Proceedings Magazine - February 2008 Vol. 134/2/1,260

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DOD, the VA, and Getting the Twain to Meet


For the third straight year, we focus an issue of Proceedings on Military Medicine. With the nation at war, few issues...


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DOD, the VA, and Getting the Twain to Meet


For the third straight year, we focus an issue of Proceedings on...

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Separate but Equal

(See J. K. Hafner, pp. 32-35, January 2008 Proceedings)

Firing on the Up Roll: When Principle Is Involved

Somewhere in the distant recesses of my mind is a passage from Reef Points, a.k.a. the Plebe's Bible, that we were required to...

Now Hear This: No Easy Exit

In at least one respect, President George W. Bush is a fortunate man. He is surrounded by military experts, not only the real ones in uniform, but...

Feeling the Impact: Americans at War

The U.S. Naval Institute took a major plunge in 2007 when it started producing 90-second vignettes for television, featuring interviews with...

Nobody Asked Me, But...Let's Have a Fleet of 15 Hospital Ships

Each one of the Department of Defense's five regional combatant commands should have three hospital ships permanently assigned to their...

Building a Small Surface Warship Mission Impossible?

The Navy's dilemma with the littoral combat ship construction program is rooted in deep institutional problems based on...

'A Test, Not a Final Exam'
The Marines' controversial MV-22B Osprey has made its long-awaited first combat deployment. So what's the verdict?
A Sobering Look at Iraq & Afghanistan

In 2003, after four years as the 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Jones was appointed Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, the first...

Hype, Hope and Hard Facts: Getting a Fix on SSGN SOF Capabilities
The SSGN is worth the expense, even though its SOF capability may have been oversold.

The conversion of four Ohio...

Marketing Is Not a Dirty Word
In the stiff competition for professional talent and congressional dollars, the Navy needs to do more about its public image—...
Triumph in Strategic Thinking
The author recently attended a conference in Bodo, Norway, that assessed the Cold War on NATO's northern flank from 1975-1989....
The Elusive 'Seamless Transition'
Many wounded servicemembers discharged after serving in Iraq or Afghanistan must cope with confusing—and often conflicting...
Insurgents in the Bloodstream
A bacterial outbreak of historic proportions threatens wounded troops when they're most vulnerable.

"It's why...

Prosthetics in the VA: Past, Present, and Future
The Department of Veterans Affairs has provided prosthetic devices to America's combat wounded since World War II—and it...
A Healing Virtual Reality World
The new training center at Walter Reed is a major step forward in the rehabilitation of men and women who have lost limbs or are...
From Warrior to Lifesaver
The Navy's next-generation hospital ship is already in the Fleet's inventory in the guise of Tarawa-class LHAs.


Book Reviews

To the Limit of Endurance: A Battalion of Marines in the Great War

Peter F. Owen. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University...

Professional Notes

The Bear Comes Out of Hibernation

By Commander T. J. McKearney, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Naval Systems: Cruiser Updates Begin

Rip out work is set to start this month on board the Ticonderoga-class Aegis guided-missile cruiser Bunker Hill (CG-52) at a BAE...

U.S. Navy: Is There a Mine Threat?

If Chinese offensive mining is a concern, the U.S. Navy isn't saying much about it. For example, the Office of Naval Intelligence report,...

World Naval Developments: Iran's Uncertain Nuclear Status

In December, the U.S. intelligence community released parts of a new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) of the current Iranian nuclear program....

Combat Fleets

During December 2007, South Korea's largest warship, the amphibious assault ship Dokdo, sailed off the coast of...

Lest We Forget: Remember the Maine

Apprentice First Class Ambrose Ham was signal boy of the watch when the USS Maine arrived at the Spanish-owned island of Cuba on 25...

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Naval History Gets a Boost

Two special upcoming issues of Naval History magazine will include full-color gatefold...

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