Naval History Magazine - April 2005 Volume 19, Number 2

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  • Hellish Prelude at Okinawa
    By Colonel Joseph H. Alexander, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    Related Article: What Motivated the Kamikazes?

    The strategy 60 years ago was to seize Okinawa as a staging ground for the invasion of Japan proper. A vast armada of U.S...

  • Not Allowed to Be Boring
    An Interview with David Halberstam

    He won the Pulitzer Prize for his early reporting for The New York Times on the Vietnam War, a body of work that became the highly acclaimed book, The Best and the Brightest (New York: Random House, 1972). A...


  • 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...

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  • What Motivated the Kamikazes?
    By G. Miki Hayden

  • Transformation a Century Ago
    By Norman Friedman

    Navalists at the turn of the 20th century were beginning to see the oceans as highways for both commerce and war. Two of the principal transformational visionaries were Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan and Admiral William S. Sims...

  • On Our Scope
    By Fred L. Schultz, Editor-in-Chief


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