Proceedings Magazine - November 2008 Vol. 134/11/1,269

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Marine Green to Navy Blue

You know what they say about the strapping young kid coming up from the bush leagues? Don't tell him he...

Professional Notes

Technology Can Help with Combat Operational Stress

By Major Marek M. Sipko, U.S. Marine Corps

Oceans: Burp the Ocean

In many places throughout the world there is a remarkable new source of energy—methane gas (CH4), a major component of natural gas,...

U.S. Navy: Still Adrift

Congress has made the latest course change in the U.S. Navy's convoluted surface combatant program. It has now funded the third DDG-1000...

World Naval Developments: Trust but Verify

An event that shook the U.S. stock market in early September may be very relevant to how we understand the evolving technique of network-centric...

Combat Fleets

In late September, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73)—pictured here with...

Lest We Forget: Loyal Officer from "Secessia"

In mid-1862, David Dixon Porter had been ordered to take command of a mortar flotilla at Key West. For the voyage south from the Washington Navy...

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Thanks to Defense Forum Washington Sponsors

Lockheed Martin and TriWest took the lead as sponsors of Defense Forum Washington, a...

Another View
 
From Our Archive

 

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A Fight to the Finish
While Army and Marine leaders took petty swipes at each other, Leathernecks and Doughboys fought—and died—side by side...
U.S. Marine Corps Resources

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On Further Review

First To Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps

By Lieutenant General Victor H. Krulak, U.S. Marine Corps (...

Comment and Discussion

Not Just a Bad Hair Day

(See R. W. Witzleb and S. C. Truver, pp. 44-...

Now Hear This: 'In One Hundred Years'

A tiny spit of land that could barely accommodate an airfield, Tarawa was initially thought to be a relatively simple operation for an entire...

Nobody Asked Me, But . . .233 Years and Counting. . .

The 233rd birthday of the Marine Corps is 10 November. It's the day when Marines throughout the world—both active and former—will...

Answering the Call

"I took a step that changed my life. I joined the Marines."

First African-American Female Combat Pilot

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From the Banks of the Euphrates to the Shores of the Severn
Two combat Marines, now midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy tell their powerful stories of life and death in Iraq.

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There Would Be Others

I left a desk job to become a rifleman, and the first day of boot camp they made me the platoon scribe with a desk and an assistant. I am reminded...

A Poster Child for Next-War-Itis
The $22.7 million Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) has not lived up to the promise of its design.

Over the next few...

Where Marines Could Be Marines
The most recent assessment of the security situation in Afghanistan is grim, but U.S. Marines continue to beat back Taliban...
An Entirely Different Battlefield
To train like they fight, Marines bound for Afghanistan need the same intense training in mountainous terrain as those going to...
Vietnam, Revisited
Returning to old battlegrounds with a new generation of military strategists after nearly 40 years, the author recalls lost...
Better, But Still Not Good Enough
This year's Defense Forum Washington reveals that it's time to cut red tape and keep faith with wounded troops and their...
Book Reviews

The Strongest Tribe: War, Politics, and the Endgame in Iraq

Bing West. New York: Random House, 2008. 448 pp. Illus. Maps. Appen...

Books In Brief

U.S. Marines in Iraq, 2003: Basrah, Baghdad and Beyond

Colonel Nicholas E. Reynolds. Washington, D.C.: Marine Corps History...


 
 

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