Naval War College Review

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President's Notes


John A. Baldwin


Two quotes caught my attention in my early weeks at the Naval War... College. The first is on the wall of the passageway connecting Spruance and Mahan Halls: "Since war s begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that defenses of peace must be constructed. " The second is from the CNO 's address a t this year 's Convocation. Admiral Trost said "In naval warfare and in w a r fa re in general, ideas are the ultimate force multiplier. That is w he re the Nava l Wa r College comes in…While I am CNO, there will be no deficit in the balance of ideas he re if my support can prevent it."