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Well inside an officer's career arch, we saw the American Navy move from the Great White Fleet, The Spanish American War to the age of the Dreadnought. Our Army, from ad-hoc volunteer units to a professional army going head-to-head with the finest professional army on the planet.
How did our military and our Navy build up to WWI, and how did that experience inform the evolution of our national defense infrastructure.
Our guest for the full hour will be Dr. John T. Kuehn , the General William Stofft Chair for Historical Research at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College CGSC). He retired from the U.S. Navy 2004 at the rank of commander after 23 years of service as a naval flight officer flying both land-based and carrier-based aircraft. He has taught a variety of subjects, including military history, at CGSC since 2000. He authored Agents of Innovation (2008), A Military History of Japan: From the Age of the Samurai to the 21st Century (2014), and co-authored Eyewitness Pacific Theater (2008) with D.M. Giangreco as well as numerous articles and editorials and was awarded a Moncado Prize from the Society for Military History in 2011. His latest book, due out from Praeger just in time for the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo is Napoleonic Warfare: The Operational Art of the Great Campaigns.
On todays's show, we'll be looking backawrds at the 100th year anniversay of WWI, what it means for Europe and the future of the planet as it relates to war. We'll also be looking at the three outer planets in their retrogradism and how that affects all of us. We'll get into Saturn beyond the mid-point and free readings as well.
Please join us.
Today's show: The WWI Centenary and Prince William's Job.
We recently commemorated the start of the Great War on August 4th of this year. One hundred years ago on that date, British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium's neutrality.
Photos of World War I centenary remembrance: https://twitter.com/re_dailymail/status/496390727547748353
Can William be a pilot and perform royal duties? He seems to think so.
According to CNN’s Max Foster, the Palace says air ambulance will be Duke's ‘primary occupation’ but his roster will take into account royal duties and charitable work. That’s quite a schedule!
A hundred years on, in 2014 what insights can we gain from the war that started 100 years ago in August of 2014? What are some of the lessons we need to remember in all four levers of national power; diplomatic, informational, military, and economic - in order to help steer our future course as a nation, and to better understand developing events?
Using his article in The National Interest, World War I: Five Ways Germany Could Have Won the First Battle of the Atlantic as a starting point for an hour long discussion, our guest will be James Holmes, PhD, professor of strategy at the Naval War College and senior fellow at the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs.
Jim is former U.S. Navy surface warfare officer, graduating from Vanderbilt University (B.A., mathematics and German) and completed graduate work at Salve Regina University (M.A., international relations), Providence College (M.A., mathematics), and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (M.A.L.D. and Ph.D., international affairs).
His most recent books (with long-time coauthor Toshi Yoshihara) are Strategy in the Second Nuclear Age and Red Star over the Pacific.
Jim has published over 25 book chapters and 150 scholarly essays, along with hundreds of opinion columns, think-tank analyses, and other works. He blogs as the Naval Diplomat and is an occasional contributor to Foreign Policy, The National Interest, War on the Rocks, CNN, and the Naval Institute Proceedings.
I. Preparing for the Worst, Hoping for the Best- Philiosophy
A. Preparedness-It's not always worst case scenario- loss of job, disability-
1.It's a physical savings account of goods,
2.The mental restraint to "Lose It" when bad things happen, being your own source of calmness in a storm.
B. Getting in the mindset- resourcefulness, awareness, problem mitigation
1. But we need to consider the worst case, and prepare as much as we can
2. It is NOT giving into the urgency that the sky is falling tomorrow.
3. An example of being resourceful- mulitple use items, more than one way to complete a task
4. Awareness but NOT Paniced-watching the news and even questionable sources of information
a. Consider all posibilites do exsist
b. Keeping your not so favorable opinions in check to gain credibility
c. Example of mitigation-
II. Short Term Vs. Long Term
A. Job loss, hurricaine 2 weeks- 6mo,
1. Bugging IN- very short definition
2. Expecting Help- When? And Who?
3. What have you experienced?
B. Long term
2. Bugging OUT- very short definition
3. Survivor Of Bosnia (link)
4. Post WWI Germany- Philipp's part
III. Levels of Prepping
A. Level 1 thru 5 - emergency planning with you, and family is aware, calling tree, 1 mo. food
Saturday Afternoon with Carolyn Yeager returns to the airwaves! The last edition of this program was on April 12, 2014, a month and a half ago. It may not appear every Saturday, and may even show up on a different day than Saturday (!) if it is more convenient that way, but it will still be called SAWCY and archived under that category.
