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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. Blockade: Military-Economic Warfare vs. Russia Blockade: Military-Economic Warfare vs. China The Propulsion Disabler – A… 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

  • Blockade: Military-Economic Warfare vs. Russia

    July 23, 2021 by

    Introductory Note This post was formerly called Global Blockade vs. Russia. It has been revised, restructured, and retitled. It now recognizes that a US-led naval blockade of Russia would be the leading component of a broader US-national/NATO strategy of military-economic warfare. NATO and US-national defense strategies should be modified accordingly. This post shares language and… Read more

  • Blockade: Military-Economic Warfare vs. China

    July 23, 2021 by

    Introductory Note This post was formerly called Global Blockade vs. China. It has been revised, restructured, and retitled. It now recognizes that a naval blockade of China would be a leading component of a national strategy of military-economic warfare (described in upcoming posts “The National Defense Strategy of the United States: Military-economic Warfare, Global Blockade… Read more

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