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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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This week the Army decided to transfer all of its Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) to the Navy - effectively taking out the "Joint." For such a small ship with such a humble mission - JHSV continues to bring a lot of interest. Why? As... more

Happy Mothers' Day! We are not live today, but are having a pre-recorded best-of focused on China. She's big - she's growing - she's confident - and everyone wants to talk about her. For the full hour we will discuss China with our experts... more

How do you intellectually prepare combat leaders? If you are given a young man or woman at 18, how do you best educate that person so they have the cultural, ethical, technical, and historical knowledge to make the right decisions for the... more

I hope all are having a great Easter weekend. We are having a best of this Sunday with a repeat of the wide ranging discussion last June with three present or former Navy and Coast Guard Commanding Officers on the nature of... more

I still believe that The War Between the States is a more accurate term - but to keep with the last vestiges of Northern cultural imperialism - we'll call it the Civil War. The war started 150 years ago last week. Though mostly a land war - the... more

For anyone interested in history, politics, or national security - there are two books that should be on your short list for 2011. Both authors will be on Midrats this Sunday. Join Sal from "CDR Salamander" and EagleOne... more

When you send your elected representative to Washington DC, you are not just sending one person. For each Congressman and Senator - there is a cadre of staffers that makes it happen. Bills do not sprout out of the heads of politicians -... more

The global strategic environment is at a pivot as the Arab world is in flux, the Western welfare states is staggering, and the world's economic center of gravity is shifting East. What ideas and concepts do we need behind, which new ones do... more

In the small world of the Navy blogosphere, when you think of Japan, one name should immediately come to mind; Skippy-san of the blog FarEastCynic. Though most know Skippy by his "interesting" perspective on some of the "interesting"... more

The military's response to the Japanese earthquake, turmoil in the Arab world, gas prices spiking, China's military coming out of the shadows, and START treaties are bouncing around. Could there be a better time for a full hour with... more

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