I am very pleased to announce my new radio show debuts this weekend! National Defense Week will air every Sunday morning at 11 on WMAL in Washington DC, on 630 AM and 105.9 FM. You can also stream it live at WMAL.com.
The show will provide opportunities for listeners to hear directly from experts in national defense, national security, military, and veterans issues, without spin, editing, or filters.
The first show’s guests include:
–Gen. Carter Ham (USA ret.), the new Executive Vice President of the Association of the United States Army, and former Commander of US Africa Command. Gen. Ham also led the National Commission of the Future of the Army. He’ll talk about building a fighting force for the future, and overcoming obstacles that budget uncertainty creates for the force.
–Lt. Gen. Dale Meyerrose (USAF ret.), former Director of Command Control Systems and Chief Information Officer, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command. SECDEF Carter this week announced the US is engaging in cyber operations against ISIS, and invited hackers to earn money for hacking into Pentagon systems (in a controlled-environment pilot program). Gen. Meyerrose explains the importance of both announcements, and why they’re welcome changes from how the Pentagon historically has run, and described, cyber ops.
—Todd Harrison, Director of Defense Budget Analysis and Senior Fellow in the International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies. Congress held nearly a dozen hearings this week on the FY2017 budget for the Defense Department, and/or the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. Todd is one of the most highly respected defense budget experts in Washington; top leaders at the Pentagon seek out his expertise on budget matters. On the show, Todd sorts out the noise from the substance in the discussion about the size of the budget, where the money goes, and how that impacts the branches and the military as a whole.
I would like to please ask you to do a couple things:
1) Listen. It’s on the air Sunday morning at 11 on 105.9 FM and 630 AM. It also streams at WMAL.com. Podcasts are coming, but I’m not that far along yet.
2) Tell people that you think will like the show. Invite them to listen, and invite them to learn more at NationalDefenseWeek.com.
3) Consider supporting the show. As the show grows and attracts an audience, I believe it will become a primary source of information for leaders in the areas I will cover. That will make it a unique opportunity to economically reach a very important audience. Your brands and businesses will benefit, I think, from being associated with the show and the site.
4) Give me feedback. Tell me what you like and don’t like. The very fact that you are on this email list tells me you want straight, honest, usable information. So do I, especially when it can help me make this product better.