Proceedings Magazine - September 2009 Vol. 135/9/1,279

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In early August, during the first hour of my first day back in the office after a week's vacation, our communications director, Chas Henry, burst into my office in a state of visible...

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In early August, during the first hour of my first day back in the office after a week's vacation, our communications director, Chas Henry,...

Comment and Discussion

Blurring the Lines

(See J. Murphy, p. 12, July 2009 Proceedings...

Now Hear This: Carrier Force Reduction: Bad Idea

The Obama administration is planning a risky and unwise move to cut the Navy's aircraft carrier force during wartime. If the force is reduced...

Nobody Asked Me, But...We Need Helicopters for NSW and Conventional Missions

The MH-60S program has faced numerous setbacks as the airframe tries to develop an organic airborne mine countermeasures capability. This presents...

Answering the Call: 'I Wore My Real Dog-Tags on M*A*S*H'

He played the zany Corporal Max Klinger on the antiwar TV comedy hit M*A*S*H during the 1970s and 1980s. But don't mistake him for the Soldier...

From the Deckplates: Get Serious About Security Training

After large-scale incidents of lost information in the federal and private sectors, the Department of Defense (DOD) is still not serious about...

It Takes A Carrier: Naval Aviation and the Hybrid Fight
Carriers still provide capability unmatched by any other weapon system in the U.S. arsenal.

One need only open a newspaper...

Call In the A-Team
Most aviation mishaps are caused by familiar hazards. The Naval Aviation Safety program should bring in experienced investigators...
'Patrolling the Front Lines of History'
Maritime patrol aviation must draw from its past to ensure its future.

Fundamental to the success of the Cooperative...

The Pilotless Squadron
Unmanned aerial vehicles ensure fewer pilot mishaps andare operated remotely-so why has it taken so long to integrate them into...
The End of Sea Power
Memo to Navy leaders still hanging on the coattails of Alfred Thayer Mahan's century-old world view: Wake Up!

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No Need for High Speed
The LCS's missions were not sufficiently studied before construction began, but the design can still be improved.

The...

Getting Inside Their Heads
Mounting psychological and behavioral problems are a growing concern for the military as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq enter...
A Noble Idea in Need of Rehab
The wide range of wounded, ill, and injured service members eligible for and currently receiving special care tends to obscure the...
Reinventing Amphibious Hydrography
Hydrography's importance to amphibious operations was no more apparent than during the 15 September 1950 invasion of Inchon,...
Book Reviews

A World of Trouble: The White House and the Middle East-from the Cold War to the War on Terror

Patrick Tyler. New York, NY:...

Professional Notes

Living to Learn From It

By Lieutenant Commander David K. Sidewand, U.S. Navy

Crucible events are life-changing, frequently...

The Royal Danish Navy: An Operational LCS

As the U.S. Navy's littoral combat ship (LCS) program continues to experience delays and massive cost overruns, several Navy officials are...

Oceans: Nereus Explores the Oceans' Greatest Depth

On 31 May 2009, the deepest place in the world ocean was visited by the new hybrid unmanned submersible, Nereus. It landed on the seafloor of the...

World Naval Developments: Russian Arms Industry Foundering

Last month the Russian Navy hosted its biennial naval show in St. Petersburg. Usually it showcases Russian naval technology while announcing plans...

Combat Fleets

In September, HMAS Sydney, one of Australia's newly modernized Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigates, along with...

Lest We Forget: Pathfinder of the Seas

In the quarter-century preceding the Civil War, the Navy organized 11 important scientific expeditions that took its men and ships all over the...

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Join the Leaders!

Our thanks to the following individuals whose generosity in 2009 distinguishes them as members of The 1873 Society (for...

From Our Archive

'I was never less alone than when by myself.'

-Edward Gibbon (1737–1794)

Wearing a partial...

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Books in Brief

Navy Medicine in Vietnam: Oral Histories from Dien Bien Phu to the Fall of Saigon

Jan K. Herman. Jefferson, NC: McFarland...


 
 

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