Selected publications by William D. O’Neil
Selected open publications:
The Plan That Broke the World: The “Schlieffen Plan” and World War I
(CreateSpace Books/Kindle, Feb 2014). A
What Were They
Home Generator Guide,
2013 (CreateSpace Books/Kindle, Dec 2012).
The Libyan Kill, revised
edn. (Amazon Kindle, Jul 2012).
With Buford Rowland and William B. Boyd,
The U.S. Navy Bureau of
Ordnance in World War II (Edited and Expanded), 2nd ed. (Amazon
“Cost Growth in Major Defense Acquisition: Is
There a Problem? Is There a Solution?” Defense Acquisition Research
Journal 18, No. 3 (Jul 2011): 277-93.
to Buy? The Role of Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E):
Lessons from the 1970s,” IDA
Paper P-4675 (Alexandria, Virginia: Institute for Defense Analyses, Jan
the Strait of Hormuz: Costs and Difficulties,” International
Security 33, No. 3 (Winter 2008/9): 190-8.
Infrastructure,” Chapter 5 of
Cyberpower and National Security, ed.
by Franklin D. Kramer, Stuart H. Starr, and Larry Wentz (Washington:
National Defense University Press and Potomac Books, 2009).
American National Biography Online, Feb. 2000, Revised Oct. 2007.
Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC): Transforming Naval Anti-air Warfare,”
Case Studies in National Security Transformation, Number 11 (National
Defense University), 2007.
Tohmatsu, Haruo; Willmott, H. P., A Gathering Darkness: The Coming of
War to the Far East and the Pacific, 1921-1942, H-US-Japan, H-Net
Reviews. March, 2005.
and the Officer Corps: Analysis in the Historical Context of the U.S. and
Japan Between the World Wars,”
CNA D0012589.A1, for Director of Net Assessment, DoD, 2005.
Articles on aircraft design, fuel cells, missiles, radar, and shells and
bombs in Encyclopedia of 20th-Century
Technology, ed. C. A. Hempstead and W. E. Worthington (Routledge,
“If it Can’t Be Big, It
Needs to Be Novel” Proceedings, U.S. Naval Institute (Dec
2003): 47-51. (Technical and
operational options for small naval vessels.)
Transformation as a Competitive Systemic Process: The Case of Japan and the
United States Between the World Wars,”
CNA D0008616.A1, for Director of Net Assessment, DoD, 2003.
U.S. and Japanese National Product and Defense Expenditure,”
CNA D0007249.A1, for Director of Net Assessment, DoD, 2003.
Transforming America’s Military, ed. H. Binnendijk (NDU Press,
Billy Mitchell Style” Proceedings, U.S. Naval Institute (Mar
as a Strategic Factor: The supply of oil in the first half of the 21st
century, and its strategic implications for the U.S.,”
CNA D0004604.A21, 2001.
prospects: Will there be a ‘Revolution in Military Affairs’ (RMA)? Should
there be? What truly is needed?”
Give Up On the Ship,” Proceedings, U.S. Naval Institute, (Jan
ASW Technology Race,” Proceedings, U.S. Naval Institute, (Oct
for 21st Century Naval Operations,”
(conference paper, 1997).
“Technology and Maritime Forces,” in
Defense Technology, ed. A. A.
Clark & J. F. Lilley (Praeger, 1987).
“The Godwin ‘Follies’: Any Real News?” Defense News, Oct 12, 1987.
(Problems in acquisition management.)
“Journey to a
Far Sea,” Proceedings, U.S. Naval Institute, (Feb 1982): 93-96.
and Naval War,”
(Washington: Department of Defense, 1981).
“Naval Antiair Warfare,” National Defense (Feb 1981).
“Naval Ship Technology in the 80s and 90s,” (conference paper, 1981).
The Libyan Kill, a novel (W.W. Norton & Co., 1981).
Patrick Beesly, Very Special Intelligence:
The Story of the Admiralty’s
Operational Intelligence Centre, 1939-1945, Proceedings,
U.S. Naval Institute, (Feb 1978): 91-92.
Aircraft Options for Naval Missions,” SAE Conference paper, 1977.
Vehicles: Who Needs Them?” Marine Technology (Oct 1977):
Long Shadow on the Sea-Lanes,” Proceedings, U.S. Naval
Institute, (Mar 1977): 26-35.
“Gun Systems for Air Defense” Proceedings, U.S. Naval Institute,
(Mar 1971): 45-55.
with J. R. Holdsworth, “On
the Adjustment of Indirect Fires By Use of Quasilinearization”
(Conference paper, 1969).
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