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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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You have heard the phrase, "Well, I've seen this movie before." After over a decade of disjointed conflict that is still yet to play out, what have we learned, what do we still need to learn, and what do we need to forget? Has the global... more

The last decade has brought two aspects of the law and its interaction with the U.S. military in to sharp focus: first "Lawfare" in the application of force overseas, and second the proper constitutional role of the U.S. military internal to... more

Where is the line between truth, optimism, spin, happy-talk, and lies? Those of us who have served in Afghanistan and those serving now all have our stories. Our guest this Sunday has a few as well. "Over the course of 12 months, I covered... more

We do this a couple of times a year - yes my friends it is a Midrats Free For All. Is there a topic we have not covered that you want Sal from "CDR Salamander" or EagleOne from "Eaglespeak" to address? Better yet - do you have a question... more

The large standing Army and active duty military we have known in our lifetime may seem the norm - but it isn't. Is there a way to maintain a strong military capability - available and scaleable if needed - without the structure we have... more

The problem with piracy is not going anywhere. Each year in places like Somalia it is becoming part of the local economy. In areas near poorly governed areas, it threatens the free flow of goods at market prices through the world's sea lines of... more

I can think of no better show for Superbowl Sunday than Episode 36. Our guests will be Eddie LaBaron and Lanier Phillips. Though known as four-time Pro-Bowler, quarterback for the Washington Redskins in the 1950s, Tom Landry's first... more

In the last year, our listenership has roughly doubled. As a result, many have missed some of our more interesting shows. This week, as your hosts take care of some things in the other part of our lives, let's revisit Halloween of 2010. When... more

Most agree that our nation's national security focus needs to shift its weight towards the swath across the Western Pacific through the Strait of Malacca to the Northern Arabian Gulf. We have started the same path in response to national... more

Many are sobering up to the fact that the military is about to face a budget challenge not seen in a generation. Especially those who have seen this movie before, a number know that this one has the potential to be the most... more

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