OCEANS VENTURED: WINNING THE COLD WAR AT SEA
John Lehman. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 2018. 330 pp. Illus. Appendices. Biblio. Index. $27.95
Reviewed by Admiral James “Jamie” Foggo, U.S. Navy
Former Navy Secretary John Lehman has a new book about winning the Cold War at sea. For me, and I suspect for many other Proceedings readers, the book is a walk down memory lane. It is an excellent historical reference to the Third Battle of the Atlantic—the Cold War—in which nary a shot was fired. Thoroughly researched, the book is a comprehensive review of the many battles we fought on or under the sea and in the air during the Cold War, the outcome of which—the collapse of the Soviet Union—changed the strategic calculus of the entire Western world and led to the rise of current-day multilateralism.