Proceedings Magazine - June 2009 Vol. 135/6/1,276

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Since the United States has not fought a real naval battle since World War II, justifying the high cost of a large Fleet of warships and aircraft is a tall order.

Why do we...

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Fear and Loathing in the Post-Naval Era
Since the United States has not fought a real naval battle since World War II, justifying the high cost of a large Fleet of...
Editor's Page

This month's issue marks a number of firsts for us at Proceedings. As most of you know, June traditionally features our annual...

Comment and Discussion

On the Verge of a Game-Changer

(See A. S. Erickson and D. D. Yang,...

Now Hear This: Pakistan: The Real Central Front in the War on Terrorism

Two seemingly unrelated BBC headlines from February may hold the key to the way ahead for our strategy in Afghanistan. From Pakistan, Prime...

Nobody Asked Me, But...Let's Resolve the Scorpion Mystery

In March 2008, a 66-year old mystery came to an end with the discovery of the Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney, which had sunk with all 645...

From the Deckplates: Join the Debate!

The U.S. Naval Institute and Proceedings continue to make efforts to attract enlisted professionals. This column is excellent evidence of...

Answering the Call: 'After the Navy, Everything Was Easy'

He made his reputation as the Washington Post reporter who, along with colleague Carl Bernstein, broke the Watergate story in 1972....

River Ghosts
Doing the right thing is never easy. Sometimes, as in the case of giving tired old warships a respectable resting place, it's...
Better Security through Business
Backing up our sales of ships and equipment with ongoing consultation creates relationships.

Collaboration with other...

Special: Old Ship, New Mission

In her final months, the Nashville refines smart-power strategy for Africa.

The crew and mission staff on board the USS ...

An Undersea Deterrent?
China's investment in a nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarine force and the accompanying infrastructure indicates a major...
Why Does Brazil Need Nuclear Submarines?
Brazil's developing nuclear program shows its increasing global prominence.

The National Defense Strategy the...

Stealth Partners
Traditional roles performed by U.S. Navy attack submarines in coastal Africa are expanding to include training international navies...
Changing the Face of Undersea Warfare
Sometimes a scalpel is a better tool than an ax. The Navy sees such promise in a miniature torpedo.

As a senior research...

Where Have All the Mush Mortons Gone?
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor forced the Navy to change its culture. Can it take similar measures in the face of new threats...
Mine Warfare's Best Defense
Destroyers working with remote minehunting systems are valuable assets, but hunting is not removal. The Navy still needs a...
Special: How to Avoid a Submarine Mishap

It may not work every time, but empowering junior members of the crew to make decisions creates an atmosphere on board that could avert a...

The Nuclear Approach to Ballistic Missile Defense
In An Excerpt From Their Book, The U.S. Nuclear Arsenal: A History Of...
Book Reviews

Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath

Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman. New York:...

Professional Notes

Conserving Fuel at Sea

By Commander Glenn P. Kuffel, Lieutenant Commander Barry Palmer, and Lieutenant Commander Mary Katey Hays, U.S....

Naval Systems: 'Smart Shopping'

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS), which is acting as platform systems engineering agent (PSEA) for the core mission system of...

World Naval Developments: Chasing the Pirates

The April seizure of the U.S. merchant ship Maersk Alabama and the protracted captivity of her captain dramatized a growing piracy...

Combat Fleets

Vietnam recently agreed to purchase six Kilo-class submarines from Russia, concluding discussions that...

Lest We Forget: A Question of Paternity

Beneath the main deck of the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel, there is a magnificent marble sarcophagus containing the remains of John Paul Jones, a...

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Kelso Oral History Is Available

Over the past several years, former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Frank B. Kelso II has participated...

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