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 and the...

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 fleet is incapable of meeting mission...

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...

Answering the Call: Marine Warrior (and Secretary of State)

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

The 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...

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 this...

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.


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...
Book Reviews

The Unforgiving Minute

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

Reviewed by John...

Professional Notes

Western Pacific SONG Cooperation

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

Oceans: Doing the Impossible

A difficult or near-impossible task is sometimes described as "trying to count the fish in the sea." But since the year 2000, marine...

World Naval Developments: The High Cost of Computers?

The world economic downturn seems to be stopping plans by chip manufacturers to move to the next stage of chip design. This development is likely...

Lest We Forget: Slave to Diplomat

On 25 July 1785, three miles southeast of Cape St. Vincent, Portugal, a small, American merchant vessel plodded along in light winds. She was the...

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 and...

From Our Archive

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

Books In Brief

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

Adrian R. Martin and Larry W....

Proceedings Digital Edition

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