Naval War College Review


Jon Scott Logel


With the Navy’s recent efforts to rein- vigorate war gaming, there has been renewed interest in the interwar gaming conducted at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. In the Naval War College Review, Proceedings, and other maritime journals, war-gaming experts and enthusiasts alike have tried to characterize the nature and value of the Navy’s war games played between 1919 and 1941. John Lillard’s Playing War: Wargaming and U.S. Navy Prepa- rations for World War II is the latest contribution to this resurgence.