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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.
||Falklands 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 This post- "Falklands Se||6/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Falklands 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|
||Falklands 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: Falkl||6/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Falklands 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 V||6/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Falklands 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 3||6/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Falklands 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 This post- "Falklands Series||6/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea 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 This post- "Sea Control 82 – BALTOPS 2015"||6/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea 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|
||Sea 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 Indonesi||6/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea 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) M||5/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea 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 Centr||5/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea 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-||5/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea 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||4/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 75 – Surface Fleet Warfare Tactics Instructors||RDML James Kilby, Commander of the Naval Surface Warfighting Development Center, joins to discuss the new Warefare Tactics Instructor program he is leading. Some of the newest officers with the newest tactics are being brought together to build a cadre||4/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea 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 I||4/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea 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 i||3/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea 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 betw||3/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 70 – South China Sea Maritime Security||In this week’s podcast, we’ve got territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas in our sights. Natalie Sambhi (Australian Strategic Policy Institute) interviews Andrew Chubb (University of Western Australia) and Scott Cheney-Peters (CIMSEC) w||3/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 69 – South Pacific||Heard of Guadalcanal? Check. But what about the rest of the South Pacific? Between 1999 and 2012, Australia committed troops to multiple peacekeeping and stabilisation missions in Timor Leste, the Solomon Islands and Bougainville. In this podcast, get to||3/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 67 – Japan’s Defense Budget||Welcome back to the Asia Pacific segment of Sea Control! In this episode Natalie Sambhi picks the brains of Dr Malcolm Cook of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore) and Dr Ben Schreer of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (Canberra)||1/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 66: Unmanned Naval Vessels||Alexander Clarke (Phoenix Think Tank), Scott Cheney-Peters (CIMSEC), and Douglas Clarke (Naval Architect) discuss the future of manned, unmanned, and optimally manned naval vessels and the practical considerations of the latter categories’ expansio||1/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 64 – North Korea, The Interview, and Cyber Warfare||We discuss North Korea, “The Interview”, and Cyber Warfare on today’s podcast. CIMSEC regular writer Jake Bebber joins us along with ASPI’s Hayley Channer and Klée Aiken join us for the discussion and a special end segment on Bond||1/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 63: Iraq Air Strikes||In one of the last Asia Pacific podcasts for 2014, Sea Control Asia Pacific turns to the Middle East: the first 100 days of airstrikes against ISIL, to be specific. Natalie Sambhi interviews the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s Daniel Nichola an||12/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 62: 21st Century Fleet Design, Grand Vision or Ruthless Pragmatism||An academic (Dr. Alexander Clarke), an operator (Cdr Paul Fisher, RN (ret)) and a builder (Douglas Clarke) discuss 21st Century Fleet Design and whether it should be driven by a ruthless pragmatism or a more grand design. Intelligent and all very British||12/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CORRECTED: Sea Control 61 – Land Based Anti-Ship Missiles||This week, Sea Control Asia Pacific takes on land-based anti-ship missiles in Asia. Natalie Sambhi, of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, interviews US Pacific Command’s Lieutenant Colonel Jan Ken Gleiman (views expressed are his own) and ASPI||11/24/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 59 – Innovation from Kosovo to Baghdad||Maj. Gen. David M. Edgington (USAF, Ret) joins us to discuss leadership and innovation through his work during Kosovo, the Surge in Iraq, and Air Force acquisitions. DOWNLOAD: Sea Control 59 – Innovation from Kosovo to Baghdad Don’t f||11/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 58 – ADM Parry’s Super Highway||We interview ADM Chris Parry (RN, Ret) on his new book, Super Highway: Sea Power in the 21st Century. We discuss his intentions in writing the book, the changing nature of technology & sea power, the impacts of an inevitably changing climate, and how||10/27/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 57 – Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China||Discussing the Hong Kong protests and Taiwan’s recent statements in regard to them and China with Dean Cheng… and some India thrown in at the end. DOWNLOAD: Sea Control 57- Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China Considering leaving a comment and||10/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 56 – Forgotten Naval Strategists||Tiago Alexandre Fernandes Maurício, associate editor for our Forgotten Naval Strategists Week, joins us from Tokyo to discuss Fernando Oliveira and our other Forgotten Naval strategists – as well as how these strategists become “forgotten.