Proceedings Magazine - October 2008 Vol. 134/10/1,268

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The Coast Guard Commandant says we need a new approach to counter the risks of the small vessel threat in our ports and on our waterways.

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Friend or Foe? Tough to Tell
The Coast Guard Commandant says we need a new approach to counter the risks of the small vessel threat in our ports and on our...
25 Years Later: We Came in Peace
In a Proceedings exclusive, the commanding officer of the Marine unit devastated by the suicide bombing of its barracks in...
Editor's Page

Protecting Our Shores

The lion's share of articles in this issue of Proceedings involves maritime homeland security. Admiral...

Comment and Discussion

An Unlikely Naval Aviation Pioneer

(See E. E. Christensen Jr., pp. 48-53, September 2008 Proceedings)

Now Hear This: Four-Star Flagship

The formation of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has been met with both praise and skepticism. The praise has been centered on the logic of...

Nobody Asked Me, But . . .Those Who Cannot Remember the Past. . .

The 66th anniversary of the Battle of Midway has come . . . and passed, with little apparent fanfare. Apart from some obligatory message traffic...

Answering the Call: "I Learned You Have to be Tenacious—Even Relentless—and You Can't be Deterred by Obstacles"
World War II Codebreaker to Media Giant

He was still an undergraduate college student when he began a three-year stint...

Calling all Boats
A recreational-boating industry pro says an engaged citizenry on the nation's waterways could be a major asset not only in...
Guarding Our Shores: Is Anyone in Charge?
The United States needs to start taking maritime homeland defense seriously. If tiny Israel can do it, why can't mighty America...
A New Underwater Threat
Drug smugglers are now using semi-submersible craft to ferry their illicit goods. Could they also be used to carry other, more...
Defeating the Unknown Terrorist
We must pinpoint and unmask the ones we don't know.

Here's how.

Not Just a Bad Hair Day
Suzie's hair gel is arriving in San Diego. But will a cheap and elusive mine or other explosive device give not just Suzie but...
The Border War
Border security is a foreign relations problem that cannot be solved by an agency modeled on domestic law enforcement. Our southern...
Special: A Journey in Time
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Lebanon, After All These Years
The author remembers the violent days of 1983 and weighs Lebanon's progress since then.

It was a Marine major's...

The Lessons of Ramadi
We won in al Anbar, and we need to study carefully how we did it.

Writing a book is often more of a learning experience...

Book Reviews

The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006  2008

Bob Woodward. New York: Simon &...

Books in Brief

Iraq and the Challenge of Counterinsurgency

Thomas R. Mockaitis. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2008. Illus....

Professional Notes

Proceed with Caution: Helicopter-Borne Air Assaults

By Earl J. Catagnus Jr.

Helicopters provide increased maneuverability to the...

Naval Systems: Deepwater Under (Command and) Control

The Coast Guard's Deepwater team this fall will power up the command and control system installed on board the service's second National...

U.S. Navy: Surface Combatants Adrift

The U.S. Navy's leadership is shirking its responsibilities by letting Congress determine the size and composition of the Fleet rather than...

World Naval Developments: Putin's New Cold War

In August the Russians invaded the independent republic of Georgia, formerly part of the Soviet Union and currently a candidate for NATO...

Combat Fleets

Georgia's navy and coast guard suffered heavy damage during Russia's August invasion of its southern neighbor.

Lest We Forget: From Independence to Freedom

On 17 October 1965, Lieutenant (junior grade) Porter Halyburton launched from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Independence (CVA-62)...

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USNI: 135 Years Strong

Among the half-million images in the Naval Institute's photo archives—one of the largest private...

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