Admiral James D. Watkins

James David Watkins (1927 – 2012) was a United States Navy admiral and former Chief of Naval Operations who served as the U.S. Secretary of Energy during the George H. W. Bush administration, also chairing U.S. government commissions on HIV/AIDS and ocean policy.

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Documentation: The Road Not Taken

How Private Conscience Shaped Public Policy Editor’s note: The following article is adapted from a speech delivered by Admiral James D. Watkins, U.S. Secretary of Energy, to the 5,000 midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis on February 28, 1990. Admiral Watkins, a nuclear engineer, is a former member of the Joint Chiefs … Read more

The Christian Soldier

This article is reprinted, with permission, from the December 1982 issue of  Sea Power, the official publication of the Navy League of the United States. Throughout human history, churches of all denominations have taught that war, and participation in war, can be justified under certain circumstances. In the presence of such circumstance’s — and defense … Read more

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