Kevin Rowlands is a Captain in the British Royal Navy with substantial experience in amphibious operations. He has a PhD in War Studies from Kings College London and is the author of 21st Century Gorshkov: The Challenge of Seapower in the Modern Era, Naval Diplomacy in the 21st Century: A Model for the Post–Cold War Global Order, and numerous articles. Kevin Rowlands is the author of the chapter ‘The United Kingdom’s Approach to Amphibious Operations: From the Cold War to the Information Age’ in On Contested Shores: The Evolving Role of Amphibious Operations in the History of Warfare. The views expressed are his own and not those of the Royal Navy or the British Ministry of Defence. You can catch Kevin on Twitter via @c21st_sailor.
What do we discuss?
- Kevin’s chapter in the book ‘On Contested Shores: The Evolving Role of Amphibious Operations in the History of Warfare’.
- The British Marines and the Royal Navy’s amphibious capability since the Cold War
- The lack of perceived ‘sexiness’ of amphibious platforms in cultural and political memory
- The UK’s strategic position in Great Power Competition and how amphibious forces can contribute
- The Royal Navy’s interest in and deployment to the Indo Pacific
- Kevin also accepts our Sailor’s Three challenge, reminding us of a very impressive, recent British capability
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