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Episode 489: US Merchant Marine - Not Ready for War, with gCaptain's John Konrad

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What if they gave a war in WESTPAC and we couldn't come?

It is easy to talk tactics, weapons, and warship numbers - but on balance, that is not what ensures victory in any major war. 

For a maritime nation, nothing can last very long without a large, sustained, scalable, and resilient merchant marine. 

When you look at our numbers, we are not ready.

Our guest for the full hour will be John Konrad, using his recent editorial at gCaptain, Admiral, I'm not Ready for War, as a starting point for our talk. 

Captain John Konrad is the founder and CEO of gCaptain and author of the book Fire On The Horizon. John is a USCG licensed Master of Unlimited Tonnage, has sailed a variety of ships from ports around the world and is a distinguished alumnus of SUNY Maritime College.

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