Norman Friedman

Norman Friedman is a consultant on global naval strategy, naval trends, and naval warfare. An internationally known military technology analyst and naval historian, he worked for a decade as an advisor to Secretaries of the Navy, and for another 10 years with a leading U.S. think tank. Dr. Friedman travels the world speaking to military and defense industry leaders, and appears frequently appears on television as a guest commentator. He has authored more than 30 books, and has since the 1980s contributed regular columns analyzing world naval developments for Proceedings magazine. His PhD in Physics was earned at Columbia University.

Expertise
Products by this Author
U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS
This series offers detailed descriptions of the evolution of all classes of the principal U.S.... Read More
NAVAL INSTITUTE GUIDE TO WORLD NAVAL WEAPON SYSTEMS
Long recognized as the most comprehensive reference work available on the subject, this guide... Read More
U.S. SUBMARINES THROUGH 1945
This series offers detailed descriptions of the evolution of all classes of the principal U.S.... Read More
SEAPOWER AS STRATEGY
A noted defense analyst and naval weapons expert lays out the roles of navies and naval strategy in... Read More
U.S. DESTROYERS
For two decades Norman Friedman's account of the development of American destroyers has been a... Read More
NAVIES IN THE NUCLEAR AGE
This volume reflects broad themes such as types of warfare or aspects of equipment, which involve... Read More
SEAPOWER AND SPACE
Access to space-based systems has radically changed naval warfare over the past three decades, yet... Read More
TERRORISM, AFGHANISTAN, AND AMERICA'S NEW WAY OF WAR
Award-winning author and defense analyst Norman Friedman offers a first-rate, in-depth analysis of... Read More
THE FIFTY-YEAR WAR
"To read a comprehensive history of the technical, military and political aspects of the Cold... Read More
NAVAL FIREPOWER
For more than half a century the big gun was the arbiter of naval power, but it was useless if it... Read More
NETWORK-CENTRIC WARFARE
Over the past decade, the United States has moved toward a new style of warfare, called network... Read More
BRITISH DESTROYERS
A Proceedings Magazine 2010 Notable Naval Book Noted historian Norman Friedman provides the first... Read More
UNMANNED COMBAT AIR SYSTEMS
A Proceedings Magazine 2010 Notable Naval Book According to naval weapons expert Norman Friedman,... Read More
BRITISH CRUISERS
With the world's largest merchant fleet and extensive overseas territories during most of the... Read More
NAVAL ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS AND GUNNERY
This book does for naval anti-aircraft (AA) defense what Friedman’s Naval Firepower did for... Read More
Author Events
Speaking Engagement & Signing
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"Meet the Authors & Book Signing ~ WEST"
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"Meet the Authors & Book Signing ~ WEST"
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2016 Naval History Conference

Thu, 2016-09-08 - Fri, 2016-09-09

Join us for the 2016 Naval History Conference on 8 and 9 September at Alumni Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy. The Athena...

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San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

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Guest Speaker

Tue, 2016-07-26

CDR Youssef H. Aboul-Enein, USN

Guest Speaker & Book Signing

Wed, 2016-07-27

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