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SOUND MILITARY CONCLUSIONS FOR THE MODERN ERA Edited by BENJAMIN F. ARMSTRONG
lfred Thayer Mahan’s The Influence of Seapower upon History is well known to students of naval history and strategy, but his other writings are often dismissed as irrelevant to today’s problems. This collection of five of Mahan’s essays, along with Benjamin Armstrong’s informative introductions, illustrates why Mahan’s work remains relevant to the 21st century and how it can help develop our strategic thinking. People misunderstand Mahan, Armstrong contends, because they have read only what others say about him, not what Mahan actually wrote. Armstrong’s analysis is derived directly from Mahan’s own writings and covers a wide selection of subjects. From the challenges of bureaucratic organization and the pitfalls of staff duty, to the development of global strategy and fleet composition, to illustrations of effective combat leadership, Armstrong demonstrates that Mahan’s ideas about the importance of seapower continue to provide today’s readers with a solid foundation to address the military and political challenges of a rapidly globalizing world.

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"...Outstanding 'must read' book" — Armchair General Magazine “[E]very danger of a military character to which the United States is exposed can be met best outside her own territory—at sea. Preparedness for naval war--preparedness against naval attack and for naval offence--is preparedness for anything that is likely to occur.” —ALFRED THAYER MAHAN

Lt. Cdr. BENJAMIN F. ARMSTRONG, USN, is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a naval aviator. He holds a graduate degree in military history, and his writing on military innovation and naval strategy has appeared in numerous periodicals, including Proceedings and the Infinity Journal. Armstrong is the recipient of the 2013 “Alfred Thayer Mahan Award for Literary Achievement” as awarded by the Navy League of the U.S. as well as the “Samuel E. Morison Naval History Supplemental Scholarship” as awarded by the Naval History & Heritage Command.

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21ST CENTURY MAHAN: Sound Military Conclusions for the Modern Era
Edited by Benjamin F. Armstrong Publication date: 15 June 2013 192 pages Paperback list price: $21.95 │ £17.50 │ ISBN: 978-1-61251-243-3 eBook edition also available at publication date. History • Naval
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