Archive for August, 2013

1934: Pulling out of Haiti

Marines pose with a shark they caught while deployed to Haiti in 1925. It would be another nine years before the Corps would depart the Caribbean country. (Marine Corps)

Marines pose with a shark they caught while deployed to Haiti in 1925. It would be another nine years before the Corps would depart the Caribbean country. (Marine Corps)

From the archives: …

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Disruption | Human terrain | Cyberhype

You’ve heard of the “Disruptive Thinkers,” the (generally) young service members intent on shaking things up? Four of them lay out their manifesto in AFJ, and invite one and all to their …

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Myths | Skimping | Area 51

Writing at AFJ, Al Mauroni, who directs the Air Force Counterproliferation Center, blasts away at five nuclear-proliferation myths contained in the new edition of the Truman Security Briefing Book.

Defense companies are …

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1982: DoD trims publishing empire

1982: DoD trims publishing empire

SecDef Caspar Weinberger takes time for a briefing on helicopter operations. He had less patience for the vast number of military periodicals. (Defense Department)

From the archive: August 1982

DOD kills 205

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150 years of AFJ

On Aug. 29, Armed Forces Journal will turn 150 years old. Beginning as the weekly Army and Navy Journal newspaper in 1863, the publication has over the year published articles and letters …

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Who supports whom? | CNO’s plan | Rebutting ‘Carriers’

Naval War College professor Milan Vego points to a dangerously unsettled point of doctrine: “When a joint force goes to war at sea, sound command and control requires that the force‚Äôs commander …

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1930: Belt-tightening, Depression style

The battleship USS Florida in 1930. She was decommissioned and scrapped the following year. (Navy)

The battleship USS Florida in 1930. She was decommissioned and scrapped the following year. (Navy)

From the archives: August 16, 1930

[Editor’s note: This dispatch from a year when the U.S. was …

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Drones | DoD healthcare | R&D

Here’s a terrific (if long) piece by Black Hawk Down reporter Mark Bowden on drone strikes. Its discussion of the effects ranges from the pilots to U.S. strategy, and offers vivid detail …

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1908: The future is elephants

An elephant moves equipment at a munitions plant in Sheffield, England, during World War I.

An elephant moves equipment at a munitions plant in Sheffield, England, during World War I.

From the archive: August 15, 1908

Whether the time will ever come when the elephant can be …

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How many troops in Afghanistan?

As top U.S. and NATO generals wait for the end of the fighting season in Afghanistan, James Stavridis, the former NATO supreme commander-turned-Fletcher School dean, argues in Foreign Policy that the time …

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