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National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication entry
Friedman, Norman, 1946-.
New technology and medium navies.
ISBN 0 642 29527 1
1. Navies. 2. Naval art and science. 3. Naval strategy. 4. Sea-power. 5. Navies - History. I. Australia. Royal Australian Navy. Maritime Studies Program. II. Title. (Series : Working paper (Australia. Royal Australian Navy. Maritime Studies Program; no. 1).
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About the Author
Norman Friedman is a naval historian and a consultant on defence affairs. He holds a Ph.D in theoretical solid-state physics from Columbia University, New York. Previously, he was a staff member (and, ultimately, Deputy Director for National Security Affairs) of the Hudson Institute and was a consultant to the Secretary of the United States Navy from 1985 to 1994. His many books include: The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems (biannually); British Carrier Aviation (1987); The US Maritime Strategy (1989); and The Post-War Naval Revolution (1986). He has also been widely published in the defence press, including a monthly column in the US Naval Institute's Proceedings.
* All opinions expressed in this paper are the author's, and should not be construed as necessarily reflecting those of the U.S. Navy or of any other organization with which he has been associated.
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