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History and 21st Century US Naval Strategy

  • Welcome

    March 22, 2021 by

    This blog aims to contribute to understanding the history of the US Navy during the Cold War and to draw lessons from that and earlier periods for the current era of great power competition. I welcome your comments and follows. The Propulsion Disabler – A Strategic Weapon Blockade: Military-Economic Warfare vs. China Blockade: Military-Economic Warfare vs.… Read more

  • About the Author

    November 24, 2020 by

    I’m a political scientist who worked at the Center for Naval Analyses (now known as CNA) 1969-99 with a group that supported and critiqued ONI and OPNAV planners and analyzed the Soviet military press. I directed the group 1974-89. I retired as a Captain in the Naval Reserve after service in Naval Intelligence. This blog… Read more

  • The Propulsion Disabler – A Strategic Weapon

    April 6, 2021 by

    Introductory Note This post’s name has been changed. Propulsion Disablers were introduced in Clio two years ago with the speculation that they might prove to be transformative in naval warfare. In the interval since (intellectual) experience indicates this may be true. They appear technically feasible. No specialist in undersea warfare has suggested that PDs cannot… Read more

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