Proceedings Magazine - April 2008 Vol. 134/4/1,262

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A Tasting Menu

This month, we have no focus, no theme for the magazine. This is by design, not a reflection of burned-out editorial imaginations. Not all stories fit into a neat package....


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A Tasting Menu

This month, we have no focus, no theme for the magazine. This is by design, not a reflection of burned-out editorial...

2007 Annual Report to the Membership

Fellow Members of the U.S. Naval Institute,

We are pleased to communicate this summarized annual report on the State of the Institute in...

Comment and Discussion

Building a Small Surface Warship: Mission Impossible?

(See W. J. Holland Jr., pp. 14-19, February 2008; K. Lee, D. Criner, p. 6, March 2008...

Another View
Firing on the Up Roll: What's in a Word?

The time has come to expunge from our political vocabulary a word that is offensive, demeaning, and profane to anyone who serves or has served in...

Nobody Asked Me, But...Let's Have One Book for Every Sailor, Too

On 5 May 2007, the Commandant of the Marine Corps promulgated ALMAR 030/07, which directed, in part, "(that) all Marines read and discuss the...

Now Hear This: A New Kind of Defense in Depth

The transformation of the National Guard and Reserve from a strategic reserve to an operational component is leaving the United States vulnerable...

Lead or Get Out of the Way: Winning the Millennium War
We can no longer afford to hamstring our young techno-savvy Sailors with antiquated systems.

The U.S. Navy, indeed, the...

An Indian Monroe Doctrine. But What Kind?
Indian leaders speak of following their own Monroe Doctrine, but rarely provide specifics. Two possible directions for India are...
Cries in the Dark
The situation in Somalia now represents Africa's greatest crisis—and the United States is partly to blame.


The United States and Canada: Time to Defrost
We have not adopted the appropriate diplomatic, military, informational, or economic strategies to deal with Canada.


Berkeley and the Marines—Back to the Future
Leathernecks look for a few good men (and women) in the Flower Power capital of the world, but the locals would like them to take a...
Listen Up Marines! We Belong at Sea, Ready for Trouble
As the Marine Corps looks beyond Iraq, the question becomes "Where do we go from here?"

That question was asked...

Capitalizing on al Qaeda's Mistakes
Our arch enemy in the war against Islamic extremism has made some major miscues, and the Coalition has been able to take advantage...
Ramadi from the Caliphate to Capitalism
When the Americans came, we thought they were the enemy. The Awakening came when we realized the Americans were our friends.


Sixteen Stars in Four Graves

The simple two-foot-tall white stone is not much different from the more than 138,000 others that surround it at the Golden Gate National Cemetery...

Journal of a First Command
In Destroyer Captain, a new book from the Naval Institute Press...
Book Reviews

Why Marines Fight

James Brady. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2007. 320 pp. Illus. $24.95.

Reviewed by Colonel John W....

Professional Notes

Analysis of a Helicopter Crash in the Bering Sea

By Lieutenant Commander David R. Neel, U.S. Coast Guard

On 8 December 2004 in Skan...

Naval Systems: Seagoing Rails

An experimental electromagnetic rail gun (EMRG) was successfully test-fired by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) at the Naval Surface Warfare...

U.S. Navy: Aegis Scores a 'Space Kill'

Department of Defense and U.S. Navy officials were cheering after a modified Standard SM-3 missile from the Aegis cruiser Lake Erie (CG-70) shot...

World Naval Developments: Network-Centric Warfare: Space Style

In mid-February an SM-3 missile from the cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG-70) hit a large U.S. reconnaissance satellite that was falling out of control...

Combat Fleets

Sohn Won-Il, the first of South Korea's new German-designed, air-independent propulsion capable, Type 214 submarines, was commissioned into...

Lest We Forget: The Turner Touch

In June 1972, when Vice Admiral Stansfield Turner became the 36th President of the Naval War College, he was in many ways the perfect fit for such...

Naval Institute Foundation

Dunn Oral History is Available

Support from several sources has enabled the Naval Institute to complete Vice Admiral Robert F. Dunn's...

From Our Archive

Admiral Eberle, CNO from 1923-27, wrote those words about John King, right, the chief gunner's mate of the USS Mohican in 1888. But they could...

Books in Brief

The USS Flier: Death and Survival on a World War II Submarine

Michael Sturma. Lexington, KY: University Press of...

World Naval Developments

Network-Centric Warfare: Space Style


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