Proceedings Magazine - July 2009 Vol. 135/7/1,277

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Comment and Discussion

Fear and Loathing in the Post-Naval Era

(See B. Tillman, pp. 16-21,...

Now Hear This: Obama's Navy?

President Barack Obama will have no shortage of advice as he continues on his pledge to deliver change for America. Reigniting the American...

Nobody Asked Me, But...Rank, Rate, or Pay Grade?

Replacing rank with pay grade is among the second order effects of the unification of the services and the resulting balkanization of the...

From the Deckplates: Blurring the Lines

Recent uniform changes have encountered support and opposition. Many complaints concern the appearance of the new Navy Working Uniform (NWU) for...

Answering The Call: 'I Grew Up in the Marine Corps'

Bruce Heilman has had a long career as an academic, first as a professor and college administrator and, since 1988, as chancellor of the...

The Contested Commons
Two officials from the Office of the Secretary of Defense look at a changing and challenging world and what it means for the future...
Adapting the Force to the Fight: Naval Special Warfare
NSW's traditional operations now include even more-and faster-irregular warfare. This is not going to change anytime soon....
Inside the 'New' Special Operations Forces
To gain perspective on today's special operations forces, it is important to assess the changes they have undergone and what...
Looking for Anomalies in All the Wrong Places
What does maritime domain awareness mean, and does it represent a flawed analytic agenda?

A pillar of the new maritime...

From the Seas to the Stars
The decisions the United States makes today to guide the exploration of space beyond near-Earth orbit will influence U.S. and...
One Giant Leap

Those of you who are a certain age likely remember where you were on the night of 20 July 1969. Grainy pictures from the Sea of Tranquility were...

Put the Navy in the Lead!
Ballistic-missile defense has been a hot-button issue since the first V-2s smashed into England. Today, the Navy is best positioned...
Ships of State
Gunboat diplomacy and showing the flag are the edges of the Navy's sword that will never grow dull.

Acentury ago, on...

The Promise of a Port Call
Relaxing at the local watering-hole while on liberty is what every Sailor looks forward to, but pitching in where help is needed...
Why I Chose the Corps
A few weeks in the Arizona desert with tough-talking Marines were enough to convert a midshipman into a newly commissioned second...
Book Reviews

The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008

Thomas E. Ricks. New York, NY: Penguin...

Professional Notes

Ramping up Navy Counterterrorism

Terrorist networks have evolved significantly since 2001, with more lethal and effective tactics. Our...

Oceans: Flying Underwater

For nearly 50 years, conventional manned deep submersibles have operated on the principle of a free balloon or blimp (powered balloon). Buoyancy...

Royal Navy: Back to the Past

A move is under way in Great Britain to abolish the Royal Navy's air arm. At the moment there is not much to dissolve: the Fleet Air Arm (FAA...

World Naval Developments: Banning the Bomb?

Late in May, North Korea exploded its second nuclear device. It had recently tested its long-range Taepo Dong (U.S. designation) missile in...

Combat Fleets

Australia's highly trained submarine force is facing serious problems as a combination of maintenance cycles and personnel...

Lest We Forget: MacLeod's Navy

Two 36-foot boats crept through the darkness in the Rung Sat Special Zone-long known as the "Forest of Assassins." It was a maze of...

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Merchant Mariners at War: An Oral History of World War II

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