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  • 01:04

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham

    in Military

    Join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham for Military Monday at 1 p.m. Eastern.

  • 01:04

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham and Dr. Harlan Ullman

    in Lifestyle

    In the world of  game theory, simulation, international relations, and foriegn relations, there are a class of events called "Black Swans." These are moments like the 9/11 attacks, the 2008 finaqncial collapse, and the attack on Pearl Harbor. Always a severe surprise and normally unplanned for, Black Swans are the kinds of events which changed the course of human history, and frequently destroy the best laid plans of nations and political leaders across the world. The first and probably greatest Black Swan of the 20th Century occurred in Sarajevo on June 28th, 1941 when a terrorist group ("The Black Hand") sponsored by the Serbian military intelligence service, assassinated the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The murder of the Archduke was the "sparkplug" event which plunged the planet into its first industrial global war, destroyed most of the European family dynasties, killed millions of people, and laid the groundwork for worldwide conflicts that continue a century later. Sadly however, most of the world has forgotten the events of summer 1914 in Sarajevo, and usually to our mutual disaster.


    To learn more about the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, and the long-term effects, join bestselling author, historian, journalist, and documentary filmmaker John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) for Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)) at 1 PM EST. His guest this week is renowned  strategist, historian, and U.S. Naval Institute Press (@USNIBooks) author Dr. Harlan Ullman. Dr. Ullman's new book, A HANDFUL OF BULLETS is a detailed examination of the events in Sarajevo that day, along with a long-term look at the effects and legacy of the assassinations. Join us for what is sure to be a most intriguing hour, about how history truly affects us today.

  • 01:11

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham With Zenith Press Author Cory Graff

    in Military

    For aviation enthusiasts around the world, there is no greater thrill than the rare chance to watch and hear a flying warbird on a sunny afternoon at an airshow. Such sights and sounds are becoming rarer every day, as more of these vintage aircraft are either grounded or lost to accidents. However, there is one special place and collection which is keeping the practice of flying warbirds alive today: The Flying Heritage Collection. Based in Everett, Washington, the collection is owned by Microsoft cofounder and billionaire Paul Allen, who has placed his fortune and reputation into building the finest collection of flying vintage aircraft in the world.


    To learn more about the Flying Heritage Collection (@flyingheritage) join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) for Military Monday (#MilitartMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream) today at 1 p.m. Eastern. His guest this week is Zenith Press (@ZenithPress) writer Cory Graff, a curator at the Flying Heritage Collection and author of the new book FLYING WARBIRDS. Together they will discuss this fascinating collection of "vintage flying iron," and provide listeners with some real insights into the care and feeding of these rare artifacts.

  • Klarque Garrison of "Survive 365"

    in Books

    Mr. 365, D. Klarque Garrison, host of the blog, Survive 365, and the blog talk radio show, Survive 365: The Conversation of Survive 365 discusses his book, How to Survive the Next 365 | Your Lifeline to a Better Life.

  • 01:09

    Military Monday With John D. Gresham and Author Mike Haskew – Appomattox

    in Lifestyle

    As the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War winds down, there are still some important events that enthusiasts and historians are looking forward to. Arguably, one of the most important was the showdown between the Union Army of the Potomac, and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. What had begun in 1864 at the Battle of the Wilderness, had turned into the bloody Overland Campaign that had ended with the two armies facing off near the town of Petersburg, Virginia. There both sides had dug in, and a monotonous trench warfare reminiscent of World War I had developed. And despite occasional Union attempts to break the Confederate trench lines, the stalemate had prevailed through early 1865. There, in March and April, the Union forces finally managed to break out, beginning a desperate race by both armies into Southwestern Virginia. For weeks the pursuit continued, with Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's forces gradually encircling Lee's Army. Finally, at Appomattox Court House, the pursuit ended, and Gen. Lee conceded defeat. It was the beginning of the end of America's bloodiest war, one that still touches us deeply.


     To learn more about the Appomattox Campaign, please tune in to Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network (@Writestream)) hosted by best-selling author, historian, journalist, game designer, and documentary filmmaker John D. Gresham (@greshamj01). His guest this week will be respected Zenith Press (@Zenith_Press) author and historian Mike Haskew. Mr. Haskew is the author of the new book APPOMATTOX, a single volume history of the campaign that ended the American Civil War. Mr. Haskew will describe the nuances of the campaign, including many of the personal stories and background that are rarely told outside the historian community. Listeners are encouraged to call in, and offer questions and comments on this fascinating final military campaign of America's bloodiest war.

  • 01:30

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham and LCOL John Clearwater, USA (Ret.)

    in Military

    A question. What individual within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) do you think has the toughest job day-to-day? The Secretary of Defense? A U.S. Navy SEAL? Or perhaps a pilot flying a F-22A Raptor fighter-bomber? For those of us who have the job of actually covering operations/personnel of DoD, many of us would nominate  RAdm. John Kirby, the department's official spokesman, for that title. Adm. Kirby, along with the rest of the DoD's Public Affairs Officers (PAOs) are a carefully selected, highly trained and skilled group of professionals, that have the often thankless job of being the face of the department to the world's press. And like  Adm. Kirby, they often are tasked to deliver some of the most important and difficult stories of a given day.


