Sitemap - 2021 - CDR Salamander
Army Fails Geography
There is a Presence Mission ...and there is a Presence Mission
Holiday in Guantanamo
Today's Front Line in Ukraine in the First Person
What Kind of War Does Russia Want to Fight?
Germany's Coming Cold, Expensive, and Dangerous Experiment
Here’s Your Worrisome Military Culture
What does anti-laser flash gear actually look like
The Terrible 20s With a British Accent
A Lithuanian Test Case for NATO
Making the Case for Maritime Power with ADM Jamie Foggo, USN (Ret.) - on Midrats
Hot, Buggy, and the Stuff Wars are Won of
A Day That Will Live in Infamy
Keeping an Eye on the Long Game: Part XCI
Presence & Command of the Sea, with Robert “Barney” Rubel - on Midrats
What Happens When the SAPR Knob Goes to 11?
No, You Wouldn't Want China's Strategic Position
The Global Posture Review: Strategic Vapor Lock
We Need Maps at all Confirmation Hearings
The Ice Won't Break Itself
Are our Intellectual Actions Aligned with our Security Challenges?
Some Damn Fool Thing in Ukraine
The Fat Leonard Podcast with Tom Wright - on Midrats
McMaster to Everyone: We Lack Basic Competence
LCS: History's Judgement Looms
Time for a Maritime Department? Next up, Jimmy Drennan on Midrats
11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month
What Has not Been Sold to China?
We Know What China Wants to do
The NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan - Hopes & Lessons - on Midrats
The "Unsexy but Important" is Sexy to the Professional. Where are our Professionals?
Nine Years is a Long Time
What Can the Army do Best in the Indo-Pacific?
The Fine Line Between a Lie, Spin, and Your Soul
Yes, for 20-yrs the Chinese Communist Party Has Been in our Communications Ecosystem
I’ll Take Sub Killing for 500
China's Dangerous Decade with Andrew Erickson
Culture, Competition, and Conflict
Burning of the Bonnie Dick
Ukraine: Tough Kid in a Tough Neighborhood
Zinni on Wargaming ... Value and Danger
The Navy in Afghanistan at Flood Tide: PRT Khost - on Midrats
Economic Power is Global Power
Sea Power is American Power - and we are Throwing it Away
October Natsec Free-For-All - on Midrats
Ships Should Fail to Sail More Often
Japan Back in the Carrier Game ...
Fat Leonard II: Electric Boogaloo?
Words begat actions which create history
Oh, so the UN Will Make Afghanistan Work?
Jake Sullivan: The Well Protected Golden Boy
The New Standard in Cruise Videos
Want More VLS Cells West of Wake Before 2030? This is the Way.
Budget War Warning
The Terrible 20s Emerge from the Fog
Shippings Flock of Swans
Episode 603: September Maritime Melee
AUKUS and the Nuclear Roo
Who Wants to do the Range & Time to Target Math for Me?
Preliminary Commander's POSTEX on Afghanistan
Our Military Failures are Intellectual Failures
Reinforcing Failure at Sea
The Fall of Kabul: a Complete Death of Hope
What Can a Navy Take From the Fall of Kabul?
Kabul's Child Sacrifice
Pentagon Leaders Need to Define their Pronouns
The US Navy's Unmanned Programs, with CAPT Captain Pete Small, USN - on Midrats
Kabul 2x2 Shotgun Wargaming
For Afghans, the Clock in Kabul Just Ran Out
Eight Days in Kabul
All Roads Lead to Kabul - on Midrats
How Do You Recover From Humiliation?
This is What a Whole of Government Epistemic Failure Looks Like
Senior Military Leadership in Afghanistan: a 19-Act Play
Disrupt the Navy’s Operational Model to Counter China
What if the Future Can't be Unmanned?
So, the Military Has a Vaccine Mandate Coming Up?
Forget Your Peacetime Battle Networks
Shipping in the time of COVID with Sal Mercogliano - on Midrats
So, Who Wants to Ponder the Art of Port Clearing
Why International Organizations Fail
East of Suez Gets Interesting Again
Episode 599: American Generalship in the Long War, with Gray Connolly
Get the Damn JAG in Here
We're Designing Ourselves to Lose
It's a Midrats Summer Melee
It doesn't have to be painted grey, you know
Q: "So Sal, How is the Navy Handling Vaccinations and Mask Compliance?"
France's Stand in the Pacific Contra China
Ukraine & the Eastern Black Sea with CAPT Chris Rawley, USNR - on Midrats
Can you hug out 20 years?
Culture is Upstream of Everything
The Hard Truth in an Inactivation Schedule
Midrats Pre-July 4th Melee!!
You Are What You Allow
Are You Ready to Listen to me Now?
Why is 2027 Important?
PLAN Submarine RECCE Guide
Midrats Pre-July 4th Melee!!
