Alfred Thayer Mahan, U. S Navy, Jimbo discussed on Jim Bohannon


Of a threat to our navy. Actually, some of our naval ships or threatened when we have to, uh, when we confront typhoons and hurricanes, another another big seas. Do we have what would be called a maritime strategy? Obviously, we have people who plan about Enable strategy of the like, but in terms of overall that is to say, uh, military vessels, commercial vessels, port facilities in the like do we even have what could be considered a maritime strategy? No, I don't think so. It's one of the messages in my book. I invoke the writings of somebody You've probably heard of Alfred Chair by Han, who was a friend of Roosevelt and designed our first naval strategy. And he used to talk about the importance of a nation Having a commercial and naval and imports component to the maritime strategy. We have the ports. We have the name. We don't really have the commercial side. We don't have the Schiphol inside. We don't think much about that as the system as a whole. Um, as you said, right. In the beginning of this of this conversation, people sort of lost focus of the Navy. I think it's passe. They're focusing technology in space. Uh, no less a person than she Jinping has talked about the fact that if a nation stopped paying attention to its power the it's going to decline and I worry that we're just not paying adequate attention to it. One other point about that. So much of the American economy now is tied up in global finance. A lot of that proves to trade and sea based trade. But it's not apparent to us right and there's a huge disconnect. Between we think the American economy works and how we experience American economy, working on the one hand and the reality of globalized based trade, the role of the U. S navy and protecting that trade. There's a big disconnect. Between our naval strategy on the one hand and the kind of political and economic perceptions we have on the other, And I think if we don't fix that, uh, we're gonna We're not going to put the resources in the investment into sustaining the naval rule that we have and that all come at great cost over time. Alfred Thayer Mahan. By the way, American Admiral. I guess you made admiral but arguably the most influential single individual in the history of naval development. And, uh, anyway, there's one to make sure everybody knew the name and respected the name because he was respected worldwide back when the U. S navy was, uh, was not anywhere near to being the number one Navy in the world. 18665 Oh, Jimbo 18665054626..

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