Proceedings Magazine - December 2008 Vol. 134/12/1,270

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General Robert Hilliard Barrow, U.S. Marine Corps

27th Commandant of the Marine Corps

He fought three wars, then reformed the Corps


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Editor's Page

Hail and Farewell

Write-with Your Eyes Wide Open
To write or not to write while developing a military career? The rewards are usually worth the risks, but the risks are real....
What Makes Piracy Work?

An expert in the field graphically identifies five fundamental factors that have long kept pirates afloat...

The Overstated Threat
It is too easy to confuse piracy with water-borne terrorist acts. Don't believe the hype and...
Feral Cities-Pirate Havens
Throughout history, support systems in place on land have been lifelines for pirates....
The Unwanted Challenge
Maritime insurgency presents a far greater challenge to world naval forces than random acts of...
Piracy, Policy, and Law
Capturing the bad guys may be the easy part.
'Go in and Get a Hit'


In A Dawn Like Thunder, Robert Mrazek tells the story of Torpedo Squadron Eight, which fought at Midway and...

Lest We Forget

Brilliance Over Brawn

While serving in the Continental Navy,...

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General Robert Hilliard Barrow, U.S. Marine Corps

27th Commandant of the Marine Corps

He fought three...

Now Hear This

MCPON Campa, Departing

As the nation prepares for a time of...

Nobody Asked Me, But . . .

We Must Maintain Our Naval Ethos

In August I attended the dedication ceremony for the Vice...

Answering the Call


Get On Board with Alternative Fuels
The Air Force has taken the first steps, but stronger joint and congressional action is needed....

Colonel John Walter Ripley, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)


Drawing Lines in the Sea
The laws that govern traffic on the world'soceans can be as difficult to shape as water.
Book Reviews

The Forever War

Dexter Filkins. New York: Knopf, 2008....

Professional Notes

Better Living through Better Drinking Water: Navy Community Relations


Naval Systems

Aperstructures: No More Holes

Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems and Shipbuilding companies have started design work sponsored by the...

World Naval Developments

Crash and Burn?

The most significant defense development of the...

Combat Fleets


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