Eric Smith

The Wrong Debate

By Captain Michael J. Miller, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Robert E. Gray
February 2012
Those who say a choice must be made between the Burke and the Zumwalt guided-missile destroyers are misguided.

A New School of Thought

By Colonel John M. Collins, U.S. Army (Retired)
February 2012
National security studies concern measures that nations take to safeguard fundamental interests and achieve essential objectives despite foreign and domestic threats. Participants endlessly explore ways that policy-makers, planners, and program ...
U.S. Coast Guard (Patrick Kelley)

The Emerging Arctic Frontier

By Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr., U.S. Coast Guard
February 2012
The Coast Guard Commandant assesses the opportunities and challenges presented by a navigable Arctic Ocean.
U.S. Coast Guard (C. Rowland)

'Useful Sentinels'

By Vice Admiral Rob Parker and Vice Admiral Manson Brown, U.S. Coast Guard
February 2012
New fast response cutters entering the Coast Guard Fleet will be capable replacements for their aging predecessors.
Photo Illustration by Jen Mabe; Images from iStockphoto

Balancing Act

By Rear Admiral Richard E. Brooks, Rear Admiral Gary R. Jones, and Commander Bryan McGrath, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2012
The Navy should blend computer-based training with traditional methods and sophisticated, immersive gaming.
Library of Congress Photos

New Lessons from the Old Guard

By Lieutenant Eric J. Madonia, U.S. Navy
February 2012
A 1912 lecture titled “The Estimate of the Situation” should once again influence learning at the Naval War College.
U.S. Navy (Brian Aho)

Thornton & Norris

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2012
Petty Officer Michael Thornton and Lieutenant Thomas R. Norris were among the comparatively few American sailors left in South Vietnam in October of 1972. The so-called “Brown Water Navy” had ...

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