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21st Century Foundations series

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In 1911 Capt. Alfred Thayer Mahan wrote in his book ARMAMENTS AND ARBITRATION, “the study of military history lies at the foundation of all sound military conclusions and practices.” One hundred years later, as we sail ever further into the twenty-first century, we are commonly told we face the most challenging circumstances in history, or that it is more dangerous now than ever before. These exaggerations tend to ignore the lessons of strategy and policy that come from our past. The 21st Century Foundations series gives modern perspective to the great strategists and military philosophers of the past, placing their writings, principles, and theories within modern discussions and debates. Whether drawn from famous men or more obscure contributors with lesser known works, collecting and analyzing their writing will inform a new generation of students, military professionals, and policy makers alike. The essays and papers collected in this series are not provided in order to spell out cut and dry answers or exact procedures, but instead to help make sure we ask the right questions as we face the challenges of the future. The series informs the present by collecting and offering strategists and thinkers of the past. This series is edited by Benjamin Armstrong.

    
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21st Century Corbett

by Andrew Lambert

21st Century Corbett is a collection of essays demonstrating the critical role Sir Julian Corbett played in the development of maritime strategy and...

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21st Century Ellis

by B. A. Friedman

For years, the Marine Corps has touted the prescience of Lt. Col. “Pete” Ellis, USMC, who predicted in 1921 that the United States would...

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21st Century Gorshkov

by Kevin Rowlands

Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Sergei Georgiyevich Gorshkov led the Soviet Navy for almost three decades during the height of the Cold War...

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21st Century Knox

by David Kohnen

Commo. Dudley Wright Knox took a practitioner’s approach to maritime history, helping to frame a global mission for the U.S. Navy. Having...

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21st Century Mahan

by Benjamin F. Armstrong

Alfred Thayer Mahan’s The Influence of Seapower upon History is well known to students of naval history and strategy, but his other writings...

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21st Century Patton

by J. Furman Daniel III

While General George S. Patton Jr. remains an iconic figure seventy years after his death, few fully appreciate him as a strategic thinker. Indeed,...

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21st Century Power

by Brent D. Ziarnick

This book uses the 21st Century Foundations series format to re-introduce to the military community the writings of General Thomas S. Power, the...

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21st Century Sims

by Benjamin F. Armstrong

For more than two decades William S. Sims was at the forefront of naval affairs. From the revolution in naval gunnery to his development of torpedo...

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