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Maritime security, military technology, foreign affairs, and witty banter updated every Monday! Your moment of powerpoint rehab from the fine folks at the Center for International Maritime Security.
||CleanSea Control 117 – Niger Delta Pirates Declare War?||Niger Delta violence returns as oil prices plummet and both the Nigerian government’s ability and willingness to pay off former militants decreases. As the Nigerian Navy moves to counter this new violence, a largely unknown group called the “N||5/1/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 116 – Indonesia, A History of Violence and Horror Fiction||In this week’s episode of Sea Control: Asia Pacific, Natalie Sambhi chats with Nadia Bulkin, a Senior Associate at The Asia Group, on Indonesia’s history of violence, its turn towards democratic nationalism and what that means for the country||4/24/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 115 – Blue Water Metrics and Monitoring Oceans||Blue Water Metrics, 2nd Place Winner of Tuft’s 100K New Ventures contest, is on a quest to crowdsource data collection on the health of our seas; in short, the use of pre-existing maritime platforms, from ferries to fishermen, as homes for an array||4/10/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 114 – South China Sea with CAPT James Fanell||For a discussion on the South China Sea, Sally DeBoer, our Book Review Editor, brings in CAPT James Fannell (USN, Ret), the former Director of Intelligence and Information Operations (N2) for the US Pacific Fleet. During the course of his thirty year ca||4/3/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 113 – Abraham Lincoln’s Self-Education||Most people know that Abraham Lincoln was an avid reader and self-educated man. But how much did this education influence his conduct during the Civil War? Join Sea Control: North America for an interview with Matthew “Matty” Keller, a retired||3/21/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 112 – Australia’s 2016 Defence White Paper||Australia’s Defence White Paper, submarines and scotch? Sounds like a recipe for a fun time. Get ready for a special joint episode with the Perth USAsia Centre’s Perspectives podcast series. In this episode, Kyle Springer, Program Associate at||3/15/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 111 – Vietnam-Era Drones (QH-50)||We discuss the Vietnam-era drone, the QH-50 DASH, with Peter Papadakos – engineer, historian, and son of the DASH’s inventor. We go through the program’s origins, its original purpose, the field modifications made by enterprising Vietnam||3/6/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 110 – Small Arms Control and the South Pacific||This week Natalie Sambhi interviews fellow Aussie Laura Spano, Arms Control Manager with the Centre for Armed Violence Reduction and Pacific Regional Coordinator for Control Arms. They discuss small arms flows globally before focussing on the impacts of||2/22/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 109 – CAPT Raimondo & Navy FITREPS||CAPT Jim Raimondo of the United States Navy joins Sea Control for a discussion on Navy Fitness Reports (FITREPS) as well as his time working on Iraq, Iran, and Russia. CAPT Raimondo is a Federal Executive Fellow with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplom||2/16/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 108 – Expertise||Professor Thomas Nichols, Naval War College Professor, joins us to discuss the topic of his article, “The Death of Expertise,” and the utility and interplay between new ideas, expertise, and the kinds of knowledge used by and found in the prof||2/7/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 107 – CAPT Heritage & Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command||CAPT Sean Heritage, CO of Navy Cyber Operations Defense Command, joins us to discuss the responsibilities of his command, the Navy cyber defense enterprise, institutional innovation, and working as EA to ADM Rogers, Director NSA. DOWNLOAD: CAPT Heritage||1/24/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 106 – Diver Tough and #Submarinerlife||What’s life like on a US Navy submarine? Do submariners listen to Lauryn Hill? What kind of whiskey do they drink? In Sea Control: Asia-Pacific’s first podcast for 2016, Natalie Sambhi, Analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, interviews||1/18/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 105 – Christmas, Nukes, and Wu Tang||The hosts Matt Hipple, Natalie Sambhi, and Alex Clarke get together for a Christmas and New Years podcast on… stuff. From nukes to women in combat to the Wu Tang clan – we walk in with no plan in particular and walk out having successfully exe||12/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 104 – Vietnam’s Foreign Policy||Coming to you from Washington DC, Natalie Sambhi, Analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute