TITLE

MIDWAY is our TRAFALGAR

AUTHOR(S)
Fort, Brian
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jun2006, Vol. 132 Issue 6, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on issues related to the U.S. military policy. It is reported that in his classic "The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660-1783," Alfred Thayer Mahan used the history of Britain's Royal Navy to address the enormous impact of controlling the seas from which the U.S. should teach a lesson. According to Mahan, Britain secured its world prominence by transporting and trading in vast quantities of raw materials provided by its colonies under protective cover of its navy. It is argued that naval history's force and influence on sea power in the United States today is weak, unfocused, and, sadly, too often ignored. U.S. Navy has a tendency to ignore the value of and advantages to be found in historical insight.
ACCESSION #
21087376

 

Related Articles

  • Common Sense about the Army.  // New Republic;7/28/41, Vol. 105 Issue 4, p102 

    Focuses on the military policy of the U.S. Opposition to the proposal in the U.S. Congress to keep drafted men and National Guardsmen in the army; Reason for adoption of conscription in the army; Purpose of the army to defend the country in case the Allies lose the war; Task of the army to...

  • Common Sense about the Army.  // New Republic;7/28/41, Vol. 105 Issue 4, p102 

    Focuses on the military policy of the U.S. Opposition to the proposal in the U.S. Congress to keep drafted men and National Guardsmen in the army; Reason for adoption of conscription in the army; Purpose of the army to defend the country in case the Allies lose the war; Task of the army to...

  • Dear Mr. President.  // Aviation Week & Space Technology;11/19/2012, Vol. 174 Issue 41, pDT3 

    The author offers opinions on U.S. military policy. A series of what are said to be false beliefs about U.S. policy, particularly those related to defense spending, are criticized as poor strategy. These include the idea of dividing spending cuts equally throughout all branches of the armed...

  • Section 4 Defense Structure and Doctrine.  // Baltic Defence Review;Jan2001, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p1 

    Discusses the defense structure and doctrine in Baltic States. Integration of maritime defense with the territorial land defense; Identification of the future naval development; Implementation of military doctrine.

  • MSC Transformation Strategies Serve as Model for Sea Power 21. Kime, Patricia // Sea Power;Oct2004, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p20 

    The article focuses on Military Sealift Command's (MSC) transformation strategies. When MSC's fast supply combat ship USNS Supply deployed with the George Washington carrier battle group for Operation Enduring Freedom, it was underway for six months, replenishing navy vessels during a high...

  • Wanted: A National Security Strategy for the Future. Panneton, John A. // Sea Power;Apr2007, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p3 

    The article focuses on the need for the U.S. to develop a national security strategy. According to the author, the strategy aims to protect the lives, liberty and property of American people. It will also bolster the country's interest around the globe by protecting its allies as well. He...

  • New Contingencies, OLD ROLES. Huntington, Samuel P. // JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly;Spring2003, Issue 34, p6 

    Discusses the role of the U.S. Armed Forces in the post-Cold War era. Challenges to national security resulting from changes in the structure of the international system; Nontraditional and nonmilitary roles; Roles of the Armed Forces in different phases of the country's defense policy; Future...

  • Regional Security and Air and Space Power. Cain, Anthony C. // Air & Space Power Journal;Fall2003, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p12 

    This article reports the change in strategic and operational situation of the world as of September 01, 2003. US forces find themselves engaging a wide spectrum of military tasks from training to humanitarian relief, peacekeeping, small-scale contingency operations, combat, and both conventional...

  • NAVAL RESPONSE TO A CHANGED SECURITY ENVIRONMENT. Boyer, Alan Lee // Naval War College Review;Summer2007, Vol. 60 Issue 3, p73 

    The article investigates whether the European Command (EUCOM) of the U.S. Armed Forces could create a coalition with the right capabilities to deal with maritime threats to American and allied interests in the Mediterranean. A planning methodology and process is presented to assess the security...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics