Proceedings Magazine - May 2009 Vol. 135/5/1,275

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Nobody Asked Me, But...Put ROTC Back in the Ivy League

For almost 40 years, military training has been effectively absent from the nation's most selective civilian universities. During the Vietnam...

On the Verge of a Game-Changer
A Chinese antiship ballistic missile could alter the rules in the Pacific and place U.S. Navy carrier strike groups in jeopardy....
Our Waning Influence to the South
We urgently need a new foreign policy to reestablish goodwill and trust in Latin America.
Navigating the New Maritime Arctic

Early in the 21st century, the maritime Arctic is undergoing extraordinary changes and is rapidly becoming a more complex...

Cold Horizons: Arctic Maritime Security Challenges
The word Arctic is from the Greek arktikos, "near the Bear." While it refers to the constellation Ursa Major,...
Notable Naval Books of 2008


As in previous years, the list of notable naval books for 2008 was compiled, refined, and ultimately decided by a number of...

'We May Be Only Halfway Through This War'
Leadership Saves Lives


I relieve you. With these three simple words, military commanders across the globe follow a centuries-old, time-honored tradition,...

U.S. Navy in Review

"Look at what your Navy's been doing over the last year and a half," Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead offered in several...

Lest We Forget: Navy vs. Habsburgs

Navy vs. Habsburgs

When the United States entered World War I in 1917, naval aviation was in its infancy with only 43 qualified...

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In This Issue
Now Hear This
Nobody Asked Me, But
Answering the Call
We May Be Only Halfway Through This War’
On the Verge of a Game-Changer
Our Waning Influence to the South
Leadership Saves Lives
Navigating the New Maritime Arctic
Cold Horizons: Arctic Maritime Security Challenges
Dawn of The Maritime Strategy
Notable Naval Books of 2008
U.S. Navy
U.S. Naval Aviation and Weapon Development
U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Merchant Marine and World Maritime
U.S. Naval Battle Force Changes
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Book Reviews
World Naval Developments
Combat Fleets
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Lest We Forget
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Comment and Discussion

Deterrence vs. Defense

(See N. Friedman, pp. 90-91, April 2009 ...

Now Hear This

Watching the Chinese

China is pursuing the development of very long-range, land-mobile, maneuverable re-entry vehicle-equipped (MaRV'd)...

Answering the Call

In as a Boy, Out as a Man

David M. Roderick entered boot camp at Parris Island in 1942, spent three years in the Marine Corps, and...

Dawn of the Maritime Strategy
A key player in the formulation of The Maritime Strategy provides a behind-the-scenes account of its 1970s genesis.
U.S. Naval Aviation and Weapon Development in Review


Two terms that came to the forefront for U.S. Naval Aviation in 2008 were "Red Stripe" and "Strike-Fighter Gap....

The U.S. Marine Corps in Review


The U.S. Coast Guard in Review


2009 U.S. Merchant Marine and World Maritime Review
Recovery may come in 2010, but the present is not rosy for shipping.
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Book Reviews

Victory Point: Operations Red Wings and Whalers...

Books in Brief

Aces High: The Heroic Saga of the Two Top-Scoring American Aces of World War II

Bill Yenne. New York: Berkley, 2009. Illus. Bib...


End of the Line

On 6 March 2009, an era in Navy undersea operations ended when the Deep Submersible Rescue Vehicle Mystic (DSRV-...

World Naval Developments

Economic Entanglements

Combat Fleets


From Our Archive

'He was begotten in the galley and born under a gun. Every hair was a rope yarn, every finger a fish-hook, every tooth a marline-spike, and his...

Proceedings Digital Edition

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