Captain Sam J. Tangredi, U.S. Navy (Ret.) is the Leidos Chair of Future Warfare Studies and Professor of National, Naval and Maritime Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College. A surface warfare officer and warship captain deployed worldwide, Dr. Tangredi also served multiple tours of duty in the Pentagon as a leader of strategic planning teams. He has published six books and over 200 articles on defense strategy and has won 15 professional literature awards. His book Anti-Access Warfare, considered a definitive work, was recently republished in paperback by Naval Institute Press as well as translated into Chinese by the People’s Liberation Army. He splits his time between Newport, RI and Coronado, CA.  

Articles by Sam Tangredi

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Fighting When the Network Dies

By Captain Sam J. Tangredi, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 2023
General Prize Essay Contest—Third Prize, Sponsored by Andrew and Barbara Taylor. To beat a technological near-peer in a future war, the Navy will need a reserve “analog” fleet.

Keep War Confined to the ‘Seas’

By Captain Sam Tangredi, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2022
General Prize Essay Contest, Third Prize. Sponsored by Andrew and Barbara Taylor. U.S. forces should reorient to confine conflict with China to the maritime, space, and cyber global commons.

Books by Sam Tangredi