Bernard D. Cole is a professor at the National War College in Washington, DC. The author of two other books, he was a surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy for thirty years.

Articles by Bernard Cole

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Island Chains and Naval Classics

By Captain Bernard D. Cole, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2014
“Maritime strategy” is best defined in general terms, perhaps nothing more specific than “matching necessary resources with attaining national maritime goals.” In fact, Admiral J. C. Wylie denigrated the concept ...
U.S. Navy (Gary M. Keen)

Controlling Contested Waters

By Captain Bernard D. Cole, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2013
The United States must exercise sea control in the Indo-Pacific to protect its economic interests, but China intends to do the same.
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Drawing Lines at Sea

By Captain Bernard D. Cole, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2011
China is deploying a large, modern navy, but will its island-chain strategy of the 1980s give it the desired global reach?
Naval History and Heritage Command

America's Asiatic Fleet

By Captain Bernard D. Cole, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2011
In the tumultuous China of the early 20th century, the U.S. Navy was undermanned, overtasked, and strategically vital.

U.S. Delegation Visits China's North Sea Fleet

By Captain Bernard D. Cole, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 2005
On 11 May 2004, I led a 12-person delegation from the National War College to the city of Qingdao, in the People's Republic of China. Qingdao is located in northeastern ...

The Real Sand Pebbles

By Captain Bernard D. Cole, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2000
The construction story of the gunboats made famous by Richard McKenna’s novel—soon to be re-released by the Naval Institute Press—and the classic motion picture starring Steve McQueen is one chock-full ...
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Asia at Sea

By Captain Bernard Cole, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 1997
Anticipating further US withdrawal from the region, the nations of Asia Pacific are watching naval developments in Japan and China and working to improve their own maritime capabilities.

Train the Warrior, Educate the Officer

By Commander Bernard D. Cole, U. S. Navy
January 1985
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Nobody asked me, but …

By Commander Bernard D. Cole, U. S. Navy
February 1982
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Nobody asked me, but …

By Lieutenant Commander Bernard D. Cole, U. S. Navy
July 1980
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Ready for What?

By Lieutenant Commander Bernard D. Cole, U. S. Navy
June 1980
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Books by Bernard Cole