Author Archives: Dave Oliver

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The purpose of “American Defense Reform”

Nov

20

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American Defense Reform: Lessons from Failures and Success in Navy History

Nov

20

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Georgetown Press agrees to publish book on reshaping/rebalancing National Defense

Nov

20

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Strategy Discussion Group discusses Maritime Strategy

Aug

6

Robby Harris graciously permitted me to spend two hours with his discussion group this week to talk about how the Nation might develop a Strategy for dealing with China that does not include the flaws … Read More >>

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Bronze Rules launched at CSIS

Jul

27

Yesterday the Center for Strategy and International Security hosted the book launch. Discussions of several chapters and the question and answer period hosted by Seth James are available at CSIS.org under “events.”

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“Bronze Rules” finally available

Jun

23

The 35 Leadership case studies I wrote under the title “A Navy Admiral’s Bonze Rules: Managing Risk and Leadership,” will finally be available from Naval Institute this August. Publishing became a much longer road than … Read More >>

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Dr. Jay Davis

Oct

4

I met Dr. Jay Davis when he left his job running his accelerator laboratory at Lawrence Livermore (and his occasional stints as a world-roving United Nations nuclear weapons inspector) to come to the Pentagon to … Read More >>

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Bronze Rules on Leadership

Sep

5

Venture capitalists often are the most difficult men and women to be defined. This is true of Bob McCormack, who found time to serve the Reagan and Bush Administrations while he was also helping build … Read More >>

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Admiral Jim Hogg.

Jul

21

Admiral Jim Hogg was the Commander of the Seventh Fleet and then Director of Naval Warfare the two times I worked for him. He also served as the US Representative to the NATO Military Committee. … Read More >>

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Ann Zumwalt Cuppola — Leadership & Risk

Jun

15

If you knew her father, and spend time around Navy citizens, you eventually meet Ann Zumwalt Cuppola. Just as inevitably, you are impressed. She is a chip off both her Mother’s and Father’s blocks. We … Read More >>

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