August 2011

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The following shows aired in August 2011. Click on the show date in the left column to listen to that show. Files are in MP3 format.

8/13/11A Tribute to Our Dear Friend and Partner, Gary LIllie.8/20/11The Wrong War—Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan. “America cannot afford to lose the war in Afghanistan, and yet America cannot win it.” In this definitive account of the conflict, acclaimed war correspondent and bestselling author Bing West provides a practical way out.

Having embedded with dozens of front line units over the past two years, he takes us on a battlefield journey from themountains in the north to theopium fields in the south. West (dubbed “the grunt’s Homer”) shows why the Taliban fear the ferocity of our soldiers.

8/6/11 It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the death of our dear friend and partner, Gary Lillie. Gary was hit and killed by a drunk driver while jogging near his home in Dexter, Michigan Thursday night. This program is dedicated to Gary Lillie.
8/27/11 The Shetland Bus. The Shetland Bus was the nickname of a clandestine special operations group that made a permanent link between Shetland, Scotland and German-occupied Norway from 1941 until the German occupation ended on 8 May 1945. Using modified fishing trawlers and later submarine chasers, and manned by all volunteer crews of Norwegian fishermen and sailors, the Shetland Bus was a joint effort of the Special Operations Executives (SOE), the British Admiralty’s Naval Intelligence, and the Military Intelligence Service of Norway’s government in exile.

Join host Dale Throneberry and Defense Media Network award winning author Dwight Zimmerman and hear the crucial, but now all but forgotten, true story of the SOE/Norwegian special operations program.