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Between the 17th and 24th of March 2014, Offiziere.ch, the Facebook pages “Sicherheitspolitik” and Army HQ will hold another security policy contest with the support of “Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik“, “Aussen- und Sicherheitspolitik“, #carbine und CIMSEC.
This time, our security policy contest will deal with a historical maritime theme. During the Second World War, Britain was faced with the problem that the range of their land-based combat aircraft was not sufficient to attack German submarines in the middle of the Atlantic. A British journalist and inventor working for the British Combined Operations Headquarters, who was already known for his unusual ideas, suggested the construction of giant floating landing platforms (“aircraft carrier”) on which planes could land and take off. A prototype was tested on a lake in Canada. The proposed construction material was unusual, but it was available in sufficient quantities and at an unbeatable price. A boat that was also made from this material can be seen in the image below.
What material was the “aircraft carrier” made of?
What was the project name of this venture?
Who suggested the project to Winston Churchill?
The winners were identified by a lottery procedure at random from the correct entries. These are the winners:
- Capt. Mark F. Mo., US Navy: “Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety” by Eric Schlosser.
- Rolf Tafelm.: “Soldaten, Guerilleros, Terroristen” by Philipp Knesebeck (sponsered by Springer VS).
- Ulrich Vog.: “Cyber War will not take place” by Thomas Rid.
- Michael Man.: “Soldaten, Guerilleros, Terroristen” by Philipp Knesebeck (sponsered by Springer VS).
- Buck Cal.: “Life Begins at Incoporation” by Matt Bors.
- Chris Sto.: “Shadow Wars: Chasing Conflict in an Era of Peace” by David Axe.
- Ed Erh.: “Global Environmental Change” by Achim Maas, Balázs Bodó and Clementine Burnley.
- Milosz M. Ret.: “New Security Challenges in Asia” by Michael Wills and Robert M. Hathaway.
- Thomas Sco.: “Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition” by Ben Schott.
- Martin Stei.: “Vier Tage im November” by Johannes Clair.
- Christoph Kar.: “Europa als sicherheitspolitischer Akteur” by Michael Staack and Dan Krause.
- Olga Malk.: “Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do about It” by Morten Jerven.
See page 4 for the answer to the security policy contest.