Book cover of Anatomy of Failure: Why America Loses Every War It Starts by Harlan Ullman
History

Anatomy of Failure: Why America Loses Every War It Starts

Since the end of World War II, America lost every war it started and failed in military interventions when it did not use sound strategic thinking or have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the circumstances in deciding to use force. The public and politicians need to understand why we have often failed in using military force and the causes. From that understanding, hopefully future administrations will be better prepared when considering the most vexing decision to employ force and send Americans into battle. […Learn More]

Book cover of China as a Twenty-First-Century Naval Power: Theory Practice and Implications by Michael McDevitt
International & World Politics

China as a Twenty-First-Century Naval Power: Theory Practice and Implications

Xi Jinping has made his ambitions for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) perfectly clear, there is no mystery what he wants, first, that China should become a “great maritime power” and secondly, that the PLA “become a world-class armed force by 2050.” He wants this latter objective to be largely completed by 2035.┬áChina as a Twenty-First-Century Naval Power focuses on China’s navy and how it is being transformed to satisfy the “world class” goal. […Learn More]

Engineering & Transportation

Progressives in Navy Blue: Maritime Strategy, American Empire, and the Transformation of U.S. Naval Identity, 1873 * 1898

This study examines how intellectual and institutional developments transformed the U.S. Navy from 1873 to 1898. The period was a dynamic quarter-century in which Americans witnessed their Navy evolve. Cultures of progress–clusters of ideas, beliefs, values, and practices pertaining to modern warfare and technology–guided the Navy’s transformation. […Learn More]