Naval War College Review

United States Navy publication that discusses public policy matters of interest to the maritime services. Articles serve as a arena for new ideas, opinions, and information both academic and professionally.

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 1, Winter

About Face: A History of America's Curious Relationship with China, from Nixon to Clinton
Mann, James. About Face: A History of America's Curious Relationship with China, from Nixon to Clinton. New York: Knopf, 1999. 433pp. $30 THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, the world's most populous nation, and the United States have become regional and...
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Alone on Guadalcanal: A Coastwatcher's Story
Clemens, Martin. Alone on Guadalcanal: A Coastwatcher's Story. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 333pp. $32.95 In February 1942, in the wake of Japan's first bombing raids on Tulagi, Martin Clemens received his first wartime directive. A young...
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American Strategy in the Global Era
NATIONAL STRATEGY, TO BE ROBUST and effective, must take into account the economic and social realities of the nation that it is meant to serve. The national strategy of the United States during the Cold War era-a strategy whose core elements consisted...
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Anglo-Japanese Naval Cooperation, 1914-1918
THE CAPTAIN OF THE ATTACKING SUBMARINE achieved complete surprise with his bold midday maneuver near Crete. Stealing to within two hundred meters of an unwary convoy escort, he fired at point-blank range. His torpedo ran true, striking the destroyer...
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Combat Operations: Taking the Offensive October 1966
MacGarrigle, George L. Combat Operations: Taking the Offensive, October 1966 to October 1967. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army Center for Military History, 1998. 485pp. $44 This book is an informative, well written narrative of the ground war in Vietnam from...
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Fast Tanks and Heavy Bombers: Innovation in the U.S. Army, 1917-1945
Johnson, David E. Fast Tanks and Heavy Bombers: Innovation in the U.S. Army, 1917 1945. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 1998. 288pp. $37.50 This well documented and convincingly argued book probes the extent to which various constituencies within...
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Forward Presence and Engagement: Historical Insights into the Problem of "Shaping"
AMERICAN NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY and military strategy emphasize the role of forward military presence and peacetime military engagement in "shaping" the post-Cold War international environment, creating conditions conducive to realizing American...
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Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunters, 1939-1942 / Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunted, 1942-1945
Blair, Clay. Hitler's U boat War: The Hunters, 1939-1942. New York: Random House, 1996. 809pp. $40 Blair, Clay. Hitler's U boat War: The Hunted, 1942-1945. New York: Random House, 1998. 909pp. $45 The late Clay Blair, author of more than a dozen books,...
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In My View
Continental Air Defense Sir: Owing to a historiographical research and authentication project in which, as an independent consultant, I have been engaged during the last five and one-half years, my attention was attracted to the essay by Captain (Dr.)...
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Into Uncharted Water: The International Criminal Court
FROM 15 JUNE TO 17 JULY 1998, DELEGATES from most countries of the world gathered in Rome to finish drafting a statute for an International Criminal Court (ICC).1 In the final vote on the resulting Rome Statute, 120 states favored adoption, twenty-one...
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Inventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command: The Classic Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan Reconsidered
Sumida, Jon Tetsuro. Inventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command: The Classic Works of Alfred Thayer Malian Reconsidered. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press; and Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press,1997.166pp. $24.95 This book seeks...
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President's Forum
The job of the Naval War College and the Navy Warfare Development Command is not just to conceptualize this future Navy but to bring it into existence. We must have a sense of urgency and a passion for this task. The nation is enjoying a window of opportunity....
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Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage
Polmar, Norman, and Thomas B. Allen. Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage. New York: Random House, 1998. 645pp. $18 Every few years a new encyclopedia of intelligence finds its way into the book stalls. Ronald Seth's Encyclopedia of Espionage (1972),...
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Submarines under Ice: The U.S. Navy's Polar Operations
Williams, Marion D. Submarines under Ice: The U.S. Navy's Polar Operations. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 256pp. $27.95 Although the ends of the earth are poles apart, polar exploration has a long tradition in the Navy, from Robert Peary...
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The Coast Guard Alternative
WHEN CATASTROPHE STRIKES AT HOME OR ABROAD, or when impact is sought in foreign policy strategies, the nation's leaders seem to have the Department of Defense (DoD) programmed into their 911 autodial. Whether for natural-disaster response, law enforcement,...
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The Collapse of the Soviet Military
Odom, William E. The Collapse of the Soviet Military. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 1998. 523pp. $35 This book should be one of two books on the reading list of those who wish to understand the current crisis of the Russian military. William Odom,...
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The Past and Future of Nuclear Deterrence
Cimbala, Stephen J. The Past and Future of Nuclear Deterrence. Westport, Conn.: Praeger,1998. 235pp. $55 Stephen Cimbala, professor of political science at Penn State University, continues with this book his contribution to the study of U. S. security...
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The United States Marine Corps in the Civil War: The Second Year
Sullivan, David M. The United States Marine Corps in the Civil War: The Second Year. Shippensburg, Penna.: White Mane, 1997. 373pp. $40 This is the second volume (the first was also published in 1997) of David Sullivan's authoritative series on the U.S....
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