Proceedings Magazine - December 2006 Vol. 132/12/1,246

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We've weathered another mid-term election, though not without one major casualty—Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. After six years as Pentagon chief and architect of the war in Iraq, Mr...

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    By Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief

    We've weathered another mid-term election, though not without one major casualty—Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. After six years as Pentagon chief and architect of the war in Iraq, Mr. Rumsfeld was asked by the President to step down...

  • Comment and Discussion

    "The Failure of the All-Volunteer Force"

    (See J. Byron, p. 12. October 2006; H. Patterson. H. Sacks. J. Roheryy. J. Hasik, T. Meyer, pp. 6-7. 74. November 2006 Proceedings

    Lieutenant General Victor H. Knilak, U.S. Marine...

  • Another View
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    By Harlan Ullman

    At times, waging PLMCC can be nearly as dangerous for admirals and generals as waging war. Take the line between civilian and military control. Crossing that boundary is not unlike entering a minefield or no-man's land in war. And in this...

  • Time for a First-Rate Joint Staff College
    By Lieutenant Colonel Brian Hanley, U.S. Air Force

    Our current Joint Forces Staff College receives failing grades. We need to replace it with one posessing true intellectual heft, serious students, and a top-notch faculty.

  • Laying the Keel for a New Maritime Strategy
    By Art Pine

    After 20 years a new maritime strategy if being crafted for the new century. But those charged with drafting it are finding that the challenges the nation faces today present obstacles no one could have imagined two decades ago...

  • Someone Else's Turn
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    A veteran Sailor calls for more Americans to defend their hard-won freedoms.

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim, Editor, <i>Combat Fleets of the World</i>

    On 12 July 2006, the second of France's Forbin-class guided-missile destroyers, Chevalier Paul (named for the naval hero better known in the United States as John...

  • Withdraw AND Win: Gaining Insight from Defeat
    By Commander John T. Kuehn, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The Vietnam War provides clues to a successful disengagement from Iraq.

  • Recipe for a Quarantine
    By Dennis M. Giangreco

    North Korea's detonation of a nuclear device in October, and threats to test fire nuclear missiles present the United States with no useful military option, but has finally sent enough of a chill down Chinese spines that we may be able to do...

  • Word Reaches Ramadi
    By David J. Danelo

    Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's ouster was greeted by curses, high-fives, and some surprising indifference among Marines in Al Anbar province.

    RAMADI--In this war-scarred city, infantry Marines greeted the news of...

  • Lethal, Scalable, and Responsive
    By General James T. Conway, U.S. Marine Corps

    As he begins walking point, the new Commandant of the Marine Corps says troops in combat are his top priority.

  • Chaplains, Censorship, and the First Amendment
    By Lieutenant Steven R. Obert, U.S. Navy

    Problems can result when chaplains are not preaching to the choir.

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  • Remember War
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    The tactics of a legendary late 19th- and early 20th-century Russian admiral can shape our Navy's transformation in the 21st century.

  • Worse than a Failure of Leadership
    By Captain Thomas B. Grassey, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)

    A professor of leadership and ethics at the Naval War College outlines the real reasons for prisoner abuse and lays out ways military leaders can keep such things from happening.

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    One of the best-known accounts of the Japanese attack on 7 December 1941 was also one of the oddest collaborations in publishing history. Here's why.

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    While driving back from San Diego International Airport a few weeks ago I found myself debating the merits of what I was assisting in at the time. Like a good shipmate, I was driving my friend and his fiancée, who had stepped off a...

  • Professional Notes

    Multinational Intelligence: Fusion Is the Answer
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    On 9 October North Korea carried out its long-awaited underground nuclear test-or did it?. It took various governments quite some time to decide that the test had indeed occurred, partly because the yield, as measured by seismograph, was only...

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