Jan S. Breemer, Ph.D.
College of Distance Education | NSA
Fellowships: Herman Foundation and Earhart Foundation Fellow
1973-1987: Ph.D., International Relations, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Field
of concentration: national security studies
1980: Received certificate of completion of course work in Naval Combat System Design, School of
Engineering and Architecture, The Catholic University, Washington, DC
1970-1973: M.A., International Relations, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Field
of concentration: national security studies
1967-1970: B.A., Political Science, California State University, Long Beach, CA. Field of
concentration: national security studies
2000-Present: Professor of National Security Decision-Making, Naval War College, Monterey
Program, Monterey, CA.
1988-2000: Associate Professor, Department of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate
School, Monterey, CA.
1992: Appointed Senior Secretary of the Navy Research Fellow, Naval War College, Newport, RI.
1986-1987: Graduate Lecturer, School of International Relations, University of Southern California,
Los Angeles, CA.
1984-1985: Completed Ph.D. dissertation, entitled, “Estimating the Soviet Strategic Submarine
Missile Threat: A Critical Examination of the Soviet Navy’s SSBN Bastion Strategy.”
1982-1984: Senior Scientist, Doty Associates, Rockville, MD.
1975-1982: Senior Analyst and Program Manager, Research, Inc., Arlington, VA.
1973-1975: Senior Social Scientist, Center for Advanced Studies and Analyses, Westinghouse
Corporation, Falls Church, VA.
• Soviet Submarines: Design, Development, and Tactics. London: Jane’s Information Group,
• U.S. Naval Developments. Baltimore, MD: Nautical & Aviation Publishing Co., 1983.
Book Chapters and Monographs
• “Taking Our Share in the Turmoil of the World: America Builds a New Navy, 1890-1900,” in
Kenneth J. Hagen, Ed. and Michael McMaster, In Peace and War: Interpretations of American
Naval History. Santa Barbara: Greenwood, 2008.
• “Sailing on the Sound of Guns: United States Maritime Strategy in the Twenty-First
Century,” in Geoffrey Till, Ed., Sea Power at the Millennium. Phoenix Mill: Sutton
• “War as We Knew It: The Real Revolution in Military Affairs.” Air War College, Center for
Strategy and Technology, December 2001.
• “Technological Change and the New Calculus of War: The United States Builds a New
Navy,” in Peter Trubowitz, et. al., Eds., The Politics of Strategic Adjustment: Ideas,
Institutions, and Interests. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.
• “Security in Northern Waters: A New Nordic Balance?” in Fred Crickard, Ed., Multinational
Naval Cooperation and Foreign Policy in the 21st Century. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998.
• “Sea Power in the New Century,” in Jack McCaffrie and Alan Hunge, Eds., Sea Power in the
New Century: Maritime Operations in the Asia-Pacific Beyond 2000. Canberra: Australian
Defence Studies Centre, 1998.
• “Natural and Necessary Allies: The Anglo-American Partnership at Sea,” in Eric Grove and
Peter Hore, Eds., Dimensions of Sea Power: Hull: Hull University Press, 1998.
• “The End of Naval Strategy: Revolutionary Change and the Future of American Naval
Power,” in Peter L. Hays, et. al., Eds, American Defense Policy, 7th edition. Baltimore: John
Hopkins University Press, 1997.
• “European Naval Power after the Cold War: Some Not so Common Interests and Risks,” in
G. de Nooy, Ed., The Role of European Naval Forces after the Cold War. The Hague: Kluwer
Law International Press, 1996.
• “The Burden of Trafalgar: Decisive Battle and Naval Strategic Expectations on the Eve of the
First World War.” The Newport Papers, October 1993.
• “U.S. Forces in Europe: The Search for a Mission,” in James J. Tritten and Paul N. Stockton,
Eds., Reconstituting America’s Defense: The New National Security Strategy. New York:
• “The Surface Combatant Threat” and “The Threat of Soviet Surface Combatant Operations in
the North Atlantic,” in Bruce W. Watson and Susan M. Watson, Eds., The Soviet Naval
Threat to Europe. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1989.
• “Soviet Naval Mine Warfare Forces,” in Bruce W. Watson and Peter M. Dunn, Eds., The
Future of the Soviet Navy: An Assessment to the Year 2000. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
• “Statistics, Real Estate and the Principles of War: Why There is No Unified Theory of War,”
Military Review, September-October 2006.
• “Chasing U-Boats and Hunting Insurgents: Lessons from an Underhand Way of War,” Joint
Forces Quarterly, Issue 40, 1st Quarter 2006.
