Naval War College Review

The Naval War College Review is a scholarly journal, published quarterly under the auspices of the Naval War College and the Department of the Navy, but exercising editorial independence; the thoughts and opinions expressed in the publication are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the department or the Naval War College.

The Review has been published continuously since 1948. It serves as a forum for discussion of public policy matters of interest to the maritime services. The candid views of the authors are presented for the professional education of the readers. Articles are drawn from a wide variety of sources to inform, stimulate, and challenge readers, and to serve as a catalyst for new ideas.

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Writings for the Review 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 are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the U.S. Navy Department or the Naval War College.

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Subscriptions & Circulation

Circulation of the Review includes commands and activities of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard; officers of those services; foreign officers and civilians; other U.S. government officials and agencies; and selected U.S. and international libraries, research centers, publications, and educational institutions.

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For Naval War College Review archive issues, please visit the U.S. Naval War College Institutional Repository.

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