War Report March 2016

We review developments in the wars in Syria and Iraq including the crucial role of Russia.  Update on the war in Afghanistan and a report on U.S. efforts to assert power in the Pacific. We conclude the program with a 1/2 hour discussion of the Irish Easter Rising of 1916 whose centennial approaches. 

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War Report February 2016

Turkey threatens to invade Syria.  Update on US.-Russia proxy war in Ukraine.  China installs ground to air missiles in South China Sea’s Woody Island.  As this is Black History Month, we devote the second half of the show to the last year of Martin Luther King’s life and reveal startling facts regarding his murder.

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War Report January 2016

Arab history and culture illuminate the current geo-political
role of Arabs. The emergence and spread of Islam, the Crusades, the Ottoman
Empire, European colonialism, the creation of Israel and its wars with Arabs,
and the U.S. invasions.  A major theme is
the disunity of the Arabs. 

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War Report December 2015

China’s global economic expansion.  U.S. use of foreign paramilitaries and U.S. special forces.  The ancient ties of Russia to the Byzantine Empire and its importance in Russia’s centuries old struggle with the Turks. Republican presidential candidates split on Syrian war policy.

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ISIS Terror in Paris

After reviewing the West’s response to the recent ISIS terror attacks in Paris, Beirut and Egypt, we consider what the nations of the mideast are doing to fight ISIS.  Also, the latest developments in the China – U.S. confrontation in the South China Sea.

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War Report September 2015

We describe Russian aircraft, missiles and troops in Syria and how they may affect the war there. Secretary of State Kerry hints at military cooperation with the Russians in Syria.  Foreign policy in the second Republican presidential debate.

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War Report August 2015

Kiev reports Russian troops on border.  U.S. sends planes and troops to Turkey to fight ISIS as Kurds enter fray and Russians land MIGs in Syria. Assessing Iran nuclear treaty. Japan grapples with World War 2 legacy amid renewed nationalism.  U.S. election update.

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