Sea Control

CIMSEC Podcasting Team


Sea Control is CIMSEC's Flagship podcast. We focus on maritime security, history and all things naval.

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252 episodes

Sea Control 395 - Russia's New Maritime Doctrine with Samuel Bendett

LINKS: 1. “To Robot or Not to Robot? Past analysis of Russian Military Robotics and Today’s War in Ukraine,” by Sam Bendett, (June 30, 2022).  2. CNA Webpage for Sam Bendett

Dec 08
Sea Control 394 - Powering EABO with Walker Mills & Erik Limpaecher

LINKS 1. "Powering EABO – Aluminum fuel for the future fight," by Walker D. Mills, Jacob Clayton, and Erik R. Limpaecher, , August 2022. 2. "Need Fuel? Marines Should Make Moonshine Hydrogen," by Walker Mills and Erik Limpaecher, , November 2021. 3. "The Promise of Hydrogen: An Alternative Fuel at the Intersection of Climate Policy and Lethality," by Walker Mills and Erik Limpaecher, Modern War Institute, December 27, 2021. 4. "Cocaine Logistics for the Marine Corps," by Walker Mills, Dylan Phillips-Levine, and Collin Fox, War on the Rocks, July 22, 2020. 5. Sea Control 303 - The Case for Seaplanes with David Alman, by Walker Mills, CIMSEC, December 19, 2021. 6. "Climate Action 2030," Department of the Navy. 7. Sea Control 220 - On Contested Shores with B.A. Friedman & Timothy Heck, by Walker Mills, CIMSEC, January 3, 2021. 8. “Secure Alternate Fuel Environment (SAFE) Concept – Fuel for Contested Logistics in an Era of Climate Change Adaptation,” Energy Seminar, Naval Postgraduate School, December 7, 2021. 9. Making Hydrogen Fuel Anywhere: ONR Tests Prototype to Power Marines in Expeditionary Environments, Office of Naval Research, February 14, 2022)

Dec 04
Sea Control 393 - Beyond the CWC Concept with CAPT Bill Shafley

LINKS  1. "A New Desron Staff - Beyond the Composite Warfare Commander Concept," by CAPT Bill Shafley, CIMSEC, Aug 18, 2022. 2. "A New Carrier Strike Group Staff for Warfighting and Warfighters," by CAPT Bill Shafley, CIMSEC, February 24, 2020. 3. "Put the Commander Back in Commander's Intent," by CAPT Bill Shafley, CIMSEC, May 13, 2020. 4. "Sea Control 154: New Forms of Naval Operational Planning," with CAPT Bill Shafley and Jared Samuelson, CIMSEC, January 27, 2020. 5. "New Forms of Naval Operational Planning for Earning Command of the Seas," by CAPT Bill Shafley, CIMSEC, September 10, 2018.

Dec 01
Sea Control 392 - Russia's Arctic Strategy in a Changing Region with Katarzyna Zysk

LINKS 1.  “Russia in the Arctic: Gauging How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Will Alter Regional Dynamics,”by Andrea Kendall-Taylor et al.,  Center for New American Security, September 15, 2022. 2. “Russia Assumes Arctic Council Chairmanship amid Regional Tensions,” by Mary Chesnut and Anya Fink, Center for Naval Analyses, May 26, 2021. 3. “The Arctic Ice between Russia and The US Is Melting. What’s at Stake at The Top of The World?”, by Sherryn Groch, The Age, October 21, 2022.

Nov 22
Sea Control 391 - Indo-Pacific Maritime Hour with Blake Herzinger & Jimmy Drennan

LINKS: 1. YCAPS 2. Advantage at Sea: Prevailing with Integrated All-Domain Naval Power, US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard, December 2020.  3. Goals and Objectives for a Stronger Maritime Nation: A Report to Congress, Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 2020. 4. The National Strategy for Maritime Security, Department of Homeland Security, September 20, 2005.  5. National Strategy for Mapping, Exploring and Characterizing the United States Exclusive Economic Zone, Prepared by the Ocean Science & Technology Subcommittee of the Ocean Policy Committee, June 2020.  6. National Strategy for the Arctic Region, The White House, October 2022. 

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Nov 17
Sea Control 390 - Coastal State Jurisdiction Over Living Resources with Dr. Camille Goodman

LINKS 1. "Coastal State Jurisdiction over Living Resources in the Exclusive Economic Zone," by Camille Goodman, Oxford University Press, February 15, 2022. 2. "Sea Control 212 - China's Galapagos Fishing Fleet with Dr. Tabitha Mallory and Dr. Ian Ralby," by Jared Samuelson, CIMSEC, November 22, 2020. 3. "Sea Control 356 - Global Fish Transshipment Network with Dr. Gohar Petrossian," by Jared Samuelson, CIMSEC, June 23, 2022. 4. "Sea Control 368 - Gina Fiore on the Quad's New MDA Initiative," by Jared Samuelson, CIMSEC, August 4, 2022. 