• “Operationalizing Maritime Strategy in the Twenty-First Century,” Marineblad, December 2001.
• “The Risks of a Networked Military, Orbis, Winter 2000 (coauthored with Richard Harknett, et.
• “Stealth from the Sea: The American Submarine Fleet in the Next Century,” Maritime Patrol
Aviation, March 1996.
• “Breaking the Surface: The American Submarine Fleet in the Next Century.” Jane’s Navy
International, November-December 1995.
• “Out of the Blue: The U.S. Submarine Fleet After the Cold War,” Maritime Patrol Aviation,
• “The End of Naval Strategy: Revolutionary Change and the Future of American Naval Power,”
Strategic Review, Spring 1994.
• “Naval Strategy is Dead,” U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, February 1994.
• “The Burden of Trafalgar: Decisive Battle and Naval Strategic Expectations on the Eve of World
War I,” Journal of Strategic Studies, March 1994.
• “The Future of the Submarine: Looking for a Mission or Adapting to Change?” Maritime Patrol
Aviation, March 1993
• “Where are the Submarines?” U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, January 1993.
• “Deterrence, Presence, and the Submarine Fleet,” Submarine Review, October 1992.
• “The Submarine After the Cold War,” Maritime Patrol Aviation, September 1992.
• “The United States and European Integration: Between Hope and Fear,” Journal of the
Netherlands Foundation for Peace Policy, November 1991.
• “AIP: The Quiet Underwater Revolution,” Maritime Patrol Aviation, September 1991.
• “ASW After the Cold War,” Maritime Patrol Aviation, September 1991.
• ”European Maritime Concept 2010: Foundation for a European Maritime Pillar?” Naval Forces,
• “The MIKE Disaster: A Preliminary Assessment,” Jane’s Soviet Intelligence Review, June 1989.
• “Defeating the Submarine: Choosing ASW strategies, Part 3: The Post-War Era,” Naval Forces,
• “Fiber Optics Join the ASW Battle,” National Defense, March 1989.
• “The Soviet Navy’s SSBN Bastions: Why Explanations Matter,” RUSI Journal, Winter 1989.
• “Third World ASW Requirements,” Naval Forces, January 1989.
• “Defeating the Submarine: Choosing ASW Strategies, Part 1: The First World War,” Naval
Forces, October 1988.
• “Defeating the Submarine: Choosing ASW Strategies, Part 2: The Second World War,” Naval
Forces, December 1988.
• “The Maritime Strategy: One Ally’s View,” Naval War College Review, Summer 1988.
• “MineWarfare: The Historical Perspective,” Naval Forces, March 1988.
• “Tripartite Minehunter: Low-Cost Solution for a High-Risk Threat,” National Defense, March
• “The Future of the Soviet Submarine Fleet,” Armed Forces, January 1988.
• “The American Origins of the ‘Maritime Strategy,’” Marineblad, November 1987.
• “The Royal Netherlands Navy: A Status Report,” Navy International, October 1987.
• “Soviet Naval Capabilities,” International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, August
• “The Soviet Navy’s SSBN Bastions: New Questions Raised,” RUSI Journal, June 1987.
• “The U.S. Maritime Strategy: A Reappraisal,” Naval Forces, April 1987.
• “SAC Goes to Sea with Harpoon,” National Defense, February 1987.
• “Talking to the Silent Service,” Parts 1 and 2, National Defense, October and November 1986.
• “Soviet Submarine Accidents: Background and Chronology,” Navy International, July 1986.
• ”Why Close-In Defense?” National Defense, February 1986.
• “The Submarine Gap: Intelligence Estimates of Soviet Submarine Strength, 1945-1962,” Navy
International, February 1986.
• “The Tanker War: Not Quite a Full-Blown Crisis,” The Almanac of Sea Power, 1985.
• “Intense Look: The U.S. Minehunting Experience in the Red Sea,” Navy International, August
• “The Soviet Navy’s SSBN Bastions: Evidence, Inference, and Alternative Scenarios,” Journal of
the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence Studies, March 1985.
• “Soviet Submarine Intrusions in Swedish Waters, Submarine Review, Spring 1984.
• “U.S.-Chinese Cooperation: The Naval Dimension,” U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, February
• “Offshore Energy Terrorism: Perspectives on a Problem,” Terrorism, No. 3, 1982.
• “De-Committing the Sixth Fleet,” Naval War College Review, November 1982
• “The New Soviet Aircraft Carrier,” U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, August 1981.
• “The Soviet High Seas Fleet of the 1990s,” Naval War College Review, March-April, 1981.
• “Re-Thinking the Soviet Navy,” Naval War College Review, Jan-Feb 1981