U.S. Naval Strength Diminishing

With Seth Cropsey

SETH CROPSEY, Senior Fellow and Director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for American Seapower, Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy in Reagan and Bush Administrations, Former principal deputy assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict, Author of “Seablindness: How Political Neglect is Choking American Seapower and What to do About It (August 2017)”:

  • Why U.S. Naval power and superiority is essential to our national security
  • Beijing’s true motives regarding South China Sea

(PART TWO):

  • Implications of Chinese coastal navy expansion
  • The current state of strategic competition between U.S. and Beijing
  • Implications of our adversaries building up their naval fleets

(PART THREE):

  • Why we must double naval budget to sustain our fleets
  • When can defense industrial base turn out a capable fleet?
  • How our ship-building industrial base has contracted over the past 20 years

(PART FOUR):

  • Why the submarine is the ultimate stealth weapon
  • The importance of having missile defenses at sea