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Here you will find information on public affairs issues with commentary by In Context host Ken MacDermotRoe, In Context military affairs commentator Marchand MacDermotRoe and In Context producer Gus Cantavero, as well as, links to In Context radio programs, podcasts and videos.  We would like to hear your opinion. So please feel free to post comments. Also, be sure to subscribe to this blog so you can be updated on our show schedule with announcements of times, topics and guests!

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War Report October 2016

We discuss reforms to U.S. military policy that we hope will be considered by the candidates and the voters in the upcoming presidential election and its aftermath.

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War Report September 2016

U.S. bombing of Syrian base ends ceasefire.  Russia stages massive drill in the Crimea.  Russians intercept U.S. spy planes over Black Sea. China snubs U.S. President.  North Korea explodes new nuclear weapon.  Types of unconventional warfare explained.

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War Report August 2016

Japanese emperor’s hint at abdication may be linked to rising Japanese militarism.  U.S. bombs Libya. Russia flies bombers from Iran to attack Syrian rebels while it seeks closer relations with NATO member Turkey.  Russia masses troops on Ukraine border following alleged commando raid by Ukrainian troops.  China militarizes reefs in South China Sea.

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War Report July 2016

U.S.’s vast foreign military and police training operations revealed.  Update on wars in Iraq and Syria. China’s South China Sea expansion. Japan’s military and geopolitical importance today.

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War Report June 2016

We discuss the military and political history of Russia from Putin to Stalin.  And we conclude with an analysis of the implications of Russia’s current revival for U.S. foreign and military policy.  This program was originally broadcast in September 2013 as part two of a series on Russian history.





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War Report May 2016

Russia deploys three new divisions to its western border.  China develops a new hypersonic weapon. The origins/tenets of fascism and its manifestation in different countries.

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War Report April 2016

Russian fighters “buzz” a US Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea.  Potential conflicts with Russia in Georgia and Azerbaijan.  We conclude the program with a discussion of the evolution of modern urban warfare from the Paris Commune uprising of 1871 to the Battle of Najaf, Iraq in 2004.

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