    Trained at the Defense Information School (DINFOS) at Fort Meade, MD, these "DINFOS Trained Killers" as they are known, are seeded throughout DoD from program offices in the Pentagon, to Carrier/Expeditary Strike Groups forward deployed in the Persian Gulf. All have the difficult job of being as transparent as possible, along with maintaining operational/personnel security at all times. And perhaps most difficult of all, and unlike their more political peers at the White House and elsewhere within the administration, they are not allowed to lie to the press. Thus The toughness and difficulty of their jobs.


    To learn more about DoD PAOs, join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham for Military Monday at 1 p.m. Eastern. His guests this week will be Lt. Col. John Clearwater, USA (Ret.), recently retired and one of DoD's top PAOs. A Special Forces Soldier ("Green Beret") early in his military career, Clearwater became a PAO with assignments ranging from the 1st Infantry Division ("heig Red One") to heading Armed Forces Network. So tune in for a fascinating hour about how the military tells its stories.

  • 01:30

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham and author Robert Girardi

    in Military

    Join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham for a replay of Military Monday with guest, Zenith Press author Robert Girardi at 1 p.m. Eastern.

  • 01:05

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham

    in Military

     As America prepares for unilateral air and missile strikes against targets in Syria, and the Congress continues their war powers debate about the authorization for the strikes, questions continue to be asked by the public about what the strikes will consist of, and are designed to do. What kinds of weapons will be U.S. Military use against Syria, and what kinds of targets will be struck? Will American ships, aircraft, and personnel be at risk while conducting the strikes? And just what effects do U.S. planners expect to inflict upon the Syrians, should the strikes be conducted?
     To better understand these and other questions about the upcoming strikes on Syria, join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham for Military Monday at 1 p.m. Eastern. His guests this week will be best-selling author/novelist and award-winning game designer, Larry Bond. Mr. Bond, whose Harpoon™ game system is widely used by government agencies and hobbyists to model modern naval combat, has long studied the systems and actions that go into modern warfare, and will provide listeners with understanding of what will be ahead in the weeks and months to follow. Listeners are invited to call in with questions and comments for Mr. Gresham and Mr. Bond, in what will surely be a lively show.
     For more about Larry Bond, see:
    http://www.larry-bond.com/

  • 00:56

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham

    in Military

    Today, the United States has the finest and most capable collection of Special Operations Force (SOF) units in the world. But few Americans realize the modest start the U.S. SOF had during the Revolutionary War. One of the key personalities in America's budding SOF community was a South Carolina militia commander named Francis Marion. Called the "Swamp Fox" by both friends and foe, Merion was one of the pioneers of American guerrilla warfare, and a scourge on the British forces in the Carolinas. Along the way, the “Swamp Fox” became a legend in his own time, and a household name across the colonies.
     To learn more about Francis Marion and his style of war, join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham for Military Monday at 1 p.m. Eastern. His guest this week is U.S. Naval Institute Press author Col. Scott Aiken, USMC, who will talk about France's Marion and his new book, The Swamp Fox. Please join us for what promises to be an intriguing show, and call in if you'd like to talk to the author and Mr. Gresham.

  • 01:07

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham

    in Military

     Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, American fighting men and women have been fighting wars in faraway lands, and suffering the injuries of this new century's signature weaponry, IED's and RPG's. These weapons, among others, have been the source of an emerging long-term chronic symptom among our combat veterans: pain. Chronic pain is among the most common of ailments among our recent combat veterans, and is normally treated through use of pain medications, with all of their debilitating side effects. But a number of cases, the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have been allowing veterans the option of taking advantage of a new form of therapy: Alternative Medicine.
     Alternative medical treatments, such as yoga, therapeutic massage, and chiropractic, have been responsible for a number of well-documented and effective treatments for the pain of our vets and their families, and is growing in prominence among those served by TriCare and VA. This bold and unconventional move by veterans and military medicine is a sign of emerging respect for nontraditional medical treatments, which is growing among veterans and their families in popularity.
     To learn more how alternative medical treatments are changing the treatment of veterans, join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham for Military Monday at 1 p.m. Eastern. His guest will be Dr. Tania Howard, a prominent chiropractor based in Annapolis Maryland, who has treated a number of veterans and their families. Together they will discuss chiropractic and other alternative medical treatments for veterans, and provide some insights into the value of such treatments. Listeners are encouraged to call-in and offer questions and comments should they desire, in an hour of therapy and healing for all.
     For more on Dr. Tania Howard:
    http://www.drtania.com/

  • 01:04

    Military Monday with John D. Gresham

    in Military

    The role of soldier-scholar has long been a respected position in military forces around the world. They are a rare breed of warrior, combining the savvy of an experienced military officer with the intellect of a respected academic. One of the least known, albeit most effective such men, was Gen. Andrew Goodpaster, USA. A graduate of West Point and Princeton, “Andy” Goodpaster nearly had his career ended by a severe combat wound in World War II. However, thanks to the vision of an observant senior officer, Gen. Goodpaster became the primary military advisor to Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower, eventually becoming Supreme Commander to NATO, along with a tour as Superintendent of U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
     To learn more about this intriguing soldier-scholar, join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham for Military Monday at 1 p.m. Eastern. His guest this week will be U.S. Naval Institute Press author and biographer Robert S. Jordan, author of AN UNSUNG SOLDIER.  Together they will try and shed some light onto the life and career of this impressive military mind and personality, and give listeners some sense of his vast influence on Cold War strategy and events. Listeners are encouraged to call in and offer questions and comments, and help explore a great American life.