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Main Guest: Jeremy Hilton, DOD Family Readiness Council
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This week, John Cappel joins Michael to discuss the Overseas Contingency Operations budget. Cappel work on Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense (BFAD) at the Stimson Center. John and his colleague, Russel Rumbaugh, just put out a report “A Step Backward, or More to Go? FY15 Overseas Contingency Operations Request.”
The Stimson Center focusses on global security challenges, and Cappel and his colleagues in BFAD look into where the money is actually going.
Cappel explains how OCO, or Overseas Contingency Operations, contains budget requests that are like supplemental war budgets. Historically, supplemental budgets often arose in response to some kind of unexpected event, like a natural disaster or some kind of military conflict. In the past, these supplemental budgets gave way to budgets that took into account the actual conflicts and the supplemental budget requests went away. The OCO, however, has been around for a long time now.
Many feel that the OCO budget has become a bit of a slush fund. DoD, for its part, is beginning to shift some of the OCO-type requests into the general budget.
The OCO Budget also has requests for $5 Billion for the Counterterrisom Partnership Fund (CTPF) with $4 billion for DoD and $1 billion to the Department of State. There’s also the European Reassurance Initiative with a price tag of $1 billion which mostly goes to DoD. Cappel refers to both as “head scratchers.”
To read more about John Cappel and his work at the the Stimson Center, visit the Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense section of the Stimson Center’s Website.
Cautious citizens are worried that a 2010 Department of Defense directive on military support to civilian authorities reinforces the notion that the Obama Administration is preparing to go after political dissidents. Who might that group of dissidents include? Tea Party Members, Veterans, Christians, Pro-lifers and more. The DHS published a list of these potential "extremist" threats back in 2009 (link below). Linc Austin breaks it all down in a powerful report on the directive.
This is Brandon or DOD xBLAZE and his crazy counterparts talking about the debate that is hot on the streets......PC vs Console Gaming.
Douglas Dietrich is the son of a retired U.S. Navy Sailor. Douglas worked for ten years as a Department of Defense Research Librarian at the Presidio Military Base of San Francisco, where one of his major duties was document destruction. He then experienced the 1991 Kuwaiti campaign, serving in Desert Storm as a United Sates Marine.
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Wendy Jordan, Senior analyst for Taxpayers for Common Sense, talks “turkey” about the F-35 in her new report, “The Unaffordable F-35.” The report comes completely from unclassified, open sources. Jordan emphasizes that the report examines the F-35 project from the perspective of taxpayers. The report doesn’t get into the capabilities or technology of the project, but rather if it is a logical expenditure from a taxpayer’s perspective.
We have scheduled a DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable with The Honorable Robert F. Hale, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Department of Defense.
Hale will be discussing the FY12 DoD budget proposal, which will be rolled out in a series of briefings at the Pentagon on Monday, Feb. 14.
Topic for the show: Are we run by alphabet soup organizations (NSA, CIA, FBI, DHS, DOD)? How do these organizations opperate and should the American public question black budgets, seceret testings and documented mind control? Why would the push be for Australian style gun control and what does it mean?
Joining Audrey Russo for this week's REELTalk - our focus is on our Military with columnist and former Spokesman for the DoD, JD GORDON will be here to discuss the abominable Bergdahl debacle. PLUS, ID will co-host with me as the mother of wrongly incarcerated Sgt. Derrick Miller (Renee Myers) joins us with the founder of Band of Mothers, BEVERLY PERLSON. We discuss the facts of his case and how we can join in the fight to see Derrick exonerated! Heroes vs Zeroes...we're covering it all!
Greg Mello is executive director of the Los Alamos Study Group. The group's recent backgrounders include "President Requests Unprecedented Spending on Nuclear Weapons Maintenance, Design, Production" and "U.S. Claims of Nuclear Weapons Retirement, Dismantlement 'May be Misleading'
Tyler Cohen Wood is an expert in social media and cyber issues. She is a senior officer and a cyber branch chief for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) within the Department of Defense (DoD) where she makes decisions and recommendations significantly changing, interpreting, and developing important cyber policies and programs affecting current and future DoD and Intelligence Community policies.
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Please join Professor Griff and ZaZa Ali for part two of our discussion from Tuesday, breaking down the Alphabet boys and how they impact our society. FBI * CIA * DOD * FDA * IMF * IRS * CNN * BET * MTV * TBS * ABC * TNT* FEMA * ATF * CFR ... & MUCH MORE.
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Dia has been with BLUE FLAME, a division of Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group (BBWEG) since 2007, and is currently the General Manager. In this role, Ms. Simms oversees the strategic execution of all brands under the House of Combs – including CIROC Ultra Premium Vodka, Sean John fragrances and the Sean John clothing lines. She leads a team of 30 for the multi-million dollar enterprise, and has contributed to its exponential growth and expansion in recent years. Simms’ career began working for the Department of Defense (DOD) in an accelerated Contracts program that fast tracked stand out candidates. A natural negotiator, Simms excelled working closely with major defense contractors to ensure the maximum return on investments for DOD. After several years in the Defense industry, Simms decided that she wanted to move into a more creative industry. She became a Senior Account Executive for Clear Channel Radio, where she counted Sean John and Bad Boy records among her clients. Simms also worked as Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for GlaxoSmithKline, becoming the company’s top performer in the Northeast region. She eventually founded Madison Marketing Inc., an events management and promotions firm she established with two partners, serving major corporate clients such as Seagram’s, Appleton Rum, Nabisco and Dada Sportswear.
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