Proceedings Magazine - November 2006 Vol. 132/11/1,245

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This year's annual Marine issue coincides with a number of events of major importance to the Corps. Perhaps most significant is the investiture of James T. Conway as the 34th Commandant.

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This year's annual Marine issue coincides with a number of events of major importance to the Corps. Perhaps most significant is the...

Comment and Discussion

"The Failure of the All-Volunteer Force"

(See J. Byron, p. 12, October 2006 Proceedings)

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Firing on the Up Roll: A Matter of Accountability

The nation just experienced a gut check in the global war on terrorism. The test came in the form of the verbal fistfight that took place in...

Jim Jones, A Lion in Winter

General James L. Jones will close out a distinguished 40-year career as a Marine early next year, though the Jones family tradition of continuous...

Deep Leatherneck Immersion

Like many veterans, former Marine Gunnery Sergeant Jack C. Carroll has spent much of his life trying to push the memories of his war years to the...

A Spy Left Out in the Cold

In early June 1984, a bespectacled nearly thirty-year-old man with a dimpled chin, chubby cheeks, and wavy, receding hair left his modest...

Movie Review: Flags of Our Fathers

I had the opportunity to preview Clint Eastwood's latest directorial effort in Paramount Pictures' Screening Room here in Manhattan. It is...

Many Challenges, One Fleet

Virginia Beach, Va.—An array of daunting global security challenges, the steep costs of meeting such challenges, and the morphing role of...

Toward a New Grand Strategy in Iraq

It is difficult to quantify the problems that will arise from the ill-conceived American invasion of Iraq. Given the billions of dollars spent on...

North Korea: The Case Against Preemption

The repercussions of implementing preemption's Golden Rule-Do Unto Others Before They Do Unto You-should be carefully considered in light...

Edson's Eagles: The Legacy of "Red Mike"

The legendary Raider commander started a tradition that has touched some heavyweight Marines

This month, in a ceremony filled with...

Just Do It

Distributed Operations in the Marine Corps is a success story in the making. They are the essence of maneuver warfare, which is the Commandant...

The Shifting Domain of War

Something is wrong. Old salts and old Soldiers can feel it in their bones. Things are getting worse, not better. Terrorists have struck...

Naval Gazing: Look to the Marines

In the wake of 9/11 and the demise of the Soviet Union, the Navy is looking for a new sense of purpose. It could turn to its former junior partner...

Making the Most of Failure

On a dark night in the summer of 1908, the USS Decatur (DD-5) was silently pulling into Batangas Harbor in the Philippines. While making her...

Marine Logistics…2015 Style

Future Marine Corps warfighting excellence will rely on solid intelligence, effective communications, and an agile, responsive logistics...

The Past as Present

Some Americans cannot see through the human frailties of men such as "Pappy" Boyington to appreciate the sacrifices they made for...

The Navy: Still Haze Grey Under the Desert Beige

Although large numbers of "Sand Sailors" are serving ashore to carry out ground missions, this former Marine believes the Navy's...

Nobody Asked Me, But...Performance Ashore Matters

The 1990s have been characterized as a transition period from the Cold War garrison era to a new era generally described as one of engagement. As...

Book Reviews

The Ghosts of Iwo Jima

Robert S. Burrell. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2006. 280 pp. Illus. Maps....

Professional Notes

Crew Solo in the F/A-18D
By Major Ivan Kanapathy, U.S. Marine Corps

Oceans: Nuclear-Powered Surface Ships Wave of the Future or a Wave Goodbye?

Between producer and user, about 98 percent of world-trade tonnage is carried by ships. This trade is growing at an accelerating rate, while at...

U.S. Navy: Conventional Trident on Hold

Congress has denied major funding in the Fiscal Year 2007 budget for the Navy to develop and deploy non-nuclear Trident missiles in the fleet'...

World Naval Developments: An Independent Role for South Korea?

In September the South Koreans announced that they had developed the Cheon Ryong cruise missile with a range of 500 kilometers. It was being...

Combat Fleets

On 16 September 2006, two 90-meter Dutch-built corvettes were launched for the Indonesian Navy. The corvettes, Diponegoro (shown here)...

Lest We Forget: Swede Vejtasa, VF-51 (Part 2)

Swede Vejtasa...

Naval Institute Foundation

Commodore Ed Miller Does It Again!

With his recent gift to underwrite Naval Institute Press book projects, Edward S. Miller of Washington...

From Our Archive: Marines at Hampton Roads, 1898

The Marine detachment of the USS Maine (BB-2) embarks at Hampton Roads in 1897. A few months later, on Tuesday, 15 February 1898, all but...

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