Naval War College Review




Captain Peter M. Swartz, USN (Ret.), has been a prominent figure in the maritime-strategy world since the early 1980s, playing a key role in the development and articulation of the noted 1980s Maritime Strategy. After retirement from active duty, he joined the staff at the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA), where he became a noted archivist and analyst of USN strategy documents, as well as an adviser to many naval officers and academics who dealt with strategy. On his retirement from CNA, two academics who had benefited from Swartz’s mentorship put together a Festschrift—a volume of essays to honor him and his work—in this case, on maritime strategy. As the authors note, a Festschrift is a rather rare kind of document, whose purpose for publication is rather narrow.