Naval War College Review


Who was it who said, "My commander in chief may make me an admiral, but only cornnumications can put me in command"? It could have been an aviator. It certainly could have been a fleet commander. It demonstrably was the thinking of the German Commander-in-Chief, U­Boats, Karl Ooenitz in World War II. His story is worth retelling, familiar as it is, because it dramatically illustrates the strengths and dangers of the technology of command.'