Naval History Magazine - February 2002 Vol. 16 Number 1

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Cover Story

Homeland defense is not new. The Coast Guard was charged 50 years ago with "weeding out" communists.




  • Proceedings Survey

  • Standing for Our Flag

    In the June Proceedings, Captain Eyer in his “Charting a Course” column introduced retired Navy Admiral William...


    # 3 The Exocet Missile 


  • Proceedings Survey: What is your favorite Navy rating symbol?

    U.S. Navy enlisted personnel—unlike those in the other services—literally wear their jobs on their sleeves. A new policy outlined in Navy in NAVADMIN 218/16 will change all that. Most past and current Sailors will likely feel...

Subscriber Only Content

  • Security Isn't Free
    By Commander C. Douglas Kroll, U.S. Naval Reserve

    Homeland defense is not new. The Coast Guard was charged 50 years ago with "weeding out" communists.

  • 'Captivated by the American Spirit'
    An Interview with John Lehman

  • Quenching the Fires of Hell
    By John H. Harding

    On a sweltering April afternoon in 1944, the Bombay waterfront became a raging inferno when a ship carrying munitions exploded, killing thousands. In a sad parrallel to the recent terrorist attacks in New York City,...

  • The Log of Matthew Roving Episode 9: World Turned Upside Down
    By Don Wallace; Illustrated by Jan Adkins

    Another day at sea, another dinner on board the Dartmouth that Matthew dearly wished his mother, always on his case about eating fast food, could have witnessed: beef broth served cold not hot, some kind of smoked fish in hot cream,...


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