InformationDissemination 5th year Celebration/Tactics and Strategy–Consider how the CG might fit

Perhaps my favorite naval blog, Informationdissemination, is celebrating their fifth anniversary. They have invited a number of prominent individuals to write for the blog and the turn0ut has been impressive. Below, I have listed some of the topic and authors.

Most recently they have published a post by the author of perhaps the most influential book on naval tactic of the last 50 year, Fleet Tactics and Coastal Combat, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Captain USN (Retired), an operations research professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. I think its worth a look. (We had an earlier two part discussion of Coast Guard roles “What Might Coast Guard Cutters Do in Wartime, Part 1, Navy Shortfalls” and “…part-2, Coast Guard Roles”.)


How can the concepts articulated in writing by transformers/innovators get translated to action? Admiral James G. Stavridis, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and Commander, United States European Command

What is Air-Sea Battle? Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations.

What fundamental skills do today’s midshipmen need to learn in order to lead the Navy three decades from now? Vice Admiral Michael H. Miller, the 61st Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy

US MARSEC Capability Development Programs in West Africa: Current Status and Future Prospects, N.R. Jenzen-Jones &  LT Chad R. Hutchins, USN.

With so few U.S.-Flagged ships and carriers, is America still a maritime power? Stephen Carmel, Sr. Vice President Maritime Services at Maersk Line, Limited.

How would you describe the evolution of social media in the Navy? Rear Adm. Dennis J. Moynihan, U.S. Navy Chief of Information

Is China the real Mahanian maritime power of the 21st century? Robert C. Rubel, Dean, Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the Naval War College.

How long would it take the shipbuilding industry to grow capacity and throughput if the nation faced a naval crisis or conflict? Mike Petters, President and Chief Executive Officer of Huntington Ingalls Industries.

What is the Littoral Combat Ship in your words, and what should LCS be looking to the future? Christopher Cavas, Journalist at Defense News and Navy Times

To what extent is the Navy setting forth a strategic vision that agrees with your understanding of America’s global role? Secretary John Lehman, Special Adviser to Gov. Mitt Romney and Co-Chair of Romney Campaign’s Defense Working Group

and the same question to a representative of the Obama campaign

To what extent is the Navy setting forth a strategic vision that agrees with your understanding of America’s global role? Secretary Richard Danzig, former Secretary of the Navy under President Bill Clinton and an advisor to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign on national security issues.

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