Proceedings Magazine - October 2007 Vol. 133/10/1,256

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No More Mister Nice Guy

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Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't

(See B. Olson, pp. 22-30, September 2007 Proceedings)

Captain Raymond B. Wellborn, U.S....

Firing on the Up Roll: A Military at Risk?

The metaphor of the majestic and doomed liner RMS Titanic comes to mind when thinking about the future size, shape, and health of the U.S....

Now Hear This: First Among Equals: Tilting Toward the Naval Service

There was a time when the assignment of top jobs in the joint force resembled a political balancing act more than a merit-based selection process...

Nobody Asked Me But...Command of the Cs

In the beginning, there was Command. Command was the ultimate aspiration of every officer. Command was both the ultimate test and the ultimate...

Naval Academy . . . A Crucible for Warriors

The Academy's new boss says a midshipman's first duty is to learn to lead Sailors and Marines in combat. Everything...

Storm Warning for the Royal Navy

A decade of over-use and neglect has placed the world's oldest navy, and the U.S. Navy's presumed closest partner, at a...

The Osprey Goes to War

After a tumultuous quarter-century in development, the Marines' V-22 tiltrotor aircraft is ready to fly combat missions in...

We Need a North American Defense Organization

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) have similar goals and missions....

High Seas Hollywood: The 25 Best U.S. Navy Movies

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Happy Anniversary, Navy Memorial

It hardly seems like 20 years. The dedication of the U.S. Navy Memorial on 13 October 1987 was a dazzling program choreographed by Robert Jani,...

How to Kill a Good Idea

The 1,000-ship navy concept must develop at the grassroots level. It risks being stillborn if the United States dominates its leadership.


Taking Africa Seriously

The U.S. government now knows that Africa is important-and dangerous. Formerly divided between three different strategic military regions, the...

Getting the Ocean Right

In 1842, Lieutenant Matthew Fontaine Maury, the father of naval oceanography, had a vision. The stacks of musty ship logs and records filling the...

The Navy, the Cold War—and Now

In the post-World War II world, from Korea to the Berlin Wall, the U.S. Navy played a significant role, if not an obvious one.

Don't Hate San Francisco! Engage, Don't Estrange

Few outside this beautiful harbor realize the Bay Area has a long naval tradition that rivals all but a few competitors. It's a legacy worth...

Book Reviews

War, Peace and International Relations: An Introduction to Strategic History

Colin S. Gray. London and New York: Routledge...

Professional Notes

Using Computers and Rifles at the Same Time

By Captain Christopher S. Tsirlis, U.S. Marine Corps

Naval Systems: Radio Commonality at Hand

The Navy's Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C^sup 4^I), supported by Lockheed...

Combat Fleets

On 23 August, the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force launched the first of a new four-ship class of helicoptercarrying destroyers. Named Hyuga,...

Lest We Forget: The 50th

As I sit down before my laptop to write the 50th "Lest We Forget" column, it seems very appropriate to recognize the person most...

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