Nov 10
Sea Control 389 - Reagan's War Stories with Benjamin Griffin

LINKS: 1. Reagan's War Stories - A Cold War Presidency, by Benjamin Griffin, , September 15, 2022.  2. “Red Storm Rising’: Tom Clancy Novels and the Cult of National Security.”, by Walter L. Hixson, 17, no. 4 (1993): 599–613.  3. "Tom Clancy And Ronald Reagan - Two Of America's Greatest Defenders".  2022. .  4. “Reagan, Reykjavik, and Strategic Imagination,” by Thomas Ricks, , November 2017) 5. Sea Control 169 - Larry Bond & Dr. Sebastian Bruns on Harpoon, Red Storm Rising and Tom Clancy, , April 15, 2020. 

Nov 03
Sea Control 388 - The Case for More Basing in Greece & Cyprus with Dr. Aaron Stein

LINKS 1. "At the Seam of Three Regions: The Case for More Basing and Access in Greece and Cyprus," by Aaron Stein, , July 29, 2022. 2. "Sea Control 199 - The Eastern Mediterranean Question with Dr. Ioannis N. Grigoriadis and Dr. Jan Asmussen," by Jared Samuelson, CIMSEC, September 12, 2020. 3. Sea Control 226 - Phase Line Attila with Dr. Ed Erickson & Dr. Mesut Uyar, by Jared Samuelson, CIMSEC, February 14, 2021.

Oct 27
Sea Control 386 - Tanks in the Surf with Matt Graham

1. "Tanks in the Surf – Maintaining the Joint Combined Arms Landing Team," by Major Matthew W. Graham, Association of the United States Army, Land Warfare Paper 147, July 2022. 2. Sea Control 181 – The “Amphibious” 8th in the Pacific War, by Jared Samuelson with Major General Pat Donahoe and Don Chisholm, CIMSEC, June 7, 2020. 3. Sea Control 198 – Australian Amphibious Capability with Colonel Kim Gilfillan, by Jared Samuelson, CIMSEC, September 6, 2020.

Oct 13
Sea Control 385 - Navy Cyber Workforce

LINKS 1. “Develop Separate Navy Cyber and Signal Warfare Communities,” by Chris Landis, Proceedings, July 2022. 2. “The Air Force Isn’t Doing Information Technology Right," by Don Lewis, War on the Rocks, December 20, 2021. 3. “Navy Cryptologic Warfare Officers Cannot Do Cyber," by Derek S. Bernsen, Proceedings, January 2022. 4. “Cybersecurity Readiness Review," directed by Secretary of the Navy, 2019.

Oct 06
Sea Control 384 - India's Changing Relationship with South Korea with Abhijit Singh

LINK: Revitalization of strategic ties between India and Korea – Assessing the possibilities of maritime partnerships, by Abhijit Singh, ORF Online, July 8, 2022. 

Sep 29
Sea Control 383 - Regaining the High Ground for Naval Aviation with Bryan Clark

LINKS: 1. Regaining the High Ground Against China: A Plan to Achieve US Naval Aviation Superiority This Decade, by Bryan Clark and Timothy A. Walton, Hudson Institute, April 2022.  2. Sea Control 204 - American Sea Power at a Crossroads with Bryan Clark and Tim Walton, , October 6, 2020. 3.  Sea Control 272 - Changing the Navy's Force Generation Model with Bryan Clark and Bryan McGrath, , September 2, 2021.

Sep 25
Sea Control 382 - Russian NOTAM Use Near Norway with Dr. Kristian Åtland

LINK: 1. Military Muscle-Flexing as Interstate Communication: Russian NOTAM Warnings off the Coast of Norway, 2015-2021, by Kristian Åtland, Thomas Nilsen & Torbjørn Pedersen, , 14 Jun 2022. 2. Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)

Sep 22
Sea Control 381 - How to Win Friends & Influence Shipbuilding with Eric Hovey

LINK: How to Win Friends and Influence Shipbuilding. Marine Corps modernization and the amphibious Navy, by Maj Eric S. Hovey, , June 2022.   

Sep 18
Sea Control 380 - Underwriters of the United States with Dr. Hannah Farber

LINKS: 1. Underwriters of the United States: How Insurance Shaped the American Founding, by Hannah Farber, , November 2021.  2. Sea Control 375 - The East India Company and Modern State Sovereignty with Dr. Swati Srivastava, , Aug 28, 2022.

Sep 15
Sea Control 379 - Pacific Wars, 1864-1897, and the Making of the U.S. Navy with Dr. Tommy Jamison

LINKS 1. “Looks Like a Chilean War:” The Baltimore Incident as a Counterfactual Exercise,” by Tommy Jamison, CIMSEC (October 22, 2015).  2. Sea Control 239 “Things Done By Halves” with Dr. BJ Armstrong, CIMSEC (April 11, 2021). 

