Notes and commentary on things present, reflections on a career in naval aviation and serendipitous items as strike me at the moment...
Received this example of correspondence between a couple of warriors from a friend the other day and thought it might bring a smile. Somehow, one supposes the chance of similar contemporary correspondence making the rounds 40+ years from today would be doubtful...
Fate is the Hunter by Ernest K. Gann
...and too many pathetic Power Point briefs (but that is redundant)
Read in 2007:The Minimum Means of Reprisal: China's Search for Security in the Nuclear Age by Jeffrey Lewis (aka ArmsControlWonk)
Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces by Pavel Podvig
Clash of the Carriers: The Battle of the Phillipine Sea by Barett Tillman
Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado
Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945 by Evan Thomas
JP 3-01: Countering Air and Missile Threats (05 Feb 07) Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy by Ian Toll
Favorites of 2006:Guests of the Ayatollah by Mark Bowden
DEFCON-2 by Norman Polmar
Shattered Sword by Johnathan Parshall and Anthony Tully