Sunday, September 19, 2010

Midrats Episode 37: The November Election and National Security

Today we will have Part II of a series we started in May of this year with the same guests.

Six-and-a-half weeks from the NOV 2010 election with economic issues dominating the debate, what are the national security implications if the one or both Houses of Congress switch from Dem to Rep? What, if any, national security issues are part of the "Tea Party" movement - and what will possible new-comers such as Rand Paul and Marco Rubio bring to DC?

Live today, Sunday 19 SEP 10 our guests to discuss will be Mackenzie Eaglen, Research Fellow for National Security at the Heritage Foundation, and James S. Robbins is Senior Editorial Writer for Foreign Affairs at the Washington Times.

In addition to her position at Heritage where specializes in subjects such as defense strategy, military readiness and the defense budget - Mackenzie Eagle has extensive experience in Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, and her commentaries have appeared in major newspapers, including The New York Times and The Washington Post, and in military-focused publications such as Armed Forces Journal, Defense News, Army Times and the magazines National Defense and Military Technology. Her paper, "A New Look at Readiness: Solving the Army's Quandary," was taught at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.

James S. Robbins is also the author of the books "This Time We Win: Revisiting the Tet Offensive" and "Last in Their Class: Custer, Pickett and the Goats of West Point," and a political commentator and contributing editor for National Review Online.

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.

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Byron said...

Excellent discussion this weekend. Those that know, enjoyed. Them that weren't there need to listen to the archived tomorrow night ;)

ewok40k said...

Well, one thing I noticed is the increasing cost of professional military. We all know that modern tech needs professional soldiers - there is no going back to conscription. But what if the costs of personnel are beginning to eat into the very tech they are supposed to be manning?