Proceedings Magazine - August 2006 Vol. 132/8/1,242

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History Repeats Itself

In the lobby of the headquarters of the U.S. Naval Institute is an odd-looking apparatus that resembles the control wheel of an airplane. A trained eye might be...

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The Three Rs: A New Course for an Old Coast Guard

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Hamilton’s Enduring Mission

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Too Little, Too Late?

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Where Have All the Shiphandlers Gone?

Few U.S. Navy officers today are capable mariners. The continued neglect of shiphandling skills means that in the future Navy ships such as...

We've Got to Take the Whole Crew!

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Modern Relevance of the Defence of Duffer's Drift

"It was our own fault, and our very grave fault, and now we must turn it to use, We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single...

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The size of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve should be doubled from today's end strength of 8,100 to 16,200 Coast Guardsmen. Established on 19...

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