Dr. John T. Kuehn currently serves as Professor of Military History at the Army Command and Staff College and served as the Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King Visiting Professor of Maritime History at the U.S. Naval War College 2020-2021. John retired from the U.S. Navy in 2004 after 23 years, serving as a naval flight officer. He is author of six books.

Articles by John Kuehn

The five major powers pack their bags at the end of the 1921–22 Washington Naval Conference

A Template for Peace

By John T. Kuehn
February 2022
The Washington Naval Treaty signed in February 1922 was a work of international diplomacy that set an example for future eras—while also illustrating the limitations of such pacts.

Needed Now: Victory at Sea—the Sequel

By Commander John T. Kuehn, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2021
The United States has a sea power deficit. This has happened before, and sea power advocates should look to past efforts to build popular support for a larger U.S. Navy.

Navy Too Busy to Learn?

Commander John T. Kuehn, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2017
The Navy’s officer corps crisis reflects something bigger. The U.S. Navy is in violation of the law as regards Joint Professional Military Education (JPME). It is not in marginal or ...
U.S. Navy (Chris Cavagnaro)

What Navy Holiday?

By Commander John T. Kuehn, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2014
When I read James Holmes’ provocative piece “Yes, the U.S. Navy’s Been on a Strategic Holiday” (The Diplomat, 16 January 2014), I instinctively assumed he was talking about ...
Navy Art Collection, Naval History and Heritage Command

Triumph of Civil War 'Jointness'

By Commander Michael A. Reed, U.S. Navy, with Commander John T. Kuehn, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2013
Fort Fisher was one of the Confederacy’s last bastions, until the Union Army and Navy harnessed the power of combined operations.
U.S. Navy (Jason R. Zalasky)

Nobody Asked Me, But...We Look Stupid

By Commander John T. Kuehn, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2009
In a 20 November 2008 editorial titled "Piracy Problem," the Los Angeles Times noted: "The U.S. Navy said shipping companies should do more to protect their vessels, and the ship ...

Books by John Kuehn