Monthly Archives: October, 2006

Review – From Playing Field to Battlefield

From Playing Field to Battlefield: Great Athletes Who Served in World War II By Rob Newell 2006, Naval Institute Press, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Annapolis, MD 192 pages ISBN: 1-59114-620-8 List Price: $29.95 <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />    For some young Americans in the prime of their lives, […]

Book Review: The Battle for Leyte, 1944: Allied and Japanese Plans, Preparations, and Execution

In his book, The Battle for Leyte, 1944, Allied and Japanese Plans, Preparations, and Execution, published by the Naval Institute Press, Milan Vego details the decision of who did what, how decsions were reached and what information was available to make those decsions. Its a book about planning and execution, and more specifically about all the elements that lead up to a particlar execution and result.

First rule for battle staff: Never plan on a miracle

A review of The Battle for Leyte, 1944: Allied and Japanese Plans, Preparations, and Execution
By Milan Vego

Eye on the Navy – Damage Control Must Evolve

Damage control is an inherent Navy core competency and one of the most critical elements of Navy warfighting, but the Navy needs to transform the way it controls damage to its ships.