Sunday, August 01, 2010

Midrats Mid-Summer Block Party

What do you think isn't being covered about the Navy, Marine Corps, or national security issues to the degree it should? Want to ask a question or make a comment yourself?

Well, here's your chance. Join EagleOne from the blog EagleSpeak and me as we open the topic list, the phones, and probably an adult beverage or two. No guests ... open topic. Don't be shy.

Today, AUG 1st 2010 at 5-6pm EST. The call-in number is: (347) 308-8397.

Join us live if you can and pile in with the usual suspects in the chat room during the show where you can offer your own questions and observations to our guests. If you miss the show or want to catch up on the shows you missed - you can always reach the archives at blogtalkradio - or set yourself to get the podcast on iTunes.

Listen to Midrats on Blog Talk Radio


Salty Gator said...

I'm going to try to make MIDRATS tonight, but can't guarantee I can. I'd like to tee up a subject for the porch:  just two weeks ago, e mails were flying around suggesting that the CNO was looking into converting most L class ship billets in engineering department and possibly even deck department to merchant mariners.  He wanted to start with the LSDs.  To me, that means that JFEO is NO LONGER A MISSION SET since we cannot, by the laws of war, send merchant mariners on combat missions (unlawful combatants).  This initiative ultimately was rescinded, for now.

UltimaRatioRegis said...

I was out exercising my Second Amendment rights.  Hope it was a good one.  Will listen tomorrow AM!

Grandpa Bluewater said...


It just means that personnel reporting to policy shop billets need to do a "intl law of war" correspondence course within 30 days of reporting aboard or get a tour helping out the Army somewhere in CentCom. Seems to something of a knowlege gap.

Lead by the FO's, to set a good example, as all good leaders would naturally do.

ewok40k said...

back in the WW 2 there was simple solution - all the crews of the big transatlantics were mobilized en masse...