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Happy New Year Military Monday listeners! As we begin our fourth year of broadcasting, it seems like good time to look back over our growing body of work, and pick out some of the best of it to share with listeners. So to start 2016, join us on Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the Writestream Radio Network(@Writestream)) with military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) at 1 p.m. Eastern for a special broadcast celebrating the shows and guests that we consider to have been our best. Writestream Radio Network founder, author and host Dariaanne DiGiovanni (@dariaanne) will join him on the air to provide commentary, and talk with John about the shows, and how he reaches out to invite guests and develop shows for Military Monday. In addition, listeners are encouraged to call in and talk to both John and Daria about the business of Internet radio, and how it is rapidly growing in both popularity and market penetration.
This edition of Military Monday is a reply of an earlier show.
As the world prepares for the Centennial observance of the start of World War I, virtually every media outlet around the globe is preparing both coverage and content to saturate the minds of a public which has virtually no memory of the conflict. Included in this historical deluge, will be a small mountain of new books professing to have new observations and interpretations of the first great global conflict of the 20th Century. And though much of this content will be focused on interested adults, some publishers are taking the time and effort to reach out to teen and young adult audiences and introduce them to World War I through the medium of graphic books. An evolved version of comic books, graphic books provide a picture component in addition to text. Graphic books have been growing in both popularity and sophistication over the past few decades, and several publishers are going to be issuing volumes with a World War I focus in the months and years ahead.
So it is no surprise that one of of these books is going to focus on one of the most compelling personalities of the First World War: Baron Manfred von Richthofen. Known as the "Red Baron," Richthofen was the highest scoring fighter "ace" of World War I with 80 confirmed "kills" against Allied aircraft.And despite being killed during the "Michael" Offensive in 1918, remains today one of the most respected and well-known personalities of the conflict. To learn more about Manfred von Richthofen and the new graphic book which tells his story, join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) for Military Monday at 1 p.m. Eastern. His guest this week is Zenith Press (@Zenith_Press) author and illustrator Wayne Vansant, the creator of the new graphic book THE RED BARON.
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.
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Today's Military Monday is a rebroadcast of last week's Writestream Tuesday:Veterans Day Tribute, co-hosted by John D. Gresham and Dariaanne. John and Daria talk with Lt. Neal Zimmerman and journalist Donna Lyons about the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, how to spot a reputable military charity, and the biggest issues facing our veterans today.
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.
Host John D. Gresham (@greshamj01) is on the road this week conducting some research for various projects. So for our Military Monday (#MilitaryMonday on the I will do well you (@Writestream) show on March 2nd, we offer a replay of last week's show with author Mike Haskew talking about his new book from Zenith Press (@Zenith_Press), APPOMATTOX..
We're on hiatus today because of the Labor Day holiday, and have set up a replay of our recent show on the Red Barron. So join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham for Military Monday at 1 p.m. Eastern.
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.
In the decade since the Allied invasion of Saddam Hussein's Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom, most Americans forget that it was a war that was dominated, and in many ways won, by airpower. And not that demonstrated by the nighttime “Shock and Awe" bombings of Baghdad, or the hunting of the “Deck of Cards,” but by an integrated application of airpower across the full spectrum of operations by Allied forces. From the attempted assassination strikes against Iraqi leadership targets (like Saddam Hussein and his sons), to the delivery and support of Special Operations Forces (SOFs) hundreds of miles behind enemy lines, Allied airpower forces made the rapid advance to Baghdad possible.
Amazingly, very little has been written regarding Allied air power operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom, leading to the possibility of important lessons being lost to the passage of time. One of the few genuine airpower experts who has taken the time to break down the contribution of airpower to Operation Iraqi Freedom has been Benjamin S. Lambeth, who has previously written on earlier conflicts in which airpower has been a major contributor. His new book, THE UNSEEN WAR, published by U.S. Naval Institute Press (@USNIBooks), goes a long way towards explaining the unique contributions of airpower towards victory in Iraq in 2003, and provides a look at what might be possible in future operations
Join military historian, author and journalist John D. Gresham for Military Monday at 1 p.m. Eastern time, s he hosts Mr. Lambeth, for an hour which will take us back a decade, to the uncertain days of March and April, 2003. Listeners are encouraged to call in and ask Mr. Gresham and/or Mr. Lambeth questions, along with adding their own opinions to the discussion. Please join us for what will certainly be an informative and interesting hour of Internet radio.
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.
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