A Tale of Two Navies is 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. The special intelligence relationship is highlighted by unique knowledge and insights into the workings of U.S. and British intelligence.Bringing his extensive experience in both navies to bear, Anthony Wells provides a revealing look at the importance of naval thinking - how it impacts not only every level of naval activity, but also national defence as a whole. A Tale of Two Navies probes selective key themes and offers a discourse between the author and readers. Throughout, Wells challenges his reader to consider how the U.S. and the U.K. can best collaborate to advance their common strategic interests. This insightful look at the "special relationship" is especially relevant given emerging and increasing threats from China, Russia, and radical Islamist terror organisations.
A Tale of Two Navies - Geopolitics, Technology, and Strategy in the United States Navy and the Royal Navy, 1960-2015 by Anthony R. Wells. Published by the Naval Institute Press 2017. 250pp. Book condition: Very Good. Dust jacket condition: Very Good.