Friday, April 23, 2010

Episode 18: Ponder Back and Look Forward

Can you cover 50 years in 1 hour? Well - you can on Midrats!

Join my co-host
EagleOne and me as we look back at the Vietnam War and then look forward to the next decade's Fleet options for our Navy.

Mark your calendars for this Sunday,
25 APR at 5pm EST/700R/2200Z.

Our guests will be retired Marine Corps
Lieutenant Colonel J.G. Zumwalt and journalist Greg Grant.

For our first segment, we will be discussing Lt. Col. Zumwalt's new book,
Bare Feet, Iron Will ~ Stories from the Other Side of Vietnam's Battlefields with the author.

Lt. Col. Zumwalt is a retired Marine infantry officer who served in the Vietnam war, the 1989 intervention into Panama, and Desert Storm. He is an author, speaker and business executive, and currently heads a security consulting firm named after his father—Admiral Zumwalt & Consultants, Inc.

His articles on Vietnam, North Korea, foreign policy and defense issues can be found in various newspapers and magazines, including USA Today, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Washington Times, The LA Times, The Chicago Tribune, The San Diego Union, Parade magazine and others.

He is a member of the Committee on the Present Danger (CPD), and from 1991-92 was the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs.

Our second guest, Greg Grant, is a national security and defense writer and edits the Defense Tech blog and is an associate editor with His writing on military technology and international security have appeared in Foreign Policy, Slate, The Washington Post, The Los Angles Times, Defense Technology International, The Washington Quarterly, Survival, Government Executive Magazine and National Journal.

He arrived in Baghdad in April 2003 with the Third Infantry Division and returned a number of times to cover the war there. He reported for Jane’s Defense Weekly and from Iraq, and Afghanistan for the Military Times newspapers.

Before taking an interest in journalism, he worked as a military analyst the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. He holds an M.A. in St
rategic Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

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See you Sunday!

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