Sep 11
Sea Control 378 - Victory at Sea with Dr. Paul Kennedy

LINKS 1. Paul Kennedy, Yale University Press, 2022. 2.Paul Kennedy, J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History, Yale University. 3. "The Navy Made America a Superpower Once. Can It Again,"  by Alexander Wooley, Foreign Policy, May 20, 2022. 4. "A marriage of the geopolitical, the military and the material — by Paul Kennedy review," by Lincoln Paine, Englesberg Ideas, June 17, 2022.

Sep 08
Sea Control 377 - Intelligence Analysis and Analytic Reflection with Dr. Brian Holmes

LINKS 1. “Analytic Reflection: Measuring the Attributes of Open and All-Source Intelligence,” by Brian Holmes, Homeland Security TodayJune 8, 2020. 2. “Feedback Driven Decisions and the Evolution of Intelligence Analysis in the United States," by Brian Holmes, The Strategy Bridge, January 23, 2020. 3. “A Short History of Maritime Intelligence Integration,” by Dr. Brian Holmes, March 2019, p. 4-5. 4. Brian Holmes, Author at Hstoday.

Sep 04
Sea Control 376 - Iceberg Sovereignty with Dr. Corine Wood-Donnelly

LINKS 1. "Iceberg sovereignty," by Corine Wood-Donnelly, , Volume 143, September 2022. 2. Dr. Corine Wood-Donnelly personal website

Sep 01
Sea Control 375 - The East India Company and Modern State Sovereignty

LINKS 1. "Corporate Sovereign Awakening and the making of Modern State Sovereignty: New Archival Evidence from the English East India Company," by Dr. Swati Srivastava, , March 4, 2022. 2. Dr. Srivastava's webpage.

Aug 28
Sea Control 374 - Enhancing Norwegian-USMC Cooperation with Dr. Ståle Ulriksen

LINKS: Building on Strength – Proposals for US-Norwegian Cooperation on the Operational and Tactical Level, by Ståle Ulriksen and Åse Gilje Østensens, , Concept paper series, February 2019.

Aug 25
Sea Control 373 - A Coercive Quarantine of Taiwan with Dr. Bradley Martin & Kristen Gunness

LINKS: 1. Implications of a Coercive Quarantine of Taiwan by the People’s Republic of China, by Bradley Martin, Kristen Gunness, Paul DeLuca & Melissa Shostak, RAND Corporation, 2022.  2. National Security Supply Chain Institute 

Aug 21
Sea Control 372 - The Problem with Autonomous Ships

LINKS: 1.  Feedback Loops and Fundamental Flaws in Autonomous Warships, by Jonathan Panter and Johnathan Falcone, , June 24, 2022.  2. The Unplanned Costs of an Unmanned Fleet, by Jonathan Panter and Johnathan Falcone, , December 28, 2021.  3. RIMPAC Testing Will Inform the Fate of Medium Unmanned Surface Vessel,Seahawk%2C%20are%20also%20taking%20part%20in%20the%20exercise., by Mallory Shelbourne, , August 1, 2022. 4. Sea Control 301 - Task Force 59 with John "Fozzie" Miller & Ari Cicurel, by Jared Samuelson, , December 12, 2021. 

Aug 18
Sea Control 371 - Maritime Security and Colombia with Dr. Oscar Palma Morales

LINKS 1. Sea Control 219: USCG Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz, Walker Mills, CIMSEC, December 27, 2020. 2.“La Sorprendente Adaptabilidad De Los Narcotraficantes En El Mar,” Oscar Palma, November 11, 2021. 3. Irregular Warfare Podcast 54: Plan Colombia: Anatomy of a Successful Counterinsurgency Campaign, by Kyle Atwell and Benjamin Jebb, Modern War Institute, June 3, 2022. 

Aug 14
Sea Control 370 - NATO's Shifting Approach to Strategic Stability, Defense & Deterrence with Nicolò Fasola

LINKS 1. NATO 2022 Strategic Concept.

Aug 11
Sea Control 369 - Conceptualizing Ports & Organized Crime with Dr. Anna Sergi

LINKS 1. “Italy Seizes 4 Tons of Cocaine Linked to Colombian Gulf Clan,” by Colleen Barry, The Washington Post, June 7, 2022. 2., by Anna Sergi, Bristol University Press, 2022.

Aug 07
Sea Control 368 - The Quad's New MDA Initiative with Gina Fiore

LINKS 1. "FACT SHEET: Quad Leaders’ Tokyo Summit 2022," May 23, 2022. 2. "The Quad Goes to Sea," by Zack Cooper and Gregory Poling, War on the Rocks, May 24, 2022.

Aug 04
Sea Control 367 - To Risk it All with Adm (ret) James Stavridis

LINK 1.  by Adm (ret) James Stavridis, Penguin Press, 2022. 

Jul 31
Sea Control 366 - Cybersecurity and Strategic Sealift with Jason Ileto

LINKS:  Cyber at Sea: Protecting Strategic Sealift in the Age of Strategic Competition, by Jason Ileto, Modern War Institute, May 10, 2022.

Jul 28