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Thumbs up! For the first time in more than 40 years, the world breathed a little easier last July, as Soviet sailors docked at Norfolk, Virginia, marking their first-ever visit to a U.S. military port. The Soviet Navy reciprocated in the exchange later in the year, hosting U.S. sailors...
Coast Guard patrols—HU-25A Guardian on cover—help to stem the Pacific drug flow, but random searches might be the answer in the "Big Pond." (Frederick Sutter)
The Warfighting Essay Contest, sponsored by the Naval Institute, generated much of the material contained in the special section in this issue. Photo of VFA-15 F/A-18 on board the USS Midway (CV-41) by LT William G. Lotz, USN.