Naval War College Review


Kazutomi Uchida


There is no greater honor and pleasure for me, in returning to my alma mater, than being given an opportunity to speak to the future leaders of the U.S. and free world armed forces. Ten years ago I was sitting where you are now, a student who listened to many never-to-be-forgotten lectures, I was able to observe an excellent ex­ample of political victory through sea­power in President Kennedy's action at the time of the Cuban crisis:, and I heard a prediction that Vietnam would be a stage for world dispute-a prophecy soon fulfilled.