Proceedings Magazine - April 2007 Vol. 133/4/1,250

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Back in 1966, our battalion commander was a chunky, bespectacled fireplug of a Marine named Walter Moore. His nickname was MuMu. No one knew where the moniker came from. Years later I found out....



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Back in 1966, our battalion commander was a chunky, bespectacled fireplug of a Marine named Walter Moore. His nickname was MuMu. No one knew where...

Comment and Discussion

"LCS: A Step, Not an End"

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Commentary: Troop Level Increases: Pyrrhic Victory?

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Firing on the Up Roll: The Falklands Twenty-Five Years Later

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Nobody Asked Me, But...What Took So Long?

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Maritime Domain Awareness: The Key to Security

Maritime transportation is a hodgepodge of interconnecting, often disparate policies supported by incompatible systems. We need...

The Boys Are Back in Town

Four seasoned intelligence hands who know and like each other are now in control of the nation's spy agencies....

Warlord Loop Reading List

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Into the Rising Sun: The Doolittle Raid

Long before jointness became doctrine and purple entered the military vocabulary, U.S. naval and air forces were operating hand...

Challenges for the New Maritime Strategy

Expectations are high for the Navy's new maritime strategy. Its greatest accomplishment, however, may be answering the question so many are...

Bob Gates, Striped Pants SecDef?

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Terrorism in Southeast Asia: A Navy Fight

In Southeast Asia, we have an enemy capable of conducting multiple attacks across locations separated by ocean water. This enemy is cooperative,...

Building Global Partnerships

The Naval Staff College strengthens aspects of U.S. power and Navy programs that have not been stressed enough. It is critical that we learn...

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Remembering Bob Brewer, Proceedings Editor

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Professional Notes

Enemy UAVs Threaten Our Security
By Lieutenant Colonel Glen Butler, U.S. Marine Corps

Book Reviews

The Past as Prologue: The Importance of History to the Military Profession

Williamson Murray and Richard Hart Sinnreich,...

U.S. Navy: Ships in Shoal Waters

The U.S. Navy's shipbuilding program is in shoal waters despite an increase in ship construction funds in the Fiscal Year 2008 budget recently...

Naval Systems: Integrated Topside Builds on Aperture Technologies

Factory acceptance testing is set to start in May on an advanced development model of a multi-function electronic warfare (MFEW) system planned...

World Naval Developments: Posturing in the Middle East?

Late in January the Iranians announced that they were about to launch their first satellite. Since it takes at least an intermediate-range...

Combat Fleets

Several Allied fleets will benefit from the U.S. Navy's ongoing retirement of dedicated mine countermeasures vessels. As the...

Lest We Forget: Tip Merrill; VF-43

Tip Merrill

In the U.S. Naval Academy's Naval Warfare course, midshipmen are taught the principle of "commander's intent....

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