Sunday, July 11, 2010

Midrats - Episode 28: Navy and Merchant Marine Mid-year Review

Where do we stand half-way through 2010 and our plans to deal with the budgetary and strategic challenges coming up this decade?

Midrats is back live and coming at you with a packed show. Today, Sunday 11 JUN 2010 at 5pm EST for a full hour.

Please join my co-host EagleOne of "Eaglespeak" as we to discuss everything from making the case for the Navy, the coming budget crunch, piracy, Haiti, to the response to the BP oil spill - and more.

Our guests will be Dr. Daniel Goure, Vice President with the Lexington Institute, Professor Robert C. (Barney) Rubel, Dean for the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the United States Naval War College, and blogger on gCaptain, USNIBlog and his own site, 'Fred Fry International' - our resident Merchant Marine expert extraordinaire, Fred Fry.

Dr. Goure is a Vice President with the Lexington Institute, a nonprofit public-policy research organization headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

Prior to joining the Lexington Institute, Dr. Goure was the Deputy Director, International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Most recently, he was a member of the 2001 Department of Defense Transition Team. Dr. Goure spent two years in the U.S. Government as the director of the Office of Strategic Competitiveness in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He also served as a senior analyst on national security and defense issues with the Center for Naval Analyses, Science Applications International Corporation, SRS Technologies, R&D Associates and System Planning Corporation.

Dr. Goure also has done extensive consulting and teaching. From 1990 to 1991 he led a study for the U.S. Institute of Peace on deterrence after the INF Treaty. Dr. Goure has consulted for the Departments of State, Defense and Energy. He has taught or lectured at the Johns Hopkins University, the Foreign Service Institute, the National War College, the Naval War College, the Air War College, and the Inter-American Defense College. Since 2001, Dr. Goure has been an adjunct professor in graduate programs at the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University, and an adjunct professor at National Defense University since 2002 -- teaching a Homeland Security course at both.

Dr. Goure has appeared on all the major networks, CNN, Fox, the BBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. He has been published extensively in over two dozen journals and periodicals. He is also an NBC national security military analyst.

Dr. Goure holds Masters and Ph.D. degrees in international relations and Russian Studies from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Government and History from Pomona College.

Professor Robert "Barney" Rubel, a retired 30-year Navy captain, is currently Dean of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies. Prior to assuming this position, he was Chairman of the Wargaming Department of the Naval War College. Receiving this Commission through the NROTC program at the University of Illinois, his tactical background is in light attack naval aviator, with the A-7 and F/A-18. He commanded Strike Fighter Squadron 131 and also served as the Inspector General at U.S. Southern Command.

His focus ashore was professional military education. He is a graduate of the Spanish Naval War College the U.S. Naval War College. He completed three separate faculty tours at the U.S. Naval War College as a joint military operations instructor and the Deputy Dean of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies. In addition, he has been a visiting lecturer at a number of international professional military education institutions, including the German Armed Forces Staff College, the Mexican Naval War College, the British Joint Services Staff College and the Colombian Senior War College.

Professor Rubel has earned master’s degrees from Salve Regina University and the Naval War College. He has published a number of articles on a variety of subjects including naval strategy, security engagement strategy, joint operational art, advanced wargaming and air warfare.

Fred Fry is a Marine Transportation graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy and MBA graduate of Finland's Helsinki School of Economics. He has worked in the maritime industry both at sea and ashore for his whole career and has experience working both in the US and in Europe. Fred is the creator and first author of the weekly series 'Maritime Monday' which covers weekly maritime news and events. He is a guest blogger on gCaptain and the US Naval Institute Blog and also blogs on his own site, 'Fred Fry International.'

Join us live if you can and pile in with the usual suspects in the chat room during the show where you can offer your own questions and observations to our guests. If you miss the show or want to catch up on the shows you missed - you can always reach the archives at blogtalkradio - or set yourself to get the podcast on iTunes.

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1 comment:

ewok40k said...

Well, loved it, especially the bits about SSGNs... There is something about themthat makes them comparable to RN golden era of gunboat diplomacy - ability to bombard enemy shores with relative impunity (think vs Japan in the last years of the Tokugawa shogunate or China in the Opium wars)
An idea - maybe when developing Ohio class replacement, do a dedicated SSGN based on the same hull?