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

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Hail and Farewell

Just when you thought it would never end, the nation's quadrennial exercise in democracy has mercifully run its course. We at Proceedings salute the...


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Hail and Farewell

Just when you thought it would never end, the nation's quadrennial exercise in democracy has mercifully run its...

Now Hear This: MCPON Campa, Departing

As the nation prepares for a time of certain change, the Navy faces its own unknown future. The 4 November...

Nobody Asked Me, But . . .We Must Maintain Our Naval Ethos

In August I attended the dedication ceremony for the Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale A-4C Skyhawk memorial adjacent to the main gate bearing...

Answering the Call: 'I Was Entrusted With Managing the Operations of a Nuclear-Powered Submarine — And I Was Only In My Early 20s!'

Chairman and former CEO, W. W. Grainger, Inc. Former executive, Cummins Engine Co.

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....
Get On Board with Alternative Fuels
The Air Force has taken the first steps, but stronger joint and congressional action is needed....
Tribute: General Robert Hilliard Barrow, U.S. Marine Corps

27th Commandant of the Marine Corps

He fought three wars, then reformed the Corps

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

"Ripley at the Bridge"

He always...

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.


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

Crimes committed at sea often...

'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 Guadalcanal, two pivotal...

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 Office of Naval Research to...

World Naval Developments: Crash and Burn?

The most significant defense development of the past six months has been the meteoric rise and sudden fall of oil...

Combat Fleets

 On 22 September, the German Navy...

Lest We Forget: Brilliance Over Brawn

While serving in the Continental Navy, Joshua Barney had been captured by the British and was shipped to England...

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