Tag Archives: Sea Control

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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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 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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Sea Control 33 – LCS Replacement

The idea behind Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) is that of a asymmetric adversary, who poses a threat from the littorals. The main characteristics of the LCS should be: networked, agile and stealthy. LCS should be easy to reconfigure for different … Continue reading

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Sea Control 31 – 3D Printing

Matthew Hipple discusses the military application of 3D Printing with James Lambeth from the Combat Direction Systems Activity (CDSA) Dam Neck. The CNO’s Rapid Innovation Cell, in partnership with CDSA Dam Neck is dedicated to bringing 3D printing to the … Continue reading

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Sea Control 30 – Australian Submarines

As announced in Sea Control episode #26, this episode is the Asia-Pacific edition, hosted by Natalie Sambhi of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). Currently, Australia has six diesel powered Collins-class submarines, in which only about two are fully operable … Continue reading

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Sea Control 29 – Interview with Erik Prince

Starting today until April 19, CIMSEC’s Next War blog features a themed special week about Private Military Contractors (PMCs). Thus, Matthew Hipple interviews Erik Prince, a former U.S. Navy SEAL officer, founder of Blackwater USA (after several name changes, now … Continue reading

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