Center for Strategic Communication

Aircraft Carriers and Maritime Strategy – a debate

[by J. Scott Shipman] Last Friday night at the U.S. Naval Academy, retired Navy Captain Henry “Jerry” Hendrix and Commander Bryan McGrath debated the future of the aircraft carrier. My wife and I were fortunate to attend. Given the pressure placed on the Navy’s...

The 21st Century Nuclear Arsenal

Since the middle of the Cold War, nuclear deterrence has rested on the premise of mutual assured destruction. Recent discussions over the role of nuclear deterrence with regards to the situation in Ukraine only serve accentuate the need to honestly assess the threats,...

A Brief Comment on Ukraine vs. Russia

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a “zen“] Russia, borrowing a tactic used by the Soviets with unruly satellites, has massed a fair amount of troops on the eastern border of Ukraine under the guise of “military exercises” This has spurred much commentary and...