The United States Coast Guard recently became the first military branch to issue its personnel iPhones and Androids. Why? The agency is looking to build smartphone platforms to increase emergency responsiveness.
Forty-five years ago Executive Editor Capt. Bill Pike was a young combat infantryman slogging through the jungles and swamps of Vietnam, his only respite the occasional ride up the river on a patrol boat. Pike has returned to Vietnam to write a story about his experiences on the river, both then and now. Here is his first dispatch from ‘Nam. ▶