Join us Sunday at 5pm for Midrats “Episode 179: CIMCEC and the Marketplace of Ideas”:

In the best Western tradition, it is generally accepted that more ideas, and more discussion is better in working towards the best solution to any challenge – especially national security challenges.

One of the newer additions to the discussion are the writers at the Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC)

Since they joined the conversation in force in 2012, what is their view of the state of vigorous debate in the maritime security arena? What do they see as the major issues no only on maintaining a healthy culture of “Creative Friction Without Confict” – and what do they see as the major subjects that naval thinkers need to concentrate on?

Our guest for the full hour will be Lieutenant Scott Cheney-Peters, USNR. Scott is a Surface Warfare Officer in the Navy Reserve and government civilian on the OPNAV staff at the Pentagon.

Scott is the former editor of Surface Warfare magazine and served aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and USS Oak Hill (LSD-51).

In 2012 Scott founded the CIMSEC, a non-profit think tank/website/group focused on maritime security issues.

Scott is a graduate of Georgetown University and the U.S. Naval War College.

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Posted by Mark Tempest in Maritime Security, Navy, Podcasts

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  • RightCowLeftCoast

    I was unable to listen to the show live, but I have a question. Is anyone in the Navy concerned about the less media grabing concern of the size of U.S. flagged maritime/sealift fleet and the nation’s present ship building capability?
    The number of U.S. flagged civilian merchant marine fleet is not what it was in decades past, and the U.S. doesn’t have the pleathera of shipyards it once did. On top of all that the U.S. imports a lot of the goods and resources it consumes on foreign flagged commercial vessels. If the U.S. were challenged in the maritime arena how will the present state of the U.S. merchant marine fleet effect the nation’s ability to continue to function, and how will it effect our ability to carry the fight to any potential opposing force?