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. 3, Summer

American & British Aircraft Carrier Development, 1919-1941
Hone, Thomas C., Norman Friedman, and Mark D. Mandeles. American & British Aircraft Carrier Development,1919-1941.Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 248pp. $39.95 Working from the premise that a truly revolutionary military innovation is...
America's Space Sentinels: DSP Satellites and National Security
Richelson, Jeffrey. America's Space Sentinels: DSP Satellites and National Security. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas, 1999. 329pp. $35 Jeffrey Richelson has written a thoroughly researched and comprehensive history of the development, fielding, operation,...
Austro-Hungarian Natval Policy, 1904-14
Vego, Milan N. Austro-Hungarian Naval Policy, 1904-14. Portland, Ore.: Frank Cass, 1996. 202pp. $47.50 Although Austria-Hungary and Italy had both been members of the Triple Alliance before the outbreak of World War I, the two powers became rivals for...
Billy, Navy Wife
Miles, Wilma Jerman. Edited by Charles H. Miles. Billy, Navy Wife. Chevy Chase, Md.: privately published by Charles H. Miles and Murray Miles, 1999. 587pp. $25 Billy, Navy Wife is the autobiography of Wilma J. Miles, wife of Vice Admiral Milton E. Miles,...
Canada's Asia-Pacific Security Dilemma / Navies in the Post-Cold War Era / Canada's Asia-Pacific Security Dilemma
Varner, Joe. Canada's Asia-Pacific Security Dilemma. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Maritime Affairs. NIOBE Papers, vol. 10, 1999. 80pp. (no price given) Haydon, Peter T. Navies in the Post-Cold War Era. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Dalhousie Univ. Centre for Foreign...
Causes of War: Power and the Roots of Conflict
Van Evera, Stephen. Causes of War: Power and the Roots of Conflict. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 1999. 270pp. $35 STEPHEN VAN EVERA, AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, claims to offer a "master...
Forged in War: Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Second World War
Kimball, Warren F. Forged in War: Roosevelt, Churchill, and the Second World War. New York: William Morrow, 1997. 422pp. $16 Some casual readers of World War II history have the simplistic notion that the Anglo American alliance was a natural, inevitable...
Jus Paciarii: Emergent Legal Paradigms for U.N. Peace Operations in the 21st Century
Sharp, W. Gary, Jr. Jus Paciarii: Emergent Legal Paradigms for U.N Peace Operations in the 21st Century. Stafford, Va.: Paciarii International, 1999. 392pp. (no price given) The recent conflict in former Yugoslavia provides an important vehicle for Gary...
Misunderstanding Vietnam
Record, Jeffrey. The Wrong War: Why We Lost in Vietnam. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 256pp. $27.95 JEFFREY RECORD HAS SYNTHESIZED the vast body of Vietnam war literature into a concise analysis of why the United States lost in Vietnam,...
NATO Transformed: The Alliance's New Roles in International Security
Yost, David S., NATO Transformed The Alliance's New Roles in International Security. Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press, 1998. 450pp. $19.95 For the student or policy analyst of European security, David Yost, professor of international...
President's Forum
The factors that cause the Navy to change so slowly are all under human control. That is, the pace of change is a result of choices we have made, consciously or otherwise. the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jay Johnson, has stated that we have four...
Spy Hunter: Inside the FBI Investigation of the Walker Espionage Case / Traitors among Us: Inside the Spy Catcher's World
Hunter, Robert W., with Lynn Dean Hunter, eds. Spy Hunter: Inside the FBI Investigation of the Walker Espionage Case. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1999. 250pp. $27.95 Herrington, Stuart A. Traitors among Us: Inside the Spy Catcher's World....
Target Hiroshima: Deak Parsons and the Creation of the Atomic Bomb
Christman, Al. Target Hiroshima: Deak Parsons and the Creation of the Atomic Bomb. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1998. 305pp. $32 The roles of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, Leslie Groves, Paul Tibbets, and other participants in the creation...
The Acceleration of Just about Everything
Gleick, James. Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything. New York: Pantheon, 1999. 324pp. $24 James Gleick's book points to the fact that the human condition is moving at a speed that sometimes makes us feel as if we are living a blur. Not only...
The End of North Korea
Eberstadt, Nicholas. The End of North Korea. Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute Press, 1999. 191pp. $14.95 The End of North Korea provides a nuanced and accessible, if wordy, analysis of North Korea's economic situation and political behavior....
The Paths of Heaven: The Evolution of Airpower Theory
Meilinger, Phillip S., ed. The Paths of Heaven: The Evolution of Airpower Theory. Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.: School of Advanced Airpower Studies, 1997. 650pp. (no price given) From dirigibles to stealth bombers, the theory and practice of airpower...
The Venona Progeny
Benson, Robert Louis, and Michael Warner, eds. Venona: Soviet Espionage and the American Response. Washington, D.C.: National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency, 1996. 450pp. $48.80 Ball, Desmond, and David Horner. Breaking the Codes: Australia's...
This Issue's Cover
William S. Phillips hopes that this painting conveys "the beauty and exhilaration of flight." Primarily, however, he intends it to honor "a great American hero"--James B. Stockdale, U.S. Navy, who in 1964 was in command of Fighter Squadron 51, assigned...
We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese
Norman, Elizabeth. We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese. New York: Random House, 1999. 272pp. $26.95 The nation was done a tremendous service when Elizabeth Norman crafted this sensitive and insightful...