Center for American Seapower
Hudson’s Center for American Seapower aims to promote public dialogue on ebbing U.S. maritime power where today there is no such dialogue. The Center will offer intellectual arguments and detailed policy recommendations for a robust U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and a more effective U.S. Coast Guard as well as shipbuilding industrial base. The U.S. is by geography, commerce, security, and tradition a maritime nation. But Americans have become accustomed to the benefits of dominant seapower and are at risk of forgetting the national security consequences that accompany America’s continued decline in seapower.
Among other key areas of focus, the Center will:- Examine the connection between America’s superpower status and global responsibilities and its seapower;
- Illustrate the U.S.’s indispensable role in promoting today’s international order;
- Draw on historical and current events to highlight the national security consequences for the U.S. of its eroding seapower;
- Detail and evaluate the rise of competing local and potential global maritime competitors;
- Explain the growing dependence of U.S. and allied economies on seaborne commerce; and,
- Develop alternate maritime strategies.
To address these issues, the Center will hold in-house conferences, and workshops. It will publish monographs, journal articles, and such other activities anchored in the work of distinguished naval experts and historians that articulate the intimate link between seapower and national power. The Center will be a non-partisan effort with a bi-partisan advisory board. The preservation of dominant seapower affects all Americans.
Policy Center News
Seth Cropsey was quoted in “National Defense Magazine()“https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2020/6/19/navy-industry-eager-to-develop-bigger-robo-ships about unmanned ships.
Bryan Clark and Seth Cropsey were quoted in Defense News about U.S. Navy ship upgrades and the future of carriers.
Seth Cropsey was quoted in the Washington Examiner about Taiwan’s role in the New China Cold War.
Seth Cropsey was quoted in National Defense Magazine about U.S. investments in new naval technology.
Seth Cropsey was quoted in National Defense about how the U.S. Navy compares to its Chinese equivalent.
Seth Cropsey’s new position on the Blue-Ribbon Future Carrier 2030 (FC-2030) Task Force Executive Panel was mentioned in USNI News
Seth Cropsey and Bryan McGrath were mentioned in National Interest about their recent report on the need for improvements in Naval intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting.
Seth Cropsey’s recent report, If You Can’t See ’em, You Can’t Shoot ’em: Improving US Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Targeting was mentioned in Defense News
Seth Cropsey is quoted in Mosaic Magazine on Israel’s role in the US-backed Liberal International Order.
Seth Cropsey and Bryan McGrath are quoted in The National Interest on why an air superiority fighter is a new type of aircraft required for the U.S. Navy.
Seth Cropsey and Bryan McGrath are quoted in The National Interest on why the F-14 Tomcat has been such a difficult plane to replace.
Seth Cropsey is interviewed by Yahoo News Taiwan on U.S. relations with Taiwan.
Seth Cropsey is quoted in National Defense on the Navy’s procurement of additional national security cutters
Bryan McGrath is quoted in Defense News on the integrated combat system being and the Navy’s surface fleet
Seth Cropsey and Bryan McGrath are quoted in the National Journal on the Navy’s plans to scale-up its shipbuilding
Bryan McGrath quoted in The Washington Times on Navy shipbuilder’s plans to hire 7,000 new workers
Seth Cropsey and Bryan McGrath quoted in The National Interest on the U.S. Navy’s challenges
Seth Cropsey quotedby McClatchy on U.S. Merchant Marine fleet
Seth Cropsey quoted in The Observer on a potential coming conflict in the South China Sea
Seth Cropsey quoted in CNBC on the ramification of trade tariffs
Senator Wicker (R-MS) and Representative Wittman (R-VA) pen letter to the editor in response to Seth Cropsey article in The Wall Street Journal
Bryan McGrath quoted in The Washington Post on recent collisions involving U.S. Navy vessels
Seth Cropsey quoted in CNBC on the F-35
New book by Seth Cropsey recommended by The Weekly Standard
Seth Cropsey quoted in Foreign Policy on U.S. Navy downsizing
“Seablindness” by Seth Cropsey reviewed by The Diplomatic Courier
Bryan McGrath quoted by The Washington Post on the deadly collision involving the USS John S. McCain
Seth Cropsey quoted by CNBC on the U.S. Navy’s shrinking size and growing tasks
Bryan McGrath quoted by The Washington Post on the decline of the U.S. Navy’s surface fleet.
