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Naval War College Review

Volume 74, Number 1 (2021) Winter 2021


The cover reproduces Admiral Porter’s Fleet Running the Rebel Blockade of the Mississippi at Vicksburg, April 16th 1863, a lithograph published by Currier & Ives, New York, in 1863. In “Theories of Naval Blockades and Their Application in the Twenty-First Century,” Adam Biggs, Dan Xu, Joshua Roaf, and Tatana Olson reappraise as to both theory and practice the utility and continuing relevance of the classic strategy of the naval blockade for gaining sea control or imposing sea denial, given technological advancements in weapon systems, platforms, and communications.

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From the Editor

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From the Editors
Robert Ayer

President's Forum

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President's Forum
Shoshana Chatfield Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, President, Naval War College

Articles

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Strategy’s Evangelist
Lawrence Freedman

Book Reviews

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The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
Richard Norton and Elizabeth D. Samet

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War and Political Theory
Edward Erwin and Brian Orend

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Burn In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution
Pauline Shanks Kaurin, P. W. Singer, and August Cole

Reflections on Reading

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Reflections on Reading
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Credits

Source: U.S. Naval Academy Museum, U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command photograph