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Letter from the Editor
by: CAPT Eduardo Fernandez

The Winter 2017 issue of the MOC Warfighter features articles from students here at the Naval War College, as well as articles on Operational Assessment and Information Operations along with our recurring columns History Every MOC Warfighter Should Know and MOC Updates from MOC Directors.

In this Issue...
Letter from the Editor
by: CAPT Eduardo Fernandez

The Winter 2017 issue of the MOC Warfighter features articles from students here at the Naval War College, as well as articles on Operational Assessment and Information Operations along with our recur...
The B-52 is an Unsung Information Operations Workhorse
by: MAJ Will Schuh

The United States military uses multiple information related capabilities to perform information operations (IO). Some of these instruments are ground-based systems, some are maritime-based, and some...
MOC Updates from MOC Directors
by: CAPT Ryan Tillotson

On 6 October, 2016, Naval Station Mayport, the home of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (USNAVSO), the Navy Component to U.S.
Operations and Assessment Planning in the Fleet headquarters: Understanding effects at the Operational Level of War
by: Kevin McKinley

This article provides a US Air Force perspective of effects2 that can be useful for maritime design efforts, planning, execution and assessment. It explains how staffs leverage systems-oriented think...
HISTORY EVERY MOC WARFIGHTER SHOULD KNOW; An Historical Precedent for Allied Command and Control of U.S. Navy Assets
by: Prof David Fuquea

A United States naval officer heading to serve on the staff of a numbered fleet or task force forward-deployed might be shocked by the recent frequency with which United States Navy vessels are “hande...
Strategy Mismatch in Ukraine
by: David M. Fallon, LCOL, USMC

The U.S.’ military strategy for Ukraine is misaligned with its 2015 National Security Strategy (NSS). Among other objectives outlined in the document, the NSS states that the U.S.
Black Sea Calling: Maritime Implications of the Ukraine Crisis for the US and NATO
by: Sundeep S Randhawa, CAPT, Indian Navy

Russia’s annexation of Crimea in February 2014 and its military support to the separatist movements in Donetsk and Luhansk caught the international community at large by surprise.

The College of Operational and Strategic Leadership (COSL) was formally established in 2007 to focus the Naval War College's efforts as an advocate for developing the Navy's operational expertise, promoting the ethos of the naval officer, and understanding the requirements to develop leaders for the future. As such, it has worked very closely with senior Navy leadership and all the U.S. Navy fleet commanders around the world to prepare for the complex challenges of today and help anticipate the needs of the future.

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