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. 50, No. 4, Autumn

A Case for Maneuverability
BRITISH NAVAL HISTORIAN JULIAN S. CORBETT was the first to point out, almost a century ago, a disturbing phenomenon concerning the future of the surface fleet: "The vital, most difficult, and most absorbing problem has become not how to increase the...
Adolf Galland: The Authorized Biography
Baker, David. Adolf Galland: The Authorized Biography. London: Windrow & Greene, 1996. 316pp. $29.95 Adolf Galland rose by ability and circumstance to become the youngest German general of the twentieth century. In November 1941, at age twentynine,...
A History of the Irish Naval Service
McIvor, Aidan. A History of the Irish Naval Service. Ballsbridge, Ireland, and Portland, Ore.: Irish Academic Press, 1994. 256pp. $39.50 Aidan McIvor's book is the first history of the Irish Naval Service, published in time for the service's fiftieth...
Allied and American Naval Operations in the European Theater, World War I
Coletta, Paolo E. Allied and American Naval Operations in the European Theater, World War I. Studies in American History, vol. 7. Lewiston, N.Y.: The Edward Mellen Press, 1996. 588pp. S129.95 Paul G. Halpem's splendid A Naval History of World War I appeared...
At the Water's Edge
Gatchel, Theodore L. At the Water's Edge. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1996. 288pp. $32.95 The complexity and difficulty of landing forces on a hostile shore are well known, yet in this century remarkably few defenders have succeeded in keeping...
Bombing to Win: Air Power and Coercion in War
Pape, Robert A. Bombing to Win: Air Power and Coercion in War. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press, 1996. 336pp. $19.95 Professor Robert Pape's systematic critique of the effectiveness of strategic bombing as a decisive instrument of war will not be welcomed...
Deterrence in the Second Nuclear Age
Payne, Keith B. Deterrence in the Second Nuclear Age. Lexington, Ky.: The Univ. Press of Kentucky, 1996. 160pp. $26.95 This relatively short book provides an excellent overview of the history and future of deterrence, which was the focus of considerable...
Flight of the Lavi: Inside a U.S.-Israeli Crisis
Zakheim, Dov S. Flight of the Lavi: Inside a U.S.-Israeli Crisis. New York: Brassey's, 1996. 277pp. $25.95 "How can a nice Jewish boy oppose the State of Israel?" Dov Zakheim, an Orthodox Jew and a former United States Deputy UnderSecretary of Defense,...
Heroes in Dungarees: The Story of the American Merchant Marine in World War II
Bunker, John. Heroes in Dungarees: The Story of the American Merchant Marine in World War II. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1995. 369pp. $32.95 John Bunker's Heroes in Dungarees is a complete and well documented study of the American merchant...
Hidden Horrors: Japanese War Crimes in World War II
Tanaka, Yuki. Hidden Horrors: Japanese War Crimes in World War II. Boulder, Colo.: Westview, 1996. 267pp. (No price given) It is only in the last two or three years that there has been any indication of Japanese willingness to acknowledge guilt or responsibility...
Host Nation Support, Responsibility Sharing, and Alternative Approaches to U.S. Bases in Japan
THE U.S.-JAPAN MUTUAL SECURITY TREATY ("The Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security Between the United States and Japan") provides in Article VI that "for the purpose of contributing to the security of Japan and the maintenance of international peace...
In Retrospect: The Employment of Antiship Missiles
AMBUSH AT SEA AS A CONCEPT has a great deal to do nowadays with the first successful employment of antiship missiles in 1967. A closer look at history shows that this relationship is not coincidental but rather a phenomenon that developed along with...
Logistical Implications of Operational Maneuver from the Sea
THE U.S. MARINE CORPS CONCEPT FOR the projection of naval power ashore is known as "Operational Maneuver from the Sea," or OMFTS. Like the Navy-Marine Corps white paper "Forward . . . from the Sea," it emphasizes the world's littoral regions as areas...
Managing "Command and Control" in the Persian Gulf War
Mandeles, Mark D., Thomas C. Hone, and Sanford S. Terry. Managing "Command and Control" in the Persian Gulf War. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1996. 170pp. $55 Mark Mandeles, Thomas Hone, and Sanford Terry are all well qualified to analyze Gulf war command...
Ocean Governance: Strategies and Approaches for the 21st Century
Mensah, Thomas A., ed. Ocean Governance: Strategies and Approaches for the 21st Century. Honolulu, Hi.: Law of the Sea Institute, 1996. 628pp. (No price given) (Order from BookMasters, Inc., P.O. Box 2139, Mansfield, Ohio, 44905.) During the week of...
Operation Anadyr
Gribkov, Anatoli I., and William Y. Smith. Operation Anadyr. Chicago: Edition Q, 1994. 252pp. $24.95 This is the first work to combine the military perspectives of ranking Soviet and American officers who had firsthand knowledge of the 1962 Cuban Missile...
