January 2013
Sidney E. Dean is editor of Hampton Roads International Security Quarterly ( He also writes on U.S. defense policy, military affairs, and technology for several European defense publications, as well ...

The Navy's Deep-Ocean Grab

By Lee J. Mathers and Lieutenant Commander Beauford E. Myers, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2013
The U.S. Navy’s retrieval of sunken spy-satellite film was a race against the clock—a race both ambitious in scope and clandestine in nature.
Milne Special Collections and Archives Department, University of New Hampshire Library

Top Sub Shop

By Rodney K. Watterson
January 2013
When it came to World War II submarine construction, the record-setting Portsmouth Navy Yard gave new meaning to the word “prolific."
Naval History and Heritage Command

New Navy, New Power

By Sidney E. Dean
January 2013
Gilded Age thinkers with imperial dreams led the transformation of America’s post–Civil War skeleton fleet into a navy with global reach.

Book Reviews

January 2013
The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King—The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at SeaWalter R. Borneman, New York: Little, Brown, 2012. 559 pp. Illus. Maps. Notes. Bibliog. $29.99 ...

On Our Scope

January 2013
Over the past decade, on battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. Marine Corps has enhanced its reputation as an elite fighting force. But as the U.S. military role in ...
Naval History and Heritage Command

In Contact

January 2013
Shedding Light on Panay IncidentCommander David H. Grover, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)Lieutenant Colonel Frank Roberts Jr. (“Climax of Isolationism, Countdown to World War,” December, pp. 32–38) has done ...
U.S. Coast Guard

Naval History News

January 2013
HMS Bounty Replica Falls Victim to Hurricane SandyShe had a long career in motion pictures and was still enjoying an active life at sea, but the 180-foot replica of the ...
Art Collection, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Virginia

Fighting Far from Home

By Colonel Jon T. Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
January 2013
From banana wars to world wars to today, the U.S. Marines have continued to refine their key role as expeditionary fighters par excellence.