Volume 64, Number 4 (2011) Autumn
Our cover image was designed by the artists of the Naval War College’s Visual Communication Department to mark the entry to the office suite in newly renovated Luce Hall of the College’s International Programs staff. Since then it has become familiar about the campus as a symbol of the extensive (and growing) activity of the International Programs organization—comprising primarily its two resident programs, the Naval Command College and Naval Staff College—and of the College’s contribution to maritime security cooperation in general.
From the Editor
Why Operations Assessments Fail—It’s Not Just the Metrics
Operations Assessment in Afghanistan Is Broken—What Is to Be Done?
Rising China’s Forgotten Father —The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China
Charles Horner and Jay Taylor
Schattenarmeen: Die Geheimdienste der islamischen Welt (Shadow Armies: The Secret Services of the Islamic World)
John R. Schindler and Wilhelm Dietl
Atomic Obsession: Nuclear Alarmism from Hiroshima to Al Qaeda
Andrew L. Stigler and John Mueller
The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan
Jeffrey J. Winters and Bing West
The Education of Ronald Reagan: The General Electric Years and the Untold Story of His Conversion to Conservatism
Stephen F. Knott and Thomas W. Evans
The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution
Matt van Hook and Francis Fukuyama
Common Purpose: How Great Leaders Get Organizations to Achieve the Extraordinary
Roger H. Ducey and Joel Kurtzman
The Emperor’s Handbook: A New Translation of the Meditations
Jeff Shaw, C. Scot Hicks, and David V. Hicks
Reflections on Reading
Wall mural in Sims Hall, Naval War College, by Gigi Davis, Visual Communications Department Head.