Today In History- October 6

Today In History- October 6


The Naval War College of the United States Navy was founded in Newport, Rhode Island.

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Naval War College founded in Rhode Island.

  • Newport, Rhode Island

As a facility for advanced naval training for the U.S. military, on October 6, 1884, the Naval War College was founded at a seaport in Rhode Island.  The college was formed fot the main purpose of developing new ideas for naval warfare, working in conjunction with the U.S. Navy.  In addition, from 1887 on, the college participated in various war games, used for the development of new war plans.  Such experimentation was crucial during the Cold War between the U.S. and Soviet Union, with international wargaming efforts aimed at reducing the Soviet international threat.

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