Newport, Rhode Island : Naval War College Press, Washington, DC : For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, 2014.
Book — vi, 245 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Part One: Naval strategy. The new maritime strategy : the rest of the story
The Navy's changing force paradigm
Talking about sea control
Command of the sea : an old concept resurfaces in a new form
Navies and economic prosperity : the new logic of sea power
Defense of the system : changing the geometry of great power competition
Part Two: Naval aviation. The U.S. Navy's transition to jets
The future of aircraft carriers
Pigeon holes and paradigm shifts : getting the most out of unmanned aircraft
Tales from the platform
Part Three: Joint operations. Gettysburg and Midway : historical parallels in operational command
Principles of jointness
Slicing the onion differently : seapower and the levels of war
Getting a grip on tailored deterrence : the world of conflict management
Part Four: War gaming. The forms of warfare : integrating ethos and warfighting
War-gaming network-centric warfare
The epistemology of war gaming.
The purpose of this volume is to honor the work and thought of Robert C. Rubel, Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.). Since his retirement from the Navy, Robert (a.k.a. "Barney") Rubel has held senior positions in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies (CNWS), in the Naval War College, in Newport, Rhode Island -- first as deputy dean, then as chairman of the War Gaming Department, and finally (since 2006) as dean. During this period, not only has he presided effectively over a complex (and in many ways anomalous) institution, but he has found the time to create a substantial body of published writings about naval warfare and war, or strategy generally. In the process, he has quietly established himself as one of the Navy's most innovative and wide-ranging thinkers. This volume brings together a selection of Rubel's short papers from over the last decade and a half. Viewed as a single body of thought, they gain in weight from being read and considered together. It is hoped, therefore, that this volume will provide a basis for a better and more enduring appreciation of Rubel's contribution to the intellectual capital of today's Navy.
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 — x, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The breakdown of borders : commerce raiding during the Seven Years' War, 1756-1763 / by Thomas M. Truxes
Guerre de course and the first American naval strategy / by Christopher P. Magra
French privateering during the French Wars, 1793-1815 / by Silvia Marzagalli
Waging protracted naval war : U.S. Navy commerce raiding during the War of 1812 / by Kevin D. McCranie
CSS Alabama and Confederate commerce raiders during the U.S. Civil War / by Spencer C. Tucker
Two sides of the same coin : German and French maritime strategies in the late nineteenth century / by David H. Oliver
Missed opportunities in the first Sino-Japanese War, 1894-1895 / by S.C.M. Paine
Chinese neutrality and Russian commerce raiding during the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905 / by Bruce A. Elleman
"Handelskrieg mit U-booten" : the German submarine offensive in World War I / by Paul G. Halpern
The Anglo-American naval checkmate of Germany's guerre de course, 1917-1918 / by Kenneth J. Hagan and Michael T. McMaster
Logistic supply and commerce war in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 / by Willard C. Frank, Jr.
The German U-boat campaign in World War II / by Werner Rahn
The shipping of Southeast Asian resources back to Japan : national logistics and war strategy / by Ken-ichi Arakawa
Unrestricted submarine victory : the U.S. submarine campaign against Japan / by Joel Holwitt
Guerre de course in the charter era : the tanker war, 1980-1988 / by George K. Walker
Twenty-first century high-seas piracy off Somalia / by Martin N. Murphy
Conclusion : guerre de course in the modern age / by Bruce A. Elleman and S.C.M. Paine.
The sixteen case studies in this book reflect the extraordinary diversity of experience of navies attempting to carry out, and also to eliminate, commerce raiding. Because the cases emphasize conflicts in which commerce raiding had major repercussions, they shed light on when, how, and in what manner it is most likely to be effective. The authors have been asked to examine the international context, the belligerents, the distribution of costs and benefits, the logistical requirements, enemy countermeasures, and the operational and strategic effectiveness of these campaigns.