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Sea Control 49 – General Robert Scales (Ret.) on Firepower

Matthew Hipple produced another very interesting episode of Sea Control. He discusses the topic “firepower” with retired U.S. Army major-general and former commandant of the U.S. Army War College Robert H. “Bob” Scales Jr. After his retirement, he worked as … Continue reading

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Sea Control 46 & 47: Indonesia Primer & British vs. American Surface Warfare Officers

Last week, I was job-related occupied and had no time to review the newest episodes of Sea Control. Thus, I will review in this article the latest two. On 9 July 2014, the 3rd Indonesian presidential election was held. Voters … Continue reading

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Sea Control 45 – West Africa Naval Development

According to Dirk Steffen, Director of Maritime Security at Risk Intelligence, the navies in West Africa are gradually waking up in the area of maritime security. Historically the navies plaid not an important role for the security in Africa. This … Continue reading

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VI. Sicherheitspolitische Verlosung

Deutsch (click here for the English version) Zwischen dem 28. Juli und dem 03. August 2014 führen Offiziere.ch, die Facebook-Seiten “Sicherheitspolitik” und “Army HQ” mit Unterstützung der “KOG Schaffhausen“, “Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik“, “Aussen- und Sicherheitspolitik“, #carbine und CIMSEC eine weitere sicherheitspolitische … Continue reading

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Sea Control 43 – Rear Admiral Thomas S. Rowden – Sea Control, LCS, and DDG 1000

Once again, Matthew Hipple welcomes a high ranking Naval officer in the show. He talks with Rear Admiral Thomas S. Rowden, director of the Chief of Naval Operations Staff, Surface Warfare Division, about his concepts for Sea Control, the development … Continue reading

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Sea Control 42 – Asian-Pacific Fighters in Iraq and Syria

It is well known that fighters, especially from US-America and Europe, are participating in the war in Syria and in the violence in Iraq and Yemen. Today, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder expressed is concern about fighters from Europe and … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: CR(ISIS)

As large parts of Iraq are taken over by ISIS, Nouri al-Maliki, who won the 30 April elections, faces dissent between Sunnis, Shi’ites and Kurds in Parliament as well, making the future leadership in Iraq very uncertain. • • • … Continue reading

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Sea Control 41 – The View From China

In this very interesting episode, Matthew Hipple talks with Dean Cheng, a Senior Research Fellow at the Asian Studies Center at the The Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation. Cheng is specialized in China’s … Continue reading

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Sea Control 39 – Pacific Cyber Security

In a very short episode, Natalie Sambhi, of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), interviews her colleague Klée Aiken from ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre (ICPC) about ICPC’s new report on cyber maturity in the Asia Pacific. They talk about … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: Meanwhile… in Iraq

The cartoon was drawn by Marian Kamensky, a cartoonist from Austria. Marian Kamensky was born on 1st April 1957 in Levoča, studied Lithography at the Hamburg Arts College in 1981. He began illustrating the satirical books of Gabriel Laub in … Continue reading

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