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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We've weathered another mid-term election, though not without one major casualty—Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. After six years as...

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....

Another View
Firing on the Up Roll: When To Hold And When To Fold

At times, waging PLMCC can be nearly as dangerous for admirals and generals as waging war. Take the line between civilian and military control....

Time for a First-Rate Joint Staff College

Our current Joint Forces Staff College receives failing grades. We need to replace it with one posessing true intellectual...

Laying the Keel for a New Maritime Strategy

After 20 years a new maritime strategy if being crafted for the new century. But those charged with drafting it are finding...

Someone Else's Turn

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

Combat Fleets

On 12 July 2006, the second of France's Forbin-class guided-missile destroyers,...

Withdraw AND Win: Gaining Insight from Defeat

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

Recipe for a Quarantine

North Korea's detonation of a nuclear device in October, and threats to test fire nuclear missiles present the United States with no useful...

Word Reaches Ramadi

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

Lethal, Scalable, and Responsive

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

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

An active-duty Navy chaplain, Lieutenant Gordon Klingenschmitt...

Remember War

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

A professor of leadership and ethics at the Naval War College outlines the real reasons for prisoner abuse and lays out ways military leaders...

Marines Need Irregular Warfare Forces

Marine Corps Essay Contest Winner

As the Department of Defense (DoD) prosecutes the war on terrorism, the U.S. Marine Corps finds...

The Odyssey of At Dawn We Slept

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...

Book Reviews

Capturing Jonathan Pollard

Ronald J. Olive. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2006. 288 pp. Illus. Index. $27.95

Nobody Asked Me, But...Don't Do It for the Money

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...

Professional Notes

Multinational Intelligence: Fusion Is the Answer
By Captain Paul Becker, U.S. Navy

According to Army General John...

Naval Systems: Savings Through Power Technologies

The Power Systems Group of SPD Technologies, a unit of L-3 Communications, plans to deliver by year's end a 500-kilowatt motor drive...

World Naval Developments: North Korea's Nuclear Strategy

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...

Lest We Forget: Yogi

In the early 1990s, a 70-year-old retired admiral stood before a large contingent of midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy and challenged them to...

From Our Archive

Boxing has been a tradition in the military services, especially in the Navy. Matches, such as this on board an...

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