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The Destruction of the Bismarck – Book Review

The Destruction of the Bismarck – Book Review – The Loss of the Bismarck: An Avoidable Disaster Carl O. Schuster Herwig, Holger H., and David J. Bercuson. The Destruction of the Bismarck. Overlook, N.Y.: Overlook Press, 2001, 314pp. $35 Rhys-Jones, Graham. The Loss of the Bismarck: An Avoidable Disaster. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2000. […]

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The Arab “street” and the Middle East’s democracy deficit

The Arab “street” and the Middle East’s democracy deficit Dale F. Eickelman Even before the events of 11 September 2001, it was already becoming clear that rapidly increasing levels of education, greater ease of travel, and the rise of new communications media were developing a public sphere in Muslim-majority societies in which large numbers of […]

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Lim, Robyn. The Geopolitics of East Asia: The Search for Equilibrium

Lim, Robyn. The Geopolitics of East Asia: The Search for Equilibrium – Book Review Bruce Elleman Lim, Robyn. The Geopolitics of East Asia: The Search for Equilibrium New York: Routledge Curzon, 2003. 208pp. $90 Kane, Thomas M. Chinese Grand Strategy and Maritime Power. Portland, Ore.: Frank Cass, 2002. 158pp. $55 One of the most intriguing […]

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Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces

Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces – Book Review Tom Fedyszyn Podvig, Pavel, ed. Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2001. 692pp. $45 This comprehensive encyclopedia of all Russian (and Soviet) nuclear weapons systems deserves attention not only because all earlier versions were confiscated by the Russian Security Service (FSB) but because it is a […]

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Clausewitz’s center of gravity: it’s not what we thought

Clausewitz’s center of gravity: it’s not what we thought – battle strategy Antulio J. Echevarria, II Over the last two decades, the U.S. military has struggled to understand the center of gravity concept as developed by Carl von Clausewitz and to find practical ways to apply it. In the process, however, each of the services–shaped […]

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Klare, Michael T. Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict

Klare, Michael T. Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict – Book Review Peter Dombrowski New York: Henry Holt, 2002. 304pp. $15 Michael Klare argues that most wars of the future, like many of those of the past and present, will be caused by conflicts over natural resources, especially oil and water. As a […]

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The Harvard Boys Do Russia – Brief Article

The Harvard Boys Do Russia – Brief Article – Letter to the Editor Sir: I can’t believe that the Naval War College actually gave Harvard’s Jeffrey Sachs space in your publication [“The Geography of Economic Development,” Naval War College Review, Autumn 2000, pp. 93-1061. Where are your heads? You should have published Anne Williamson’s or […]

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Small navies and network-centric warfare: is there a role?

Small navies and network-centric warfare: is there a role? Paul T. Mitchell Is there a place for small navies in network-centric warfare? Will they be able to make any sort of contribution in multinational naval operations of the future? Or will they be relegated to the sidelines, undertaking the most menial of tasks, encouraged to […]

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Politics and Paradox. . – book review

Politics and Paradox. . – book review – Japan’s Navy: Politics and Paradox, 1971-2000 Robert Morabito Woolley, Peter J. Japan’s Navy: Politics and Paradox, 1971-2000. Boulder, Cola.: Lynne Rienner, 1999. 166pp. $49.95 In 1971 James Auer published The Postwar Rearmament of Japanese Maritime Forces, 1945-1971, “a book that [was] meant to challenge certain assumptions surrounding […]

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Hap Arnold and the evolution of American Airpower. .

Hap Arnold and the evolution of American Airpower. . – book review Phillip S. Meilinger Daso, Dik Alan. Hap Arnold and the Evolution of American Airpower. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000. 233pp. $23.95 Henry “Hap” Arnold was one of our great commanders. The only airman to hold five-star rank, he led the Army Air […]