Proceedings Magazine - October 2006 Vol. 132/10/1,244

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Congressional legislation is pending as this column went to press that could force the Navy to name the next nuclear...

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Misnaming Aircraft Carriers

Congressional legislation is pending as this column went to press...

Editor's Page

ctober 13 is the birthday of our Navy. On that date in 1775, in Philadelphia, a small group within the Continental Congress, led by John Adams,...

Comment and Discussion

"A Civil War in the Military"

(See M. Cancian, pp. 48-52, September 2006 Proceedings)

Commander Jeffrey B, Barta, U.S....

Another View
Firing on the Up Roll: The 1,000-Ship Navy—Turning a Slogan into a Strategy

The "1,000-ship navy" took a step closer to reality in mid-August when Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mike Mullen briefed President...

Allen Versus Webb: Referendum on the War?

When Virginia voters go to the polls in November, their choice between incumbent Senator George Allen and former Secretary of...

"The Means of Knowledge" The Navy's New Professional Reading Program

It is time for the Navy to take professional reading to a new level. John Adams, a founding father instrumental in the creation of our service,...

Military Justice?

Something odd is happening in courts-martial involving allegations of detainee abuse by American Soldiers and Marines. One takes no pleasure in...

For Those Who Dare

The U.S. Naval Institute: Who we are, what we do, and why we matter.

What professional organization held its inaugural meeting the year...

Soft Power at Sea: Zheng He and Chinese Maritime Strategy

The 15th-century voyages of the Chinese explorer Zheng He can tell us much about China's intentions in Asia....

The Technological Perfect Storm

Technology has been American warfighters' trump card for decades. But today's technology is irrevokably linked to...

My Messages to the Navy

 

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Movie Review: The Guardian

Limelight for the Coast Guard

We all know the drill. Directors, actors, and...

The Failure of the All-Volunteer Force

What's wrong with the All-Volunteer Force (AVF)? Perhaps nothing...until Iraq. Three decades old, the AVF arguably worked, carrying us post-...

Achieving the Right Mix

As debate swirls around the need for the DDG-1000 and CG(X) and the future size of the Fleet, we should not overlook a cheaper, more practical...

Cutting China’s "String of Pearls"

History teaches that land-based aircraft such as these U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles, can control the littorals and help counter China...

The Balkanization of Iraq

Cut-and-run? Stay the course? Perhaps Iraq's future lies in its division. The author explores the implications of such a policy.

My Messages to the Navy
Time for Navy Air to Join Special Operations

As important as it is in today's warfighting, the Navy doesn't have much of a footprint in special operations. An aviation component...

An All-Hands Fight: Forum Explores Challenges of the Long War

It has been tough to settle on a definitive name for this war America is fighting, but deciding what to call it is a minor concern. Half a decade...

Explaining the War (in Two Minutes or Less)

Warheads: Cable News and the Fog of War, a new book from the Naval Institute Press, provides a hard-hitting and sometimes hilarious look at...

Nobody Asked Me, But...We Must Transform Leadership, Too

"The relationship between officers and enlisted men should in no sense be that of superior and inferior."

-Lieutenant...

Professional Notes

COTS: We Can't Afford to Do It Any Other Way

By Captain Gibson Kerr, U.S. Navy

Book Reviews

DEFCON-2: Standing on the Brink of Nuclear War During the Cuban Missile Crisis

Norman Polmar and John D. Gresham....

Naval Systems: New Mine Detection System Set for the Fleet

The Navy is pushing ahead with low-rate initial production of the AQS-20A minehunting sonar system for operations from the new MH-60S Knighthawk...

Die Kriegsmarine: No Mystery in the Depths

Carrier raystery may be solved" declared several newspapers after the Polish Navy located the remains of a large ship on the sea floor this...

World Naval Developments: Network-Centric Warfare in the Middle East

For the United States, the most important issues raised by the war between Israel and Hezbollah concern the way force transformation and network-...

Combat Fleets

The Australian Navy's Appleleaf-class underway-replenishment oiler HMAS Westralia, shown here earlier...

Lest We Forget: Homefront, VF-51 (Part 1)

Homefront

While still a young girl, Doris Biorseth left South Dakota in the summer of 1941 and headed west, settling in Washington, where...

Naval Institute Foundation

Admiral Dennis Wilkinson's History Is Now Available

Support from a number of admirers has enabled the Naval Institute to...

Charting Your Course: Hallmarks of Enlightened Leadership

Did you ever meet a very senior officer who seemed both approachable and genuinely interested in you? How did it make you feel? If you are like me...

From Our Archive: Chinese Junk in 1969

The classic Western view of China's historical merchant fleet generally resembles this junk, contrasted with the USS...

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