Please join us at 5pm EDT 18 July 2021 for Midrats Episode 597: Ukraine & the Eastern Black Sea with CAPT Chris Rawley, USNR
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If it is early summer in the Black Sea, it is time for the annual Ukrainian hosted international exercise Sea Breeze.
Why is this exercise important, who came along, and what does it tell us about the state of the Ukrainian Navy, maritime security in the contested eastern Black Sea, and some interesting responses from the Russians.
Recently returning from the exercise and joining us for the full hour will be returning guest, Captain Chris Rawley, USNR.
CAPT Rawley is the Reserve Chief of Staff for US. Naval Forces Europe and Africa. Over his 29 year career, he has deployed to the Persian Gulf, Western Pacific, Iraq, Afghanistan, and across Africa.
In his civilian career, Chris is the founder and CEO of Harvest Returns, a platform for investing in agriculture.
Photo: HMS Defender, USS Laboon and HMNLS Evertsen take station for close proximity sailing as a Russian warship watches from afar (rear of picture) whilst on maritime operations in the Black Sea. Photo by Dan Rosenbaum, HMS Defender