Naval Diplomacy Beneath the Waves: A Study of the Coercive Use of Submarines Short of War
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis addresses one dimension of naval diplomacy, namely submarine naval diplomacy. It examines the suitability andor desirability of employing submarine forces for naval-diplomatic purposes. It reviews the historical record of underwater gunboat diplomacy, the particular aims that its practitioners have sought to achieve, and it examines the opportunities and constraints for the assignment of submarines for future naval diplomacy purposes. Keywords Naval diplomacy Gunboat diplomacy Submarines SSN SSBN Spanish civil war Cuban missile crisis Arab-Israeli wars Political signalling Visibility Falklands crisis.
- Submarine Engineering
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics