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Volume 74, Number 2 (2021) Spring 2021
The cover reproduces an oil-on-canvas painting by “Andy,” ca. 1970. In early October 1973, the U.S. Sixth Fleet, with USS Little Rock (CG 4) as flagship, mobilized in the eastern Mediterranean during that year’s Arab-Israeli war, also known as the Yom Kippur War. A Soviet fleet in the same area created a potential for the localized war to escalate, so Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., USN, ordered the American ships to move westward to reduce the potential for provocation. In “The Transformation of the Israel Defense Forces,” Avi Jager traces the challenges and fortunes of the Israel Defense Forces following the 1973 conflict, especially with regard to low-intensity conflict with nonstate actors, and discusses the changes made to its various branches, units, and armaments to operate better in the modern environment.
From the Editor
Scratch One Flattop: The First Carrier Air Campaign and the Battle of the Coral Sea
Nicholas Evan Sarantakes and Robert C. Stern
Artificial Intelligence and Global Security: Future Trends, Threats and Considerations
Thomas Culora and Yvonne R. Masakowski
Six Victories: North Africa, Malta, and the Mediterranean Convoy War, November 1941–March 1942
Fabio De Ninno and Vincent P. O’Hara
On War and Politics: The Battlefield inside Washington’s Beltway
Thomas J. Gibbons, Arnold L. Punaro, and David Poyer
“I Am Determined to Live or Die on Board My Ship”: The Life of Admiral John Inglis; An American in the Georgian Navy
John B. Hattendorf and Jim Tildesley
The Greek Genocide in American Naval War Diaries: Naval Commanders Report and Protest Death Marches and Massacres in Turkey’s Pontus Region, 1921–1922
Michael Imbrenda, Robert Shenk, and Sam Koktzoglou
“Vincere!”: The Italian Royal Army’s Counterinsurgency Operations in Africa, 1922–1940
Charles D. Melson and Federica Saini Fasanotti
Reflections on Reading
Source: Naval History and Heritage Command