Bryan McGrath quoted by The Christian Science Monitor on recent navy collisions
Seth Cropsey and Bryan McGrath quoted by Real Clear Defense on the collision involving the USS Johns S. McCain
Bryan McGrath quoted by Inside Defense on the U.S. Navy’s new Guided Missile Frigate
Bryan McGrath quoted by The Daily Caller on U.S. submarine activity in South Korea
Seth Cropsey quoted in The Hill on the US Navy’s new Electro-Magnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS)
Bryan McGrath quoted in Reuters on the vulnerability of aircraft carriers
Bryan McGrath co-authored a CSBA report, Restoring American Seapower: A New Fleet Architecture for the United States Navy
Hudson’s Center for American Seapower report, Sharpening the Spear: The Carrier, the Joint Force, and High-End Conflict quoted in National Interest
Bryan McGrath quoted in Foreign Policy on the next Secretary of the Navy
Seth Cropsey quoted in The Hill on NeverTrumpers warming to the President-elect
Bryan McGrath’s speaking tour about the importance of seapower written up in Dorchester Star
Seth Cropsey quoted in National Interest on the U.S.‘s China policy
Bryan McGrath quoted in Portland Press Harold on commercial shipbuilding in Maine
Hudson Statement on New York Times Story About Think Tanks and ‘Corporate Influence’
Bryan McGrath quoted in McClatchyDC on the littoral combat ship program
Bryan McGrath quoted in National Defense Magazine on the number of ships needed to project power in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and Middle East
Seth Cropsey quoted in the Washington Examiner on the Carrier Based Aerial Refueling System replacing the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike platform
Seth Cropsey quoted in Navy Times on the expense of using an F-35B for low-to-mid-range missions
Seth Cropsey’s article on U.S.‘s strategic challenges to preventing regional hegemony written up in Real Clear Defense
Bryan McGrath quoted in Navy Times on the deployment of destroyers Spruance, Momsen and Decatur
Seth Cropsey quoted in The Hill on the danger of Russian jets buzzing a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea
Hudson Institute’s Center for American Seapower is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s stipend. The stipend is awarded to a graduate student enrolled in an accredited PhD program. The $5,000 dollar award is intended to encourage advanced studies in seapower and its strategic value. This year’s winner is Michael Carl Haas of the Institute for Security Policy in Kiel, Germany. His dissertation subject, the U.S. Navy’s strategic adaptation to the Soviet Union’s anti-access/area denial strategy is directly and importantly related to challenges that the U.S. faces today. Congratulations Michael!
Seth Cropsey quoted in National Defense Magazine on China’s efforts to build a better aircraft carrier
Seth Cropsey quoted in Huffington Post on what cutting the defense budget signals to those in Asia
Bryan McGrath’s congressional testimony regarding Distributed Surface Force operations and UAVs quoted in National Interest
Seth Cropsey featured in The Taipei Times on the possibility of Japan helping Taiwan build diesel-electric submarines
Seth Cropsey quoted in National Interest on China’s immediate goal of being Asia’s overlord
Bryan McGrath quoted in Washington Post on the U.S. defense budget
Seth Cropsey quoted in The Hill on the U.S. Navy being stretched thin
Timothy A. Walton, a co-author of Hudson’s forthcoming report on the future of the aircraft carrier, previews the report in CIMSEC
Seth Cropsey quoted in VOA on the U.S.-Philippines security treaty
Seth Cropsey quoted in Huffington Post on competing with American influence on the oceans
Bryan McGrath quoted in Foreign Policy on China’s new airstrip in the disputed South China Sea
Bryan McGrath cited in US News & World Report on Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus growing the Navy’s fleet
Seth Cropsey quoted in Washington Times on ISIS’s threat to the sea
Seth Cropsey quoted in Mississippi Watchdog on the Navy’s shipbuilding issues
Hudson Center for American Seapower (HCAS) is delighted to announce Mr. Travis Sharp as the recipient of the 2015 American Seapower Stipend. The $5000 stipend is awarded to a promising student in an accredited Ph.D. program worldwide, whose primary area of study is directly related to the strategic contributions of American seapower.
Travis Sharp is a Ph.D. student in security studies at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He serves as director of the Strategic Education Initiative at the school’s Center for International Security Studies (CISS) and is an adjunct fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He holds a B.A. from the University of San Francisco and an M.P.A from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton. He also serves as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
Mr. Sharp’s research will contribute to the study of conventional deterrence theory, focusing on the effectiveness of U.S. military power in dissuading rivals from provocative actions. Specifically, Mr. Sharp seeks to better understand the nature and proportion of deterrence attributable to American seapower within a concept he refers to as “silent deterrence,” or the promotion of international peace without fanfare.
Hudson received many excellent submissions from scholars around the world, and HCAS Director Seth Cropsey hopes to increase the number of stipends available in the future: “I am gratified by the depth and breadth of work ongoing in this field by a band of hardy scholars; I only wish we could have recognized more. I am committed to doing so next year.” Dr. Cropsey and HCAS Assistant Director Bryan McGrath thank all the scholars who applied for the stipend this year, and also their thesis advisers for providing valuable statements of support.
Seth Cropsey featured in Taiwan Today meeting with Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou on national security policy
Bryan McGrath and Seth Cropsey quoted in Information Dissemination on aircraft carriers
Seth Cropsey quoted in World Politics Review on nuclear deterrence and Navy shipbuilding
Seth Cropsey quoted in International Business Times on Putin and the election in Ukraine
Seth Cropsey quoted in El Mercurio (Chile) on the Philippines’ importance for U.S. security policy in Asia
Seth Cropsey’s book, Mayday, reviewed in the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings
Seth Cropsey quoted in The Washington Free Beacon on missile programs
Senior Fellow & Director, Center for American Seapower
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Seablindness: How Political Neglect Is Choking American Seapower And What To Do About It
Mayday: The Decline Of American Naval Supremacy
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