Proceedings Magazine - June 2006 Vol. 132/6/1,240

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We open this issue with what we intend to be an occasional feature that we're calling "Crossing Swords," a point/counterpoint discussion of a national issue or an issue of importance...


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We open this issue with what we intend to be an occasional feature that we're calling "Crossing Swords," a point/counterpoint...

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"The Fleet: Low Profile Today, Vital Tomorrow"

(See W. Holland, pp. 52-57, May 2006 Proceedings)

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Firing on the Up Roll: A Brown-Water Revolution?

Forty years ago, I was serving in the waters of Vietnam as a Swift Boat skipper. Morale was sky high. Most of us, wrongly, thought we were...

Nobody Asked Me, But...The Magic of Compounding

Military recruiting traditionally has relied on two things-personal recruiting and inducements. The best recruiters were family and friends who...

The New Meaning of War

The new film United 93 caused many of us to reflect on where we were when Islamic terrorists commandeered four commercial airliners and flew two...

Crossing Swords: "The Generals' Revolt"

"If it is not appropriate for retired flag officers to speak out, then who?"

Major General John M. Riggs...

Around the Horn
A New Role for the Trident Fleet

The U.S. Navy's strategic submarines such as USS Alaska (SSBN-732) have patrolled...

In the Dark and Out In the Cold

Depleted Arctic ice, evident in satellite images from 1979 (left) and 2005 (right), is opening lanes for shipping in the Arctic...

Midway Is Our Trafalgar

It's time for the U.S. Navy and all Americans to give the Battle of Midway its due. Frozen in time in this image, "...

Polaris: A True Revolution

The Polaris missile program was complex, its technologies new and unproven, and its basic concept—launching missiles from beneath the...

No Glass Jaw

By teaming with other sea service communities and navies of allied nations, sailors such as Sonar Technician Third Class Jeff Mercliffe, listening...

The Peril of Power: Navigating the Natural Gas Infrastructure

The legacy of 1980s liquefied natural gas fear-mongering still exists. However, in the absence of hard factual evidence spin doctors on both...

Masters of None

As Marine aviators diversify, the forward air control-airborne mission risks becoming just one of too many tasks they must perform.

Jutland: A Battle in One Dimension

The May 1916 clash of battle fleets at Jutland during World War I proved that the best laid pre-war plans often come to naught in the fog of...

Professional Notes

2 For 4 in 2012: The Virginia-Class Road Ahead
By Rear Admiral William Hilarides, U.S. Navy

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Book Reviews

Boys of '67: From Vietnam to Iraq, The Extraordinary Story of a Few Good Men

Charles Jones. Mechanicsburg, PA:...

Other Navies: Strike From the Sea

Three navies other than the U.S. Navy currently operate and deploy nuclearpropelled ballistic-missile submarines (SSBNs)—Britain, France,...

World Naval Developments

Iran: Capabilities vs. Intentions

Naval Systems: Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program Rockets Forward

The Navy's ballistic-missile defense (BMD) program office, the Missile Defense Agency, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon are working toward a...

Combat Fleets

During April 2006, Navantia (formerly Izar) of Spain received an initial down payment from Venezuela to begin construction of four new offshore...

Lest We Forget: Fire and Sword; VC-10

Fire and Sword

On 24 October 1776, the Continental Congress issued secret orders to Lambert Wickes, captain of...

Charting Your Course: Semper Paratus

"Hold on!" yelled the third-class just as our Zodiac OTH (Over The Horizon) boat crossed the ship's wake at 43 knots, sending us...

Naval Institute Foundation

Tawani Foundation Renews Oral History Support

The Tawani Foundation of Chicago has extended its partnership with the Naval...

From Our Archive: Regulus I on board USS Hancock

Years before the Polaris missile went to sea (See "Polaris," page 30), the Navy had the Regulus, what would today be described as a...

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