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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.
For the Marines in Operation Desert Storm, the Light Armored Vehicle brought a new face to battle, as the U.S. and Kuwaiti flags unfurled in triumph after a 100-hour ground campaign. Photo by Greg Mathieson.
The Gulf War may be over, but much can be learned from the Marine Commanders. Here Marine F/A-18s, with supporting C-130, fly over the battlefield. (Neil Leifer)
The size and shape of tomorrow's Navy are the subject of much speculation and debate. One player is the Oliver Hazard Perry-class FFG—"Nobody’s Square Peg," pages 40-44. (Photo by Brian Wolff.)
"Submarine Combat in the Ice" is not nearly as easy as surfacing at the Pole—here, USS Archerfish (SSN-678) by M. F. Morrison.
There is a New World Order. It means relief operations, a new approach to strategic deterrence, and lots of joint and combined operations. Credits: World graphic (Comstock); Marines in Bangladesh (Les Stone, SYGMA); Trident submarine USS Georgia (SSBN-729) goes to sea (Steve...
Naval Aviation's E-2s have set the pace for airborne early warning and inspired a host of imitations. But the Hawkeye community is abdicating the mission to the Air Force. Naval Air Test Center E-2C by Mark Meyer.
President Bill Clinton, seen here receiving honors during his recent visit on board the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), steps into a future filled with uncertainties in the Pentagon and overseas. Photo by SYGMA (L. Downing).
Nuclear-powered submarines find themselves in strange waters in the post-Cold War era—e.g. justifying their reasons for being. (Photo by Ed Masterson).
Once again the Navy was called on to launch Tomahawks at Iraq. (Photo by Jeffrey Tall.)