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.
From the Editor
The Chinese Invasion Threat: Taiwan’s Defense andAmerican Strategy in Asia
William S. Murray and Ian Easton
Congress Buys a Navy: Politics, Economics, and theRise of American Naval Power, 1881–1921
Blake I. Campbell and Paul E. Pedisich
Everything under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China’s Push for Global Power
Sam J. Tangredi and Howard W. French
Anatomy of a Campaign: The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940
Lars Saunes and John Kiszely
Incidents at Sea: American Confrontation and Cooperation with Russia and China, 1945–2016
James P. McGrath III and David F. Winkler
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
Soldiers and Civilization: How the Profession of Arms Thought and Fought the Modern World into Existence
Edward Erwin and Reed Robert Bonadonna
Selling War: A Critical Look at the Military’s PR Machine
Richard J. Norton and Steven J. Alvarez
Reflections on Reading