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Table of Contents
                            Title Page
Dedication
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1 - The End of an Era
	THE BATTLE OFF SAMAR
	THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER EMERGES
	THE FAST CARRIER TASK FORCE
	ESCORT CARRIERS
	TRANSITION TO NAVAL AVIATION
Chapter 2 - The Cold War
	THE THREAT OF THE USSR
	THE STRATEGIC NUCLEAR BALANCE
	THE TRIAD
	NUCLEAR SAFEGUARDS
	THE NAVAL BALANCE
	SEALIFT
	AIRLIFT
	THE ROLE OF AIR POWER IN THE COLD WAR
	WORLDWIDE CHALLENGES TO A FORWARD STRATEGY
	THE STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS OF LIMITED WARS
	THE ANNUAL POSTURE STATEMENT
	THE COLD WAR STRATEGY
Chapter 3 - Korea
	BECOMING A JET PILOT
	UNPREPARED
	WAR BEGINS
	UNDERESTIMATING THE ENEMY
	KOREA’S FIVE CAMPAIGNS
	GENERAL MACARTHUR SACKED
	THE END AND THE OUTCOME
	TWO EPIC BATTLES
Chapter 4 - Korea
	EARLY AIR OPERATIONS
	THE WEEKEND WARRIORS
	THE JOINT AIR CAMPAIGN IN KOREA
	THE MIG-15
	NAVAL CARRIER DEPLOYMENTS
	LOGISTICS AND CARRIER LANDINGS
	CATAPULTS
	PATTERN OF OPERATIONS
Chapter 5 - Korea
	WEATHER AS A FACTOR
	AIR GROUP STRIKES
	INTERDICTION
	CLOSE AIR SUPPORT
	INTERDICTING SUPPLY LINES AND CUTTING RAILS
	ARMED RECONNAISSANCE
Chapter 6 - Korea
	MISSION PREFLIGHT
	THE IRON TRIANGLE
	NEW SKIPPER
	TRUCE
	THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI
Chapter 7 - Tactical Nukes
	FIGHTER SQUADRON 83
	SIXTH FLEET DEPLOYMENT
	LEBANON
	PACIFIC BOUND
Chapter 8 - The Pentagon, a Seaplane Tender, and Typhoons
	DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS FOR AIR WARFARE
	NAVAL AIR TRAINING AND OPERATING PROCEDURES
	CARRIER COMMAND
	AIDE TO PRESIDENT KENNEDY
	NATIONAL WAR COLLEGE
	SEAPLANE TENDER
Chapter 9 - Nuclear Propulsion
	TWO-REACTOR CARRIER
	THE ENTERPRISE
Chapter 10 - The Enterprise
	OFF TO WAR
Chapter 11 - The Enterprise
	THE WAR IN VIETNAM
	THE TWO WARS
	SPECIAL LIBERTY
Chapter 12 - The Enterprise
	BACK TO SEA
	READY FOR WAR AGAIN
Chapter 13 - The Enterprise
	TARGETING
	BATTLE EFFICIENCY PENNANT
	THE WAR COUNCIL MEETS
	SHOW OF SHOWS
	CARRIER- AND LAND-BASED TACTICAL AIR
	RECAPITULATION
Chapter 14 - The Pentagon
	OP-03V IN BUSINESS
	THE CARRIER PAMPHLET
	THE CV CONCEPT
	JUSTIFICATION FOR LARGE-DECK NUCLEAR CARRIERS
	THE ANTICARRIER BIAS
	WAR GAMING THE CARRIER
Chapter 15 - The Syrian Invasion of Jordan
	CARRIER DIVISION 6
	CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
	CAMEL STATION
	OPERATION FLAT PASS
	OPERATION FIG HILL
	NAPLES
	AFTERMATH
Chapter 16 - Vietnam
	SEVENTH FLEET CHANGE OF COMMAND
	COMMAND RELATIONSHIPS
	CARRIER WARFARE
	MUSCLE FOR THE SEVENTH FLEET
	MARINE HUNTER-KILLERS
	VISIT TO THE ARVN FRONT
	LIEUTENANT (JUNIOR GRADE) LEHMAN
Chapter 17 - Vietnam
	LION’S DEN
Chapter 18 - Vietnam
	LINEBACKER II
	OPERATION END SWEEP
	PEACETIME CRUISING
	LOSS OF SOUTH VIETNAM
	A LONGER-TERM VIEW
	RETURNING TO WASHINGTON
Chapter 19 - Chief of Naval Operations
	VICE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATION
	CHANGE OF COMMAND
	FLEET READINESS
	SECRETARY MIDDENDORF
	SECRETARY OF DEFENSE RUMSFELD
Chapter 20 - Chief of Naval Operations
	EDWARD TELLER AND THE SUBMARINE CARRIER
	PRESIDENT FORD AND THE CVAN-71
	JOHN McCAIN
	THE POLICY FOR NUCLEAR PROPULSION IN SURFACE SHIPS
	REAR ADMIRAL STOCKDALE’S INTERVIEW
	SECRETARY OF DEFENSE BROWN AND NUCLEAR CARRIERS
	THE BATTLE GROUP ORGANIZATION
	NAVAL WARFARE INFORMATIONAL PUBLICATION NO. 1
Chapter 21 - The Joint Chiefs of Staff
	SEIZURE OF THE SS MAYAGUEZ
	OPERATION PAUL BUNYAN
	KISSINGER AND THE CRUISE MISSILE
	PRESIDENT CARTER AND NUKES
Chapter 22 - Elder Statesman
	THE NAVAL HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
	ASSOCIATION OF NAVAL AVIATION
	THE DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD ON V/STOL AIRCRAFT
	THE IRANIAN HOSTAGE RESCUE OPERATION
	THE PRESIDENT’S TASK FORCE ON COMBATING TERRORISM
	“DISCRIMINATE DETERRENCE”
Chapter 23 - The Future
	WORLD WAR II, KOREA, AND VIETNAM
	LIBYA
	OPERATION DESERT STORM
	KOSOVO
	OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM
	OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM
	THE NATIONAL MILITARY STRATEGY FOR THE FUTURE
	CARRIER FORCE LEVELS
	THE FUTURE THREAT FROM CHINA
Envoi
Abbreviations and Acronyms
INDEX
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