We never lack for feedback from our readers and membership. While it's always nice to receive a "well done," we are more likely to get writers who disagree, often strongly, with something we've published. You'll see that in this month's Comment and Discussion section, in which several readers take issue with Barrett Tillman's musings in the June issue on whether we've entered a "post-naval era." And that was but a sampling; we received numerous responses and simply didn't have the space to run them all. That's why we're often surprised, and somewhat alarmed, when we hear from folks that Proceedings has little relevance to Sea Service professionals because it is seen as simply the mouthpiece of "Big Navy," publishing party-line articles by leadership touting their latest programs.