Scuttlebutt 26: Talking Taiwan with Dr. Hunzeker

In what was originally recorded as an Amphibiosity interview shortly before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, our talk about Taiwan’s defensive posture takes on a whole new meaning. In light of Ukraine’s valiant defense, inflicting heavy losses on a numerically superior enemy, we look to the Far East to see if we can’t apply any lessons from Ukraine to the Straits of Taiwan.

Nick, Vic, and William talk about the ongoing conflict in Ukraine before transitioning to our conversation with Dr. Hunzeker to cover the Defense of Taiwan from Paladins, tanks, and amphibious landings to cultural misgivings, geography, and the political climate.

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Produced by Nick Wilson, Vic Ruble, William Treuting, and Nancy Lichtman.