A discussion with

VADM William Merz, USN
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems

Moderated by

Col Mark Cancian, USMCR (Ret.)
Senior Adviser, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

15 May 2019

The Maritime Security Dialogue brings together CSIS and U.S. Naval Institute, two of the nation's most respected non-partisan institutions. The series is intended to highlight the particular challenges facing the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, from national level maritime policy to naval concept development and program design. Given budgetary challenges, technological opportunities, and ongoing strategic adjustments, the nature and employment of U.S. maritime forces are likely to undergo significant change over the next ten to fifteen years. The Maritime Security Dialogue provides an unmatched forum for discussion of these issues with the nation’s maritime leaders.

This event series is made possible through support from Huntington Ingalls Industries.


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