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The Early Bird Brief is brought to you each weekday morning by Defense News and Military Times, the most trusted, nonpartisan sources for news about the military and defense worlds.

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    • 4.3 • 101 Ratings

The Early Bird Brief is brought to you each weekday morning by Defense News and Military Times, the most trusted, nonpartisan sources for news about the military and defense worlds.

    Senior military leader calms fears over aid operation off Gaza coast

    Senior military leader calms fears over aid operation off Gaza coast

    Some Republican lawmakers, though, remain skeptical. 

    • 8 min
    Russia, Iran military partnership rears its head with drones in Ukraine

    Russia, Iran military partnership rears its head with drones in Ukraine

    The assessment comes from a U.S. Central Command report.

    • 8 min
    Coast Guard conducts search and research mission after Baltimore bridge collapse

    Coast Guard conducts search and research mission after Baltimore bridge collapse

    The Associated Press reported that six construction workers are presumed dead from the accident. 

    • 11 min
    House China Committee gets new leader as Gallagher exits

    House China Committee gets new leader as Gallagher exits

    Gallagher's previous efforts included legislation over the social media site TikTok -- and efforts to force the company to become American-owned for national security reasons. 

    • 11 min
    Marine wargames offer a look at the future — and fuel dissent

    Marine wargames offer a look at the future — and fuel dissent

    Marine Corps reporter Irene Loewenson breaks down how wargames are fueling strategic choices in the service. 

    • 11 min
    March Madness…of defense spending

    March Madness…of defense spending

    Congress released the nearly six-month late defense budget yesterday. 

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

ICCABOD THE CAT ,

What happened?

I usually start my day with this podcast. How come there hasn’t been one recently?

MorningListener23 ,

You never know what you’ve got ‘till it’s gone…

Truly missing this podcast. Sadly where else go to for concise and informative reporting of defense/national security news! It was great old fashioned briefs-style journalism. Just what every morning needed!

Old Dom ,

Good service, needs work

I really appreciate the stories that you all run, but my goodness the audio needs some work. You’re half the volume of any other podcast, the music is louder than the voices, different segments are at different levels; heck even different people in the same segment are at different levels. The dress & appearance piece was the most egregious, but none of the episodes are particularly well-engineered.

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