Sunday, January 17, 2010

Preparing for a multi-polar world

Is a multi-polar world and the challenge of other nations' growing naval power and global reach really call for "new thinking," "radical restructuring," or "transformational concepts" going forward? Is a response to a "contested commons" something that needs a whole-cloth response?

If you move back the calendar 100 years, what does the first decade of the 20th Century have to tell us about the environment we are looking at as we approach the look out from the end of the first decade of the 21th Century?

In addition to our panel discussion of the events of this week, join fellow bloggers EagleOne, Bryan McGrath, and myself as we discuss what the lessons of the Teddy Roosevelt Era have for us today. Our guest will be Commander Henry J. Hendrix, Jr., USN, author of
Theodore Roosevelt's Naval Diplomacy: The U.S. Navy and the Birth of the American Century and more recently the Proceedings article Buy Fords, Not Ferraris.

We go live today, 17 FEB at 1700R/2200Z (or 5pm Eastern Standard Time, if you insist) for a full hour, and we will start taking callers at the bottom of the hour. If you want to ask a question to the panel or our guest, call in at (347) 308-8397 during the show.

As regular readers get to go to the head of the line, email me what number you are calling from, or come up during show chat with a heads-up you are calling or ask your question there.
UPDATE: Episode 3 is in the can! If you missed it, use the widget below to listen to the show and any other ones you may have missed.

...and for you regulars - we had a special appearance by ........ SID!


Byron Audler said...

Thanks for the great show, and for giving up an hour of your family time, Sala ;)

cdrsalamander said...

Awwww, shucks.  It is the quickest 1-hr in the Navy.

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

That was fun, let's do it again next Sunday!

Jerry Hendrix said...

Gosh that was fun, thanks for inviting me on your show!

cdrsalamander said...

Thanks again for being a guest - the fastest 1 hour in the Navy.  And hey, you've got the number!

Scott, next week will be the "Suede Boot Navy."  We'll focus on the thousands of Sailors deployed ashore.  We'll have guests "Yeoman in the 'Stan" from Bagram, AFG and the former CO of Navy Provisional Detainee Battalion FIVE, Camp Bucca, Iraq, Commander Charlie Malone, USN.   <span></span>


sid said...

Thanks for letting jostle in there...

One thing I forgot to ask about is -because I was so shocked- is the comment about the USMC running away from forcible entry in the QDR.

While there won't be any more Iwo Jimas. The prospects of facing a San Carlos Water will continue.

The Brits thought they were out of the F/I biz too...Until they were in it again.

ewok40k said...

forcible entry will remain for as long as enemy has say in war... probably forever

MR T's Haircut said...

Great fun!  too bad it lasts so little and I always show up so late!

Term Papers said...

Thanks you for sharing and may you have many thought provoking conversations!