Midway, the focus of Naval History's June issue, is traditionally considered the turning point of the war in the Pacific. In this issue, however, we're commemorating the 65th anniversary of a campaign World War II historians increasingly view as the Pacific war's decisive encounter: Guadalcanal.
Anchoring our anniversary package are three articles by Richard Frank, author of the monumental Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle. A little more than two years ago, Rich was the first author I commissioned to write for Naval History, and his article, "The Amphibious Revolution," was the centerpiece of our August 2005 issue celebrating the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. When I started planning the Guadalcanal package, I naturally called on him again.
On Our Scope
By Richard G. Latture, Editor-in-Chief