Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New Article Revisits the Decision to Close Rhode Island Bases in 1973


Museum Director, Prof. John Hattendorf has written an article published in the Spring 2010 edition of Newport History: The Journal of the Newport Historical Society. The article, "The Decision to Close Rhode Island Bases in 1973," revisits the impact of the closure of Quonset Point Naval Air Station and the Newport Naval Station. The richly illustrated study identifies the reasons for these politically sensitive closures as a strategic priority based on current military budgets and defense logisitics.

Newport History is the flagship publication of the Newport Historical Society. Published since 1912, it is one of the oldest journals in America. More than 340 issues have been produced, with over 1,000 articles about Newport County’s rich and storied history. Newport History is a blend of scholarly writing and reminiscences, and is richly illustrated with period photographs, maps, and engravings.

Newport History is a benefit of membership in the Newport Historical Society.

If you are interested in purchasing back issues of the Journal, you may review a listing of issues from 1912-2006. Please contact the Newport Historical Society.

Image appears courtesy of the Naval War College Museum

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