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 72, Number 3 (2019) Summer 2019
A rendering of World War II-era maritime mines. In "Preparing Today for the Mines of Tomorrow," Joshua Edwards reviews traditional mining practices and the methodologies used to assess the effectiveness of mines and to plan their usage, and proposes new measures of effectiveness to account for the wave of technological innovation the field of maritime mining currently is undergoing.
From the Editor
NATO’s Selective Sea Blindness—Assessing the Alliance’s New Navies
Back to Basics—Research Design for the Operational Level of War
Margaret M. Polski
Storm Clouds on the Horizon—Challenges and Recommendations for Military Recruiting and Retention
Christopher J. McMahon and Colin J. Bernard
Origins of a “Ragged Edge”—U.S. Ambiguity on the Senkakus’ Sovereignty
Robert C. Watts IV
Champion of the Quarterdeck: Admiral Sir Erasmus Gower (1742–1814)
John B. Hattendorf and Ian M. Bates
One Nation under Drones: Legality, Morality, and Utility of Unmanned Combat Systems
Lucie-Anne Dionne-Thomas and John E. Jackson
The Free Sea: The American Fight for Freedom of Navigation
Martin N. Murphy, James Kraska, and Raul Pedrozo
Maritime Strategies for the XXI Century: The Contribution of Admiral Castex
Paul A. Povlock and Lars Wedin
Reflections on Reading