An F/A-18C Hornet approaches the flight deck of USS
Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) on 30 October 2001 for a landing. The
Arleigh Burke–class guided-missile destroyer USS
McFaul (DDG 74) is visible astern on plane-guard station. The
Theodore Roosevelt battle group was participating in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM against Taliban and al-Qaeda targets in Afghanistan, embodying the nation’s leadership in the global fight against terrorism . . . several aspects of which are taken up by articles in this issue.
U.S. Navy photograph by Chief Photographer’s Mate Johnny Bivera.