Category Archives: Defense

Midrats Episode 475: The US Navy’s Face Mission; Naval Presence – History & Present Use

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Midrats Episode 473: The Fort Report on the FITZGERALD Collision with Geoff Ziezulewicz

Over 18-months after the deadly collision of the USS FITZGERALD with the Philippine-flagged merchant ship ACX Crystal off the Sea of Japan, from the courtroom to the fleet, we still have not come to terms with latent causes, accountability, or even a full understanding about what happened from a human and machine perspective. Earlier this year, journalist Geoff Ziezulewicz received a copy of the Fort Report made shortly after the collision by Rear Admiral Brian P. Fort, USN. Geoff will be our guest for the full hour to review the findings, the reactions to it, and further developments. Geoff is a senior staff reporter for Military Times, focusing on the Navy. He covered Iraq and Afghanistan extensively and was most recently a reporter at the Chicago Tribune. He welcomes any and all kinds of tips at geoffz@militarytimes.com.

Source: Episode 473: The Fort Report on the FITZGERALD Collision with Geoff Ziezulewicz 01/27 by Sal and EagleOne | Military Podcasts

Midrats Episode 472: Undersea Lawfare w/RADM Johnson, USN (Ret) & CAPT Palmer, USN b/o

Since its ascendency to the premier maritime power, the US Navy – especially in the area of undersea warfare – has been at the leading edge of using technology to get a military edge. During the Cold War, significant and steady progress in the first two steps of the kill chain against submarines, location and tracking, made the prospect of engaging superior numbers of Soviet submarine forces manageable. We continue that tradition today, but to keep ahead of growing challenges, we have test. Build a little, test a little, learn a lot will stop dead in its tracks without testing in the real world. When it comes to submarines especially, you have to get in the water with them. Knowing our technological track record an operating a generation or two ahead of some potential adversaries – are there ways they can negate our edge – or at least buy time while they catch up? Are we vulnerable to potential challengers using national and international law against us? Undersea Lawfare? Our guests for the full hour to discuss will be Rear Admiral J. Michael “Carlos” Johnson, USN (Ret.) and Captain Michael T. Palmer, USN. As a stepping off point, we will be using their article in the latest Naval

Source: Episode 472: Undersea Lawfare w/RADM Johnson, USN (Ret) & CAPT Palmer, USN b/o 01/20 by Sal and EagleOne | Military Podcasts