Needs and Opportunities in the Modern History of the U.S. Navy

Needs and Opportunities in the Modern History of the U.S. Navy
Needs and Opportunities in the Modern History of the U.S. Navy
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Discover, a fresh understanding in modern day history as you will read eight essays written by independent scholars, and historians highlighting the periods of World War I, World War II, Cold War led by the United States Navy.

Since World War II, the United States intentions were to develop strategies to have a successful win during the wars. In this book, you will find several topics to gain knowledge about:

  • information welfare,
  • logistics, and operations,
  • personnel policy,
  • programming,
  • science,
  • social,
  • acquisition management, technology and more.

In this historical reference, you will find highlights about the importance of welcoming diversity in the Naval Academy and future research on problems during last decades of the wars. Many of the essays examines the historical naval forward presence including the 1990s to restructure military forces for the post-Cold War era in efforts to address nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction that could become dangers to democracy and economies.

Modern perspectives include the historiography of modern military technology following World War II that showcase historical research on navy warfighting systems and academic standpoint to present a wide range of findings on the Navy’s heritage and institutions within each subject area. The Navy's objective in distributing essays is that, while filling in as advisers for research and composing, they will animate the history to allocate investigations of the Navy's ongoing past that will enable you to explore opportunities of each study choices in the future.

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Table of Contents

Introduction  vii

1 Forward Presence 1

Forward Presence in the Modern Navy: From the Cold War to a Future Tailored Force by Thomas G. Mahnken

2 Operations  43 Writing U.S. Naval Operational History 1980–2010: U.S. Navy Mine Countermeasures in Terror and War by Scott C. Truver

3 Personnel 101 Naval Personnel since 1945: Areas for Historical Research by Donald Chisholm

4 Programming and Acquisitions  161 The Historiography of Programming and Acquisition Management since 1950, with a Focus on the Navy by Thomas C. Hone

5 Science  201 The Navy, Science, and Professional History by Gary E. Weir

6 Social History 221 The Social History of the U.S. Navy, 1945–Present: A Historiographical Essay by Edward J. Marolda

7 Strategy 271 The U.S. Navy’s Role in National Strategy, Especially between 1980 and Today by Sebastian Bruns

8 Technology 309 The Historiography of Technology Since 1950, with a Focus on the Navy by Mark D. Mandeles

vi Acronyms 371

Index  377

About the Authors 417 Sebastian Bruns Donald Chisholm Thomas C. Hone Thomas G. Mahnken Mark D. Mandeles Edward J. Marolda Scott C. Truver Gary E. Weir


This publication contains information that would be useful for Navy leaders, planners, and decision makers. Sailors from the U.S Navy, and veterans who served in the military. In addition, this resource may help military professionals get a glimpse of vast military systems and acquisition management within Naval Systems.

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  • Crawford, Michael J.
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  • Modern History of the United States Navy
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