Proceedings Magazine - September 2006 Vol. 132/9/1,243

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Five years ago, as we are constantly reminded, the world changed. Al Qaeda operatives, employing hijacked passenger airliners as guided missiles, destroyed the World Trade Center and ploughed into...

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Five years ago, as we are constantly reminded, the world changed. Al Qaeda operatives, employing hijacked passenger airliners as guided missiles,...

Comment and Discussion

"Where Have All the Shiphandlers Gone?"

(See S. Landersman, pp. 54-58, August 2006 Proceedings)

Commander John K. Hafner,...

Another View
Firing on the Up Roll: The Road to Riga: Twists, Turns, and Dangers

The "Road to Riga" sounds more like an old Bob Hope-Bing Crosby escapade or the latest marketing slogan for a trip to the Baltic. In...

Women CAN Fight

On 6 July 1976, for the first time in the history of the U.S. Naval Academy, 81 female plebes were sworn in as midshipmen alongside 1,217 male...

Attack on the Pentagon

A news photographer at the Pentagon on 9/11 takes us back to that fateful morning with dramatic, never-before-published photos...

Five Years Later: Are We Any Safer?

Timeline: Major Islamic Extremist Attacks

A former secretary of the Navy and member of the...

Does DD(X) Have a Future?

The Navy's high-tech ship of tomorrow may have priced itself out of the Fleet.

In the mid-1990s, the...

CVN=Indispensable National Asset

In the past five years there has been a remarkable upturn in the operational capabilities of the carrier force in the U.S. Navy. Contrary to the...

Misnaming Aircraft Carriers
Nobody Asked Me, But...Beat Army—But Only When It Plays Navy

Having graduated from the Naval Academy 44 years ago I have seen a number of Academy traditions live on in the Brigade while others have been...

Combat Fleets

In late June 2006, the mine countermeasures vessels Weiden and ...

The Last Catfight

The venerable F-14 Tomcat ends three decades of Fleet service this month. But it went out fighting on its last combat deployment in 2005-06....

The "Soviet" Air Threat of 2006

The Soviet Union may be a relic of the past but its aircraft are not. Many of them are still out there, some operated by new friends, others...

Commitment to Mission Execution

The new Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard outlines the Commandant's guiding vision for the service.

It was an...

A Civil War in the Military

Three schools of thought have emerged from the recent Revolt of the Generals. The one that wins out will shape the future of the military long...

Toward a More Perfect Union

The Army and the Marine Corps need to be more operationally flexible-in both equipment and weapon acquisition and training-so their soldiers...

The Containerized Logistics Imperative

Joint warfighting has evolved rapidly in the last decade from deconfliction to seamless interoperation; however, joint logistics lags behind. One...

Transformation Ballyhoo

New and expensive technology such as the F-35, DD(X), and the expeditionary fighting vehicle is not enough to achieve transformation. Like war...

Irregulars: A Natural Hedge

By whatever measure, manpower is a critical factor in military success. To protect itself and the success of its mission, the Navy must...

Book Reviews

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq

Thomas E. Ricks. New York: The Penguin Press, 2006. 416 pp. Maps. Illus....

Oceans: Oil on Troubled Waters

It is great theater. A huge tanker is fetched up on the rocks, a spreading oil slick oozing from her hull. Or perhaps it is a flaming offshore...

U.S. Navy: Hezbollah Attack: Lessons for the LCS?

The recent Hezbollah missile attack on an Israeli Navy corvette may have lessons for the U.S. Navy's littoral combat ship (LCS) program.1...

World Naval Developments: Artillery Rockets Take Center Stage

The war between Israel and Hezbollah has highlighted an often-neglected weapon, the artillery rocket. Many armies use rockets to lay down large...

Lest We Forget: Amazing Grace, VAH-8

Amazing Grace

As a young girl Grace Brewster Murray had an unusually inquisitive mind. One day, when she was seven years old, she...

Charting Your Course: The Veteran Entrepreneur

"If you're going to be thinking, you may as well think big."-Donald Trump

Entrepreneurship—I'm not sure I had ever...

Naval Institute Foundation

Call for Support for Admiral Bernard Forbes' Oral History

From Our Archive: XF10F-1 Jaguar

The retiring F-14 Tomcat wasn’t the only swinging cat to emerge from the vaunted Grumman Ironworks. In May 1952, nearly two decades before...

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