"We Don't Need Armed Forces Service Medals"
(See J.T. Rees, p. 116, March 1997 Proceedings)
Captain Richard S. Zeisel, U.S. Navy (Retired)-There are many issues that I'd like to address-from mission creep to what is training-but two issues stand out and demand attention. First, the Navy has a basic mission of power projection. In peacetime, it acts as a deterrent to war. We do not need wars for training, or anything else.