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Accession Number PB2013-110983
Title Influence without Boots on the Ground. Seaborne Crisis Response.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 339p
Personal Author L. Forster
Abstract On occasion in Newport and at other venues where scholars of naval and maritime affairs congregate, old-timers lament the relative shortage of scholars, especially younger ones, interested in the U.S. Navy. Aside from a handful of naval officers who manage to earn their doctorates while on active duty or who return to the university upon retirement to finish their terminal degrees, there are relatively few scholars of the younger generations deeply interested in the U.S. Navy. Many of us read the bloggers and op-ed writers who write passionately about the latest development regarding the littoral combat ship or the impact of so-called strategic-pivot naval deployments. A few of us know faculty at the Naval War College or one of the other professional military education institutions who, after cutting their intellectual teeth on other topics, ranging from nuclear deterrence to Asian regional security, turn their attention to the U.S. Navy or the Marines for professional reasons. And, of course, they have written some very fine analyses. But scholars who begin their careers researching Navy issues are few and far between. (No, I have not named names in this paragraph, but I could. The risk would be to leave out worthy scholars or to mischaracterize someone and thus draw attention away from the larger point.)
Keywords Careers
Crisis management
Maritime operations
Military operations
National security
Naval officers
Nuclear deterrence

Source Agency Navy
NTIS Subject Category 74 - Military Sciences
47 - Ocean Sciences & Technology
92 - Behavior & Society
Corporate Author Naval War College, Newport, RI.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1324
Contract Number N/A

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