Proceedings Magazine - March 2005 Vol. 131/3/1,225

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In 1957, Hollywood created the unforgettable image of military men throwing themselves into a construction project, having lost sight of the fact that the result could be used by the enemy to the...

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"River Kwai Syndrome" Plays in Law of the Sea

In 1957, Hollywood created the unforgettable image of military men throwing themselves into a construction project, having lost sight of the fact...

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Comment and Discussion

"A Bridge Too Far"

(See B. Stone, pp. 31-35, February Proceedings)

Lieutenant Commander Keith Harrison, U.S. Navy,...

World Navies in Review: A Year of Compromise

Recent international naval developments have been marked by a sense of compromise. In some cases, compromise has been successful; in others, what...

We Believe in Command, Not Staff

 

U.S. Delegation Visits China's North Sea Fleet

On 11 May 2004, I led a 12-person delegation from the National War College to the city of Qingdao, in the People's Republic of China. Qingdao...

World Naval Developments: Shared Aperture and the Future

Last fall, the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) successfully tested a shared-aperture antenna. It employed a separate active-array transmitter and...

Commentary: The Silence of the Imams

Sun Tzu noted that, to prosecute war, we first must understand and name the enemy. He claims this knowledge "must be obtained from men who...

International Navies Photo Contest Winners
The Commanders Respond

To be relevant in an age of globalization, navies are discovering they must cooperate with each other more than ever. This year, the Naval...

Navies and the New World Order

The global sea-based trading system is turning us into a single world society, and naval forces such as this U.S. SH-60F Seahawk...

Chile Modernizes for Joint and International Operations

Chile's professional and capable armed forces are a welcome partner in international stability operations. With a strong economy fueled by...

India Rules the Waves

Seeing itself as rightful heir to the former British Empire, India intends to become a full-fledged world power with a blue-water navy. The...

Maritime Dimensions of Security in the Indian Ocean

From their earliest days, the littoral nations of the Indian Ocean-even India, arguably the most capable maritime power in the region-have focused...

Give Coast Guard the Lead Maritime Role at NorthCom

Since it already performs maritime security functions, as demonstrated by this HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria...

Special: Naval History Must Continue to Inform the Present

Dr. John Hattendorf's article in the December 2004 Proceedings ("Our Naval Heritage Is in Danger," pp. 64-68) called for a...

Nobody Asked Me, But Law Enforcement Should Be a Speciality—Not a Pastime

Prior to the events of 11 September 2001, maritime security comprised only 2% of the Coast Guard's budget and subsequent asset allocation. The...

Making a Case for Naval Lily Pads

In the midst of the debate over sea basing, an alternative—or supplement—should be considered: lily pads that would combine the...

Special: Liberty Victims Did Not Die in Vain

David Walsh's article, "Friendless Fire," in the June 2003 Proceedings makes a compelling case but leaves many questions...

The Army Can Fight Small Wars, Too

There appears to be a developing body of opinion regarding Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) that seeks to place blame for the rise of the insurgency...

Ship Simulators Are Part of a Training System

The Navy's transformation strategy is leading to dramatic changes in ships, weapons, doctrine, and manning in the surface force. While high-...

Reminders for Leading Civilians

Oftentimes, a naval officer's leadership and management experience is entirely with military personnel. But at some point in his or her career...

Book Reviews

The Coast Guard

Edited by Torn Beard. Westport, CT: Hugh Lauter Levin, 2004. 352 pp. Photos. Index. $75.00.

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Nobody Asked Me, But Military versus Civilians: We Can All Get Along

Military folks need to learn how to deal better with civilians working for the Defense Department, specifically those who are within the same...

U.S. Navy: Sea Base Ships for the Future

Sea basing is an important part of fuOture U.S. military strategy, as being developed by the Department of Defense, to enable U.S. forces to be...

Oceans: The Palm and the World Invade the Gulf

One of the largest coastal engineering projects in history is happening at Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Four man-made offshore islands are...

Lest We Forget: Midshipmen of the Mexican War; VP-22

Midshipmen of the Mexican War

Almost dead center in the Naval Academy "Yard" is an obelisk surrounded by four cannons and...

Charting Your Course: Let Slip the Blogs of War

Today was more intense than our last day of fighting. We woke up early and moved into our objective before 0700. The Bradleys, ours included, had...

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Are You Up for the Challenge?

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From Our Archive: Rum Bosun at Work

Royal Navy Leading Seaman Harry Purdue of Portsmouth, England, as the "rum bosun," collects his group's daily ration of rum, or grog...

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