Sidney E. Dean is editor of Hampton Roads International Security Quarterly (www.teamultimedia.com). He also writes on U.S. defense policy, military affairs, and technology for several European defense publications, as well as contributing regularly to Ancient Warfare and Medieval Warfare magazines.
David Hobbs, a retired commander in the Royal Navy, has written 12 books, one of which is The British Pacific Fleet: The Royal Navy’s Most Powerful Strike Force (Naval Institute Press, 2011). He also writes for several journals and magazines and lectures on naval subjects worldwide. Qualified as both a fixed- and rotary-wing pilot, he has logged 2,300 hours aloft and more than 800 carrier landings.
Colonel Jon T. Hoffman retired from the Marine Corps Reserve in 2008 and currently is the deputy chief historian for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He is the author of Chesty: The Story of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller (Random House, 2001) and Once a Legend: “Red Mike” Edson of the Marine Raiders (Presidio Press, 1994).