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Geographical Impact on Coastal Defense Navies

The Entwining of Force Structure, Technology and Operational Environment


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Michael S. Lindberg
    Pages 1-13
  3. Michael S. Lindberg
    Pages 14-37
  4. Michael S. Lindberg
    Pages 38-50
  5. Michael S. Lindberg
    Pages 51-90
  6. Michael S. Lindberg
    Pages 91-122
  7. Michael S. Lindberg
    Pages 123-185
  8. Michael S. Lindberg
    Pages 186-214
  9. Michael S. Lindberg
    Pages 215-233
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 234-261

About this book


Coastal defence navies constitute a distinct type of naval force in the world today. They possess a unique set of force structure and support infrastructure characteristics. And, more than any other type of navy, they are directly influenced by the geographical conditions of their operational environments. This book examines and classifies both coastal defence navies and their operational environments. Special attention is paid to the influence that geography has upon the force structure as well as the strategy and tactics of these navies.


attention Defence environment strategy technology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography and Environmental PlanningElmhurst CollegeUSA

About the authors

MICHAEL S. LINDBERG received a PhD in Geography from the University of Manitoba, and has been with the Department of Geography and Environmental Planning at Elmhurst College, near Chicago since 1995. His research has focused on various aspects of the world's small navies and the relationships between navies and their industrial support infrastructure. He is the author of Navies and Shipbuilding Industries (with Daniel Todd) and The Persian Gulf Naval Arms Race: Myth or Reality? as well as several articles published in various naval journals.

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