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History and 21st Century US Naval Strategy

  • Welcome

    March 2, 2020 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’m examining and evaluating some of the major components of what might together constitute a 21st century Maritime Strategy. I’m a political… Read more

  • About the Author

    July 17, 2019 by

    I’m a political scientist who worked at the Center for Naval Analyses (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 aims to contribute to… Read more

  • Global Embargo vs. Russia 3-2-20

    March 2, 2020 by

    Introductory Note This post was formerly called Global Blockade vs. Russia. The new title is recognition that using “blockade” inhibits clear thinking. “Blockade” blurs the distinction between ends and means. Embargo (preventing a state’s commercial use of the sea) is what produces the coercive effect that leads to strategic result in war (the end). Embargo… Read more

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