• “Dunsinane: Shattering the Vase,”, February 27, 2015
  • “Remember War: Prophet Makarov Ignored in his Native Land,”, October 2, 2014

  • “Scotland’s Referendum: To Great Michael or Calum’s Road,”, August 26, 2014

  • “A Rose by Any Other Name Still has Thorns: The Global Network of Navies,”, July 3, 2014

  • “The Non-State Navy: Sea Shepherd as a Case Study for 21st Century Maritime Non-State Actors,” Small Wars Journal, July 2013
  • “Victory has a Thousand Fathers, Except Maritime Security Companies,” Piracy Daily
  • “Ho, Giap, and OSS Agent Henry Prunier,” Vietnam Magazine, May 2011
  • American Thunder Childs: U.S. Navy Ram Ships in the 19th Century,” Naval History, June 2010
  • The Ship is the Visual, Even in the Shadow Zones,” Small Wars Journal, May 2010
  • Ho Chi Minh and the OSS,” Vietnam Magazine, December 2009
  • “Security at Sea,”, May 2009
  • The Post-Oceanic Navy, the New Shadow Zones, and the U.S. Navy’s Force Structure Challenges,” Small Wars Journal, May 2009
  • “Private Security Companies and Piracy,” Jane’s Intelligence Review, March 2009
  • The Navy Can Handle the Truth: Creative Friction without Conflict,” Naval Institute Proceedings, February 2009
  • “Private Naval Companies for Humanitarian Operations,” Journal of International Peacekeeping Operations, October 2008
  • Budget Battles, Interest Groups and Relevancy in a New Era: The 1837 Ship of the Line USS Pennsylvania,” Naval Institute Proceedings, January 2008
  • Contracts of Marque,” Naval Institute Proceedings, November 2007
  • Blackwaters for the Blue Waters: The Promise of Private Naval Companies,” Orbis, October 2007
  • “10 Leadership Lessons from a 62-year Naval Career,” Naval Institute Proceedings, August 2003 (2nd Place Astor Leadership Essay Contest)
  • “The Court-Martial of Commodore Charles Stewart” Naval History, October 2002
  •  “The Administrative Code of 1931: William Tudor Gardiner and Government Reform.” Maine History 39, no.2 (Summer 2000): 116-132.
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      • “Small Boats, Dirty Money,” Naval War College Review, July 2009
      • “Pirates: Parasites, not Philanthropists,” The Washington Times, May 2009
      • “Bernard Fall: Memoirs of a Soldier-Scholar,” Naval History, April 2008
      • “Six Frigates,” Journal of the Early Republic, July 2007
      • “The Past as Prologue,” Naval Institute Proceedings, April 2007


      • “Disasters, Accidents, and Crises in American History: A Reference Guide to the Nation’s Most Catastrophic Events,” Facts on File Library of American History, 2008
      • ABC-CLIO Encyclopedias on the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, and the Civil War