Proceedings Magazine - July 2007 Vol. 133/7/1,253

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One Up, One Down

Two years ago, we celebrated the ascension of General Peter Pace to the nation's top military post, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Those of us wearing or who...


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One Up, One Down

Two years ago, we celebrated the ascension of General Peter Pace to the nation's top military post, Chairman of the...

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How the Twin Is Bent: Developing Young Bubble Heads for the Challenges of Command (See M. J. Dobbs, pp. 28-33, June 2007 Proceedings)...

Firing on the Up Roll: Unity of Command

As every member of the armed forces learns, unity of command is absolutely vital to the success of any military organization. No ship can operate...

Now Hear This: Rewriting the Rules of War

Before going to war again, our leaders must first decide on what we mean to accomplish and how far we are willing to go to win. Otherwise, we will...

Nobody Asked Me, But...I'm Not Just a Navy Reservist

Looking at the ribbons adorning my khaki uniform one might conclude that I'm just a Navy Reservist. Adjacent to the ribbon representing my...

Kabuki in the E-Ring
"Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser.
Americans play to win all the time. That's why Americans...
A Parade You Don't Forget

Four years later and the parades continue. Month after month the procession moves, and only the faces change. 

Rebuilding Coast Guard Acquisition

Through drastically restructuring its processes, the service aims to move from confusion to creative synergy.

Finding Our Lagarto Fathers

In 2005, British diver Jamie Macleod and his crew located the wreck of the USS Lagarto (SS-371), a World War II attack...

Mike Mullen's Surprise Promotion

He has embraced the term that others have either dismissed or tiptoed around: "the Long War."  CNO will carry a...

Lest We Forget: Ripley at the Bridge

As a young man I was fascinated by a tale from ancient Roman history that told of a warrior whose courage was beyond all reason, yet was...

"No Torture"— It's a Start

The training of Iraqi military and police forces in intelligence and interrogation Techniques is far from a success.

Time for a Second Great White Fteet

Put the Coast Guard in charge of the 1,000-ship navy and let the Navy do what it does best—ight wars.

In 1907 President...

A New Naval Diplomacy

Maritime cooperation between the United States and India is the key to bridging differences over the Proliferation Security Initiative.

Urban Warfare: Sending in the Marines

The Marines saw the spectre of urban warfare early, but it took General Charles Krulak to get them to do something about it.

Look at the...

State and Navy: Partnership in Diplomacy

Given the increased need for skills in diplomacy when dealing with volatile situations, especially in ungoverned areas of the world, the...

Treaty at a Crossroads

Treaty at a Crossroads

By Captain George V. Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired)


Time for a Mid-Course Correction?

Five-plus years after 9/11, the government still has a long way to go in strengthening port security.

The United States has made...

UNCLOS MythBusters

The ink was barely dry on President George W. Bush’s statement in mid-May about joining the community of nations by ratifying the U.N....

Book Reviews

Five Days in August: How World War II Became a Nuclear War

Michael D. Gordin. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press,...

Professional Notes

Harnessing Information Technology for Navy Command and Control
By Vice Admiral Mark Edwards, U.S. Navy


U.S. Navy: Carrier Aviation on the Move

A final issue related to U.S. large-deck carriers, in addition to those described in the first part of this column (June 2007), is nuclear...

World Naval Developments: Russian Arms Exports Shrink

In May it was reported that the month's planned meeting of the Russian-Chinese Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation had been postponed...

Oceans: Exploring the Least-Known Oceans

The Arctic and Southern Oceans at the far ends of our planet have been enormously attractive for explorers and adventurers. It is a brief history...

Combat Fleets

On 25 May 2007 South Korea launched the first of its new KDX-III guided-missile destroyers. The 7,000+-ton warship, numbered 991 and reportedly...

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