Cold War (1947–1991)

Sea Stories: Loss of Appetite

Sea Stories:  Loss of Appetite

by Gary Slaughter, Author of Sea Stories: A Memoir of a Naval Officer (1956-1967) During the late summer of 1963, U.S.S. Cony (DDE 508) was assigned to assist in the Operational Readiness Inspections (ORI) of two nuclear ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs). The most significant aspect of the ORIs involved the actual firing of the submarines’ […]

40 Years of the ‘Fighter Mafia’

An informal group begun by Col. John Boyd and mathematician Tom Christie calls for military reform—by doing more with less.

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