Proceedings Magazine - August 2000 Vol. 126/8/1,170

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Discussions about a widening "civilian-military gap" keep conjuring up fears of mutinous military leaders who disdain the culture and leadership of civilians. Much of the academic/...

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    With responsive, militarily relevant curricula and a focus on meeting the specific needs of the Navy Department, the Naval Postgraduate School is an invaluable asset. Captain Winston Scott—one of the 34 NPS graduates who...

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    By Gardner McFall

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    By Commander Jeff Huber, USN

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