Category Archives: Podcast

Main podcast series of CIMSEC.

Sea Control 260 – The Best Defense is a Good Offense with ENS Kara Dowling

By Jared Samuelson

Building on the work of the legendary Wayne Hughes, ENS Kara Dowling examines offense as a ship self-defense tactic.

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Links

1. “Cost-Effectiveness of Offense as a Ship Self-Defense Tactic,” by ENS Kara Dowling, USNI Proceedings, April 2021.

2. “A Multiagent Stochastic Control Model for Adversarial Planning in Naval Operations: Cost Effectiveness of the Offense as a Ship Self-Defense Tactic,” ENS Kara Dowling, Phalanx 53, no. 3 (2020): 34-39.

Jared Samuelson is Executive Producer and Co-Host of the Sea Control podcast. Contact him at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.

Sea Control 259 – Sea State with Madison Sargeant and Yash Khatavkar

By Jared Samuelson

If you’ve missed it, you need to read the new newsletter by and for junior officers, Sea State. Two contributors, Madison Sargeant and Yash Khatavkar, join the program to discuss the newsletter, its purpose, their editorial process and more!

Sea Control 259 – Sea State with Madison Sargeant and Yash Khatavkar

Links

1. Sea State Newsletter

Jared Samuelson is Executive Producer and Co-Host of the Sea Control podcast. Contact him at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.

Sea Control 258 – The Ship with Maj Gen Mick Ryan

By Jared Samuelson

Australian Army Major General Mick Ryan joins the program for a wide-ranging discussion sparked by his reading of C.S. Forester’s classic, The Ship. We discuss “useful fiction,” lessons learned from Forester, and a whole raft of reading recommendations (see the show notes!).

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Links

1. The Ship by C.S. Forester, reprint of the ed. published by Sun Dial Press in 1944.
3. Ghost Fleet, by Peter W. Singer and August Cole, Eamon Dolan Books, 2016. 
4. Burn In, by P.W. Singer and August Cole, 2020. 

6. Zero Day Code: A novel of the End of Days: a cyberwar apocalypse, by John Birmingham, Gigantic Bombs Corporation, 2021.

Jared Samuelson is Executive Producer and Co-Host of the Sea Control podcast. Contact him at Seacontrol@cimsec.org.

Sea Control 257 – Embracing Cognitive Diversity with Rachel Foote & Charlotte Mundy

By Anna McNeil

LCDR Rachel Foote and CDR Charlotte Mundy of the U.S. Coast Guard join us to discuss the complex definition of cognitive diversity, bias, organizational culture and more!

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Links

1. “Embrace Cognitive Diversity,” by LCDR Rachel Foote, USNI Proceedings, December 2020.
2. “Teams Solve Problems Faster When They’re Cognitively Diverse,” by Alison Reynolds and David Lewis, Harvard Business Review, March 30, 2017. 

3. The War Room, U.S. Army War College podcast.

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