Proceedings Magazine - November 2007 Vol. 133/11/1,257

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Let the Debate Begin!

The long-awaited Maritime Strategy, in the works since then-CNO Admiral Mike Mullen set it in motion in June 2006, leads off this month's ...


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Let the Debate Begin!

The long-awaited Maritime Strategy, in the works since then-CNO Admiral Mike Mullen set it in motion...

Comment & Discussion

Naval Academy . . . A Crucible for Warriors

(See J. Fowler, pp. 14-18, October 2007 Proceedings)

Firing on the Up Roll: Getting It Right At Navy

In his first message as Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, Vice Admiral Jeffrey Fowler declared "we are a nation at war," a war...

Nobody Asked Me But . . .Madison Avenue Should Not Replace Military Public Affairs

Beginning in 1980, the military's specialty staffs, including public affairs, suffered deep cuts through the annual budget squeeze and from...

Now Hear This: Contracts of Marque

The 100th anniversary of the signing of the Hague Convention was on 18 October. Its many provisions included limiting the use of privately armed...

Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower
The leaders of America's Sea Services present the first new Maritime Strategy in more than 20 years.



U.S. Marine Corps (as of October 2007)
End the Backyard Brawl
The Navy and Marine Corps bear the dead weight of mutual distrust. But when they work together, the result is greater than the sum...
A Bravura Performance

The Secretary of the Navy who was the force behind the last Maritime Strategy evaluates the new one.

Lion of Fallujah
In death, a Marine who epitomized bravery, integrity, and sacrifice still inspires.

Barry Subelsky never knew Major...

Mountain Viper Training the Tip of the Spear
The Marine Corps' Mountain Warfare Training Center prepares Leathernecks for the rigors of combat in Afghanistan.


The Few. The Proud. The (Harvard???) Marines
Harvard University's Vietnam War-era hostility to the military is largely history. Ask the small contingent of Marines who are...
The First Battles of the Long War
The Commandant of the Marine Corps provides his perspective on Iraq, regional security, and the generational struggle against...
Video Goes to War: Getting the Target Right
Aerial targeting not only worked for the Marines in Fallujah, it has changed the way forward air controllers and attack aircraft...
Little Shop of Heroes: Marine Corps Cult Movies
What do Marines watch when they're not zoning out with Sands of Iwo Jima or Battle Cry?

When a Proceedings ...

Guadalcanal: A Real Hot Potato
A perceived lack of Navy support for Marines on Guadalcanal led one Marine officer to have an irreverent medal cast in...
Defense Forum Washington: Healthcare at a Crossroads

The long-promised overhaul to the process of transferring medical care for returning service members from the Department of...

Book Reviews

The Suicide of Reason: Radical Islam's Threat to the West

Lee Harris. New York: Basic Books, 2007. 290 pp. Index...

Professional Notes

Make the Military Justice System Fairer  


By Jonathan F. Keiler

Royal Navy: Two New Big Decks

After lengthy delays, the British government has signed contracts for the construction of two large aircraft carriers-the largest warships ever...

World Naval Developments: Naval Race in the Far East?

Early in September, Israeli F-15s bombed a remote part of the Syrian desert three days after a North Korean merchant ship docked in that country....

Oceans: A Voyage to the Real North Pole

The North Pole became accessible to ordinary tourists in 1991 through the use of nuclear-powered icebreakers operated by the Murmansk Shipping...

Combat Fleets

The Type 404 multi-purpose tender Main recently completed modernization to become Germany's newest submarine tender and...

Lest We Forget: Midwatch in Surigao Strait

On the night of 24-25 October 1944, Torpedoman's Mate Third Class Roy West and the other men manning a torpedo mount on the destroyer USS ...

Naval Institute Foundation
In this month of Thanksgiving, we salute three recent benefactors among the thousands of supporters for whom the Naval Institute is...
From Our Archives
'Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please.'

-Pythagoras (582 BC...

Books in Brief

A Soul On Trial: A Marine Corps Mystery at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Robin R. Cutler. New York: Rowman & Littlefield...


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