Proceedings Magazine - December 2005 Vol. 131/12/1,234

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Our lead article this month, "How to Win in Iraq," by Terence Daly, is among the most important pieces published in...



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Our lead article this month, "How to Win in Iraq," by Terence Daly...

Comment and Discussion

"A Unified Command Plan for a New Era"

(See K. Houlgate, pp. 30-32, September 2005 Proceedings)

Firing on the Up Roll: England Expects

On 21 October 2005 the Royal Navy marked the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, proudly celebrating the victory of Britain's most...

Before the Storm: al Qaeda's Coming Maritime Campaign

Since the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole (DDG-67), acts of maritime terrorism have been rare. But recent activity at...

Navy Medicine in Critical Condition

Navy Medicine still relies on organization and platforms such as the USNS Mercy (T-AH-19 that were designed to fight the...

Deconstructing War

Fresh thinking for taking on America's newest enemies—those small and deadly forces at large in a...

Should Congress Scrap Posse Comitatus?

Some say the 1878 law is a relic of a different age that ties the hands of the military during natural disasters and should be...

U.S. Preemptive War Policies

Do unto others before they do unto you.
The Golden Rule of Preemption

Simulation Training Today

From Navy emergency rooms and submarines to Coast Guard aircraft and surface ships, service members wearing Darth Vader-like headgear and...

New Techniques for Medical Simulation

The simulation experience for medical practitioners runs the gamut from real, live, walking simulated patients to the video game—like...

Leveraging Simulator Technology

The post-9/11 Coast Guard quickly realized the need to leverage technology and use innovation to bolster the motto "Always Ready."...

Training the Millennial Sailor

A revolution in training has profoundly affected Navy training organizations and day-to-day operations. Since June 2003, all shore schools...

The Way Out: Iraqi Security Forces

U.S. withdrawal from Iraq may hinge on the readiness of Iraq's security forces, such as these soldiers in training at Kir Kush. The number...

The Wellsprings of Transformation

The military traditionally puts little emphasis on scholarly achievement. For transformation to be successful, however, the services need to...

Electronic Chaos

Strategic forces, such as this B-1B bomber, are protected from electromagnetic pulse. As for tactical forces .. . good luck.

EMP [...

America the Vulnerable

The following discussion of EMP effects on the U.S. economy is excerpted from War Footing: 10 Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War...

Nobody Asked Me, But...The Armed Forces Need Another Top Gun

One of the biggest money-making films of all time was also one of the best recruiting tools the military has ever had for swelling the ranks of...

Professional Notes

Maritime Interception Operations: Worth the Effort

Commander John P. Patch, U.S. Navy

Book Reviews

New Glory: Expanding America's Global Supremacy

Ralph Peters. New York: Sentinel, 2005. 304 pp. $24.95.


Film Review: Jarhead: A Tale Better Left Untold

A popular belief among Marine officers is that 90% of their time is occupied by 10% of their people. This small fraction of maturity-challenged...

Naval Systems: SEWIP Inserting Technology for Phased Transformation

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS), prime contractor for the surface fleet's electronic warfare improvement program (SEWIP...

U.S. Navy: Meeting the Challenge of a New Era

A new commanding officer must be careful when first addressing his crew—he has to establish his own agenda and policies, but not directly...

World Naval Developments

China Purchases Russian Radars

Nobody Asked Me, But Marines Know Cammies. . .and Khaki Beats Purple as a Joint Color

Painfully obvious to anyone looking through the current Navy uniform regulations, is that we have too many uniforms. Even so, there are unmet...

Naval Institute Foundation

A Tip o' the Tam to Commodore Rosa McDonald

With her wry wit and self-deprecating humor, Rosa Laird McDonald of Montchanin,...

Combat Fleets

On 18 August 2005 Nykõping, Sweden's fourth Visby-class multipurpose guided-missile patrol craft was launched in...

Lest We Forget: Mind Over Matter; VT-26

Mind Over Matter

In 1942, Mary Sears tried to join the U.S. Navy but was rejected because of an arthritic condition. Fortunately for the...

Charting Your Course: A Time of Hope and Promise

One sure sign of aging is to be asked to return to your alma mater to give a speech. Recently, I returned home to the vast, golden cornfields of...

From Our Archive

Simulation training has been an integral part of the military services for many years. Here the X9DI Trainer, nicknamed "Dumbo the Dunker,...



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