Volume 58, Number 2 (2005) Spring
The Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905: Russian sailors abandoning a beached warship are rescued by Japanese fishermen and naval personnel in a painting by Henry Reuterdahl that appeared on the cover of the 17 June 1905 issue of Collier’s magazine. The incident is apparently imaginary (as was characteristic of the work of Reuterdahl, who was to become famous as a World War I poster artist); however, a tradition survives in Japan that Russian crews were in fact rescued in such ways. This number of Collier’s, which appeared immediately after the epochal battle of Tsushima (27– 29 May), printed an analysis of that engagement by Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan: “The Battle of the Sea of Japan: A Critical Estimate of the Elements of Togo’s Era-Making Victory” (pp. 12–13).
The Japanese commander at Tsushima, Admiral Heihachiro Togo, observed Mahan, had shown himself “a naval officer who, beyond all others at the moment, can appreciate . . . the real possibilities open to each branch of naval warfare.” How Admiral Togo achieved such professional mastery—more broadly, how the highest Japanese politico-military leadership performed in its first major challenge in the global arena—are the subjects of our lead article, by Vice Admiral Yoji Koda, Director General of the Joint Staff Office, Japanese Defense Agency, the equivalent of the U.S. Deputy Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
From Here to There—The Strategy and Force Planning Framework
P. H. Liotta and Richmond M. Lloyd
Allies at War: America, Europe, and the Crisis over Iraq
Rob Bracknell, Philip H. Gordon, and Jeremy Shapiro
Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum
John Duffield and Michael T. Klare
Attacking Terrorism: Elements of a Grand Strategy
Andrew L. Stigler, Audrey Kurth Cronin, and James M. Ludes
Finishing Business: Ten Steps to Defeat Global Terror
Henry C. Bartlett Jr. and Harlan Ullman
The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism
Jeffrey H. Norwitz, Charles D. Ferguson, and William C. Potter
The Moral Warrior: Ethics and Service in the U.S. Military
Cynthia Perrotti and Martin L. Cook
Solving the War Puzzle: Beyond the Democratic Peace
James P. Terry and John Norton Moore
The People’s Liberation Army and China in Transition
Bruce Elleman, Stephen J. Flanagan, and Michael E. Marti
Image courtesy of the Naval War College Museum.