Friday, June 03, 2011

A Day Without Seapower, on Midrats

Almost a decade of involvement in two land wars in Asia combined with a series of costly and ill timed shipbuilding programs that have yet to produce ships anywhere near promised cost and performance has brought our Navy to the growing budget crisis in a delicate position.

The national security arena suffers from SeaBlindness about the critical requirements of seapower to the long term economic and security needs of a maritime, mercantile republic.

Sunday, June 5th at 5pm EST, using their work at The Heritage Foundation, Thinking About a Day Without Sea Power:Implications for U.S. Defense Policy as a starting point, join EagleOne and me with our returning guests Mackenzie Eaglen and Bryan McGrath for the full hour to discuss the long view on the future direction of our Navy and Marine Corps team.

In addition to reading their piece above, you can also read Mackenzie's testimony last Wednesday to the Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations, House Armed Services Committee here.

Join us live if you can and join in with the usual suspects in the chat room where you can contribute your thoughts and observation - and suggest to us questions for our guests.

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Zombie 1 said...

As a general aside on matters like this: it seems to me that if the flags are going to sit back and think that they have somehow--by successfully negotiating the promotion system--that they have somehow (and uniquely) discovered the key to all wisdom, and the rest of us our just pogues who either didn't make the grade or never tried--then I kindly suggest it may be time to let them fight their own battles against Capital Hill, and see how they do.

Logic suggests we have already seen the "success" of that strategy over the last two decades--Zulus against a British square (with Gatling gun) comes to mind--and thus that a little more humility from the flag ranks on some things might be in order if they want outside support. Or so it seems to me.

ewok40k said...

can we have armed version for offensive purposes?

Bret Perry said...

This looks fairly interesting.  I'm going to try to make this one live.