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

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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...

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 the...
Looking for Anomalies in All the Wrong Places
What does maritime domain awareness mean, and does it represent a flawed analytic agenda?
One Giant Leap


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...
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...

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Fear and Loathing in the Post-Naval Era

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

Now Hear This

Obama's Navy?

From the Deckplates

Blurring the Lines

Recent uniform changes have encountered support and opposition. Many complaints concern the appearance of the new Navy...

Answering The Call


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...
Ships of State
Gunboat diplomacy and showing the flag are the edges of the Navy's sword that will never grow dull.
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...

Books in Brief

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

George J. Billy and Christine M. Billy. Gainesville, FL:...

Professional Notes

Ramping up Navy Counterterrorism

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


Flying Underwater

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

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:...

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....

Combat Fleets


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