I’ve decided to split the Thoughts & Coffee column. Previously, the column was intended to contain my commentaries, but I’d like to have a place to organize a weekly curated feed of news based on my interests. To kick off the column, I decided to begin by going through the naval exercises that happened in October.Continue reading “Over Coffee #1: October 2019 in Naval Exercises”
This post discusses naval thought and maritime strategy from the three renowned thinkers: Mahan, Corbett, and Till.
Ah, maritime strategy. One of those niche areas where I actually didn’t have to read anything for the week’s lecture since I got the basics down. And no, despite the featured image of the Kagero-class destroyer Amatsukaze, I won’t be touching anything Kantai Collection related. I just find Amatsukaze cute, that’s all.
Despite humans being seafaring creatures for a large portion of history (this was especially true for ancient Indonesians and Polynesians), naval thought only became a “real science” when Mahan started out describing elements of naval power. From thereon, we’ve seen naval thought and maritime strategy develop over the years, from warships to merchant fleets.