Proceedings Magazine - May 2008 Vol. 134/5/1,263

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Lead or Get Out of the Way: Winning the Millennium War

(See M. Edwards, pp. 16-19, April 2008 Proceedings)

David Sweetman—While I agree that Vice Admiral...


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Where Are the Ballistic-Missile-Defense Cruisers?
Looking ahead to the threat of a future ballistic missile attack on America or its interests, the need for a next-generation...
'Worse Than a Crime - A Mistake'
If you treat your Sailors like adults and professionals, they will perform that way.
Castro's Passing: Time for Engagement, Continued Confrontation, or Punitive Action?
After a half century, power is slipping away from El Commandante. Is the United States agile enough to capitalize on Cuba without...
Notable Naval Books of 2007

As in previous years, the list of notable naval books for 2007 was compiled, refined, and ultimately decided by a number of people, all of whom...

U.S. Navy in Review

An analysis in March 2007 showed significant erosion in public opinion over President George W. Bush's decision for regime change in Iraq.

Lest We Forget

Joint Warfare at Guadalcanal

A month after their landing at Guadalcanal, with the outcome of that campaign far from decided, the...

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Lead or Get Out of the Way: Winning the Millennium War

(See M. Edwards, pp. 16-19, April 2008 Proceedings)


Firing on the Up Roll

Transform or Bust!

Pick your metaphor-perfect storm, train wreck, or death spiral. Each reflects conditions our armed forces could face...

Now Hear This

Homeland Security Needs a Certification Program

Differences in competence may be significant between Homeland Security (HS) professionals...

Nobody asked me, but...

The Navy JAG Corps Needs to Specialize

Looking Beyond Iraq: Developing a Future Strategy
Fourth-generation warfare and its trends loom beyond current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. How will we deal with them?
Other Edge Sword's Edge
The key to successful stability operations is swift attention to a country's economic needs.
Surviving BRAC: Lessons for Small Communities
Closing bases need not leave only empty spaces behind. Careful planning can maximize their assets for the community.


A Tip of the Hat to the Old Hometown

Annapolis, Maryland, home base of Proceedings and a treasure trove of U.S. Navy tradition, is celebrating the 300th...

U.S. Naval Aviation and Weapon Development in Review

After an event-packed 2006, the naval aviation enterprise and the industry that supports it settled down to business and proceeded through a...

The U.S. Marine Corps in Review

In 2007, the United States Marine Corps continued to prepare for and conduct the Long War, refining its operational employment concept for...

The U.S. Coast Guard in Review

U.S. Merchant Marine and World Maritime Review

The maritime industry has had a remarkable run over the past five years, which I have chronicled in Proceedings' Naval Review issues...

Book Reviews

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

Marcus Luttrell with Patrick...

Books in Brief

Patriot Pirates: The Privateer War for Freedom and Fortune in the American Revolution

Robert H. Patton. New York: Pantheon Books...


Not Your Ordinary Submersible


Manned submersibles are vertical probes where mission times rarely exceed 12 to 14 hours and...

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