BOOK REVIEW | Warlord of the Seas

By Dom Mee with Mark Time

An amazing tale of war, piracy, adventure and business ghost written for former Royal Marine and adventurer Dom Mee. The writer actually exists although his real name is not, of course, Mark Time. He is a good writer so it is odd that he does not use his real name.

BOOK REVIEW | Prisoner of the Samurai – Surviving the sinking of the USS Houston and the Death Railway

 

By James Gee and Rosalie H. Smith. Edited by Allyson Smith

A fascinating tale of courage, endurance and forgiveness told as part of his psychological recovery process after the end of World War II by a young man who had deferred his university studies at nineteen to join the US Marine Corps. His recollections were recorded by a nurse whose daughter found and edited her manuscript many years later. Fortunately, she managed to have it published by the always innovative and adventurous Casemate Publishers.

FEATURE | Adjusting to new conditions for command of the seas

In a historical turn, the 2018 National Security Strategy (NSS) of the United States asserts that the world is returning to an era of great power competition. The 2018 NSS explicitly states that “after being dismissed as a phenomenon of an earlier century, great power competition has returned.”  

  • Published in Naval

FEATURE | Fighting for sea control in the next war

The sea is growing ever more important. Conflicting interests make it a prime domain for future wars. Historically, securing command of the sea and exercising sea control has been an overall naval strategic objective and a prerequisite for the carrying out of other naval missions.

  • Published in Naval

FEATURE | Sea control at the tactical level of war

From the dawn of naval war through the mid-twentieth century, sea control served political ends only indirectly. A force that exercised sufficient control of waterways could bombard, assault, withdraw, and feint from the sea, but could not (unless fighting an island enemy) produce war-ending consequences, absent victory on land.

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