The Mission of the Institute is to provide an independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write in order to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to national defense.
Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal and Chief of Naval Operations Ernest King barely spoke to one another in the latter part of World War II. Both were aggressive, smart leaders, and both thought that they alone were in charge of the Navy.
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