Proceedings Magazine - November 1995 Vol. 121/11/1,113

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At the U.S. Naval Institute Seminar, “Maneuvering in the Littorals,” on 6 September 1995, in Arlington, Virginia, the first speaker, Lieutenant General Charles E. Wilhelm, who com­...



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