Naval War College Review


The significance of this slim book to today’s nascent military transformation is entirely out of proportion to its size. Thomas Mahnken, professor of strategy at the Naval War College, has produced a compact and highly relevant work of scholarship that warrants attention from serious students of military innova- tion. Mahnken deftly corrects the orthodox view, expressed best by Stephen Rosen, about the limited role of intelligence in spurring military adaptation.1