Sitemap - 2022 - CDR Salamander
Lanes, Lies, Power, and Politics - Biden's NatSec Problem
No Sense of Urgency to Act on What is Waiting West of Wake
When you Raise a Monster, You Most Own the Consequences
Mines for All My Friends
"Support You and Your Family" - Really?
Cyber Lessons of the Russo-Ukrainian War with Shashank Josi - on Midrats
Meeting the Demand Signal
No, the Military Dragged Itself in to Politics
So, I guess it will be "Sino-Saudi" as "Saudi-Sino" is Even Harder to Say
A Week of Maritime Good Tidings? ... on Midrats
What a Beautiful Morning
There Must be Consequences for Germany
Irregular War's War on Thinking About War
December Maritime Free For All - on Midrats
Galrahn ... Rest in Peace
Keeping an Eye on the Long Game: Part XCV
War, Humility, and Hubris
The EU's Real Enemy - the United States?
What Does a Real Military Buildup Look Like?
When Will the West Call for the Wooden Badger?
A Portuguese Man of ... Curiosity?
Pre-Thanksgiving Maritime and Natsec Feast - on Midrats
Happy Talk and Arrogance to China Isn't Helpful
Chaos is a Ladder: Opportunity in the High North
German Clear Voices are There if You Look
“Hoist the Flag and Sound the Trumpet”
Post-Election Natsec Hotwash - on Midrats
Welcome to my Post-Fall of Kherson JOPG
LaPlant Goes Salamander
NATO's Next Leader: Serious Times Need Serious Leaders
The Existential Requirement to Maintain a Broad Defense Industrial Base
A Review of the 2022 National Defense Strategy
The Aspects of the Sevastopol Attack You Need to Focus on
Where is the Accountability?
The German Problem isn't Getting Better it Seems
Close Air Support Comes at You Fast ... From Both Perspectives
OK CNO, now then Break in to Open Revolt to Get the Forces we Need
The Case for a 600 Ship Navy: Now More than Ever with LT Joseph Sims, USN
What Does Sending a Firm Signal to China Look Like?
The Baltic Nations are Subject Matter Experts Here, we Should Listen
So, we Have a National Security Strategy
Can You be Realistic About the Real World - with Emma Ashford
Remember the Great Green Fleet?
The Anglo-Saxon War in the Hetmanate
Where Does Ryan Mays go to Get His Name and Life Back?
Want a Nuke Wargame? I’ve Got One for You
We Need to Talk About France
GLOC, SLOC, .... ILOC?
Nordstream's Burning Ships
Russia's Nuclear Option?
Realism in Foreign Policy and its Discontents
AUKUS at 1-year, with Alessio Patalano - on Midrats
What NATO Must Do 01JAN24
So, AUKUS is About Submarines Down Under, Right?
If They Name Them “Yamato” and “Musashi” I will Probably Stroke Out
A Mid-September Midrats Melee!
Every Chief a Recruiter? Why not?
DDG(X) Becoming a CG(X) Flashback?
Looking West to the Taiwan Strait, with Dean Cheng - on Midrats
5 Years, 17 Lives, 1 Navy
Build More Carriers and Send Some to CENTCOM
A Stain Unfaded by Time: a Year After the Fall of Kabul
Nice Ammo Dump You Have There, Shame if ...
The Eeyore Leadership Model for Our Navy
The Use and Misuse of our Military Attachés - on Midrats
Re-industrialization is a National Imperative
Some Damn Fool Thing in the Balkans
A Rust-Busting Renaissance?
The US Navy's Disarmed Hostility
It isn’t the Platform: it’s the Engine
The Case for American Shipbuilding
The High Ground in the Western Pacific, with Bryan Clark
Saki’s Lessons for WESTPAC
Overspec'd, Overpriced, all Navy: Bob Work on Institutional Addictions
China to the Slot
China’s Decade to Win with Jim Fanell - on Midrats
To Build the Fleet We Need: Demand Humility & Challenge Arrogance
How Many Fireboats Can You Buy for $1.2 Billion?
The USA Thinks in Domains; the PRC Thinks in Dominances
July Farewell Maritime Free For All - on Midrats
The CNO Has a Plan
The Failure of the Institutions
A Ship Adrift is Never an Accident
Making a Great Maritime Partnership Better, with Emma Salisbury on Midrats
SDP Becomes the Salamander Democratic Party?
On D+0 on the Opening of the Next Pacific War - we Will Regret not Having This
It's a Mid-Summer Midrats Melee!!
Kanton, Now More Than Ever
Ukrainian Lessons as Old as Time: Logistics-Auxiliaries-Prizes
Check Your Magazine Inventory Recently?
What to do With America's Maritime Disinterest, with Jimmy Drennan - on Midrats
Pluperfect's Programmatic Imperfection on the Future Perfect's Presentism
VADM Brown; Remembering the Johnston's Turn
The Netherlands is Game for the Black Sea Grain Escort Mission
1937, NATO, and the Need for Follow-Through
The War Gods of the Copybook Headings Return
Getting Our Head Around German National Solipsism
Turning the Tables on China with Brent Sadler - on Midrats
A Kaliningrad Corridor Crisis?
