Proceedings Magazine - May 2006 Vol. 132/5/1,239

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"Some Real Homeland Security"

(See H. Ullman, p. 10, April 2006 Proceedings)

Firing on the Up Roll: Leaked War Plans to Saddam-Treason, Disinformation, or Hoax?

In mid-March 2006, Joint Forces Command released a remarkable study titled Iraqi Perspectives Project: A View of Operation Iraqi Freedom from...

JFK's Algeria Warning Still Applies

Among the more memorable speeches given by the late President John F. Kennedy was one in which he attempted to give clarity to newly emerging...

Future Trouble Spots?

As the war in Iraq enters its fourth year, U.S. military operations continue in Afghanistan, and Iran regularly rattles its nuclear saber, the...

The Bolivarian Revolution

The focus on the back door of the United States should be wider ranging than illegal immigration. The banana republics are no...

Into Africa: A New Frontier in the War on Terror

Africa, long a haven and training ground for terrorists, has become a priority in the Global War on Terrorism....

Islamic Insurgency Run Amok

Weekly assassinations. Monthly explosive detonations, ambushes, and raids. Radical Islamic propaganda. Terrified civilians...

From Dusk to Dawn

The Navy of the future is already here. It only took one recent visit to a ship to drive the point home. As I walked along the pier, a second-...

The Fleet: Low Profile Today, Vital Tomorrow

First Prize—Arleigh Burke Essay Contest Sponsored by Northrop Grumman

Notable Naval Books of 2005

An old tradition has been resurrected. For many years, the Naval Review issue included a feature called Notable Naval Books. Together with a...

Enhancing Asia-Pacific Sea Power

The Asia-Pacific region poses a host of challenges to the United States. The Pacific Fleet meets these challenges on a daily basis.

Reading the Signs of Threat Transformation

Second Prize-Arleigh Burke Essay Contest Sponsored by Northrop Grumman

The event that inspired The Hunt for Red October...

Relevance: A Necessary Strategy

The United States needs a maritime strategy to guide the creation and application of its naval power. Sea Power 21's operational concepts...

An Integrated Battlespace: Riverine Warfare Conference Charts Navy’s New Course

A call to "build awareness from the blue water to the green water to the brown water" and for the Navy to heed the "three r...

The U.S. Navy in Review

Dramatic responses to humanitarian crises-on the far side of the world as well as at home-punctuated 2005 for the U.S. Navy, even as it continued...

U.S. Marine Corps in Review

In his new battle history of the U.S. Marine Corps, James Warren describes modern-day Marines as American Spartans. The analogy to the ancient,...

U.S. Coast Guard in Review

In the history of the peacetime Coast Guard, one word will forever conjure up images and reflections of the men and women who responded to one of...

U.S. Merchant Marine and Maritime Industry Review

In 2004, the world's maritime community was euphoric with healthy market conditions prevailing in every related sector. It was the best year...

Book Reviews

Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq

Michael R. Gordon and General Bernard E. Trainor. New...

Nobody Asked Me, But...Good Writing Matters

In January 1777, writing to the Marine Committee of the Continental Congress, John Paul Jones summed up the qualities he believed essential to a...

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World Naval Developments

Iran Exercises Coastal Defense

Oceans: See The World—Run Away to Sea

Here is a retirement idea—your own condominium on board a luxurious ship owned by its residents. It is The World, a 43,500-ton, $330 million...

Combat Fleets

On 18 February 2006, S 101, the first German-built South African Type 209/1400 submarine, left Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) shipyard in Kiel...

Lest We Forget: Willis "Doc" Lee; VA-65

Willis "Doc" Lee

When World War II began, most theorists believed that battleships would be the decisive factors in the naval...

Charting Your Course: Quantity vs. Quality: The Cost of Heavy Reserve Mobilization

Last month, I received an e-mail from a business school classmate updating me on his company, family, and Navy Reserve unit. He is the last...

From Our Archive: 1944 Marine on Unexploded Shell

The caption accompanying this 4 July 1944 photograph released by the 4th Marine Division on Saipan states: "Using an unexploded 16-inch naval...



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