Volume 39, Number 4 (1986) Autumn
This colorful recruiting poster painted by James H. Daugherty, is intended to entice unsophisticated but adventurous young men into the Navy early in this century. It illustrates both Captain Ariel M. Rosas 's observation in this issue that "the United States treated Latin America throughout most of the 19th century and early 20th century as its private backyard, to do with as it wished," and Professor Donald A. Yerxa's discussion of the old Special Service Squadron through which a reluctant U.S . Navy attempted to carry out unsought duties in the Caribbean and Central America. This edition also carries an article on a current issue in Central American waters, that by M. Elizabeth Gunn on arms interdiction.
Arms Interdiction and the U.S. Navy: Prospects in Central America
M. Elizabeth Guran
Professional Reading: "Air Warfare in the Missile Age"
Myrl W. Allinder and Lon O. Nordeen
The Military Balance 1985-1986
G. Paul Holman Jr. and The International Institute for Strategic Studies
The Last Frontier: An Analysis of the Strategic Defense Initiative
Anthony C. Dirienzo, Gary L. Guertner, and Donald M. Snow
Citizens and Soldiers: The Dilemmas of Military Service
Jean Yarbrough and Eliot A. Cohen
The KGB and Soviet Disinformation: An Insider's View
Curtis Carroll Davis and Ladislav Bittman
"The Ghost That Died at Sunda Strait," "The Last Battle Station: The Saga of the U.S.S. Houston"
Henry F. Eccles, W. G. Winslow, and Duane Schultz
The Fight for the Channel Ports: Calais to Brest—A Study in Confusion
J. L. Moulton and Michael Glover
Ridgway's Paratroopers: The American Airborne in World War II
Stephen F. Ambrose and Clay Blair
Military Strategy and the Origins of the First World War: An International Security Reader
David F. Trask and Stephen E. Miller
U.S. Armored Cruisers: A Design and Operational History
Strafford Morss and Ivan Musicant
Battleships and Battle-Cruisers, 1884-1984: A Bibliography and Chronology
John H. Hattendorf and Myron J. Smith Jr.