Seth Cropsey is a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute and director of Hudson’s Center for American Seapower. He began his career in government at the Defense Department as Assistant to Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger and subsequently served as Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy where he was responsible for the Navy’s opposition to defense reorganization, development of the maritime strategy, and naval special operations. In the Bush administration, Cropsey served as acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations. Cropsey served as a naval officer from 1985-2004. His articles have been published in Commentary, Foreign Affairs, The Weekly Standard, The National Interest, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and other national journals. His most recent book, Seablindness, was published by Encounter Books in 2017.