Proceedings Magazine - February 2009 Vol. 135/2/1,272

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Growing up in the 1970s, I can recall many a frigid Pennsylvania winter. The joy of school being closed was tempered by the backbreaking shoveling my brothers and I faced to have the driveway...


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Growing up in the 1970s, I can recall many a frigid Pennsylvania winter. The joy of school being closed was tempered by the backbreaking shoveling...

Comment and Discussion
Now Hear This: A New Twist on a Familiar Threat

The emergence of the east African pirate scourge puts a new spin on a familiar threat vector for the U.S. Coast...

Nobody Asked Me, But...Staying in Is Worth It

Like any profession of service, financial gain is a poor primary reason to pursue a military career. However,...

Answering the Call: 'I'm Constantly Surprised at How The Corps Has Stayed With Me'

Creator of JAG, NCIS 

Tribute: Brute

Lieutenant General Victor Harold "Brute" Krulak was one of the most important officers in the history of the Marine Corps. And, as far...

Arctic Melt: Reopening a Naval Frontier

Changes in the Arctic environment—no matter the cause—are a great national security concern.

Fog, Wind, and Ice: Navigating the Northwest Passage
In 1957, a rugged little U.S. Coast Guard buoy tender had her mettle—and her metal—tested in an attempt to break...
The Missing Element: Strategic Communication
In the realm of ideas, the United States has failed to make use of what is potentially one of its most powerful weapons in the war...
The Navy Can Handle the Truth: Creative Friction without Conflict
The hit PBS documentary Carrier gave Americans an up-close look at today's Sailors. Navy-centric blogs offer another...
Reagan to Obama: Naval Art in the White House

Beginning with a request from the Reagan administration, Tom W. Freeman's original art and prints on naval subjects have been hanging on...

Staying on Station
Irregular warfare calls for persistent and continuous attention from Navy aircraft, whether based at sea or ashore.


Under Fire
The United States needs better training for its deployed "strategic corporals"—and their judges.


Marines Adapt the Long War Concept
We need to promote regional conditions that preclude crisis—while retaining our ability to fight at any time.


Regionalization: Optimizing the Corps for Security Cooperation
Developing areas of expertise in specific geographical regions, including languages and culture, will enhance Marine readiness....
7 Myths of Intelligence
The Navy cannot afford to harbor myths about America's intelligence community at a time when awareness and decision superiority...
Movie Review: Taking Chance

Written by Ross Katz and Michael Strobl. Directed by Ross Katz. Starring Kevin Bacon and Blanche Baker. HBO Films. February 2009.

Book Reviews

Big Boy Rules: America's Mercenaries Fighting in Iraq

Steve Fainaru. Philadelphia: Da Capo Press, 2008. 241 pp. Illus. Bib...

Professional Notes

Military-Civilian Surgical Diplomacy: An Emerging Role for Amphibious Assault

By Commander David S. Plurad and Captain Scott D. Flinn,...

Naval Systems: Aegis Modernization Keyed to 'Objective' Architectures

Lockheed Martin's MS2 business unit is working on a contract awarded in December for continuing design, testing, and integration of the Aegis...

U.S. Navy: Misnaming Navy Ships (Again)

The U.S. Navy's leadership has again demonstrated its penchant for ignoring customs, traditions, and even Navy instructions when it comes to...

World Naval Developments: A Transformation in Carrier Aviation?

On 16 December 2008, Northrop Grumman rolled out the prototype of the U.S. Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator (UCAS-D, also known...

Combat Fleets

The Sejong-Daewang, the first of South Korea's new KDX-III...

Lest We Forget: Passage to Freedom

Petty Officer Warren Carara left the quarterdeck to help the 80-pound, elderly woman board his ship. Across the tiny woman's shoulders was a...

Naval Institute Foundation

In Appreciation: Rosa McDonald

Feisty and colorful USNI Commodore Rosa Laird McDonald, 92, died peacefully at her home in Delaware, on 3...

From Our Archive

'The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.'
-Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Books In Brief

Battleship Oklahoma (BB-37)

Jeff Phister, with Thomas Hone and Paul Goodyear. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008....

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