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Dole Institute of Politics: Naval Innovation in the Interwar Period – Dr. John Kuehn


Dr. Kuehn discusses the factors that shaped naval innovation between World War I and World War II. His focus is especially at organizational culture, strategy, resources, and collective security and how they shaped the way in which navies prepared for “the next war.”

Dr. John T. Kuehn is the General William Stofft Chair for Historical Research at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College CGSC). He retired from the U.S. Navy 2004. He authored Agents of Innovation (2008), A Military History of Japan: From the Age of the Samurai to the 21st Century (2014), and co-authored Eyewitness Pacific Theater (2008) with D.M. Giangreco as well as numerous articles and editorials. He was awarded a Moncado Prize from the Society for Military History in 2011. His latest book, due out from Praeger just in time for the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo is Napoleonic Warfare: The Operational Art of the Great Campaigns.

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