In the Claws of the Tomcat: US Navy F-14 Tomcat in Combat, 1987-2000

Reviewed by LCDR Bryan Hayes, USN (Ret.) In the Claws of the Tomcat is a thoroughly researched and detailed book about U.S. Navy F-14 operations in the Middle East, including Operation Desert Storm and other less-known encounters between U.S. aircraft and Iranian and Iraqi adversaries. I highly recommend it to serious students of naval aviation

The Navy in Operation Desert Storm: A Thirty Year Retrospective – SECOND SATURDAY WEBINAR

Recorded on January 16, 2021, this installment of the Naval Historical Foundation’s ‘Second Saturday Webinar Series’ covers the role of the United States Navy in Operation Desert Storm. Featuring remarks from RADM Sam J. Cox, CAPT Daniel D. Thompson, and CAPT Peter D. Haynes, enjoy this fascinating conversation on the Navy in recent historical events.

BOOK REVIEW: The Recipient’s Son: A Novel of Honor

By Stephen Phillips, Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, (2012). Reviewed by LTJG J. Scott Shaffer, USN Developing future naval officers morally, mentally, and physically is not an easy task.  Midshipmen come from all fifty states with various backgrounds, beliefs, and personalities.  By the time they take their oath, they must be ready to lead.  Stephen