This Thursday (July, 25) the Hudson Institute’ Center for American Seapower will host U.S. Representative Jim Banks for a discussion on U.S. maritime strategy.
Rep. Banks will deliver remarks on his “Five-Ocean Strategy,” which aims to rebuild the U.S. Navy in order to secure America’s maritime interests as great power competition re-emerges.
His remarks will be followed by a discussion on the composition and architecture of the future U.S. naval fleet; expansion efforts that are currently being debated; challenges posed by emerging technology; and the growing threat from China as it continues to expand its own navy.
Rep. Banks will be joined by Telemus Group’s Jerry Hendrix, USN (Ret.), a former director of the Naval History and Heritage Command and senior military assistant at the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment. Hudson’s Seth Cropsey will moderate the conversation.
Rep. Banks serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities, and the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces. He is a U.S. Navy reserve officer.