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The Watch is a professional military magazine published by the commander of U.S. Northern Command to provide an international forum for military personnel involved in homeland defense. The opinions expressed in this magazine do not necessarily represent the policies or points of view of the command or any other agency of the U.S. government. All articles are written by The Watch staff unless otherwise noted. The secretary of defense has determined that the publication of this magazine is necessary for conducting public business as required by the Department of Defense. 


GLEN D. VANHERCK: General, USAF, Commander

A.C. ROPER: Lieutenant General, USAR, Deputy Commander

MICHAEL P. HOLLAND: Rear Admiral, USN, Chief of Staff