Planning for Tomorrow's Conflicts: A Recipe for Success
RECIPE FOR SUCCESS-CIRCA 1597: Lou Holtz tells a story that may have applicability to our current process of determining what's best for the nation and its armed forces, and could give us some insight into this complex process. There was once a very...
President's Notes
"In short, I admire the professionalism of the Marine Corps . . [Being] a Marine is a way of life. It's a commitment to being the best.... That's why there aren't any ex-Marines, and why `First to Fight' isn't a motto but a sacred pledge." SINCE ITS...
Revolution in Warfare? Air Power in the Persian Gulf
Cohen, Eliot A., and Thomas A. Keaney. Revolution in Warfare? Air Power in the Persian Gulf. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 1995. 226pp. $38.95 Even before the Gulf war had ended, it was realized that a high-level and independent study was needed...
Soccer Fields and Submarines in Cuba: The Politics of Problem Definition
H.R. HALDEMAN RECALLS THE DAY in September 1970 that Henry Kissinger charged into his office with a thick file under his arm. He slammed the file down on Haldeman's desk and said, "Bob, look at this." It was a series of eight-by-ten-inch air reconnaissance...
Stalking the U-Boat: USAAF Offensive Antisubmarine Operations in World War II
Schoenfeld, Max. Stalking the U-boat: USAAF Offensive Antisubmarine Operations in World War H. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995. 231pp. $37.50 This book is a detailed account of the operations of two unique U.S. Army Air Force units,...
Surviving the Peace: The Advent of American Naval Oceanography, 1914-1924
THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY OF the United States Navy, surviving the peace has proved as difficult as winning the war. At the conclusion of the worldwide carnage of 1914-1918, most Americans turned their backs on the prospect of armed conflict and foreign...
The Alabama and the Kearsarge: The Sailor's Civil War
Marvel, William. The Alabama and the Kearsarge: The Sailor's Civil War. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 1996. 610pp. $34.95 In recent years a number of excellent histories have examined virtually every aspect of the American Civil War....
"Theater Ballistic Missile Defense"
Sir: Lieutenant Commander Swicker writes extremely well, his logic is sound, and his argument demonstrates a sound grasp of a broad range of complex, interdependent issues. His original study for the Naval War College is a superb examination of the subject,...
"The Case of General Dostler" / Reply
Sir: May I add the name of German General Anton Dostler, whose ghost has haunte me these many years, to Leslie C. Green's list of high-ranking enemy military officers tried as war criminals after the end of World War III? (See "War Crimes, Crimes against...
The Navy RMA War Game Series: April 1995-November 1996
IN THE WAKE OF DESERT STORM and the phenomenal success of the coalition forces, it appeared to a considerable number of observers that the United States was experiencing a "revolution in military affairs," or "RMA," a sharp discontinuity in warfare like...
The Next War
Weinberger, Caspar, and Peter Schweizer. The Next War. Washington, D.C.: Regnery, 1996. 404pp. $27.50 Former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger and Hoover Institution scholar Peter Schweizer have written an intriguing book. The Next War presents...
The Political Role of the Military: An International Handbook
Danopoulos, Constantine P., and Cynthia Watson, eds. The Political Role of the Military: An International Handbook. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1996. 517pp. $110 In this volume, the editors present twenty-seven case studies that trace the historical...
The Sleeping Giant: American Armed Forces between the Wars
Kaufinann, J.E., and H.W. Kaufmann. The Sleeping Giant: American Armed Forces between the Wars. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1996. 216pp. $55 The authors, a husband-and-wife team who in addition to teaching at the university level have combined to write...
Today's Officer Corps: A Repository of Virtue in an Anarchic World?
ALL ARMIES ARE EXPRESSIONS of the societies from which they arise. The purposes for which armies fight and the ways in which they do so reflect the values of the societies which send them to war in the first place. But among the many lessons one learns...
Typewriter Battalion: Dramatic Frontline Dispatches from World War II
Stenbuck,Jack, ed. Typewriter Battalion: Dramatic Frontline Dispatches from World War II. New York: William Morrow,1995. 397pp. $23 It has become fashionable to republish World War II correspondence by famous reporters. Typewriter Battalion is another...
Uncivil Wars: International Security and the New Internal Conflicts
Snow, Donald M. Uncivil Wars: International Security and the New Internal Conflicts. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner. 1996. 177pp. $18.95 The post-Cold War international environment brought on a series of internal conflicts that were curiously "nonmilitary,"...
War and Existence: A Philosophic Inquiry
Gelven, Michael. War and Existence: A Philosophic Inquiry. University Park, Pa.: Penn State Press, 1994. 272pp. $16.95 MICHAEL GELVEN'S WAR AND EXISTENCE is not the kind of book military officers would normally pick up and browse through. It is neither...