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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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The next book from USNI's 21st Century Foundations series is 21st Century Ellis, edited by Capt. B.A. Friedman, USMC. This book covers the work of Lt. Col. "Pete" Ellis, USMC who in 1921 predicted the coming war with Japan. Included in this collection are some o f his articles on counterinsurgency and conventional war based on his experiences in WWI and the Philippines. Capt. Friedman will be with us for the full hour to discuss this and more. Capt. B.A. Friedman is a field artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps currently stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. He is pursuing a master's degree in national security and strategic studies through the Naval War College.
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Happy New Year and thank you from joining us for a Best Of Midrats. In the new year I hope more and more sober reflection will take place on China's future. Along those lines, I think a good way to start the year is with an interview we... more

In line with how I like Christmas presents; small and useful - this Christmas' Best Of should fit the bill. From Episode 51 we have Admiral Stavridis USN - Supreme Allied Commander Europe - speaking in person at the U.S. Naval... more

It started after 911, something not seen for any significant duration since Vietnam - and sustained interest in military matters. As a result, we have seen an increase in the variety and number of places where you can find reporting on military... more

A lot has been written about what went wrong at Pearl Harbor - a very American perspective. If you look at it from a neutral tacticial view, or look at things from a Japanese perspective - there was a lot that went right at Pearl Harbor at the... more

"Where are the Carriers?" Whenever the expected unexpected happens on the globe, that is the question that is often asked first. As our nation also faces one of its greatest budget crisis - it is also one that the budget cutters are asking... more

No better way to digest all that Turkey than with a great interview EagleOne and I had this summer with a superb author. When you mention books on naval history, there are but a few authors whose work immediately come to mind, and... more

For those who listen to All Things Considered on NPR, earlier this month you caught an outstanding series on the 3rd Battalion 5th Marines – the Darkhorse Battalion — the Marine unit that suffered the highest casualty... more

They share the hazards, smell the smells; all that is needed so that those at home may understand what their countrymen are doing in the far reaches of the world on their behalf. The best know that to tell a story, you have to be in it.... more

It is often said that with crisis comes opportunity; that stress brings innovation - without the right leadership and vision though; crisis and stress can also bring about collapse. As the traditional Western powers struggle with... more

This Halloween - what scares you most on the National Security Front? Are today's worries any more - on aggregate - that what came before? With time & experience comes perspective. Join Sal from the blog "CDR Salamander" and... more

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