Volume 60, Number 4 (2007) Autumn
The Kongo-class guided-missile destroyer JDS Chokai (DDF 176) of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force alongside USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) on 10 December 2002. The scene is evocative of one of the many levels at which the “thousand-ship navy,” examined in detail in this issue by Ronald E. Ratcliff and Derek S. Reveron, would operate—and in a real sense already does.
From the Editor
Building Partners’ Capacity—The Thousand-Ship Navy
Ronald E. Ratcliff
How Many Countries Does It Take to Make a Thousand-Ship Navy?
Derek S. Reveron
Imagined Enemies: China Prepares for Uncertain War
Andrew S. Erickson, John Wilson Lewis, and Xue Litai
Zheng He: China and the Oceans in the Early Ming Dynasty, 1405–1433
Benjamin Armstrong and Edward L. Dreyer
Politics in Southern Africa: State and Society in Transition
Richard Norton, Gretchen Bauer, and Scott D. Taylor
Victory in War: Foundations of Modern Military Policy
James R. Holmes and William C. Martel
Naval Blockades in Peace and War: An Economic History since 1750
Bruce Elleman, Lance E. Davis, and Stanley L. Engerman
Ships and Science: The Birth of Naval Architecture in the Scientific Revolution, 1600–1800
James R. FitzSimonds and Larrie D. Ferreiro
U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Bo Flannigan.