Proceedings Magazine - June 2008 Vol. 134/6/1,264

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'Worse Than A Crime-A Mistake'

(See J. M. van Tol, pp. 24-27, May 2008 Proceedings)

Firing on the Up Roll: No Good Deed

It is said that no good deed goes unpunished. During President George W. Bush's first term and under the leadership of CNO Vern Clark and Navy...

Now Hear This: The Oil Gauge of National Security

Most discussions on the national security consequences of our dependence on petroleum cover ground that is well-trodden. A 2006 Council on Foreign...

Nobody Asked Me, But...Throw Down the Gauntlet

By most accounts, the recent airing of the PBS documentary Carrier has been well-received. In the genre of reality shows, it is certainly...

Answering the Call: "I'm Still a Navy Man at Heart"

Ace of the Greatest Generation

From the days of the Minutemen, America has always had its citizen-soldiers. Over the...

Go Operational! Reforming the National Guard and Reserves

The chairma of the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves says if we're going to send these troops to war and deploy them more...

DOD on a Glide Path to Bankruptcy
A seasoned Defense Department procurement insider says unchecked acquisitions may put the Pentagon out of business.


One Size Does Not Fit All
A dialogue between industry and government is producing new mounts for the riverine cavalry.

One can make the case that...

Fitting Submarines into the Fleet
The nuclear-powered submarine's stealth is invaluable in eluding or surprising an adversary, but that very quality disguises...
Dominance: Awareness With Teeth
Future security needs will demand not only knowledge of the maritime domain, but its control. Subs are crucial to these needs....
Modern-Day Minehunting, Destroyer Style
Minehunting is one of the most important but least glamorous tasks in the Navy. The commanding officer of the USS Bainbridge...
The Polaris Partnership

The art of the deal-Navy style.

Nuclear technology has always been a closely guarded and powerful secret...

Special: The Long Journey Home

In a chapel in a small town nestled in the shadows of the snow-capped Clinch Mountain, near Sneedville, Tennessee, a standing room only crowd...

Widen the Lens for JHSV
Current strategy envisions the naval JHSV as simply a sea-base connector. But it can do much more.

Ongoing efforts against...

Opportunity at Hand: New Roles for Carriers
In the continuing debate on the future utility of large-deck aircraft carriers CVNs are either indispensable or superfluous....
Book Reviews

Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America's Soul

Michael Reid. New Haven, CT and London: Yale University Press, 2007...

Professional Notes

Time for the Truly Stealth Submarine

By Donald J. Kazimir

Much has been accomplished to quiet submarines over the years—to...

Naval Systems: Zumwalt's Get 'Any Role, Any Station' Control

The Navy-industry team of more than 1,200 software developers from 30 organizations and led by Raytheon in development of the Total Ship Computing...

U.S. Navy: Underwater Trailblazers

Probably the two most significant submarines to have joined the U.S. Fleet were the USS Holland (SS-1) in 1900 and the USS Nautilus...

World Naval Developments: Going Underground

In April photographs of a Chinese naval base on Hainan, a large island in the South China Sea, were published worldwide. They show extensive piers...

Combat Fleets

The British Royal Navy's Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered attack submarine HMS Torbay ...

Lest We Forget: Extraordinary American

In many ways, John J. "Jack" Schiff typified that once very large and now rapidly dwindling group of extraordinary Americans that Tom...

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