Bother Not the Oil and Wine - Bother First the Defense
SECNAV Promotes an Official Religion
There Must be Consequences for European Security Freeriding
A General's Progress
I Guess we Need a "Bad Ukraine Takes" Series
China's New Cambodian Naval Base: Nice Work
Five Centuries of Maritime Excellence
Combined Amphibious Operations in the Indo-Pacific With Maj. Zach Ota, USMC - on Midrats
D-Day at Sea
Blockade Running Ain't for Amateurs
Unfunded Priorities ... or a Deeper Story?
Keeping an Eye on the Long Game: Part XCIV
Navy Missiles for all my Friends
How Do You Work With the Russians at the Negotiating Table and Post-Conflict?
Yes, Taiwan is an Island Worth Dying On
The Coming Burkopolypse
Larter, Returning ... You Never Get the Sea out of Your Blood - on Midrats
Turkey Skunks the NATO Party
Force Design 2030: Futurism, Imbroglio, or Creative Friction?
Who is Helping Ukraine Build the Riverine Force They Need?
The USN's Port Arthur Problem - with Matthew Hipple
LCS Just Cracks Me Up
Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA) Gives a Congressional Oversight Master Class
What is Really Going on in Eastern Ukraine?
A Victory Day
Lessons Never Learned - Accountability Never Achieved
What Our NATO Friends are Bringing to Sea
NATO's Naughty and Nice List
Return of the Black Sea Convoy?
Marine View from Down Under
Have the Russians Restarted the Odessa Offensive?
The Progressive War Party, of Sorts
Episode 622: China’s Assassin’s Mace in WESTPAC with Gerry Doyle & Blake Herzinger
America: the Arsenal of Democracy Again
Want a 30-yr Shipbuilding Plan Bad? Well, you’ll … well … you know
Who is Doing What to Help Ukraine?
Moskva's Last PHOTOEX
Finland and Sweden: Reinforcing NATO Northern Flank
The West's German Problem - Not Unlike Her Friends' Problem
Rethinking the Logistics Challenge after Looking at Ukraine from the German Point of View
Russian Military SITREP with Dr. Dmitry Gorenburg - on Midrats
When (Bad) Strategy Drives Resources
We Now Have a Paired Box Canyon War
Keeping an Eye on the Long Game: Part XCIII
Russia's Last Gasp War?
War, Pestilence, and Famine - the World's Logistics Falters - with Ross Kennedy on Midrats
People Died for What You Can Get in a Click
Losing the Solomons
We Chose Decline
The Intersection of Integrated Delusion and Institutional Dishonesty
Scratch One Russian Navy Alligator LST
What is Wrong with the English Speaking World's Merchant Fleet?
A Friend's Frigate Benchmark
Amphibious Operations in the Russo-Ukrainian War SITREP
Not How You Signal Power
Battle of Odessa Starting?
Good Staffs Matter
Yes Ukraine and Russia - but the Varsity Game is China
It's a Mid-March Midrats Melee
A Full Hour on the War in Ukraine with FDD's Bill Roggio
How Do You Punch a Ship in the Mouth?
The Blob Wants a War
In Ukraine, We Enter a More Brutal Stage
China's 2022 with Dean Cheng - on Midrats
NATO's Potential Russian Flashpoint May be at Sea
The Map Tells the Story
You want a Cyber World War? This is How You Get One
Russo-Ukrainian War Black Sea SITREP Panel with Berube, Cavas, & Mercogliano - on Midrats
Second Russo-Ukraine War D+0 Quicklook
For Navalists, it is Time to Get off the Bench
Putin: First Person Spoken Word
What Does a Decaying Empire Look Like?
The Soviet Navy's Last Picture Show
Indo-Pacific Strategy Quicklook
Summary Thoughts on the Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States
First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11, With Toby Harnden - on Midrats
The Potomac Flotilla's Potemkin
The Battle for Friends and Influence in our Own Backyard
The FORD's Helmets-Only Football practice
Gaming Out WWIII with Michael Cee - on Midrats
Keeping an Eye on the Long Game: Part XCII
Ukraine Exposes NATO’s Divisions
What Did You do Your First 5-yrs After Commissioning?
The 28-yr Old Crisis
What Can Get a VADM Fired?
The Indispensable Nation: a Return of Forces to Europe
Big Navy vs. Reconnaissance & Strike-Capable Drones - on Midrats
Russians to the East, North ... and From the South?
By the numbers: the Ukrainian Russian Buildup
The Afghanistan Papers, with Craig Whitlock - on Midrats
On the Navy, China, and Taiwan Words Matter - and This Week is a Good Week
Things to Learn from the Winter War?
Making LCS Work the Only Way the Critics Said it Could
Top-5 Blog Posts of 2021
Jackson's Navy, with Claude Berube - on Midrats
Australia and Japan: When Your Friends are Friends - Everyone is Stronger
Understanding Kazakhstan: People Have to Eat. Winter is Cold. You need to Work.
The Wisdom of Eisenhower
"D" Stands for "Diplomatic" - it's not Supposed to be a Letter Grade