What makes a class of warship a success, a failure, or a missed opportunity? What fundamentals consistently result in a success, and what common threads need to be avoided in order to not repeat the mistakes of the past?Catch the show live here (or visit that link later for download or later listen) or listen/download from the Midrats iTunes page.
What decision and results we have seen in previous classes of warships are we seeing repeated now, and what are some options for the Navy going forward?
In addition to numeral articles through the years, Dr. Friedman writes a monthly column, "World Naval Developments" in the US Naval Institute's magazine, Proceedings and is the author of many books including U.S. Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History; Unmanned Combat Air Systems; and Naval Weapons of World War One.
As a starting point for our discussion we will be using Dr. Friedman's article in the latest edition of the US Naval Institute's magazine, Naval History, Judging the Good from the Bad.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Episode 134: Norman Friedman: "Good Ship, Bad Ship" 07/29 on Blog Talk Radio: