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NEWPORT, R.I. - The Naval War College Press is pleased to present the Spring 2011 issue of the Naval War College Review. The print version will be available later in March.
Naval War College Review Spring 2011 Cover
In this issue:

The Naval War College Review was established in 1948 and is a forum for discussion of public policy matters of interest to the maritime services. The forthright and candid views of the authors are presented for the professional education of the readers. Articles published are related to the academic and professional activities of the Naval War College. They are drawn from a wide variety of sources in order to inform, stimulate, and challenge readers, and to serve as a catalyst for new ideas. Articles are selected primarily on the basis of their intellectual and literary merits, timeliness, and usefulness and interest to a wide readership. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the U.S. Navy  or the Naval War College.

Cover
The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) alongside in Newport, Rhode Island during a visit in October 2010. Numerous students, faculty, and staff of the College toured the vessel, which was in port to serve as a school ship for the Surface Warfare Officer School. The U.S. Navy’s sixth warship to bear the name and the name-ship of its class, Independence was delivered in late 2009 and commissioned on 16 January 2010. The ship and its modular weapons suite are designed for multipurpose operations in the highly dangerous littoral zones—enclosed waters close to hostile shores, where warships face a challenging combination of shallow depths, complex hydrological conditions, and a variety of sophisticated sea- and land-based sensors and forces. U.S. Navy photograph by MCC (AW/NAC) Robert Inverso, USN

From Naval War College Press