Naval Warfare

  • Research Brief

    The Future of Sea Power in the Western Pacific

    Explores the future relationship between U.S. and Chinese sea power in the context of historical sea-power rivalries and recent technological developments, and discusses the potential of pursuing maritime security cooperation in the Western Pacific.

    Apr 26, 2013

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    Fighting for MacArthur: The Navy and Marine Corps' Desperate Defense of the Philippines

    The only single-volume work offering a full account of the Navy and Marine Corps actions in the Philippines during World War II, providing never-before-published details about the fighting based on American and newly discovered Japanese sources.

    Jun 11, 2012

  • A Filipino worker cleans the statue of late U.S. General Douglas MacArthur October 7, 1994 for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the landing of U.S. and allied troops on Leyte island in the Japanese-occupied Philippines during World War II


    John Gordon Receives Arthur Goodzeit Book Award for 'Fighting for MacArthur'

    John Gordon won the 2011 Arthur Goodzeit Book Award for Fighting for MacArthur: The Navy and Marine Corps' Desperate Defense of the Philippines, a World War II history. The award was presented by the New York Military Affairs Symposium.

    Jun 8, 2012

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    Characterizing and Exploring the Implications of Maritime Irregular Warfare

    Although irregular warfare includes a range of activities in which naval forces have played an integral role, there has been little examination of the characteristics or potential of such operations in maritime environments. Current notions of irregular warfare would benefit from increased recognition of potential maritime contributions.

    Feb 20, 2012

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    A Survey of Missions for Unmanned Undersea Vehicles

    RAND identifies seven military missions for unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) that appear most promising to pursue in terms of military need, operational and technical risks, non-UUV alternatives, and cost.

    Jun 1, 2009

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    The New Face of Naval Strike Warfare

    The combat leverage of U.S. carrier strike groups has improved qualitatively since Sept. 11, 2001, with carrier-based fighters conducting coordinated missions in areas of Afghanistan and Iraq well beyond coastal reaches. Future plans hold promise for further advancements.

    Oct 28, 2005

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    The New Face of Naval Strike Warfare

    Jan 1, 2004

  • Report

    Roles and Missions for Conventionally Armed Heavy Bombers: An Historical Perspective

    In light of changes in the world situation and in available funds, the Air Force is assessing the roles and effectiveness of existing and planned aircraft.

    Jan 1, 1994

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    Combined operations in modern naval warfare: maritime strategy and interservice cooperation

    This paper explores the prospects for improving cooperation among the branches of the U.S. military. The author focuses his discussion on the Department of the Navy and its interactions with the rest of the military system and on interservice possib...

    Jan 1, 1984

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    Michael Bohnert

    Associate Engineer
    Education B.S. in mechanical engineering, University of Notre Dame; M.E. in systems engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

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    M. Scott Bond

    Technical Analyst
    Education M.A. in security studies, George Washington University; B.A. in International Affairs (China), The Ohio State University; B.A. in mandarin, The Ohio State University

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    David R. Frelinger

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education M.A. in political science, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in political science, University of California, San Diego

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    Kristen Gunness

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education B.A. in international relations, Tufts University; MA Certificate in Chinese Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS/Nanjing; M.A. in security studies, Georgetown University

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    Sale Lilly

    Senior Policy Analyst; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in Modern Chinese Studies, Oxford University; M.A. in economic & social history, Oxford University; B.S. in economics, U.S. Naval Academy

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    Brendan Toland

    Associate Director, Navy and Marine Forces Center; Senior Operations Researcher
    Education M.S. in systems engineering, Johns Hopkins University; B.S. in mathematics, Allegheny College

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    J.D. Williams

    Senior International and Defense Policy Researcher
    Education MS in strategic intelligence, National Intelligence University; BA in history, Cornell University

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    John Yurchak

    Senior Information Scientist
    Education M.S. in computer science, Naval Post Graduate School