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Naval War College Review


The Naval War College Review is a scholarly journal, published quarterly since 1948 under the auspices of the U.S. Naval War College and the Department of the Navy. 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.


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Volume 74, Number 2 (2021) Spring 2021


The cover reproduces an oil-on-canvas painting by “Andy,” ca. 1970. In early October 1973, the U.S. Sixth Fleet, with USS Little Rock (CG 4) as flagship, mobilized in the eastern Mediterranean during that year’s Arab-Israeli war, also known as the Yom Kippur War. A Soviet fleet in the same area created a potential for the localized war to escalate, so Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., USN, ordered the American ships to move westward to reduce the potential for provocation. In “The Transformation of the Israel Defense Forces,” Avi Jager traces the challenges and fortunes of the Israel Defense Forces following the 1973 conflict, especially with regard to low-intensity conflict with nonstate actors, and discusses the changes made to its various branches, units, and armaments to operate better in the modern environment.

Full Issue

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Spring 2021 Full Issue
The U.S. Naval War College

From the Editor

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From the Editors
Robert Ayer

President's Forum

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President's Forum
Shoshana Chatfield Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, President, Naval War College

Articles

Book Reviews

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On War and Politics: The Battlefield inside Washington’s Beltway
Thomas J. Gibbons, Arnold L. Punaro, and David Poyer

Reflections on Reading

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Reflections on Reading
The U.S. Naval War College

Additional Writing

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In My View
Tom Hone

Credits

Source: Naval History and Heritage Command