by William D. O’Neil
Selected unclassified publications:
- Review of Blind
Bombing: How Microwave Radar Brought the Allies to D-Day and Victory in
World War II, by Norman
M. Fine, Michigan
War Studies Review (in press).
- Review of Imperial Military Transportation in British
Asia: Burma 1941–1942 by Michael
W. Charney, Michigan War Studies Review 2020-028.
- Review of The Japanese and the War: Expectation,
Perception, and the Shaping of Memory by Michael Lucken, Michigan War Studies Review 2019-065.
- Review of Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, the
Great Recession, and the Uses—and Misuses—of History by Barry Eichengreen, Michigan War Studies Review 2018-054.
on Course for Pearl Harbor 1851-1941,” Brief overview of how the
United States and Japan came into conflict in 1941, 2016.
- Undefending Pearl Harbor: How America's Strongest
Bastion Became its Least Defended (Peter Publishing, 2016).
Schlieffen Plan: International Perspectives on the German Strategy for
World War I, by Ehlert, Epkenhans, & Gross
Journal of Military History 2, No. 2
(Feb 2016) 198-201.
Plan That Broke the World: The “Schlieffen Plan” and World War I
(CreateSpace Books/Kindle, Feb 2014).
- Home Generator Guide, 2013
(CreateSpace Books/Kindle, Dec 2012).
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 2011).
- “Blocking the Strait of Hormuz: Costs
and Difficulties,” International
Security 33, No. 3 (Winter 2008/9): 190-8.
and 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).
- “Mitchell, Billy,” 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.
- Review of
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.
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.
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, 2005).
- “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,
Naval Services,” in Transforming America’s Military, ed. H. Binnendijk
(NDU Press, 2002).
- “Technical and Operational Prospects for MPF(F) and Expeditionary Seabasing,”
CNA CIM D0007050.A2, Dec 2002.
Billy Mitchell Style” Proceedings,
U.S. Naval Institute (Mar 2002): 100-4.
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
- “Revolutionary prospects: Will
there be a ‘Revolution in Military Affairs’ (RMA)? Should there be? What
truly is needed?” CNA, 2001.
for 21st Century Naval Operations,” (conference paper, 1997).
and Landing Issues for a Common Tactical Aircraft Program,” (point
paper, 6 Feb 1994).
on Landing and Takeoff Issues for a Tri-Service Strike Fighter,”
(background calculations, 6 Feb 1994).
- “Don’t Give Up On
the Ship,” Proceedings,
U.S. Naval Institute, (Jan 1991): 46-51.
- “Winning the ASW
Technology Race,” Proceedings,
U.S. Naval Institute, (Oct 1988): 86-91.
and Maritime Forces,” in Defense Technology,
ed. A. A. Clark & J. F. Lilley (Praeger,
Godwin ‘Follies’: Any Real News?” Defense
News, Oct 12, 1987. (Problems in acquisition management.)
- “Journey to a Far
U.S. Naval Institute, (Feb 1982): 93-96.
- “Technology and Naval War,”
(Washington: Department of Defense, 1981).
- “Naval Antiair
Defense (Feb 1981).
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.
- “Advanced Naval
Vehicles: Who Needs Them?” Marine
Technology (Oct 1977): 387-90.
Long Shadow on the Sea-Lanes,” Proceedings,
U.S. Naval Institute, (Mar 1977): 26-35.
Systems for Air Defense” Proceedings,
U.S. Naval Institute, (Mar 1971): 45-55.
J. R. Holdsworth, “On
the Adjustment of Indirect Fires By Use of Quasilinearization”
(Conference paper, 1969).
Please inquire if you
have need of a copy of one of the publications which are not hyperlinked, or if
you have difficulty with any of the links.
I also wrote many publications that were not classified but
were for internal circulation evaluating a variety of defense issues.
Many publications and papers of very widely
varying classification levels, some of which led or contributed to very
advanced technology systems for defense.