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Volume 74, Number 1 (2021) Winter 2021
The cover reproduces Admiral Porter’s Fleet Running the Rebel Blockade of the Mississippi at Vicksburg, April 16th 1863, a lithograph published by Currier & Ives, New York, in 1863. In “Theories of Naval Blockades and Their Application in the Twenty-First Century,” Adam Biggs, Dan Xu, Joshua Roaf, and Tatana Olson reappraise as to both theory and practice the utility and continuing relevance of the classic strategy of the naval blockade for gaining sea control or imposing sea denial, given technological advancements in weapon systems, platforms, and communications.
From the Editor
Theories of Naval Blockades and Their Application in the Twenty-First Century
Adam Biggs, Dan Xu, Joshua Roaf, and Tatana Olson
Transformational Leadership in the Navy—Cultivating a Learning-Organization Culture
Brenda Oppermann and William Nault
Small Boats and Daring Men: Maritime Raiding, Irregular Warfare, and the Early American Navy
K. L. Delamer and Benjamin Armstrong
Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century
Edward Salo and George Packer
Burn In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution
Pauline Shanks Kaurin, P. W. Singer, and August Cole
Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character
Terry Pierce and James Stavridis
The Ambassadors: America’s Diplomats on the Front Lines
Edward Salo and Paul Richter
Special Duty: A History of the Japanese Intelligence Community
Andrew G. Wilson and Richard J. Samuels
Victory without Peace: The United States Navy in European Waters, 1919–1924
Angus Ross and William N. Still Jr.
Building Militaries in Fragile States: Challenges for the United States
Richard Norton and Mara E. Karlin
Empire of the Winds: The Global Role of Asia’s Great Archipelago
Joshua Meeks and Philip Bowring
Reflections on Reading
Source: U.S. Naval Academy Museum, U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph