U.S. Marine Corps (Trent Kinsey)

Editor's Page

Robert Timberg
November 2008
Marine Green to Navy BlueYou know what they say about the strapping young kid coming up from the bush leagues? Don't tell him he's the next Mickey Mantle. Too much ...
William P. Nash

Professional Notes

November 2008
Technology Can Help with Combat Operational StressBy Major Marek M. Sipko, U.S. Marine CorpsMen and women who participate in combat operations have always been affected by the experience. Persistent reactions ...

Burp the Ocean

By Don Walsh
November 2008
In many places throughout the world there is a remarkable new source of energy—methane gas (CH4), a major component of natural gas, concentrated in the form of hydrates—whose extent, characteristics ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

U.S. Navy: Still Adrift

By Norman Polmar
November 2008
Congress has made the latest course change in the U.S. Navy's convoluted surface combatant program. It has now funded the third DDG-1000 destroyer in the Fiscal Year 2009 budget asoriginally ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
November 2008
In late September, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73)—pictured here with Sailors on the flight deck forming a Japanese phrase meaning "nice to meet you"—arrived in Yokosuka ...
Naval Historical Center

Loyal Officer from "Secessia"

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2008
In mid-1862, David Dixon Porter had been ordered to take command of a mortar flotilla at Key West. For the voyage south from the Washington Navy Yard, he embarked in ...
Naval Institute Photo Archive

Naval Institute Foundation

November 2008
Thanks to Defense Forum Washington SponsorsLockheed Martin and TriWest took the lead as sponsors of Defense Forum Washington, a collaboration between the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and the ...

From Our Archive

November 2008
'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizenscan change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.'Margaret Mead (1901-1978)This trio of Marine fighter pilots of ...
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A Fight to the Finish

By Lieutenant Colonel Merrill L. Bartlett, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
November 2008
Leathernecks and Doughboys were fighting and dying together 90 years ago up to the final hours of World War I.

U.S. Marine Corps Resources

November 2008
U.S. Marine Corps Flag Officers & Senior Enlisted Leaders and Organizational Chart & Information Sources ______________________________________________________________

On Further Review

November 2008
First To Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps By Lieutenant General Victor H. Krulak, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)Reviewed by General James T. Conway, Commandant of the ...

Books In Brief

Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
November 2008
U.S. Marines in Iraq, 2003: Basrah, Baghdad and Beyond Colonel Nicholas E. Reynolds. Washington, D.C.: Marine Corps History Division, 2007. 191 pp. Illus. Notes. Append. Index. $30. Reynolds emphasizes, in ...

Comment and Discussion

November 2008
Not Just a Bad Hair Day(See R. W. Witzleb and S. C. Truver, pp. 44-47, October 2008 Proceedings)Rear Admiral Charles F. Horne III, U.S. Navy (Retired)—Commander Witzleb ...
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Now Hear This: 'In One Hundred Years'

By Colonel John Ripley, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
November 2008
A tiny spit of land that could barely accommodate an airfield, Tarawa was initially thought to be a relatively simple operation for an entire Marine division. Imperial Japanese Navy Rear ...
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Answering the Call

By Vernice Armour
November 2008
"I took a step that changed my life. I joined the Marines." First African-American Female Combat Pilot It's only been a year since Captain Vernice Armour left the Corps to ...

There Would Be Others

By Sergeant David Goldich, U.S. Marine Corps
November 2008
I left a desk job to become a rifleman, and the first day of boot camp they made me the platoon scribe with a desk and an assistant. I am ...
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Vietnam, Revisited

By Brigadier General Thomas V. Draude, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
November 2008
A Vietnam veteran returns nearly 40 years later and sees signs that in some respects the United States actually won the war.

Book Reviews

November 2008
The Strongest Tribe: War, Politics, and the Endgame in Iraq Bing West. New York: Random House, 2008. 448 pp. Illus. Maps. Appen. Notes. Bib. $28.Reviewed by Deborah KidwellAlthough the United ...

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