U.S. Navy (Brian A. Goyak)

Editor's Page

By Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
July 2008
Bob Gates Doesn't Do Mop-UpWhen President Bush tapped Robert Gates to be Secretary of Defense in November 2006, a huge sigh of relief rippled through the military establishment and, or ...
rocky mountain news (todd heisler)

Final Salute

By Jim Sheeler
July 2008
In an excerpt from his new book, a Pulitzer Prize winner pays tribute to the families of those killed in action.

From Our Archive

July 2008
'Whosoever shall not fall by the sword or by famine,shall fall by pestilence, so why bother shaving?'-Woody Allen (1935- )While the protagonists have their combative stances down and are prepared ...

Naval Institute Foundation

July 2008
Forbes Oral History is AvailableSupport from several sources has allowed the Naval Institute to complete the late Vice Admiral Bernard B. "Beetle" Forbes' oral history. Our thanks to the Tawani ...
U.S. Naval institute photo archive

Lest We Forget: Ace in a Day

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2008
In October 1942, the Americans on Guadalcanal were in a fight for their lives. Henderson Field was riddled with bomb craters, wrecked U.S. aircraft were strewn about, and luxuriant jungle ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
July 2008
The Turkish government took a major step forward in its plans to upgrade the navy's frigate fleet when it requested the purchase of six MK 41 vertical-launch systems (VLS) and ...

Icebreakers—A Dying Breed?

By Don Walsh
July 2008
While the Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the planet, ice conditions there as well as on northern seas and lakes will require icebreakers for ...
U.S, Navy (PH1 Toon)

Professional Notes

July 2008
Smart Mines and Degaussed Ships: Using All Our ToolsBy John J. HolmesMines are cheap and dangerous. An adversary can deploy them covertly without directly confronting a naval vessel. Since 1950 ...

Books in Brief

By Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
July 2008
In Peace and War: A History of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point Jeffrey L. Cruikshank and Chloe G. Kline. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008 ...

Book Reviews

July 2008
Wars of the Americas: A Chronology of Armed Conflict in the Western Hemisphere, 1492 to the Present, Volumes I and II. David F. Marley. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 2008. 1,112 ...
u.s. air force (jeffrey allen)

Sustainment from the Deep Sea

By Lieutenant Colonel James C. Bates, U.S. Army (Retired)
July 2008
Considering the cost savings and versatility offered by strategic sealift, all services should recognize these advantages.
Eric Smith

Comment and Discussion

July 2008
Modern-Day Minehunting, Destroyer Style(See S. J. Coughlin, pp. 42-46, June 2008 Proceedings)Rear Admiral Charles F. Horne III, U.S. Navy (Retired)—Commander Steve Coughlin's article about his ship's and ...

Sprinting Through the Tape

By Major General Thomas L. Wilkerson, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
July 2008
After the ouster of the Air Forces secretary and chief of staff, the Naval Institutes CEO assesses the Secretary of Defense.

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