interviews Phuong Nguyen, Associate Fellow with the Southeast Asia Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies on Vietnam’s evolving foreign||12/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 103 – CRIC Fleet Battle School on Midrats||This week, we jumped on the Midrats podcast with Chris Kona and Paul Vebber to discuss the CNO Rapid Innovation Cell Fleet Battle School project – which is now available for those interested in the beta test. With CDR Salamander at the helm, we dis||12/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 102 – The North Korea Challenge||Professor Sung-Yoon Lee, Assistant Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, joins Matthew Merighi of Sea Control North America . In this episode, Professor Lee talks about North Korea, its nuclear program, and the broader politics of East||12/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control – Thanksgiving Episode||Our President and Director of Online Content give thanks for YOU involvement, and lay out new ways for those interested to take part in the CIMSEC project. Sea Control Thanksgiving 2015||11/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanReal Time Strategy 2 – HALO||The RTS crew discusses HALO – everything from the technology to whether or not Master Chief receives a military housing allowance. “Real Time Strategy,” is a discussion on the lessons and non-lessons of the simulations we use to both learn and enter||11/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 101 – Falklands 10 – 21 Days to take a Squadron to War||If you wish to know how to raise a modern combat squadron from nothing to combat ready in 21 Days you need look know further, Cdr Tim Gedge RN accomplished in 1982 when he raised a 809 squadron not once, but twice! The first time was during the Falklands||11/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 100 – South China Sea Freedom of Navigation||Many questions have arisen about the USS LASSEN Freedom of Navigation Operation (FONOP) that occured at Subi Reef on Oct 27. Last week, we discussed those issues, the South China Sea, and future FONOPS with Timothy Choi, author of “Why the US Navy&#||11/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 99 – The Politics of Basing||Professor Geoffrey Gresh, Associate Professor at the United States National Defense University, joins Matthew Merighi of Sea Control North America to talk about his new book Gulf Security and the U.S. Military: Regime Survival and the Politics of Basing||11/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanReal Time Strategy (RTS) – Pilot Episode||CIMSEC introduces its new podcast, “Real Time Strategy,” a discussion on the lessons and non-lessons of the simulations we use to both learn and entertain in the realm of military strategy, tactics, and history. In today’s pilot episode,||10/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 98 – Singapore’s strategic outlook||Dr Tim Huxley, Executive Director of IISS-Asia and author of Defending the Lion City: the armed forces of Singapore, joins Natalie Sambhi, President of Australian Institute of International Affairs ACT and Analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Instit||10/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 97 – Falklands w/ Sharkey Ward||This is the second in Batch 2 of the Falklands War Series, and normally an introduction is required, but this podcast is special, the person taking part is like the most famous of celebrities – is often known by simple a single name. This podcast is||10/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 96 – Host Review||Our cadre of hosts: Matthew Hipple, Natalie Sahmbi, Alex Clarke – and now Matthew Merighi, discuss everything – from China to personal life. This is an update or sorts, or an introduction, for those who haven’t been with us from the begi||10/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 95 – The Baltics and Russia||Sea Control discusses the Baltic perception – specifically Swedish – of the Russian threat with Aaron Korewa and Katarina Tracz. This is the first of several future podcasts with our friends from Sweden. DOWNLOAD: Baltics and Russia||9/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 94 – The Athena Project||We discuss the Athena Project, a naval innovation competition started on the USS BENFOLD in 2013 by Dave Nobles – our guest today. This podcast is meant to help set the stage for our Athena East Oct 2nd innovation competition in Norfolk. DOWNLOAD: A||9/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 93 – Warrior Writers with Claude Berube||We discuss the Warrior Writers exhibit at the USNA Museum with Director Claude Berube. We also take some time out to discuss his new book, Syren’s Song – second in the Connor Stark Series. DOWNLOAD: Warrior Writers CIMSEC content is and||9/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 92 – Autonomy||Weapon autonomy is a broad term around which swirls an incredible amount of debate. Paul Scharre, Michael Horowitz, and Adam Elkus join Sea Control to discuss the nature of autonomy, how to imagine its use in an operational environment, and how to think||8/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 91 – Falklands War 8 Air Engineering Challenges||Commander Steve George was the Deputy Aircraft Engineering Officer 820sqn RNAS, Sea King squadron on HMS Invincible in the Falklands War. He provides a strong overview of the engineering challenges posed to aviation in the 1982 Falklands War. He has had||8/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 90 – An Australian Marine Corps?