The budget axe points to sea; the nation suffers sea blindness; a non-traditional actor challenges a fundamental exercise of naval power. Join milbloggers "CDR Salamander" and me as we look at the return of familiar challenges to making the Navy effective.
As our guests we will have two Midrats regulars; Bryan McGrath and Claude Berube.
Claude Berube, LCDR USNR will follow up with a broad discussion of NGOs at sea. Though the recent incident off Gaza brought the issue to the front - his recent article in the Small Wars Journal outlines that there is a lot more out there involving aggressive civilian entities from NGOs to advocacy groups using the maritime domain to pursue their larger goals. Claude is a Visiting Fellow for Maritime Studies at The Heritage Foundation. He has taught at the U.S. Naval Academy, and worked on Capitol Hill, at the Office of Naval Intelligence, and for a defense firm. He's been mobilized several times including a deployment with ESG5 in 2004-05. In addition to many articles, he has co-authored two books. His next book will be published next year on maritime security companies (Eagle1 is a contributor). For the past year, he's served as the President of American Independent Writers.
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Fearless Navy Bloggers Take to the Air: Episode 24 The Navys New Normal 6/6/2010 - Midrats | Internet Radio | Blog Talk Radio
Episode 24 The Navys New Normal 6/6/2010 - Midrats | Internet Radio | Blog Talk Radio