Naval War College Review


Ronald J. Kurth


These are times of change in our world as profound as those foreseen by Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce when he founded the Naval War College in 1884. The Admiral founded the College to help the U.S. Navy meet the demands of change. He saw his navy entering a world which required new and better thought than had sufficed, developed by more intellectually prepared naval officers than could easily be found. We should recall his foresight now, for I think we are on a similar threshold.