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Naval War College Review

Volume 64, Number 2 (2011) Spring


The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) alongside in Newport, Rhode Island during a visit in October 2010. Numerous students, faculty, and staff of the College toured the vessel, which was in port to serve as a school ship for the Surface Warfare Officer School. The U.S. Navy’s sixth warship to bear the name and the name-ship of its class, Independence was delivered in late 2009 and commissioned on 16 January 2010. The ship and its modular weapons suite are designed for multipurpose operations in the highly dangerous littoral zones—enclosed waters close to hostile shores, where warships face a challenging combination of shallow depths, complex hydrological conditions, and a variety of sophisticated sea- and land-based sensors and forces.

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

Articles

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The Development of the Angled-Deck Aircraft Carrier—Innovation and Adaptation
Thomas C. Hone, Norman Friedman, and Mark D. Mandeles

Book Reviews

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The Future of China-Russian Relations
Lyle Goldstein and James Bellacqua

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Living Weapons: Biological Warfare and International Security
Albert J. Shimkus Jr. and Gregory D. Koblentz

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The Making of Peace: Rulers, States, and the Aftermath of War
Audrey Kurth Cronin, Williamson Murray, and Jim Lacey

Reflections on Reading

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Reflections on Reading
John E. Jackson

Additional Writings

Credit

U.S. Navy photograph by MCC (AW/NAC) Robert Inverso, USN