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Naval War College Review


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 1 (2019) Winter 2019


Aerial view of an international container cargo ship. In “Ships of State?,” Christopher R. O’Dea describes how China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited has come to control a rapidly expanding network of ports and terminals, ostensibly for commercial purposes, but has thereby gained the ability to project power through the increased physical presence of its naval vessels—turning the oceans that historically have protected the United States from foreign threats into a venue in which China can challenge U.S. interests.

Full Issue

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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
Jeffrey A. Harley Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, President, Naval War College

Articles

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Asia Rising: Ships of State?
Christopher R. O’Dea

Book Reviews

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Naval History: Review Essays
The U.S. Naval War College

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World War II at Sea: A Global History
Chris Parry and Craig L. Symonds

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Admiral Bill Halsey: A Naval Life
John B. Hattendorf and Thomas Alexander Hughes

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The Cold War: A World History
Nicholas Evan Sarantakes and Odd Arne Westad

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The Law of War: A Detailed Assessment of the U.S. Department of Defense Law of War Manual
Jeffrey Biller, William H. Boothby, and Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg

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Selling War: A Critical Look at the Military’s PR Machine
Richard J. Norton and Steven J. Alvarez

Reflections on Reading

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Reflections on Reading
John E. Jackson

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