(See P. Mullin, J. Bartee, pp. 30-33, December 2002; G. Thamm, R. Kozloski, pp. 15- 17, January 2003 Proceedings)
Rear Admiral Jim Stavridis, U.S. Navy, Commander; Enterprise Battle Group—At the January Commander, Second Fleet conference on antiterrorism-force protection, we had a lively discussion about the provocative ideas contained in this article. While the pros and cons of the discussion are too numerous to detail here, I want to commend the Naval Institute for this cutting edge piece, which was at the center of a vigorous debate "on the waterfront." While none of us agree with everything published in Proceedings, it remains a central forum for the profession. This article and the ensuing debate illustrate this well and will only serve to make us stronger as we examine and challenge our ideas. Well done.