||Should Australia develop its own Marine Corps? In this podcast, Natalie Sambhi interviews Peter Dean, Senior Fellow at ANU’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, and Associate Dean Education at the ANU’s Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, on||8/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 89 – ONR Autonomous Swarm Boats||We discuss the Office of Naval Research (ONR’s) James River test of an autonomous swarm of boat drones, or Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV’s). These USV’s were modified version of boats found on most US Navy ships. CAPT Carl Conti (USN, r||8/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 88 – Modi and China||How is India’s Modi government reacting to China’s growing interest in its strategic backyard? This week Natalie Sambhi interviews Darshana Baruah, junior fellow at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi and David Lang, analyst and editor of Th||8/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 87B – Falklands Series 7: Amphibious Panel||PART 2 of 2 The podcast that inspired the Falklands Series – and a dream I didn’t think would actually become a reality. The idea was to get the Amphibious Task Group Commander, Captain Michael Clapp (he was a Commodore in 1982, when the rank||7/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 87A – Falklands Series 7: Amphibious Panel||PART 1 of 2. The podcast that inspired the Falklands Series – and a dream I didn’t think would actually become a reality. The idea was to get the Amphibious Task Group Commander, Captain Michael Clapp (he was a Commodore in 1982, when the rank||7/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 86 – Journalism and Soft Power||Dean Cheng discusses the development and purpose of Russia and China’s new and growing journalism institutions in general, and specifically how Xinhua is maneuvering to pose a challenge to traditional western news sources. We also discuss how China&||7/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 85 – The Melian Dialogue, More Than Meets the Eye||The Melian Dialogue is one of the classics in IR theory – often cited to show the realism and brutality of the international system, it is often taken at face value by students and teachers alike. However, these adherents brush over over a long conf||7/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 84 – Indian Ocean||Why does the Indian Ocean matter? In this week’s podcast, Natalie Sambhi (ASPI) interviews CIMSEC’s Scott Cheney-Peters (CIMSEC) and Nilanthi Samaranayake (CNA) for an American perspective on developments in Indian Ocean maritime security. They cover||7/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFalklands Series 6 (New!) – Operation Paraquet||Alex Clarke interviews another 42 Commando veteran, Guy Sheridan, about Operation Paraquet and the amphibious operations conducting during the Falklands War. DOWNLOAD: Sea Control 83, Falklands Series 6 – Operation Paraquet||6/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFalklands Series 5 (Re-Run) – South Georgia Operations||(Re-Run) This is the story of Christopher Nunn in his own words, the Captain in command of M Company 42 Commando, who was sent to South Georgia as part of Operation Paraquet – the first stage of the Falklands and the opening salvo and statement of||6/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFalklands Series 4 – (Re-Run) Mount Kent and Mount Harriet||(Re-Run) Alex Clarke interviews Peter Babbington, former commander of K Company in 42 Commando during the Falklands War. His unit was the first in the assault at Mount Kent and was the assaulting company for the Mount Harriet operation. DOWNLOAD: Falkla||6/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFalklands Series 3 – (Re-Run) 42 Commando||Alex Clarke interviews Major General (ret) Nick Vaux, Royal Marines who, in 1982, was a Colonel and the Commanding Officer of 42 Commando. He is the author of two books: Take That Hill March to the South Atlantic DOWNLOAD: Falklands Series 3 with Gen Va||6/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFalklands Series 2 – (Re-Run) Parachute Regiment||(Re-run) Alex Clarke’s Phoenix Think Tank panel on the Parachute regiment in the Falklands war as part of our Falklands