U.S. NAVY

Hellish Prelude at Okinawa

By Colonel Joseph H. Alexander, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
April 2005
The strategy 60 years ago is to seize Okinawa as a staging ground for the invasion of the Japanese mainland. It comes at a painfully high price.
TOM W. FREEMAN

Transformation a Century Ago

By Norman Friedman
April 2005
Navalists at the turn of the 20th century such as Alfred Thayer Mahan and W. S. Sims begin to see the value of sea power and act on it.
COURTESY OF ROYCE CARLTON, INC.

Not Allowed to Be Boring

An Interview with David Halberstam
April 2005
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian talks about his craft, a book he wrote on the Vietnam War, and one he is writing on Korea.
NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER

On Our Scope

By Fred L. Schultz, Editor-in-Chief
April 2005
In 2004, Naval History’s parent organization, the U.S. Naval Institute, decided to change the format of the seminar program that traditionally complemented the organization’s Annual Meeting. The program, which ...