Thucydides, Japan and America | James R. Holmes
The Diplomat Blogs: The Naval Diplomat
"University of Georgia undergraduates used to look at me quizzically when I told them you can learn ninety percent of what you need to know about diplomacy and war by studying a war fought two millennia ago..."
Strategic Horizons: Redesigning America's Security Architecture | mentions Carnes Lord
World Politics Review
Realms like physical and cyber space, which do not fit into the geographic boxes of the combatant commands, are vital. Hence carving the world into geographic fiefdoms, which U.S. Naval War College professor Carnes Lord, in his 2012 book “Proconsuls,” calls "an Army-centric construct" created specifically to support large overseas deployments of U.S. troops into theaters of potential conflict, no longer makes sense.
Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, or Mao Zedong? | by James Holmes
The Naval Diplomat
Last week we kicked off the winter term in the Naval War College’s Intermediate Level Course, dubbed Strategy & War. We spend the first week of seminars with the giants of strategic theory, namely Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, and Mao Zedong.
China praises engineer in aircraft carrier program | quotes Toshi Yoshihara
"The first landing may be a milestone, but it's just the beginning," said Toshi Yoshihara, professor of Asia-Pacific studies at the U.S. Naval War College in Rhode Island. "How the Chinese will handle aircraft losses, which are inevitable, is a better indicator of Beijing's determination to become a carrier."
President Obama’s Hypocritical New Drone Assassination Rules | cites Stephen Knott
The Philly Post
I don’t buy the entirety of Knott’s (revisionist) argument that Bush gets a bum wrap from historians and critics, but he does document that many presidents at war—going back to Lincoln, and including both Woodrow Wilson and FDR—set precedents that Bush cited in support of his efforts to open up prisons like Guantanamo and set up military commissions to try suspected terrorists.