Proceedings Magazine - March 2008 Vol. 134/3/1,261

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Hands Across the Water

Back in 1981, a Marine and two Sailors—editor-in-chief Clay Barrow Jr., senior editor Paul Stillwell, and managing editor Fred Rainbow—hatched a great...


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The Commanders Respond
It is not surprising that many in the non-naval world think of navies as expensive alternatives to ground forces. The sea services...
Naval Institute Foundation

Call for Support for Wesley Brown's Oral History

Several years ago, Lieutenant Commander Wesley A. Brown, the first African-...

Lest We Forget

Subdue, Seize, and Take...

On 9 February 1799, the USS Constellation was cruising in Caribbean waters when a lookout...

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Editor's Page

Hands Across the Water

Back in 1981, a Marine and two Sailors—editor-in-chief Clay Barrow Jr., senior editor Paul Stillwell, and...

Now Hear This

When Prevention Fails—What Then?

Washington is organizing and funding national security with a Cold War...

Comment & Discussion

Building a Small Surface Warship: Mission Impossible?

(See W. J. Holland, pp. 14-19, February 2008 Proceedings)


Nobody asked me, but...

The Royal Navy: Whither Goes Thou?

Great Britain as a rich maritime nation, with its empire spread to almost all corners of the globe, is...

World Navies in Review

Chinese Shipbuilding: Growing Fast, But How Good Is It?

China's rapid technical advances in shipbuilding, and the industry's dual civilian-military role, raises the strategically...

Come Together: Navies of the Mediterranean
Working in concert, international navies help maintain security in the Mediterranean region. And stability promotes prosperity....
Speaking the Same Language
What was once the 1,000-Ship Navy has morphed into something called the Global Maritime Partnership, a concept that should help...
Book Reviews

Bankrupting the Enemy: The U.S. Financial Siege of Japan Before Pearl Harbor

Edward S. Miller. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute...

Books in Brief

The Son Tay Raid: American POWs in Vietnam Were Not Forgotten

John Gargus. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press,...

Naval International Programs: It's About Relationships'


A member of the Naval International Programs Office team details how its approach to facilitating interoperability...
Straight Talk at USNI and AFCEA's West 2008 Conference
Terrorists, drugs, and computer attacks all threaten us—but the prognosis is not bleak.

Progress and disappointment...

Firing on the Up Roll

Iraq Five Years Later

Five years ago this month, the United States and its coalition partners launched Operation Iraqi Freedom and...

Professional Notes

Develop Cross-Cultural Competence

By Lieutenant Commander John F. Bradford, U.S. Navy, and Annette Bradford



Fresh Water from the Oceans—Feasible but Expensive


World Naval Developments

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"A ship is a bit of terra firma cut off from the main; it is a state in itself; and the captain is its king."

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