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Saturday, February 09, 2019

On Midrats 10 February 2019 - Episode 475: The US Navy's Face Mission; Naval Presence - History & Present Use

Please join us at 5pm (EST) on 10 Feb 2019 for Midrats Episode 475: The US Navy's Face Mission; Naval Presence - History & Present Use

From showing the flag in the Mediterranean in the first decades of our
republic's history, through Teddy's Great White Fleet, to FONOPS in today's South China Sea - "being there" is a little understood strategic mission.

What is its history and utility in the 21st Century?

Our guest fo the full hour will be Dr. James Holmes, returning to Midrats to discuss this and related issues.

Dr. Holmes is a professor of strategy and former visiting professor of national security affairs at the Naval War College. A former U.S. Navy surface-warfare officer and combat veteran of the first Gulf War, he served as a weapons and engineering officer in the battleship Wisconsin, engineering and firefighting instructor at the Surface Warfare Officers School Command, and military professor of strategy at the Naval War College. He was the last gunnery officer to fire a battleship’s big guns in anger.

The book he co-authored with Toshi Yoshihara, Red Star over the Pacific, now in its second edition.
If you can't listen at the regular time, you can also pick the show up later by visiting either our iTunes page or our Stitcher page.

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