series. He is joined by: 1. Retired Lieutenant-General Sir Hew William Royston Pike KCB DSO MBE, who was Commanding Officer of 3P||6/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFalklands Series 1 – (Re-Run) 45 Commando||(Re-Run) Alex Clarke interviews Ian Gardiner about the Falklands War and 45 Commando Royal Marines. This is part of the ongoing Sea Control East-Atlantic series on the Falklands War. DOWNLOAD: Falklands Series 1: 45 Commando||6/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 82 – BALTOPS 2015||NATO BALTOPS 2015‘s purpose, history, tested capabilities, and future from its NATO leadership – VADM James Foggo (USN), RADM Tim Lowe (RN), and RDML Juan Garat (Spain). DOWNLOAD: BALTOPS 2015||6/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 81 – Third Offset and Human Offset||ADM John Harvey, USN (ret), joins us to discuss the Third Offset and the “Human Offset.” Third Offset is Defense Undersecretary Robert Work’s strategy to embraces the US technological advantage, pushing the throttle to the max through a suite||6/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 80 – Shangri-La Dialogue and SE Asia Security||In this week’s Sea Control: Asia Pacific, Natalie Sambhi brings you essential updates from Southeast Asia, beginning with Bloomberg’s Indonesia correspondent Chris Brummitt on the Shangri-La Dialogue’s highlights and his interview with the Indonesia||6/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 79 – Post-Election UK Defence & Foreign Policy||Hallo, and welcome to the East Atlantic Sea Control post General Election 2015 discussion, please join the host Alex Clarke, and panellists Paul Fisher and Chris Parry as they delve into the murky world of divining what the world of Conservative (Slim) Ma||5/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 78 – US China Strategic Competition and New Voices||This week’s podcast grapples with geopolitics in Asia. Natalie Sambhi (Australian Strategic Policy Institute) interviews Evan Laksmana (Center for Strategic and International Studies in Jakarta) and Andrew Kwon (Alliance 21, United States Studies Centre||5/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 77 – Vietnam with CAPT Swartz||CAPT Peter Swartz (Ret.) is well known in circles of strategy and navy policy… but today he brings us a story more personal than policy. We interview him on his time in Vietnam, from field operations to staff work in Saigon, how he met his wife in-c||5/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 76 – Australia’s Iran Intel Deal||In this week’s podcast, we try to make sense of Australia’s intelligence deal with Iran. The country’s Foreign Minister has explained that the informal arrangement will assist in gathering intelligence about Australian foreign fighters in Iraq and S||4/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 75 – Surface Fleet Warfare Tactics Instructors||RDML James Kilby, Commander of the Naval Surface Warfighting Development Center, joins to discuss the new Warfare Tactics Instructor program he is leading. Some of the newest officers with the newest tactics are being brought together to build a cadre of||4/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 73 – Iran Ascendant?||With the P5+1 Iran Nuclear deal on the table last week, we turn our eyes to Iran and her varied global and regional machinations. Is Iran ascendant, over-stretched, or is it a wash? Friend of the podcast Behnam Ben Taleblu joins us again to discuss the Ir||4/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 72 – Obangame Express, Gulf of Guinea||We interview CAPT Rinko, USN, and CDR Sune, Cameroon, about Obangame Express, the 23 Nation Gulf of Guinea Maritime Security exercise. We discuss the scope and purpose of the exercise, the challenges of building cross-organizational/ cultural/ national in||3/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSea Control 71 – The Thucydides Trap||Matthew Merighi, CIMSEC’s Membership Director and Boston Chapter President, interviews Professor Toshi Yoshihara of the U.S. Naval War College about the “Thucydides Trap,” a political science term which predicts inevitable conflict betwe||3/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Yeah, I'm biased... so what?
Obviously I like my own podcast.
Great insight on Naval issues!
Lots of good discussion on Navy issues, generally from the perspective of some junior officers.
Sea Control gives us the opportunity to stay abreast of Navy issues while stuck in traffic on the way to work. Don't miss it.
The Real Navy - Unfiltered and Thought Provoking
Matt and his folks do a great job keeping a fresh menu of Navy, military, and diplomatic/strategic/political topics on the air. Refreshing to hear it from the Junior Officer perspective with insight from timely guests from around the services, leadership, academia, and industry. It is entertaining, it is real, it is fun, and it is informative. Well worth the time!