US Navy Captain Brett Crozier was removed from command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, after it was determined that he distributed a letter detailing his ship’s condition as being combat ineffective to personnel outside of his chain of command. That infamous letter was made the front-page news item for the SF Chronicle last month and became a hot button topic in the ongoing, contentious US Presidential Election between Republican President Donald J. Trump and former Democratic Vice-President Joe Biden. In this interview, John Batchelor and I discuss the political ramifications of the controversy. Also, as this interview was done on April 12, it is important to note that the Department of the Navy is potentially going to rehire the captain after the Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly openly criticized Captain Crozier while on a tour of US Navy forces in the Pacific, Modly has resigned.
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Brandon J. Weichert is a geopolitical analyst and author. His book, "Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower" is due out in Fall 2020 from Republic Book Publishers and addresses the need for a U.S. Space Force, the threats the United States faces from rising technological powers, such as China, in space, and where the United States should be moving in terms of space defense, exploration, and development. On top of that, Brandon is the founder and manager of The Weichert Report: World News Done Right, where he delivers unconventional reportage on some of the world's most important news stories. He is also a contributing editor at American Greatness and The American Spectator, and he contributes to Real Clear Public Affairs, Real Clear World, and Real Clear Defense regularly. Brandon's work on national security has also been republished in Yahoo! News, the New York Post, The Spectator US, and The National Interest. Brandon is a frequent guest on The John Batchelor Show where he comments on Chinese technology and trade policies. He travels the country briefing audiences from the military and tech investment community on matters related to technology and national security. Brandon is a recovering Congressional staffer who holds an M.A. in Statecraft and National Security Affairs from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. and he can be followed on Twitter @WeTheBrandon. Please be sure to follow The Weichert Report's Facebook page @theweichertreport, too. For any press or media inquiries email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. View all posts by Brandon J. Weichert