||10/13/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 54 – Innovation, Littorals, and Unmanned at NPS||We cover the Warfare Innovation Workshop at the Navy Postgraduate School – hosted by Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) and NPS’s Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER). For today’s episode, we are joine||9/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 53 – Indonesian Security Policy||Happy Birthday CIMSEC! In celebration of CIMSEC’s first birthday, Sea Control Asia Pacific is bringing you a special podcast with an all-star cast. On the sidelines of the Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth, Natalie Sambhi, of the Australi||9/22/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 52 – EUCAP NESTOR and Piracy||James Bridger interviews Marko Hekkens on the EU project to build partner capacity in Africa and fight piracy- EUCAP NESTOR. DOWNLOAD: Sea Control 52 – EUCAP NESTOR and Piracy Next week is our one-year birthday at Sea Control! Considering leaving a||9/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 50 – Japan’s Defense Policy||Get ready to hear two Asia Pacific analysts share their views on Japan’s remilitarisation and its implications for regional security. Natalie Sambhi, of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, interviews Dr Tomohiko Satake, a fellow at the Nationa||9/2/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 49: General Robert Scales on Firepower||General Robert H Scales (USA Ret.) discusses firepower and the American way of war, specifically: firepower’s use, effectiveness, and place as a cultural phenomenon in American military thinking. DOWNLOAD: Sea Control 49: General Robert Scales on||8/25/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 48 (East Atlantic) – Falklands Series Introduction||Alex Clarke of Phoenix Think Tank discusses his upcoming Sea Control Falklands series with associate editor Chris Stockdale. Sea Control 48: Falklands Series Introduction Dear Listener This is a series which is the very definition of mission creep. It st||8/18/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 47 – British and American Surface Warfare Officers||Jon Paris joins us to discuss his article, The Virtue of Being a Generalist, Part 1: A Day in the Life of Sub Lieutenant Snodgrass. We compare the Royal Navy and US Navy processes of creating officers for their surface fleet, the nature of being a mariti||8/11/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 46 (Asia Pacific) – Indonesia Primer||This week, Sea Control Asia Pacific brings you a primer on Indonesia: what do its recent elections mean for its global role? The largest state in Southeast Asia as well as a stable, Muslim majority democracy, Indonesia is always said to have ‘great pot||8/4/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 45 – West Africa Naval Development||This week, we discuss naval development in West Africa with Dirk Steffen of Risk Intelligence and Paul Pryce of the NATO Council of Canada, We cover the challenges of developing state maritime security apparatus, particularly procurement, capabilities &#||7/28/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 44: Ukraine Crisis (Re-Post)||In light of the MH17 disaster in Eastern Ukraine, we re-air Sea Control 25: The Crimean Crisis (with three CIMSEC writers: Dave Blair, Viribus Unitis, and Robert Rasmussen). As we discuss this disaster, how it will shape the continuing conflict, and ho||7/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 43: RADM Rowden – Sea Control, LCS, and DDG 1000||We are joined by RADM Rowden: OPNAV N96 (CNO’s Director for Surface Warfare), future Commander, Surface Forces, and author of the CIMSEC Article Surface Warfare: Taking the Offensive. We discuss his concepts for Sea Control, the development of LCS,||7/14/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 42: Asian-Pacific Fighters in Iraq and Syria||This week, Sea Control Asia Pacific turns its focus to foreign fighters returning from Iraq and Syria. Natalie Sambhi, of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, interviews Andrew Zammit, a researcher at Monash University’s Global Terrorism Resear||7/7/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 41: The View From China||Dean Cheng joins us to discuss China. Like a flourless brownie, this podcast is dense and delicious. We hit China’s goals and perspectives: From the Chinese “status quo”, to the South China Sea, to India, to the use of crises as policy||6/30/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 40 (East Atlantic) – Defense Cooperation||Alex Clarke is joined by the cadre in a third panel discussion for the East Atlantic Series. They discuss multination forces: whether and how nations should combine together to maximize security and minimize cost. The particular focus of this session i||6/23/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 39 (Asia-Pacific): Pacific Cyber Security||This week, Sea Control Asia Pacific looks at cyber security in the region. Natalie Sambhi, of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), interviews her colleague Klée Aiken from ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre about the major cyber i||6/16/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 38: War Gaming with the CRIC Podcast (1 of 2)||From the entertainment of the risk board to the grand scale of international exercises… war games of varying types and scale inform and misinform us in learning about war and conflict. For the first in a two-part series on wargaming, CIMSEC jumped onbo||6/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 37 – Personal Theories of Power||CIMSEC and The Bridge have been coordinating on a collection of articles on the personal theories of power for several uniform service members, defense professionals, and academics. I sit down with, Dave Lyle, Rich Ganske, and Nate Finney, three other||6/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 36 (East Atlantic) – NATO Defense Spending||Your monthly East Atlantic edition of Sea Control brings you Alex Clarke with a panel on the state of NATO’s defense spending in the UK and Continental Europe, and whether this spending is sufficient to face our modern threats. DOWNLOAD: Sea||5/26/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 35 – RADM Foggo and Developing Strategic Literacy||RADM Foggo, Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy, joins us to discuss the creation of strategic literacy within the Navy’s officer corps. discusses the Current Strategy Forum, a strategy sub-specialty, educa||5/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 34, Asia-Pacific: Game-Changers||This week, Sea Control Asia Pacific looks at ‘gamechangers’ in Asia. Natalie Sambhi, of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, interviews her colleagues Dr Rod Lyon and Daniel Grant about the ways in which Asia Pacific states are engaged in strat||5/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 33 – LCS Replacement||LCS has been taking a beating, from the cut in production numbers to the recent HASC request to slow their rate of product. With the new Request For Information out on possible replacement hulls, there’s clearly some thinking to be done. Zack Howit||5/5/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 32 – Naval Escorts (East Atlantic)||Alex Clarke hosts Sea Control’s East Atlantic Edition from Phoenix Think Tank. He discusses Naval Escorts with CDR Paul Fisher (RN, Ret) and CIMSEC associate editor Chris Stockdale. DOWNLOAD: Sea Control 32 – Naval Escorts (East Atlantic) Rem||4/28/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 31 – 3D Printing||Sea Control discusses 3D printing this week with James Lambeth from the Navy’s Dam Neck facility and… almost, James Zunino, of Picatinny Arsenal in NJ (if the computer hadn’t eaten the audio). In the latter case, we go over some of the||4/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sea Control 30 – Australian Submarines||Natalie Sambhi, of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, brings us our first monthly ASPI partnership podcast, Sea Control: Asia-Pacific. This week, she discusses Australian submarine choices and strategy with ASPI members Rosslyn Turner and Dr.Ma||4/14/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
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