Volume 64, Number 3 (2011) Summer
The Claiborne Pell Bridge across the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, as seen from the Naval War College’s Pringle Hall on a June morning in 2010, its lower structure and the bay’s surface, 215 feet below the roadway at its highest point, obscured in fog—which on that day (as is not always the case on the bay) dispersed quickly. The bridge, built in 1968–69 to link the Rhode Island cities of Newport in the east (to the left in the photograph) and Jamestown, is the longest suspension bridge in New England, at 11,247 feet overall. It was named for Senator Claiborne Pell (1918–2009) of Rhode Island in 1992.
From the Editor
Somalia, the New Barbary? Piracy and Islam in the Horn of Africa,
Charles N. Dragonette
Reflections on Reading
Photograph by Joseph Quinn, Jr., of the Naval War College’s Visual Communications Department.