Scuttlebutt Ep 111: Strait Talk with Dr. Mike Hunzeker

Hey, Scuttlebutt listeners. Thank you for joining us. This week we have another episode of our series Strait Talk with Dr. Mike Hunzeker. We recorded this episode on 10 November, so what kind of Marines would we be if we didn’t celebrate the Marine Corps birthday properly. And what better way to celebrate than to get into the weeds on the current state of one of our primary operating environments, the Taiwan Strait. Mike gives us his valuable insight on the upcoming elections in Taiwan and what it means for the future US-Taiwan relations, what the outcome of the election could mean for Taiwan’s force posture, and the implications of China’s gray-zone campaign and the potential for overstretch. It’s always great to talk to Mike and pick at his 10-pound brain for some tasty nuggets.

Here are the articles we reference in the interview:

Taiwan’s Most Pressing Challenge Is Strangulation, Not Invasion

China’s Gray-Zone Tactics Show the U.S.-Philippine Alliance Is Working