Episode 13 – Mister President, What Is Your Feeling About Civil Defense?

What just happened?  Seriously.  Tell us because we can’t keep up.

This week, we discuss the origins of civil defense warnings, how to make generals pick the option you want, and why the fundamentals of government are more important than tweets.

http://www.civildefensemuseum.com/sirens.html

https://www.avclub.com/the-day-after-traumatized-a-generation-with-the-horrors-1798447330

 

Episode 12 – Security Issues in 2018

Do we have things to worry about in 2018?  We sure do, but maybe not the things you think.  So what should we be concerned about?  And how can we have an impact?  Plus it’s a new year and a new Prudent or Paranoid!

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/08/569394885/pentagon-announces-first-ever-audit-of-the-department-of-defense

http://www.newsweek.com/us-israel-saudi-arabia-leading-world-war-iran-france-says-770728

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/US-funding-cuts-for-UN-provide-opening-for-China-Russia

https://news.usni.org/2018/01/03/report-congress-defense-spending-continuing-resolution

 

 

Episode 11 – #AuditThePentagon

The Administration is getting ready to publishing the US National Security Strategy. And it looks not crazy! So we have that going for us. But the US military budget is still enormous and who knows what’s in there? The only way to find out is to demand accountability from your Congressional representatives.

http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2017/12/allies-are-key-says-trumps-national-security-strategy/144508/

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/05/pentagon-trump-audit-first-time/526932/

Episode 10 – That Just Happened

The President retweeting racist videos, and North Korea becoming a nuclear power–those two things just happened. But you know what? It’s fine. Let’s keep our focus on where it belongs–getting our candidates into office.

https://www.pressreader.com/thailand/the-nation/20171203/281728384843751

http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-vietnam-war/watch/

http://www.africom.mil/media-room/articles

Episode 09 – But really, Will the World End in Nuclear Fire Under Trump?

This week we discuss whether or not the US military would follow an order to end the world.  We also mull over the best way to apply your time and energy for political change.  Plus Prudent or Paranoid!

https://theintercept.com/2017/11/21/u-s-generals-might-stop-trump-from-an-illegal-nuclear-strike-but-who-will-save-us-from-a-legal-one/

 

Episode 08 – I’m Going In! (feat. John Roderick – Part 2)

Just who are these admirals, anyway? And what are all the military people grinning about? In Part 2 of Matt’s discussion with John Roderick, they talk about their experiences in Africa, hobnobbing with military brass, and why every problem seems to have a military solution.

Episode 07 – Turns Out It’s No One’s Job (feat. John Roderick) – Part 1

The Over There Podcast returns with a two-Part discussion with famous podcaster, John Roderick.  Matt and John discuss their time in Niger, the way the United States plans and executes wars, and why we keep making the same mistakes.

Check back next week for Part 2!

Episode 06 – Do Your Job–And Persuade Someone to do Theirs

Haven’t you always wanted to know about the defense Budget?  Sure, we all have.  Plus how Congress is a bigger threat to the military than any enemy.  And six ways to persuade.

https://www.amazon.com/Influence-Psychology-Persuasion-Robert-Cialdini/dp/006124189X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1489553781&sr=1-1&keywords=influence+the+psychology+of+persuasion

https://youarenotsosmart.com/

http://www.defensenews.com/articles/us-house-passes-2017-defense-appropriations-to-uncertain-prospects-in-senate

Episode 05 – Deep State

How deep is the deep state? And can a combination of bureaucratic inertia and executive incompetence keep the ship of state lumbering in the right direction?

Plus more Prudent or Paranoid!

http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/who-was-ataturk

https://warontherocks.com/2017/02/my-love-letter-to-the-deep-state/

http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-vice-admiral-turns-down-national-1487292435-htmlstory.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/02/24/mcmaster-knows-how-national-security-policy-can-go-wrong-will-that-help-him/?utm_term=.5498d7483e3f

 

Episode 04 – Reasonable and Rationable

The President authorized a counter-terrorism raid in Yemen, which went about as well as these things tend to go.  Is Trump’s counter-terrorism strategy just more of the same?  Meanwhile we’re pitching in to help refugees.  And Terry is trying to figure out how to talk to people without going crazy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/09/world/middleeast/09raid.html

http://www.aeinstein.org/books/on-strategic-nonviolent-conflict-thinking-about-the-fundamentals/

http://www.npr.org/2017/02/10/514378178/fact-check-trumps-yemen-raid-winning-mission-or-failure-its-not-so-simple

http://overduepodcast.com/episodes/2017/1/16/episode-220-the-us-constitution