Specific visitor Chris Dougherty joins Chris and Melanie to discuss his modern War on the Rocks write-up, “Gradually and then Instantly: Outlining the Navy’s Strategic Bankruptcy.” Dougherty notes that “a series of decisions (and indecisions) a long time in the producing have backed the Navy into a spending budget and power-planning corner,” and he describes the competing interests that push different (and seldom complementary) drive requirements. What conclusions are most required in get to get the Navy again on the right monitor? And what useful measures can be taken now to shut the hole among the several demands on the Navy and the Navy’s ability to satisfy people needs? Chris Preble is mad at individuals who spread destructive misinformation, Melanie laments the decrease of human civilization as mirrored in the Associated Press’ improper-headed final decision about the plural possessive, and Chris Dougherty gripes about individuals who gripe about the 2018 Countrywide Protection System (but do not know what they’re speaking about). Shoutouts for the Cuban people today, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Wally Funk, and Gen. David Berger, commandant of the Maritime Corps.





Image: U.S. Navy (Photo by Mass Conversation Spc. 3rd Class Daniel Serianni)