The Colorado Springs Gazette (Carol Lawrence)

Stolen Valor Act on Trial

By Lieutenant Colonel Gary D. Solis, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
November 2010
A military lawyer looks at the law against people who lie about their military service and reaches a verdict.
Eric Smith

How to Fight an Unmanned War

By Lieutenant James E. Drennan, U.S. Navy
November 2010
The winner of the 2010 Robotics Essay Contest takes us to the future and highlights the challenges of unmanned combat.

Mad, Mad Killer Robots

By Lieutenant Colonel David W. Szelowski, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
November 2010
Robots are tools and in war will be used like any other weapon, but how and when they are deployed is a function of human judgment.

Our Own Worst Enemy

​​​​​​​By Nathan Hughes
November 2010
It is robotics that holds this promise, and that will define the generational lead in warfare for the foreseeable future.
Naval History and Heritage Command

"What Ship is that?"

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2010
History does not record why Edward Preble—seventh on the list of ten captains then in service—was selected to take command of the U.S. Navy’s Mediterranean Squadron in the Spring of ...

What Would General Washington Think?

By Juan Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower & Reserve Affairs)
November 2010
On 19 August, I was contacted by the father of a Marine sergeant killed in action in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, earlier in the summer. I had met and come to ...
U.S. Marine Corps (Mark Fayloga)

Editor's Page

Paul Merzlak
November 2010
In the more than two centuries since its creation, the Marine Corps has always been there when America needed it. Marines have found themselves in numerous grim spots, where prospects ...
Courtesy of the Author

Evolution of a Ship Takedown

By Captain Alexander Martin, U.S. Marine Corps
November 2010
Dateline: Gulf of Aden, 9 September 2010. A Force Recon platoon leads in rescuing a ship’s crew and capturing pirates.
U.S. Marine Corps

Versatility in the Age of Uncertainty

By Lieutenant General George J. Flynn, U.S. Marine Corps
November 2010
The Marine Corps’ perpetually key role in operating “across all domains” secures its relevance for future military operations.
U.S. Marine Corps (Jamean R. Berry)

Hitting the Beach in the 21st Century

By Under Secretary of the Navy Robert O. Work and Lieutenant Colonel F. G. Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
November 2010
Two policy insiders answer the Secretary of Defense when he asked, “What kind of amphibious capability do we really need?”

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