Clio’s Musings:

History and 21st Century US Naval Strategy

  • 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

  • Welcome

    January 17, 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 welcome your comments and follows. Strategic ASW in 2021 – A Stunningly Bad Idea Propulsion Disablers – A Game-Changing Opportunity and… Read more

  • Strategic ASW in 2021 – A Stunningly Bad Idea

    January 11, 2021 by

    Purpose To assess the desirability of strategic ASW as a wartime mission of the Navy today and for the foreseeable future. The mission is defined as attacking Russian SSBNs to alter the intercontinental nuclear balance in the favor of the US on behalf of larger purposes. During the Cold War these strategic purposes included: 1)… Read more

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