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Starting with the Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) Carrier Strike Groups, every deploying ship will have a chaplain on board. Whatever a sailor’s definition of spiritual health, there will be a command chaplain who will listen and help them through mental health challenges. Credit: U.S. Navy (Indra Beaufort)

Moving Out on Mental Health

By Captain John P. Cordle, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2020
The Navy has implemented several changes to make mental health services less stigmatized and more available for service members.
A proper self-perspective gives sailors an understanding of the work they do and where they and their commands fit within the National Defense Strategy.


By Vice Admiral Al Konetzni Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2020
Self-perspective demands that an individual or group continually ask one question: "Where do I fit in the grand scheme of things?"
One light amphibious warship design being considered by the Navy and Marine Corps is the stern landing vessel (SLV), built by Sea Transport Solutions, an Australian company.

Rethink the Light Amphibious Warship

By Colonel Mark Cancian, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
November 2020
The Navy and Marine Corps have considered several light amphibious warship designs. The Navy should buy a small number of ships with the initial design and experiment.
A Chinese construction company builds a new bridge over the Kafue River in Zambia. China’s Belt and Road Initiative could create a network of client states.

21st-Century Proxy Wars

By Captain Michael Hanson, U.S. Marine Corps   
November 2020
During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union never fought directly, squaring off instead through client states and proxy forces. Could the same happen with China?

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