Categories
Naval War College Review

Greenhouse gases and global warming – In My View

Greenhouse gases and global warming – In My View – Letter to the Editor Sir: In his article “American Primacy: Its Prospects and Pitfalls” (Naval War College Review, Spring 2002), Stephen Walt strongly criticized the Bush administration for its “undiplomatic rejection of the Kyoto Protocol” because it was a unilateral decision to advance U.S. interests. […]

Categories
Naval War College Review

China’s maturing navy

China’s maturing navy Eric A. McVadon 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 and internationally active China do not want to jeopardize […]

Categories
Naval War College Review

Obeying Orders: Atrocity, Military Discipline & the Law of War. – Review

Obeying Orders: Atrocity, Military Discipline & the Law of War. – Review – book review Martin L. Cook Osiel, Mark J. Obeying Orders: Atrocity, Military Discipline & the Law of War. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction, 1999. 398pp. $39.95 It is a fundamental belief of thoughtful military personnel that what they do, even in the heat […]

Categories
Naval War College Review

Transforming the U.S. Armed Forces: Rhetoric or Reality?

Transforming the U.S. Armed Forces: Rhetoric or Reality? Thomas G. Mahnken The leadership of the Defense Department has enthusiastically endorsed the proposition that the growth and diffusion of stealth, precision, and information technology will drastically alter the character and conduct of future wars, yielding a revolution in military affairs. President George W. Bush campaigned on […]

Categories
Naval War College Review

India and Pakistan: Thinking about the Unthinkable

India and Pakistan: Thinking about the Unthinkable – war game scenario involving nuclear weapons Paul D. Taylor Developments in South Asia during 1999 reminded the world that the nuclear tests undertaken in 1998 by India and Pakistan had ominously increased the danger of nuclear conflict. Pakistani occupation of territory in the Kargil and Dras sectors […]

Categories
Naval War College Review

a maritime model for strategic space theory

Corbett in orbit: a maritime model for strategic space theory John J. Klein Despite its growing importance, no comprehensive theory of space power has been formulated. COLIN GRAY Since the 1950s, there have been discussions concerning the need to develop a space power theory. (1) In their attempts to formulate such a theory, strategists have […]

Categories
Naval War College Review

Stalin’s big-fleet program

Stalin’s big-fleet program Milan L. Hauner The Party is in favor of small submarines with a short range. You can build three times as many submarines for your money as big ones…. but the actual problem lay in a quite different sphere. Big submarines mean a policy of aggression, to further world revolution. Small submarines […]

Categories
Naval War College Review

Karnad, Bharat. Nuclear Weapons and Indian Security

Karnad, Bharat. Nuclear Weapons and Indian Security – Book Review Andrew C. Winner Karnad, Bharat. Nuclear Weapons and Indian Security. New Delhi: Macmillan India, 2002.724pp. Rs795 Roy-Chaudhury, Rahul. India’s Maritime Security. New Delhi: Knowledge World, 2000. 208pp. $42.64 Analysts and observers interested in global security issues would do well to pay closer attention to the […]

Categories
Naval War College Review

Self-inflicted vulnerabilities

Self-inflicted vulnerabilities Stephen D. Wolthusen One of the most prominent, if sometimes controversial, figures in software engineering resigned in 1985 from the Panel on Computing in Support of Battle Management of the Strategic Defense Initiative Office, publishing a series of essays declaring it unlikely that the program would meet the goals implicitly set forth by […]

Categories
Naval War College Review

The Dilemma Of Nuclear Weapons In The Twenty-First Century

The Dilemma Of Nuclear Weapons In The Twenty-First Century Admiral Stansfield Turner For over thirty years the United States, Russia, and others have been attempting to limit, control, and reduce the nuclear weapons in the world. These efforts have resulted in a number of bilateral and multilateral treaties, and the number of these weapons has […]