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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 USSR may be gone ... but Russia has not gone anywhere. While the news seems to be all around Russia from the rise of China, the incredible success of the Baltic states, Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics, to the... more

With the recent announcement of the naming of DDG-116 after Medal of Honor recipient CAPT Thomas Hudner, USN (Ret) and the fact we have Mother's Day this Sunday - it is an easy decision on today's show. A replay of our Navy Air... more

No guests on this week's show - just open phone and open topic. Join Sal from the blog "CDR Salamander" and EagleOne from "Eagle Speak" for the full hour as they discuss the full range of maritime and national security... more

As many are looking back at the last decade+ of war, many want to forget. Indeed, as reported by Michael Hirsh in National Journal, "The war on terror is over," one senior State Department official who works on Mideast issues told... more

Throughout out nation's history in the Pacific and more recently, the Indian Ocean, there have been a few cornerstone challenges that remain regardless of technology, strategy, or geopolitics; the tyranny of distance and the reality of... more

What is real, and what is a mirage? Can something be a cost effective strategic option, or a fool's errand? As outlined by our guests in their latest work in the periodical, Asian Security; An Ocean Too Far: Offshore Balancing in the Indian... more

This Easter, we will return to our discussion about the U.S. Coast Guard's role in defending the USA from the flow of illegal drugs. Our guest will be CDR E. A. Westfall, CDR, USCG, then Commanding Officer of the USCGC ESCANABA... more

Guest is film-maker Scott Kesterson;former soldier, Emmy award-winning filmmaker, and now military contractor working for CJ-SOTF. His next fill is, Bards of War (www.bardsofwarfilm.com) this fall. Most of the footage is from... more

There is an echo that regular listeners to Midrats are very familiar with; the critical importance of an understanding of history in the profession of arms. More than almost any other field, there is nothing new under the sun. The tools may... more

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