All posts by Walker Mills

Sea Control 337 – Why Aviators are the Greatest Threat to Naval Aviation

By Walker Mills

The program is joined by Noah “Spool” Spataro, Trevor “Mrs.” Phillips-Levine, and Andrew “Kramer” Tenbusch about the future of unmanned systems in naval aviation and their recent article in War on the Rocks, “Winged Luddites: Aviators are the Biggest Threat to Carrier Aviation.”

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Links

1. “Winged Luddites: Aviators are the Biggest threat to Carrier Aviation,” by Noah Spataro, Trevor Phillips-Levine and Andrew Tenbusch, War on the Rocks, January 10, 2022.
2. “Regaining the High Ground at Sea: Transforming the Navy’s Carrier Air Wing for Great Power Competition,” by Bryan Clark, Adam Lemon, Peter Haynes, Kyle Libby and Gillian Evans, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, 2018.
3. “US Navy Fly Two Remotely Controlled EA-18G Growlers in Test Flights,” by Graham Allison, UK Defense Journal, February 5, 2020.
4. “Midrats Episode 614: Big Navy vs Reconnaissance & Strike Capable Drones,” USNI Blog, January 22, 2022.
5. “The Rise of A.I. Fighter Pilots,” by Sue Halpern, The New Yorker, January 24, 2022.
6. “The Future is Unmanned: Why the Navy’s Next Generation Fighter Shouldn’t Have a Pilot,” by Walker Mills, Trevor Phillips-Levine, and Dylan Phillips-Levine. CIMSEC, February 25, 2021.

Walker Mills 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 322 – Marine Corps Infantry’s Role in EABO

By Walker Mills

US Navy officer Jeong Soo Kim joins the program to discuss his recent essay in USNI Proceedings, “Design the Littoral Combat Team Around Its Core Mission.” Kim argues that the Marine Corps should make new Marine Corps organizations less infantry-centric in order to optimize them for Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO), and talks about the relationship between Navy and Marine Corps engineer units.

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Links

1. “Design the Littoral Combat Team Around Its Core Mission,” by Jeong Soo Kim, USNI Proceedings, November 2021.
2. “Sacred Cows for What? Considering Force Structure Cuts to the Infantry,” by Walker Mills, CIMSEC, November 2019.
3. “Where is the NECC?” by Walker Mills, Marine Corps Gazette, December 2019.
4. “Preparing for the Future: Marine Corps Support to Joint Operations in the Contested Littorals,” by David Berger, Military Review, May 2021.
5. “Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations Handbook: Considerations for Force Development and Employment,” June 1, 2018.
6. “Tentative Manual for EABO,” US Marine Corps, 2020. 

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

This episode was edited and produced by Marie Williams.

Sea Control 317 – Lightning Carriers with John Bradford and Dr. Olli Suorsa

By Walker Mills

John Bradford and Dr. Olli Suorsa join the program to talk about their recent article in War on the Rocks, “’Lightning Carriers’ Could be Lightweights in an Asian War.” John is a is senior fellow in the Maritime Security Program at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and a former commander in the U.S. Navy. Olli is an assistant professor at Rabdan Academy in the United Arab Emirates.

Sea Control 317 – Lightning Carriers with John Bradford and Dr. Olli Suorsa

Links

1. ‘Lightning Carriers’ Could be Lightweights in an Asian War by Olli Suorsa and John Bradford, War on the Rocks, October 29, 2021.
2. “Italian Air Force F-35B Lands on Navy Aircraft Carrier for the First Time,” by David Cenciotti, The Aviationist, November 22, 2021.
3. “Thailand’s Maritime Strategy: National Resilience and Regional Cooperation,” by John Bradford and Wilfried A. Herrmann, The Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, December 13, 2021.

Walker Mills is Co-Host of the Sea Control podcast. Contact the podcast team at SeaControl@cimsec.org.

Sea Control 308 – Maritime Security & Cameroon with Dr. Maurice Beseng

By Walker Mills

Sea Control talks with Dr. Maurice Beseng, a researcher at Sheffield University, about his recent article in the journal African Security entitled: “The Nature and Scope of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Fisheries Crime in Cameroon: Implications for Maritime Security.” The conversation covers the links between fisheries crime and maritime security as well as the role of Chinese and foreign fishermen in the region and the potential impact of chronic fish scarcity.

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Links

1. “The Nature and Scope of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Fisheries Crime in Cameroon: Implications for Maritime Security” by Maurice Beseng, African Security, 2021.
2. Sea Control 256 – Reporting From the Sea With Ian Urbina by Walker Mills, CIMSEC, June 6, 2021
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Dr. Beseng’s website.

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

This episode was edited and produced by Dr. Ed Salo.