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Opinion: The Navy Needs a Wider Look at Wargaming

Opinion: The Navy Needs a Wider Look at Wargaming

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Under the auspices of the Defense Innovation Initiative, announced by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel before he left office, Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work has sounded a call to revive the practice of wargaming in the Department of Defense. In a memo issued Feb. 9, Work announced plans to “reinvigorate, institutionalize, and systematize wargaming across the Department.”

This memo is a vital first step, and should instigate a Navy wide re-examination of when, why, and how we conduct these evolutions across the force. Lessons learned a century ago demonstrate that the Navy should take the memo’s intent on board, but must go even further than Mr. Work’s suggestions in order to maximize the warfighting ability and innovative spirit of the fleet. Read More

Opinion: The Third Iraq War

Opinion: The Third Iraq War

Undated photo of ISIS militants

Undated photo of ISIS militants

In the Naval War College’s Strategy and Policy course students have an opportunity to critically analyze both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). These two historical case studies are commonly referred to by students and faculty alike as the First Iraq War and the Second Iraq War. Now, before us we see the Third Iraq War unfolding. Despite what some pundits and former administration officials are saying America is still playing an active role in Iraq’s wars. Read More

Greenert: Don't 'Unnecessarily Antagonize' China

Greenert: Don’t ‘Unnecessarily Antagonize’ China

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Chief of Navy of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Adm. Wu Shengli greet each other in Qingdao, China on April 21, 2014. US Navy Photo

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Chief of Navy of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Adm. Wu Shengli greet each other in Qingdao, China on April 21, 2014. US Navy Photo

NEWPORT, R.I. — Open discussion of how U.S. forces could deter Chinese ships and aircraft could unnecessarily antagonize one of America’s largest trading partners, the Navy’s top admiral said during an address at the U.S. Naval War College on Tuesday. Read More

Naval War College President Tapped to Lead Naval Academy

Naval War College President Tapped to Lead Naval Academy

Rear Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr., president of the U.S. Naval War College stands in front of a portrait of Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale on Dec. 13, 2013. US Navy Photo

Rear Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr., president of the U.S. Naval War College stands in front of a portrait of Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale on Dec. 13, 2013. US Navy Photo

The current president of the U.S. Naval War College has been nominated to lead the U.S. Naval Academy, the Pentagon announced on Friday. Read More