A historically-informed maritime current events series – or possibly the Old Top Gear/The Grand Tour team if they were interested in navies. In this episode the #Bilgepump Crew discusses China in the East and South China Seas, the future of aircraft carriers, rail guns, arsenal ships, and oh so much history.
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Ever hear the story about the time the Canadian Navy conducted a maritime raid to recover Canadian Army equipment, a.k.a Operation Megaphone? We’ve got it for you! Former Chief of the Maritime Staff VADM Drew Robertson (ret.), CAPT Ian Parker (ret.), and CAPT Norm Jolin (ret.) join me (@jwsc03) to recount the taking of the Soviet-built cargo vessel GTS Katie and the recovery of a Canadian Army battlegroup’s worth of equipment.
Join German historian and communications specialist Sascha Stoltenow (@bendlerblogger) and local government official Heike Brüggemann (@bruggemannheike) to discuss the changing relationship between Germany and the Bundeswehr. Topics include Sascha’s brush with COVID-19, the Bundeswehr’s social media campaign, the positive effects of new commuter policy, and how the civil-military relationship is evolving during COVID-19.
Mexican naval analyst Christian Ehrlich (@CJEhrlichM) joins Jared (@jwsc03) to discuss Mexican maritime security challenges, the role of the Mexican Marine Corps, piracy in the Gulf of Mexico, the Mexican shipbuilding industry, and more!