No, that’s not the horse who won America’s heart back in the day. It’s an old term to sescribe a maritime nation’s forgetfulness of the oceans’ role in its prosperity and security.
And it’s the name of Seth Crospey’s new book. He served as deputy Undersecretary of the U.S. Navy under Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. He feels that political neglect is choking American seapower at a very inopportune time as others powers are aggressively building their naval capability, particularly China, Russia and Iran. Is America taking on water when it comes to our naval supremacy? We’ll discuss that important topic in this episode.