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Naval Strategy and National Security
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These essays from the journal International Security cover aspects of past and present naval technologies and explore current disputes over American naval doctrine. Four of the contributions--those by Linton Brooks, John Mearsheimer, Barry Posen, and Joshua Epstein--describe the case for and against the Reagan administration's controversial Maritime Strategy, which has formed the basis for the administration's buildup to a six-hundred-ship navy. Other articles describe Soviet naval doctrine, assess the risk of nuclear war at sea, and outline the evolution of major naval technologies and doctrines.

Part I: Naval Strategy Planning a Navy: The Risks of Conventional Wisdom R. James Woolsey Naval Power and National Security: The Case for the Maritime Strategy Linton F. Brooks A Strategic Misstep: The Maritime Strategy and Deterrence in Europe John J. Mearsheimer Horizontal Escalation: Sour Notes of a Recurrent Theme Joshua M. Epstein Naval Power and Soviet Global Strategy Michael MccGwire Part II: Naval Technology Technology and the Evolution of Naval Warfare Karl Lautenschlager Will Strategic Submarines Be Vulnerable? Richard L. Garwin The Submarine in Naval Warfare, 1901=2001 Karl Lautenschlager Stopping the Sea-Based Counterforce Threat Harold A. Feiveson and John Duffield Part III: Naval Operations--Controlling the Risks Nuclear War at Sea Desmond Ball Inadvertent Nuclear War? Escalation and NATO's Northern Flank Barry R. Posen A Quiet Success for Arms Control: Preventing Incidents at Sea Sean M. Lynn-Jones

Originally published in 1988.

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Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Series page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. The Contributors
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface
  2. Stephen Van Ever
  3. pp. ix-xi
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  1. I: Naval Strategy
  2. p. 1
  1. Planning a Navy: The Risks of Conventional Wisdom
  2. Linton F. Brooks
  3. pp. 3-15
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  1. Naval Power and National Security: The Case for the Maritime Strategy
  2. pp. 16-46
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  1. A Strategic Misstep: The Maritime Strategy and Deterrence in Europe
  2. John F. Mearsheimer
  3. pp. 47-101
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  1. Horizontal Escalation: Sour Notes of a Recurrent Theme
  2. Joshua M. Epstein
  3. pp. 102-114
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  1. Naval Power and Soviet Global Strategy
  2. Michael MccGwire
  3. pp. 115-170
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  1. II: Naval Technology
  2. p. 171
  1. Technology and the Evolution of Naval Warfare
  2. Karl Lautenschlager
  3. pp. 173-221
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  1. Will Strategic Submarines Be Vulnerable?
  2. Richard L. Garwin
  3. pp. 222-237
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  1. The Submarine in Naval Warfare, 1901-2001
  2. Karl Lautenschlager
  3. pp. 238-284
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  1. Stopping the Sea-Based Counterforce Threat
  2. Harold A. Feiveson, John Duffield
  3. pp. 285-300
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  1. III: Naval Operations-Controlling the Risks
  2. p. 301
  1. Nuclear War at Sea
  2. Desmond Ball
  3. pp. 303-331
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  1. Inadvertent Nuclear War? Escalation and Nato's Northern Flank
  2. Barry R. Posen
  3. pp. 332-358
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  1. A Quiet Success for Arms Control: Preventing Incidents at Sea
  2. Sean Μ. Lynn-Jones
  3. pp. 359-389
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