programs are interesting - but without context they are just expenditures. The foundation question should always be; what are our national security requirements, and what is our strategy to meet... more