United States Naval Power in a Changing World by Edwin Bickford HooperUnited States Naval Power in a Changing World by Edwin Bickford Hooper

United States Naval Power in a Changing World

byEdwin Bickford Hooper

Hardcover | November 1, 1988

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United States Naval Power in a Changing World presents a selective review of naval power, changes in power that have occured over time, and the employment of that power during peace and war times. The volume arose from Hooper's concern over national military policies that seem to ignore the lessons of the past and demonstrate a lack of understanding of the continued relevance of naval power. Hooper pays particular attention to naval policy; naval capabilities and mission; determinants and influence of naval power; management of naval affairs; exercise of command over operating forces; and interservice relationships.
Title:United States Naval Power in a Changing WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:310 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 1988Publisher:Praeger Publishers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0275927385

ISBN - 13:9780275927387


Editorial Reviews

?This work represents a long and detailed search for the fundamental principles concerning the naval power needs of the nation.' The late Admiral Hooper, former director of naval history, carefully traces the vital role of naval power throughout the nation's history, and in particular the increasing bureaucratization and overcontrol of the Navy Department since WW II by reorganization and by an enormously increased Department of Defense staff. Well written and in language appropriate for readership at all levels, Hooper makes a good case for the lean, highly decentralized, efficient bilinear system of the Navy Department.' Good US naval histories are rarities; this one is highly recommended. Compare with In Peace and War, ed. by Kenneth J. Hagan (1984) and with Edward L. Beach's The United States Navy (1986). Excellent notes, bibliography, index.?-Choice