All posts by Ed Salo

Sea Control 406-The Making of the Modern Commander-in-Chief with Mark Benbow

By Ed Salo

Dr. Mark Benbow, an associate professor of history at Marymount University, joins Sea Control to discuss his book, Woodrow Wilson’s Wars: the Making of America’s first modern Commander in Chief. Dr. Benbow explores the role of Woodrow Wilson as the commander-in-chief during his presidency and argues how Wilson serves as a decent model for modern wartime leaders.

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Links

1. “The Seeds of Wilsonianism,” Mark Benbow, C-SPAN, October 27, 2006. 
2. Mark Benbow Marymount University profile.
3. “U.S. Participation in the Great War (World War I),” Library of Congress.
4. Woodrow Wilson House.
5. Woodrow Wilson’s Wars: The Making of America’s First Modern Commander-in-Chief, by Mark Benbow, Naval Institute Press, 2022.

Ed Salo is Co-Host of the Sea Control podcast. Contact the podcast team at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.

This episode was edited and produced by Jim Jarvie.

Sea Control- 404 An Updated Perspective on China with Robert Haddick

By Ed Salo

Robert Haddick joins Sea Control to discuss his book Fire on the Water: China, America, and the future of the Pacific. The second edition of the book has recently been published by the Naval Institute Press.

Robert Haddick is a visiting senior fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, Air Force Association. He is a former U.S. Marine Corps officer with experience in East Asia and Africa. Haddick was a contractor for U.S. Special Operations Command and performed research for the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment. He was a national security columnist at Foreign Policy Magazine and has delivered lectures on strategy across the U.S. government.  

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Links

1. “Fire on the Water: China, America and the Future of the Pacific, 2nd Edition,” by Robert Haddick, U.S. Naval Institute Press, 2022.
2 “Which ships will be combatants in the Taiwan Strait?” by Robert Haddick, Lawfire, October 7, 2022.
3. “Sea Control 401 – Defeat China’s Navy, Defeat China’s War Plan with Robert Haddick,” by Jared Samuelson, CIMSEC, January 5, 2023.
4. “Defeat China’s Navy, Defeat China’s War Plan,” by Robert Haddick, War on the Rocks, September 21, 2022.
5. Robert Haddick biography.

Ed Salo is a Co-Host of the Sea Control podcast. Contact the podcast team at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.

This episode was edited and produced by William McQuiston.

Sea Control 402- How Fall 1949 Shaped the Cold War with Dr. John Curatola

By Ed Salo

Dr. John Curatola, the Military Historian at the Jenny Craig Institute for the Study of War and Democracy, discusses his book Autumn of Our Discontent: Fall 1949 and the Crises in American National Security. Dr. Curatola examines the events of the Fall of 1949, that changed the American view of National Security and shaped how the U.S. military operated during the Cold War.

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Links

1. Autumn of Our Discontent: Fall 1949 and the Crises in American National Security, by John M. Curatola, U.S. Naval Institute Press, 2022.
2. “US Atomic War Plans, 1945-1950,” with John Curatola, CSPAN, May 3, 2016.
3. “The True Origins of the Cold War,” with John Curatola, From Balloons to Drones, September 3, 2022.
4. John Curatola biography page at the National World War II Museum.

Ed Salo is Co-Host of the Sea Control podcast. Contact the podcast team at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.

This episode was edited and produced by Jonathan Selling.

Sea Control 378 – Victory at Sea with Dr. Paul Kennedy

By Dr. Edward Salo

Dr. Paul Kennedy, J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History and Founding Director of International Security Studies at Yale University, joins the program to discuss his new book, Victory at Sea: Naval Power and the Transformation of the Global Order in World War II. Dr. Kennedy examines six major navies of the Second World War, including the allied navies of Britain, France, and the United States, and the Axis navies of Germany, Italy, and Japan. He shows how the strategic landscape for naval affairs was completely altered between 1936 and 1946 with the U.S. Navy emerging as the most powerful naval force in history. The book is also illustrated with paintings by Ian Marshall.

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Links

1. “Victory at Sea: Naval Power and the Transformation of the Global Order in World War II,”  by 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 — Victory at Sea: Naval Power and the Transformation of the Global Order in World War II by Paul Kennedy review,” by Lincoln Paine, Englesberg Ideas, June 17, 2022.

Ed Salo is Co-Host and a producer of the Sea Control podcast. Contact the podcast team at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.

This episode was edited and produced by Nathan Miller.