Proceedings Contents

Cover: Chinese sailors on board the destroyer Quingdao prepare for a 2006 port visit to Pearl Harbor. International navies coverage begins on page 14.

Use Our Military Reunions Service

Proceedings Contents

March 2007

Vol. 133/3/1,249

Register (Free) or Log in to Read

  • The Commanders Respond
  • India Stretches its Sea Legs
  • World Navies in Review
  • West 2007 Web-Exclusive Reports
  • San Francisco Torpedoes JROTC
  • Over Its Head in Deepwater?
  • View from the Bridge
  • Commentary: Modernize the Coast Guard Now



The Commanders Respond Register (Free) or Log in to Read
Chiefs of 24 navies from around the world answer the question: "From your navy's point of view, what elements do you think should be included in the new U.S. maritime strategy, and what elements would you suggest that the United States avoid?"

Iraqi Navy: Have Sailors-Need Ships
Commander David R. Price, USN
Perhaps the most essential international navy to the United States today is being trained well, but its complement of ships is a different story.

India Stretches its Sea Legs Register (Free) or Log in to Read
Steven J. Forsberg
A lease deal with Mauritius for the islands of Agalega could expand the maritime reach of the Indian Navy to its south and west.

World Navies in Review Register (Free) or Log in to Read
Eric Wertheim
The editor of The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World takes a region-by-region and nation-by-nation look at international naval developments over the past year.

Swords & Diplomacy at West 2007
Web-Exclusive Reports
Ray Kipp
A report from the scene encapsulates the recent conference in San Diego, from opening remarks by presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani to panels looking at future global challenges facing the U.S. military.

San Francisco Torpedoes JROTC Register (Free) or Log in to Read
Carl T. Hall
Amid its constituency's anti-war and pro-gay sentiments, the city school board voted to eliminate junior reserve officer training from the curriculum.

Over Its Head in Deepwater? Register (Free) or Log in to Read
Commander Otto Kreisher, USNR (Ret.)
The Coast Guard's multibillion-dollar fleet modernization program blends progress with setbacks and controversy.

View from the Bridge Register (Free) or Log in to Read
Rear Admiral Gary T. Blore, USCG
The current Program Executive Officer of the Coast Guard's Integrated Deepwater System defends the troubled program, presenting what he calls "the rest of the story."

New Threats, New Challenges: The Coast Guard's New Strategy
Admiral Thad Allen, USCG
Faced with evolving operational responsibilities, the U.S. Coast Guard's resilience consistently comes into play. The Commandant plots the course.

Commentary / Nobody Asked Me, But

Modernize the Coast Guard Now Register (Free) or Log in to Read
Lieutenant Jim Dolbow, USCGR


Nobody Asked Me, But

The Navy Needs a Culture of Fitness
Captain Jonathan D. Kurtz, USN



Editor's Page

Firing On The Up Roll: A New Maritime Strategy
Harlan Ullman

World Naval Developments: War in Space?
Norman Friedman

Oceans: Holes in the Bottom of the Sea
Don Walsh

Naval Institute Foundation

Lest We Forget: Leo Young—Radio Pioneer; VAQ-34

From Our Archive: Turret of the USS Monitor, July 9, 1862

Professional Notes


Book Reviews

I Want You: The Evolution of the All-Volunteer Force, by Bernard Rostker
Three Frigates: The South African Navy Comes of Age, by Rear Admiral Chris Bennett, South African Navy (Ret.)
Our Country, Right or Wrong: The Life of Stephen Decatur, the U.S. Navy's Most Illustrious Commander, by Leonard F. Guttridge
Roger Ball! The Odyssey of John Monroe "Hawk" Smith, Navy Fighter Pilot, by Donald E. Auten

Books of Interest

Reviewed by Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, USMC (Ret.)

The Tet Offensive: A Concise History, by James H. Willbanks
Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivors, by James D. Hornfischer
San Francisco in World War II, By John Carvey and the California Center for Military History
Chosen Soldier: The Making of a Special Forces Warrior, by Dick Couch

Policy Documents of Interest

Reviewed by Captain George Galdorisi, USN (Ret.)

FORCEnet: A Functional Concept for Command and Control in the 21st Century, published by Naval Network Warfare Command
A Functional Concept for Command and Control in the 21st Century, Annex Version, published by Naval Network Warfare Command


Conferences and Events

View All

From the Press

Guest Speaker & Book Signing

Sat, 2017-02-25

Capt. Alec Fraser, USN (Ret.)

"Brownbag Talk"

Tue, 2017-02-28

Why Become a Member of the U.S. Naval Institute?

As an independent forum for over 135 years, the Naval Institute has been nurturing creative thinkers who responsibly raise their voices on matters relating to national defense.

Become a Member Renew Membership