Naval War College Review

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President’s Forum


I have made clear my view that the need for this school has never been greater. That has not changed; if anything, it has increased in this time of significant budget pres- sure. The earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the upheaval throughout North Africa and the Middle East tell us that the rapid pace of change in the world has not and will not subside in the near term, making what we are doing in Newport all the more important. I really believe this. Chester Nimitz, in a lecture here in 1960, stated that the war plans he inherited at the beginning of World War II had indicated an intention to shutter the Naval War College.