Proceedings Magazine - March 2009 Vol. 135/3/1,273

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The trouble with publishing a monthly magazine is that the world doesn't stop between the time we send the next issue to our printer...

Nobody Asked Me, But...The Navy Is Giving History a Bad Name

The mission of the Naval History and Heritage Command (formerly the Naval Historical Center) is to improve the quality of decision-making across...

Commanders Respond

Piracy. The international monetary crisis. Terrorism. Global Warming.

These and more affect us all, so our question to...

Welcome China to the Fight Against Pirates
The Chinese deployment to the Gulf of Aden is historic and significant.

The ongoing deployment of Chinese naval vessels to...

Defeating Somali Pirates on Land: The Kenya Connection


The author of several past Proceedings articles from hot spots around the world files this report from Mombasa....

Book Reviews

The Unforgiving Minute

Craig Mullaney. New York: Penguin Press, 2009. Maps. Author's Note. $27.95.

Reviewed by...

Lest We Forget

Slave to Diplomat

Naval Institute Foundation

John T. Pigott: In His Own Words

I joined the Naval Institute 50 years ago, and emphatically recommend membership to all young men...

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Comment and Discussion
Now Hear This

We Need More Icebreakers!

The United States icebreaker fleet is absolutely inadequate. That opinion is supported by the fact that the...

Answering the Call

Marine Warrior (and Secretary of State)

Former White House Chief of Staff, Treasury Secretary, and Secretary of State

On the Defensive: United Nordic Nations
The nations of Scandinavia must take a hard look at their respective projected military budgets and find ways to complement each...
Aussie Frigates Reborn
A long time in coming, upgrades to Australia's Adelaide...
World Navies in Review


The past year has brought a host of new global challenges forcing greater cooperation among world navies. The interesting paradox of...

Ready for Change
USNI and AFCEA's 2009 West Conference confronted what the U.S. military must do to build on traditional strengths, battle cyber-...
Books In Brief

Operation Plum: The Ill-Fated 27th Bombardment Group and the Fight for the Western Pacific

Adrian R. Martin and Larry W....

Professional Notes

Western Pacific SONG Cooperation

By Lieutenant Commander Shusuke Kitaguchi, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force


Doing the Impossible

A difficult or near-impossible task is sometimes described as "trying to count the fish in the sea." But...

World Naval Developments

The High Cost of Computers?

From Our Archive

'When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.'
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

Proceedings Digital Edition

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