Also notice that the time has changed from 1pm Central to 2pm Central, one hour later than it was before. This is a better time for me and can still accomodate European guests.
Our current year 2014 is the centenary (100th anniversary) of what came to be called the First World War, originally "The Great War." This program will be the (rather tardy) beginning of shows pertaining to this most terrible of wars which, it is widely agreed, set the stage for the even more savage Second World War.
The trio of Vixen J, Dj Phaze, and El Cannon Boom Boom return from a nice extended vacation.
But they come back with a Vengence and a lot to talk about.
Vixen J bringing you up to date on some shows on TV and the Zelda Symphony and more with Florida Supercon.
Phaze brings you the douche of the week as well as the hottest clubs in South Florida to check out.
El Cannon Boom Boom always has a nice sexy topic that have the ladies in the retirement home wetting there bed pans.
From Comics to Cosplay. From Movies to Tv, and From pretty much anything you can think of. This is the Weekend Review
Hosted by Amen Re Menethoupe. From Charlotte Iserbyt "Secret History of Western Education"- "Carnegie Endowment after WWI recruited Rockafeller Foundation to change education in America. Education should be aimed at destroying free will (A Brave New World by Adolous Huxley circa 1980) so pupils are thus schooled, they will be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting otherwise, as their schoolmasters would have wished. Influences of the home are obstructed and in order to condition students, verses set to music and repeatedly in tone are very effective. It is for a future scientist to make these maxims precise and discover exactly how much it cost per head to make children believe that snow is black. When the technique has been perfected every government that has been in charge of education for more than one generation will be able to control it's subjects securely without the need of armies and policemen".
Any subject with education in the title is designed to make the children engage in this behavior.....ie sex education, drug education, etc. Bethel, Maine is the home of the training education agents sent into change the values of a generation.
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Prophecy of WWI.
Descent of the Spirit.
(Feed your faith and starve your doubts to death.....)
The next book from USNI's 21st Century Foundations series is 21st Century Ellis, edited by Capt. B.A. Friedman, USMC.
This book covers the work of Lt. Col. "Pete" Ellis, USMC who in 1921 predicted the coming war with Japan.
Included in this collection are some o f his articles on counterinsurgency and conventional war based on his experiences in WWI and the Philippines.
Capt. Friedman will be with us for the full hour to discuss this and more.
Capt. B.A. Friedman is a field artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps currently stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. He is pursuing a master's degree in national security and strategic studies through the Naval War College.
On this edition of The Realist Report, we'll be joined by Charles Krafft. Charles and I will be discussing the heroic Romanian nationalist Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, founder and leader of the Legionary Movement and the Iron Guard, and interwar Romanian history. Calls are welcome!
Sophie Schiller's book, Transfer Day, is a special edition of Spy Island that was written to commemorate the upcoming 100th Anniversary of Transfer Day (1917-2017). Today's date is March 31, 2015, the 98th anniversary of the original Transfer Day. The pictures in the slideshow have red and white border to commemorate The Danish flag.
Soren Jensen is a Danish journalist on a mission. He's traveling to St. Thomas to pursue a human interest story, but he's really on a personal quest to uncover secrets about his own family's past. The story concerns an old woman named Abigail Maduro, who claimed on her deathbed to have averted a German takeover of the Danish West Indies during WWI.
While investigating the story, Soren meets up with Claire Lehman, Abigail's granddaughter, who shares her grandmother's diary with Soren, which transports them both back to 1916 with its intriguing tale of spies, saboteurs, a mad voodoo queen, and a lonely deserter from a German U-boat who desperately tries to escape his past. During one fateful night, Soren learns the explosive truth about his own family's past, and how everybody's life was changed forever on one fateful day: Transfer Day.