I have just posted a pdf (17 MB file) of my article that appeared in MHQ last year about America's war strategy in the naval War of 1812.
It's a brief introduction to the themes and some of the key personalities (especially Secretary of the Navy William Jones, a man truly ahead of his time) that feature in my soon-to-appear history of the war Perilous Fight . . .
You can read the Publishers Weekly review of the book here.