Proceedings Magazine - June 2007 Vol. 133/6/1,252

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This month we launch our redesign of Proceedings with a more dynamic, colorful, and contemporary look befitting the tradition and dignity of a publication well over a century old.


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This month we launch our redesign of Proceedings with a more dynamic, colorful, and contemporary look befitting the tradition and dignity...

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(See R. Timberg, pg. 6. May 2007 Proceedings)

Firing on the Up Roll: A Goldwater-Nichols Bill for Government - Part Two

This is the second of two columns on reforming the nation's national security apparatus. The first covered the original Goldwater-Nichols Act...

Nobody Asked Me...But Let's Hunt the Hunters

In January 2006, when the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81) captured a pirate ship off of the coast of Somalia, it...

Now Hear This: Send the Best and the Brightest

In his recent Armed Forces Journal essay, "A Failure in Generalship," U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Paul Yingling delivers a...

Midway: The Story that Never Ends

On the 65th anniversary, we are still finding out what happened at Midway in the sky and sea in late spring 1942.

On Time, On Budget, On Mission: The U.S. Navy SSGN Program Shows the Way Ahead

As Navy and Coast Guard shipbuilding projects face intense scrutiny in Congress, the highly successful SSGN conversion program...

How the Twig is Bent: Developing Young Bubble Heads for the Challenges of Command

Young nuclear submariners are as good as it gets when it comes to engineering and nuclear safety, but they need more exposure...

Improving Fleet ASW Training for Submariners

Simulation programs help prepare the crew. From individuals to entire units, the result is an orchestral synergy that permits...

In the Primordial Deep, Embedded on a Submarine

This excerpt is from Robert D. Kaplan's book Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts: The American Military in the Air, at Sea, and...

Getting Shipbuilding Right

Convinced the Navy's shipbuilding program is "deeply troubled," the Secretary of the Navy dishes out some tough...

David Halberstram Remembered

"It is not a particularly happy chapter I in his life; he did not serve himself or the country well; he was. there is no kinder or gentler...

Subs in the Littoral: Diesels Just Blowing Smoke?

Should the Navy turn to diesel-powered submarines for littoral warfare? The answer is clear, one analyst argues: stick with the larger nuclear...

Counting Sails: The Submarine Census

The number of submarines in the world's navies shrank by nearly half during the 1990s and has continued to decline at a reduced rate. Yet even...

Edwin H. Simmons Jr.: Keeper of the Keys

Brigadier General Ed Simmons, the retired Director Emeritus of Marine Corps History, died at home in Alexandria. Virginia, on 5 May 2007. He had...

Fascination and Frustration: An Attaché in Moscow

The U.S. and Soviet navies spent the Cold War building for the possibility of a hot war. After nearly half a century the Cold War ended, the...

Professional Notes

Listen to the Lieutenants and Sailors
By Captain Mark Nesselrode, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Book Reviews

Finding the Target: The Transformation of American Military Policy

Frederick W. Kagan. New York: Encounter Books, 2006....

U.S. Navy: Carrier Aviation on the Move: But Going Where?

The debate over the future of the aircraft carrier continues hot and heavy in the pages of Proceedings, the halls of the Pentagon, and the...

World Naval Developments: The Sea-Based Commonwealth

On 25 April Australians and New Zealanders celebrate ANZAC Day. They remembertheir armed forces, and particularly the day on which the combined...

Naval Systems: Standard Series Raises the Bar Again

The Navy's Standard Missile Program Executive Office and Raytheon Missile Systems have reported that the company has completed successful...

Combat Fleets

On 22 April, Argentina's 12,000-ton Antarctic support ship and icebreaker Almirante Irizar suffered a serious fire in her generator...

Lest We Forget: Commander David McCampbell

On the morning of 24 October 1944, in a pair of Hellcat fighters, Commander David McCampbell and his wingman, Ensign Roy Rushing, scrambled from...

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