Proceedings Magazine - September 2007 Vol. 133/9/1,255

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'Humility is the embarrassment you feel when you tell people how wonderful you are.'

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The Tailhook Legacy

There is a lot going on in this issue of Proceedings. First let's deal with the 800-pound...

Comment and Discussion

The Navy and Its DDG-1000-Heading Wrong

(See R. H. Smith, p. 10, August 2007 Proceedings)

Bob A. Gabbert-Finally! Someone has the...

Firing on the Up Roll: Time for a Change

These are unhappy times. Congress is in revolt over Iraq without fully realizing that there are no good outcomes no matter the strategy. The...

Nobody Asked Me, But...Who Needs Warfighting Secrets from the Boardroom?

The business section at your local bookstore is filled with books by military leaders. They tout the leadership and organizational lessons of...

Now Hear This: Keeping Faith with the "Purple Thumb People"

The Washington debate over the pullout from Iraq splits into two camps. One says stay until the mission is accomplished. The other argues for a...

Where's the Beef?

Our new military strategy documents often have the feel of a Madison Avenue marketing campaign. Instead, we must create...

Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't

Sex in Bancroft Hall and an unsubstantiated charge of rape embroils a Navy football star and the Naval Academy hierarchy in a...

Sexual Misconduct: Discretion is the Better Part of Prosecution

A JAG officer experienced in dealing with sex crimes charts a minefield unlikely to be cleared anytime soon. But there has been...

Old Asia-Pacific Hand to Be CNO

The admiral selected to be the next Chief of Naval Operations has been recognized throughout his career for his leadership, integrity, and concern...

Helicopter Procurement: Playing with Fire

Growing demands on the helicopter community require a turnaround in the Concept of Operations to acquire the right number and...

Get the Carriers!

For U.S. power projection needs, there is still no substitute for the aircraft carrier.

Get the carriers!...

A New Carrier for a New Century

The next generation aircraft carrier has its share of detractors, but others believe the CVN-78 class will provide more bang for the buck than its...

Repeating NASA's Deadly Mistakes

Today's naval air culture resembles that of the space agency in the days preceding its space shuttle disasters. Will the single-seat Hornet...

Aviators Need More Flight Time

Mandates from the Secretaries of Defense and the Navy to cut pilot mishaps are achievable only if training actually involves flying.


Up- and Downloading: The Vital Pre-Flight Ritual

Without automated mission planning systems, missions are doomed to failure before the planes leave the deck. Only proper training will ensure the...

Book Reviews

Beating Goliath: Why Insurgencies Win

Jeffrey Record. Dulles, VA: Potomac Books, Inc., 2007. 192 pp. Notes. Bib. Index. $...

Professional Notes

We Need Shore-Based Aircraft in Iraq
By Major Scott A. Cooper, U.S. Marine Corps

Before the current war in Iraq, then...

Oceans: Honest ABE-Underwater Explorer

Launched in 1996, ABE-Vne Autonomous Benthic Explorer-is a strange looking triple-hull submersible developed and operated by the Woods Hole...

World Naval Developments: Russia Resurgent?

In July, a Russian mini-submarine planted a Russian flag on the seafloor at the North Pole, as a symbol of a Russian claim that this area is an...

U.S. Navy: Carrier Aviation: Dollars and Sense

'. . . V/STOL aircraft will increase aviation mission performance by our air-capable ships and will enormously increase the flexibility of...

Combat Fleets

Throughout late July 2007, the U.S. A Navy and British Royal Navy took part in Joint Task Force Exercise 07-2, also known as Operation Bold Step....

Lest We Forget: A Rough House

In the 1908 Lucky Bag, the college yearbook of Naval Academy graduates, one of the midshipmen was described by his classmates as "a...

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