Captain Kosnik is a member of the Navy Staff (N865, Theater Air Warfare).
He prepared the original draft of this article as a fellow at the Weatherhead
Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, during the 1998-99
academic year. Captain Kosnik's operational experience includes
assignments in command of USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) from 1996
to 1998 and as Executive Officer, USS Antietam (CG 54), from
1991 to 1993.
The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not
necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Defense or any of its