Maritime Nation dives deeply into the policy challenges facing America’s sea services and the role of the United States as a sea power on the global stage. We look forward to providing you with top-notch analysis on the most pressing security challenges by joining in conversation with key experts and practitioners. Learn more about the Center at: https://centerformaritimestrategy.org/
Breaking Down the Defense Budget
1:09:02With the fiscal 2025 presidential budget request release weeks away, the Department of Defense and defense industry remain in limbo under the ongoing continuing resolution. What can we expect from the 2025 defense budget? What impact does the continuing resolution have on defense modernization and readiness? How are the Sea Services uniquely impacted? Season 3 of Maritime Nation is produced in partnership with Dataminr.
The War in Ukraine Two Years On
1:00:16It has been over 700 days since the start of Russia’s most recent invasion of Ukraine. Kicking off Season 3 of Maritime Nation, Admiral Foggo sits down with Major General Borys Kremenetskyi, Ukraine’s Defense Attaché in Washington, and Major General Peter Fuller, USA (ret.) to discuss how the war has progressed and what lays ahead of Ukraine’s security. Season 3 of Maritime Nation is produced in partnership with Dataminr.
Special Episode: The Future of the Surface Navy
56:04Ahead of the Surface Navy Association’s 36th National Symposium, tune in to this special episode of Maritime Nation, to hear CMS’s Dean and Navalist in conversation with shipbuilders and surface warfare experts, Vice Admiral Rick Hunt, USN (ret.) and Captain Mark Vandroff, USN (ret.).
Our Naval Neighbor to the North: A Conversation with the 38th Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, Vice Admiral Angus Topshee
34:15Dr. Steve Wills, Navalist at the Center for Maritime Strategy, talks with the Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, Vice Admiral Angus Topshee, on a number of topics to include the modernization of the Canadian Navy’s submarine and frigate arms, its operations with the U.S. and other allies in the Arctic, and the potential for further, cooperative efforts between the U.S. and Canadian navies in the Indo-Pacific and other parts of the globe.
Quo Vadis: The Commission on the Future of the Navy
51:39Dr. Steve Wills, Navalist at the Center for Maritime Strategy, talks with Secretary John Lehman about the state of and direction for the Congressional Commission on the Future of the Navy. Secretary Lehman offers a unique perspective on Commission — and more broadly on commissions’ organization and functions — thanks to his service on the 9/11 Commission and experience as the 65th Secretary of the Navy. An old commercial once intoned “When EF Hutton Talks, People Listen,” and likewise, when Sec. John Lehman talks naval issues on Maritime Nation, everyone should listen.
LSE 23: An Exercise Unlike Any Other
43:18In the middle of Large Scale Exercise 2023 (LSE 23), ADM James Foggo speaks with ADM Daryl Caudle, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and LT GEN Brian Cavanaugh, Commander, Marine Forces Command about LSE 23’s origins, purpose, and impact. ADM Caudle, LT GEN Cavanaugh, and ADM Foggo will each serve in leadership positions overseeing the exercise’s execution. They share expert insights about the importance of this U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corp exercise covering three oceans, six maritime component commands, seven numbered fleets, and 22 time zones.
Building the Coast Guard of the Future
47:54Admiral Foggo is joined by Admiral Steven Poulin, the 33rd Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, to discuss the Coast Guard’s sprawling responsibilities, emerging capabilities, and how it gets the job done, from maritime response missions to defense operations. Admiral Poulin explains how the Coast Guard joins allies in supporting Indo-Pacific security, leads the fight against illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, competes in the Arctic, and recruits and retains Coasties to make missions possible.
AUKUS: Strength, Silence, Surprise
57:54AUKUS – the enhanced trilateral security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States – is perhaps the most consequential security initiative of Washington in the Indo-Pacific. ADM (ret.) Foggo is joined by ADM (ret.) John Richardson, former Chief of Naval Operations, and Dr. Charles Edel, to discuss the background, status, and the future of the AUKUS partnership.
The Silent Bridge and Empty Control Room: An Update on Unmanned Warfare above and below the Waves
1:04:05Admiral Foggo is joined by Naval Sea Systems Command’s unmanned programs chief rear Admiral Casey Moton, former Task Force 59 Commander Captain Michael D. Brasseur, and Huntington Ingalls Unmanned Systems Division President Mr. Duane Fotheringham to discuss the past development of unmanned systems and their short and long-term way ahead in U.S. naval service.
Live at Sea-Air-Space 2023 with RADM Kirby and David Martin
57:50Live from the Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center, this is Maritime Nation at Sea-Air-Space 2023. Guests RADM John Kirby and CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin join ADM Foggo on stage as they discuss their naval careers, opinions on China in the maritime domain, and answer questions from the crowd.