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. 59, No. 2, Spring

America's First Frogman: The Draper Kauffman Story
Bush, Elizabeth Kauffman. America's First Frogman: The Draper Kauffman Story. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2004. 221pp. $28.94War brings out the best as well as the worst in human nature. Freedom for Americans has always depended on the bravery...
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ARTHUR K. CEBROWSKI: A Retrospective
Art Cebrowski put it this way: "We live between two great chapters of human history, in the messy interspaces between the industrial age we are leaving and the information age we are entering. This time, however, the transition is occurring much faster...
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China's Maturing Navy
The East Asia security environment in which China is emerging demands that the matter of a maturing Chinese navy be put in a political context. Tension across the Taiwan Strait has recently relaxed. In Beijing, the leaders of economically successful...
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Combating Proliferation: Strategic Intelligence & Security Policy
Ellis, Jason D., and Geoffrey D. Kiefer. Combating Proliferation: Strategic Intelligence & Security Policy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2004. 287pp. $48Jason Ellis, a former senior research professor at the National Defense University,...
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Contemporary Operational-Level War Fighting
CONTEMPORARY OPERATIONAL-LEVEL WAR FIGHTING Reynolds, Nicholas E. Basrah, Baghdad, and Beyond: The U.S. Marine Corps in the Second Iraq War. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2005. 276pp. $32.95Basrah, Baghdad, and Beyond is one of the first broad,...
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India in the Indian Ocean
One of the key milestones in world history has been the rise to prominence of new and influential states in world affairs. The recent trajectories of China and India suggest strongly that these states will play a more powerful role in the world in the...
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Neatness Doesn't Count
NEATNESS DOESN'T COUNT Williams, Cindy, ed. Filling the Ranks: Transforming the U.S. Military System. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2004. 376pp. $50Cold steel isn't worth a damn in an emergency. You need men to direct it.FREDERICK BRITTEN, U.S. HOUSE...
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On Point: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Fontenot, Gregory, E. J. Degen, and David Tohn. On Point: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2005. 539pp. $34.95On Point, as stated in its opening pages, is clearly intended for a professional military...
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President's Forum
Our Sailors must be empowered to operate and fight in a vast array of environments. ... They must be equipped with the tools and skills to meet these challenges and to develop as leaders. We must ... encourage and reward continuing education and training...[and]...
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The Epistemology of War Gaming
Anyone who has conducted or has studied actual warfare knows well its massive complexities.1These complexities do not relieve humans from the responsibility for making decisions-difficult decisions-aimed at navigating their organizations successfully...
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The Pentagon and the Presidency: Civil-Military Relations from FDR to George W. Bush
Herspring, Dale R. The Pentagon and the Presidency: Civil-Military Relations from FDR to George W. Bush. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 2005. 512pp. $45Civil-military relations are the subject of considerable scrutiny and debate throughout the Clinton...
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THE PROLIFERATION SECURITY INITIATIVE: Cornerstone of a New International Norm
Chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, along with ballistic missile technology," are the means by which "small groups could attain a catastrophic power to strike great nations."1 Preventing terrorists from obtaining such weapons of mass destruction...
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The Unraveling of Representative Democracy in Venezuela
McCoy, Jennifer L., and David J. Myers, eds. The Unraveling of Representative Democracy in Venezuela. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2004. 342pp. $49.95By far one of the more interesting and challenging issues facing U.S. national decision makers...
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The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World
NOT THE DAYS OF CLAUSEWITZ Smith, General Sir Rupert. The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World. London: Penguin, 2005. 428pp. £25Military theorists around the globe have noted changes in the landscape of warfare-nonstate actors, asymmetric...
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Transforming the U. S. Global Defense Posture
At the end of 2004, the world was witness to an event that no one could have foreseen. Even more startling than the shock of the Indian Ocean tsunami itself was the scale of its impact. But the very suddenness and speed with which the tsunami struck...
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