Ivan Berryman (www.ivanberryman.com)

Young Nelson in the Boreas

By Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)
May 2011
Up-and-coming Captain Horatio Nelson tolerated no rule-bending during his Caribbean assignment, not even from his superiors.

Picking Winners?

By Richard B. Frank
May 2011
FDR’s secret list of top flag officers in 1942 offers a lesson in 20/20 hindsight—especially considering who’s not on the list.
Battleship North Carolina (www.battleshipnc.com)

The Reverend of Iwo Jima

By Major General Jarvis D. Lynch Jr., U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
May 2011
Garrison commander, spymaster, Buddhist priest—Tsunezo Wachi was a complex character, a formidable foe, and an amazing postwar friend.
The Granger Collection

Chilean Standoff

By Howard J. Fuller
May 2011
The war between Spain and the United States almost started more than 30 years before “Remember the Maine,” during a tense showdown at Valparaiso, Chile.