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A Tale of Two Navies

Geopolitics, Technology, and Strategy in the United States Navy and the Royal Navy, 1960-2015

Anthony Wells (author)

ISBN: 9781682471203

Publication Date: Dec 2016

Format: Hardback

Presents an analysis of the unique relationship between the United States Navy and the Royal Navy from 1960 to present. This loosely chronological study examines the histories, strategies, operations, technology,and intelligence activities of both navies. A Tale of Two Navies probes selective key themes and offers a discourse between the author and readers.
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A Tale of Two Navies is an analysis of the unique relationship between theUnited States Navy and the Royal Navy from 1960 to present. This looselychronological study examines the histories, strategies, operations, technology,and intelligence activities of both navies. The special intelligence relationshipis highlighted by unique knowledge and insights into the workings of U.S. andBritish intelligence.

Bringing his extensive experience in both navies to bear, Anthony Wellsprovides a revealing look at the importance of naval thinking – how it impactsnot only every level of naval activity, but also national defense as a whole. ATale of Two Navies probes selective key themes and offers a discourse betweenthe author and readers. Throughout, Wells challenges his reader to considerhow the U.S. and the U.K. can best collaborate to advance their commonstrategic interests. This insightful look at the "special relationship" is especiallyrelevant given emerging and increasing threats from China, Russia, andradical Islamist terror organizations.

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"Few know how intertwined the American and British navies are, how they became that way, and what that means for all of us. On these subjects, Anthony Wells is the perfect instructor. Drawing on a lifetime of work at the center of both institutions, he illuminates a modern relationship fundamental to our freedom." – RICHARD DANZIG, 71st Secretary of the U.S. Navy

"This is a labour of love. Having served in both the Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy, particularly on the intelligence side, Tony Wells demonstrates affection for them both, and a keen grasp of their cultures and structures. He brings unique perspective to his analysis of the challenges they have faced together since 1960, with some fascinating insights into such incidents as Israel's sinking of USS Liberty in 1967 and the 1982 Falklands War." – SIR LAWRENCE FREEDMAN, Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King's College London

"Tony Wells served in both the U.K. Ministry of Defence and the U.S. Department of Defense, making him the ideal author to investigate the close ties between the Royal and American navies. By combining his extensive personal experience and considerable research, Wells defines and follows our navies' ‘special relationship' through the course of the Cold War to current day. Wells' ability to weave together historical events with his own experiences makes A Tale of Two Navies a must read." – REAR ADM. JOHN D. BUTLER, USN (Ret.), Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

"Few people are as uniquely well-equipped as Anthony Wells to write an account of the close and special relationship, forged in the crucible of conflict and the Cold War, between the two most capable and effective navies in the world. His penetrating and informed analysis offers us all hope for the continuance of an alliance which makes the world a safer place." – VICE ADMIRAL SIR JEREMY BLACKHAM, Knight Commander of the Bath, editor, The Naval Review

Pages 288
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Dec 2016
Publisher Naval Institute Press
Subject/s Theory of warfare & military science   Naval forces & warfare   International relations  
Anthony Wells is currently a visiting senior research fellow at the Center forIntelligence and Cyber Security, King's College, London, UK. He is the only livingperson to have worked for British intelligence and served in the Royal Navy asa British citizen and to also have worked for U.S. intelligence and the U.S. Navyas a citizen of the United States. He lives in Virginia, USA.

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