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Indo-Pacific, Book Reviews, Command & Control, Leadership, Maritime Strategy, Naval History, Second World War, United States Navy
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Latest Book Review, 12 April 2024

12 Apr 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers two books examining Admiral Nimitz’ performance as commander of the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet in the Second World War.

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Admiralty, Battle of the Atlantic, Civil-Military Relations, Convoy Operations, Diplomacy, General, Joint Forces, Leadership, Learning From The Past, Maritime Strategy, Military History, Naval History, Naval Intelligence, Naval Platforms, People, Royal Air Force, Sea Power, Second World War, Service Culture, Submarines, Uncategorized
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The Wartime Friendship Between Prime Minister Churchill and Capt J C Leach MVO DSO RN

By Matthew Wills,
08 Apr 24

Ed. Matthew Wills paints a vivid picture of Churchill’s crossing to Newfoundland for the famous August 1941 Atlantic Conference meeting with Roosevelt. The firm hand of Captain John C Leach of HMS Prince of Wales ensured a smooth crossing for this high diplomatic mission. A 10 minute read.

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Addressing Current Reality, China, Deterrence, Diplomacy, Europe, General, Geopolitics, Geostrategy, Indo-Pacific, Leadership, Maritime Strategy, National Defence, National Security, NATO, Nuclear Deterrence, Nuclear Weapons, Risk Management, Russia, Sea Power, Strategy, Ukraine
8 minutes, 25 seconds

Might Trump be right about European security?

By Lt Gen Robert Fry,
04 Apr 24

Ed. Contrary to doom and gloom predictions of NATO decline under a potential second Trump Presidency, Rob Fry argues that, with US strategic imperatives invariably prioritizing the Pacific theatre, it is high time European leaders demonstrate resolve. Originally published in The Article. A 10 minute read.

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Air Power, Book Reviews, Maritime Strategy, Naval Aviation, Naval History, United States Navy
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Latest Book Review, 2 April 2024

02 Apr 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. Professor Andrew Lambert considers David F. Winkler’s America’s First Aircraft Carrier, examining the history of the USS Langley: “a history book for contemporary revolutionaries, engaged with new technologies, and new ideas. How does the future break through into the fleet?”

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Armed Forces, Civil-Military Relations, Command & Control, Deterrence, Doctrine, Equipment Capability, Letters, Maritime Strategy, National Security, Naval Platforms, Nuclear Deterrence, Nuclear Weapons, People, Sea Power, Service Culture, Submarines
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Letter to the Editor: Time to review the C in CASD?

By Rob Forsyth,
28 Mar 24

Ed. The author questions the necessity of Continuous At Sea Deterrence (CASD), considering the strain this has placed on boats and crew members.

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Armed Forces, Addressing Current Reality, Australia, China, Civil-Military Relations, Constabulary, Environment, Equipment Capability, Fisheries, General, Health Care, Maritime Strategy, Ministry of Defence, National Security, New Zealand, Oceanography, Royal New Zealand Navy, Sea Power
33 minutes, 24 seconds

The impact of the climate crisis on security in the South Pacific

By Brock West,
28 Mar 24

Ed. Extreme weather events and climate change have increased the stakes for regional engagement in the South Pacific, with China and the US vying for strategic influence. The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will need renewed investment to continue tackling climate emergencies. A 35 minute read.

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Armed Forces, Anti-Piracy, Civil-Military Relations, Constabulary, Diplomacy, General, Geopolitics, Law, Leadership, Maritime Reserves, Maritime Strategy, National Security, People, Sea Power, Uncategorized
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Cultural Property Protection is a Legal and Moral Responsibility, so why is the RN not involved?

By Lt Cdr Tom Pinfold,
26 Mar 24

Ed. Protecting cultural heritage has profound subsidiary implications for diplomatic and naval missions that the modern RN cannot ignore. The author argues that a balanced Navy, and especially the Maritime Reserve, must be proactive when it comes to preventing looting and piracy that attack the cultural foundations of Allied and neutral nations. A 10 minute read.

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Book Reviews, Maritime Strategy, Naval History, Seapower, Second World War, United States Navy
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Latest Book Review, 26 March 2024

26 Mar 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. It considers Brian Lavery’s recent book examining the Royal and US Navies in the Second World War.

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Age of Sail, Book Reviews, Maritime Strategy, Naval History, Seapower
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Latest Book Review, 22 March 2024

22 Mar 24

BRE. The latest book review is now available. Professor Andrew Lambert considers a book originally published in 1691, edited and contextualised by Professors John Hattendorf and Geoffrey Till.

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