Proceedings Magazine - August 2008 Vol. 134/8/1,266

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A few months ago, I mentioned to the SOUTHCOM Commander, Admiral Jim Stavridis, that I was looking for ways to encourage active duty service members—...

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A few months ago, I mentioned to the SOUTHCOM Commander, Admiral Jim Stavridis, that I was looking for...

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Comment and Discussion

The Bitter Cost of Business

(See K. S. J. Eyer, pp. 44-49, July 2008 Proceedings)

Captain James T. Rooney, U.S. Navy...

Now Hear This: Supporting the Services

Blackwater Worldwide, a provider of security and security training for military, police, and other government agencies, recently tried to build a...

Nobody Asked Me, But . . .The Coast Guard Needs Its Own Historical Center

The U.S. Coast Guard should establish a historical center to enhance its ability to collect, preserve, record, study, interpret, and publish...

Answering the Call: "My Combat Experiences Have Shaped My Life"

Editor for the Ages

As Executive Editor of the Washington Post from 1965 to 1991, Ben Bradlee turned an...

Special: Four Stars, Finally!

On 11 June 1970, Colonel Anna Mae Hays, Chief of the Army Nursing Corps, pinned on the stars of a brigadier general, becoming the first woman ever...

Read, Think, Write, and Publish
A senior commander and veteran writer encourages Sea Service professionals to fearlessly air their ideas in print and on the...
War on (Buzz) Words
Bad writing isn't just poor form, it's a national security issue.

Consider the following passages. The first is an...

Joint Warfighting 2008 Spotlights Writing, Recruiting, and IEDs
Senior leaders caution against abandoning the concept of a balanced force at USNI/AFCEA conference.

Could the pen really...

Admiral Allen's Blue Tsunami
The Coast Guard's dynamic, no-nonsense Commandant is roiling the waters at Headquarters off Buzzard Point. Can he succeed in...
Things You Don't Know about the Coast Guard

Television personality Chris Matthews loves to end his weekly syndicated show by asking his panel of journalists to "Tell me something I...

U.S. Coast Guard Resources

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A Perfect Fit for Africa
One Coast Guard cutter engaging with an island nation's coast guard creates a model for a continent's maritime security....
How to (Mis)Handle a Defection
A former Coast Guard legal officer looks back 38 years to one of the service's darkest hours—a bungled episode that...
Warlord Loop Reading list

John M. Collins began to amass military experience when he enlisted in the Army as a private in 1942. Thirty years and three wars later, in 1972,...

The World is Our Classroom
Sea duty—360 days out of four years—is demanded of all graduates of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. But it's more...
The Distance between Selfish and Selfless Leadership
An officer-in-training examines her role in today's Marine Corps

Dr. Heidi Squier Kraft, a lieutenant...

Simulating the Heat of Battle
Can computer-based training alone maintain the superiority of the 21st century American Fleet?

The U.S. Navy has always...

Book Reviews

Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45

Max Hastings. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. 615 pp. Illus. Notes. Index. $35....

Professional Notes

The Coast Guard Could Be Better Used

By Peter von Bleichert

I have always been impressed with the sight of an F-14...

World Naval Developments: Who Needs Pilots?

In June Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates fired Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne and the service's chief of staff, General T....

Naval Systems: Sea Change: From Vehicle- to Mission-Centric

The Naval Surface Warfare Center's Panama City Division is developing innovative mission-control technologies for unmanned systems, targeted...

Combat Fleets

This past June Germany transferred the retired 100-ton navy patrol boat Bergen to the Republic of Lebanon on board the...

Lest We Forget: "Hornblower"

Cruising through the coffee-colored waters of the Co Chien River, the flotilla was unusual by any standard. Called a River Assault Group (RAG for...

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