Are Midshipmen Dying for Sport?
Think Tanks & Money
The Kowtowing Kiwi
Will the Franco-German Project Beat NGAD?
Tomorrowland is Going to Get us Killed
A Graduate Level Class on Efficiently Grilling the CNO
Where is Our Admiral William Small? Rep. Luria Would Like to Talk to Him.
Small Islands in Great Power Competition, with Alexander Gray - on Midrats
LCS: We Can't Decom Them Fast Enough
How Far will South Africa be Pulled in to Mozambique?
Three Card NGAD
More Patrol Craft, Not Fewer with LCDR Jordan Bradford, USN - on Midrats
To win the 72-Month or 72-Week, and not the 72-Hour War...
I Have Not Come to Bury DTS, but to Yell at it
In Memory of Neighbors Unknown
Bab al-Mandab and the Persistence of Geography
Keeping an Eye on the Long Game: Part XC
Some Damn Foolish Thing in Belarus
The Modernization Crunch with Hallie Coyne - on Midrats
Worst Leadership Idea Since TQL
The French View of the Pacific
Army: Climate, Politics, and Pork
Claude Berube: Teaching, Legacy, Mentorship, and Opening a New Chapter
LCS ... the Maintenance Edition
The Answer to DarkSide is Well Known
Why Kiribati and Kanton Matter
How Will Your Division Replace its Equipment?
Bad Program Management Costs More Than Money
The Perfidy of Pakistan
May Day Midrats Melee!
When You Fool Yourself, You are One
What if we Had Full Control of Our #1 National Security Threat
Want to Benchmark Tech Best Practices?
The Spy in Your Pocket
The Lessons of Service Squadron TEN, with Ryan Hilger - on Midrats
Kiwis go Wobbly
Keeping an Eye on the Long Game: Part LXXXIX
An Army Builds off Ukraine
Mid-April Midrats Melee!
The Afghanistan Problem in Two Maps
20 Years, 20 Months, or 20 Weeks?
General Hamlet and the Small Boys
Don't Cry for the Navy's Cruiser Problem
The Supply Chains that Bind Us, with Ross Kennedy
Nagorno-Karabakh War's Maritime Lessons Learned?
Egads on NGAD
Raids, Probes, & Scouting Parties
Biden and Mahan: National Strength and Maritime Power Are Still Linked
Ukraine Back in the Scan
Is Mozambique on Your Hot List?
On Suez: You Can't Buy Training Like This
Focus DOD, Focus – with Thomas Spoehr on Midrats
Kafka and the Corps
Why Not Just Festoon the Entire NCR with Razorwire?
The Terrible 20s Get Crunchy
Extremism Training: the One Eyed Horse
A March Madness Midrats
War Horse or Show Pony
Did Some GOFO's Spouse Write This?
Head West Old China
Facing Today's China, with Dean Cheng - on Midrats
What do you want your DEPSECDEF and Vice Chairman of the JCS doing?
...About Those Ports on the Taiwanese East Coast
Do not act shocked ... do not avert your eyes ... look harder
Western Way of War: Two Problems and Six Solutions
The Navalist View from Singapore, with Blake Herzinger - on Midrats
Interim National Security Strategic Guidance: Unto the Wilderness
An Abandonment of Stewardship
Australian Submarine Program Stumbles
Where are we Heading? Watch DepSecDef Hicks
The Future of European Naval Power with Jeremy Stöhs - on Midrats
What is One Word That Will Terrify an Entire Ship?
Preflight Your Brain: the Navy Discussion-Guide on Extremism in the Ranks Standdown
Keeping an Eye on the Long Game: Part LXXXVIII
The Sino-American War of 2025?
Late Winter LIVE Free For All ... On Midrats
The Use and Abuse of Wargames
Cyprus, Greece and Egypt Move Closer Contra Turkey
On Afghanistan, a Cold Bucket of Water in the Face
Sleepwalking in to Decline
The New Way of War is the Old Way of War
We Need a Clean Break from LCS to FFG-62
Military Strategy From the Classroom to the Briefing Room, with Dr. Alissio Patalano - on Midrats
Return to Transformationalism
USN Killing Small Ships, Again
The War on (Military) History: Half a Century In
Competing in the Competition Phase
Is Sweden Going to Lap us Again?
Musk vs. The US Navy
Know Capabilities, Not Names
Facing the 3rd Decade of the 21st Century, with James Holmes - on Midrats
Africa: Let the Pictures Give You the Answer
Communist China Updates Their Military Law
Keeping an Eye on the Long Game: Part LXXXVII
LCS Makes Bad Talking Points
How do You Say "Cowabunga" in Mandarin?
CNO is Heading in the Right Direction
A Habsburg plan for Europe
The Navy's Problems and a Plan to Fix Them, with Bryan McGrath - on Midrats
Two Kinds of Leaders
On the Storming of The Hill