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Naval War College Review


The Naval War College Review is a scholarly journal, published quarterly under the auspices of the U.S. Naval War College and the Department of the Navy, but exercising editorial independence; the thoughts and opinions expressed in the publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the department or the U.S. Naval War College.

The Review has been published continuously since 1948. It serves as a forum for discussion of public policy matters of interest to the maritime services. The candid views of the authors are presented for the professional education of the readers. Articles are drawn from a wide variety of sources to inform, stimulate, and challenge readers, and to serve as a catalyst for new ideas.

Volume 71, Number 3 (2018) Summer


The Navy’s unmanned X-47B flies near the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in the Atlantic Ocean in August 2014. The aircraft completed a series of tests demonstrating its ability to operate safely and seamlessly with manned aircraft. In “Lifting the Fog of Targeting: ‘Autonomous Weapons’ and Human Control through the Lens of Military Targeting,” Merel A. C. Ekelhof addresses the current context of increasingly autonomous weapons, making the case that military targeting practices should be the core of any analysis that seeks a better understanding of the concept of meaningful human control.

Full Issue

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Full Issue
The U.S. Naval War College

From the Editor

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From the Editors
Carnes Lord

President's Forum

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President’s Forum
Jeffrey A. Harley

Articles

Book Reviews

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Review Essay: In Pursuit of a Disappearing Paradigm
Martin N. Murphy and Sebastian Bruns

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Anatomy of Failure: Why America Loses Every War It Starts
Lord Richards of Herstmonceux and Harlan Ullman

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Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
Richard J. Norton, Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and Chris Fussell

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Navy Football: Return to Glory
Thomas J. Gibbons and T. C. Cameron

Additional Writing

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Reflections on Reading
John E. Jackson

Credit

USN photo by Liz Wolter