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  • In this image provided by the U.S. Navy the Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer DDG 1000 is floated out of dry dock at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard Oct. 28, 2013. The ship that bears his name, the first of three Zumwalt-class destroyers, will be christened by Zumwalt's two daughters on Saturday April 12, 2014 at Bath Iron Works. Joining them will be his surviving son, who's a retired Marine, and other relatives.(AP Photo/U.S. Navy)

    Warship's namesake, Zumwalt, fought racism, sexism

    Bud Zumwalt took what he learned during the tumultuous 1960s with him when he became the nation's youngest chief of naval operations, earning a reputation as a reformer who fought racism and sexism and worked to improve the lives of sailors.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Marshall and His Generals'

    The U.S. Army entered World War II with distinct assets and liabilities. On the debit side, it was small in terms of personnel. Much of its equipment was inferior to the Germans' in both quality and quantity. And its senior officers had no combat experience to compare with that of the enemy.

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  • Looking back, Marshall told Dwight D. Eisenhower, "I wasn't so much interested in ... [generals'] tactical skills as I was in having sturdy, aggressive fighters who would stand up during moments of adversity."

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  • After the flawed campaign in North Africa at the end of 1942, Marshall called at Eisenhower's headquarters and urged him to leave mundane matters to his staff and relax more.

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