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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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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

As piracy continues to be in the news and by popular demand - todays Episode of Midrats will be a best of. We're going to replay the 30JAN11 episode with Captain Alexander Martin, USMC - the leader of the team that took back The Magellan... more

Join Navy milbloggers Sal from "CDR Salamander" and EagleOne from "Eagle Speak" as they discuss the tactical and operational steps mariners can take to defend themselves and their ships from pirates - and if their ship is taken - what... more

Join Sal from the blog "CDR Salamander" and EagleOne from "Eaglespeak" as they touch both ends of the national security reality, from the person to the policy. Our first guest will be Major Chuck Ziegenfuss, USA for the first half of the hour... more

Join milbloggers Sal from "CDR Salamander" and Eagle One from "EagleSpeak" this Sunday with their guest, Dr. Dmitry Gorenburg, Senior Analyst at CNA and an Associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. You can follow... more