Official U.S. Government edition. - Newport, Rhode Island : Naval War College Press,  Washington, DC : For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
Book — xi, 231 pages ; 23 cm.
Introduction : navies are not just for fighting / by Bruce A. Elleman and S.C.M. Paine
Sailors and slaves : USS Constellation and the transatlantic slave trade / by John Pentangelo
Overwhelming force and the Venezuelan crisis of 1902-1903 / by Henry J. Hendrix
Starvation blockade and Herbert Hoover's Commission for Relief in Belgium, 1914-1919 / by Bruce A. Elleman
The Allied embargo of Japan, 1939-1941 : from rollback to deterrence to boomerang / by S.C.M. Paine
After the fall of South Vietnam : humanitarian assistance in the South China Sea / by Jan K. Herman
Continuing to serve : deploying naval vessels as artificial reefs / by Tom Williams
Naval sonars, strandings, and responsible stewardship of the seas / by Darlene R. Ketten
U.S. Coast Guard response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill / by Mary Landry
Deep blue diplomacy : soft power and China's antipiracy operations / by Andrew S. Erickson and Austin M. Strange
Conclusions : breaking the mold / by Bruce A. Elleman and S.C.M. Paine.
"For well over two centuries, the U.S. Navy has engaged in an ever broader array of nonmilitary missions. Although a fundamental raison d'etre of navies concerns hard power, in the twentieth century an awareness of the uses of soft power developed. For example, since ancient times protecting against piracy has been a common naval problem, while since the mid-nineteenth century equally important patrol missions, such as attempts to stop the illegal slave trade, have been conducted by the U.S. Navy. After the Cold War, many other nonmilitary missions became important, in particular maritime humanitarian-aid missions like the post-tsunami Operation Unified Assistance in Southeast Asia during 2004-2005 ... this volume presents nine historical case studies examining the use of navies in nonmilitary missions"--Preface.