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

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Editor's Page


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

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...

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

The U.S...

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...
Lest We Forget

Pathfinder of the Seas

In the quarter-century preceding the Civil War, the Navy organized 11 important scientific expeditions that...

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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...

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...

From the Deckplates

Get Serious About Security Training

After large-scale incidents of lost information in the federal and private sectors, the Department of...

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.
The Pilotless Squadron
Unmanned aerial vehicles ensure fewer pilot mishaps andare operated remotely-so why has it taken so long to integrate them into...
Reinventing Amphibious Hydrography
Hydrography's importance to amphibious operations was no more apparent than during the 15 September 1950 invasion of Inchon, Korea...
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:...

Books in Brief

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

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

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,...


Nereus Explores the Oceans' Greatest Depth

On 31 May 2009, the deepest place in the world ocean was visited by the new hybrid unmanned...

World Naval Developments

Russian Arms Industry Foundering

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

Combat Fleets


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

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