Naval War College Review


Robert C. Rubel


Captain Terry Pierce is a serving naval officer who has studied innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Govern- ment at Harvard, under the supervision of Stephen Rosen. This book appears to be the author’s dissertation, written as part of a series on strategy and history edited by Colin Gray and Williamson Murray. Beyond that, nothing about this book is clear or straightforward, including the title. The title leads one to think that the book will examine how revolutionary technologies have transformed warfare, but the subtitle, “Disguising Innovation,” should serve as a warning—nothing is as it first seems.