Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring forward with Midrats

..... or would that be "Great Leap Forward" with Midrats?

Time to adjust your clocks so you don't miss this Sunday's 12th episode of Midrats. Topic will be China.

Please join me with with our panel of Galrahn of InformationDissemination and EagleOne ofEagleSpeak as we take on the latest Navy-Marine Corps team issues this Sunday, 14 MAR, 1700R/2200Z/5pm EST.

Our guests this week will be China experts Dr. Donald Henry and Dr. Dr. James Kraska.

Dr. Henry was raised in Portland, Maine. He attended Harvard College earning a degree in economics. After working for a year in the National Security Division of the Congressional Budget Office, he attended Stanford University for two years earning a Ph.D. in economics. He worked for the Rand Corporation for 18 years with a three year and a half year break for active duty Navy Service. Most recently, he served in the Office of Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for eight years as a political appointee.

He is a Captain in the Navy Reserve and an intelligence officer. He has been studying China and Asian security affairs for more than twenty-five years. While working in the Pentagon, he was a key player in drafting the Pentagon's annual China Military Power Report. He now lives in Menlo Park, California.

Dr. Kraska is a Commander in the U.S. Navy, and serves as the Howard S. Levie Chair of Operational Law at the U.S. Naval War College, and holds appointments as a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and as a Guest Investigator at the Marine Policy Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

He holds both a research doctorate and professional doctorate in law, having earned a doctor of juridical science from the University of Virginia and a doctor of jurisprudence from Indiana University, Bloomington. Commander Kraska also earned a master's of international law from the University of Virginia, master's of arts in defense and foreign policy from Clarement Colleges and a diploma from the College of Naval Command and Staff, U.S. Naval War College.

Bring your A-game and listen in this Sunday - see 'ya there!

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BostonMaggie said...

<span>We're having Chinese for MidRats?  No bologna on white bread?  Good.</span>

ewok40k said...

You can say anything on the chinese but at least they have great food :)
Other than that, my first bone thrown into dogfight is:
Bear vs the Dragon - 1905 redux?
Over 100 years ago a young ambitious nation rose in Asia - they were the Meiji Japan. But when they first confronted major naval power, they didn't go against then-hyperpower of RN. Instead they attacked declining Romanov empire. With vast almost uninhabited Siberia to the north , Russia in decline of power and half of the Mendeleyev table to claim in resources... what would the Chinese do?

Byron said...

For all those who for one reason or another couldn't make Midrats a command attendance, you missed another helluva good show. Final determination: Not only are we screwed, but we pretty much screwed outselves.

ewok40k said...

One thing that made e thinking lately - if PRC IRBMs can hit moving carriers, they certainly can land in fuel and ammo depots in fixed bases like Guam and Okinawa...

ewok40k said...

ahem, another stone to Obama's garden...