Proceedings Magazine - November 2009 Vol. 135/11/1,281

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Three well-known military thinkers re-evaluate what we've assumed to know—that just wasn't so—about a country where we've been fighting for eight years....
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Afghanistan: Connecting Assumptions and Strategy
Three well-known military thinkers re-evaluate what we've assumed to know—that just wasn't so—about a country...
Editor's Page

This month we celebrate the 234th birthday of one the proudest, most elite fighting forces in the world: the United States Marine Corps. Since...

Comment and Discussion

Disorder on the Border

(See D. Danelo, pp. 44-49, October 2009 ...

Now Hear This: An Expeditionary Solution to Somali Piracy

Since August 2008, piracy in the waters around Somalia has exploded. The international response to this increase has heretofore been largely...

Nobody Asked Me But...Keep the Marine DIs at OCS

The Cradle of Naval Aviation is much quieter now that the Navy's Officer Candidate School has moved from Pensacola to become part of the...

Answering the Call: 'I Started as a Geedunk Officer'

The name Marriott is an icon in the hotel business, but the company's current CEO—and son of the founder—got his start in the...

From the Deckplates: Semper Fortis

At the ripe old age of 234, the Navy suffers from an identity crisis. Efforts to answer the simplest questions—who we are and what we stand...

The First Line of Defense
The implications for the Navy of the change in the nation's ballistic-missile defense policy are significant: more missiles,...
Combating the Managerialist Scourge
You've delivered product to the customer (your metrics prove it), and you've leveraged the best practices of business to...
Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton
Vice Admiral James Stockdale's principles can inspire any organization's leaders.

The USS Stockdale (DDG-...

Where's the Special Trust and Confidence?
Marines stand in harm's way and make tough, split-second decisions in battle. Back home, they face seminars about liberty...
Amphibious Prowess: Still a Cor[e]ps Need
Too many military thinkers confuse amphibious assaults with amphibious operations. There is a difference.

As General...

Gunner Hulbert: 'A Real Old Corps Marine'
A well-known Marine Corps historian tells the true story of a legend.

In his popular 1925 book, Fix Bayonets and Other...

Book Reviews

Small Boats, Weak States, Dirty Money: Piracy and Maritime Terrorism in the Modern World

Martin N. Murphy. New York, NY:...

Professional Notes

Building Partners Strengthens All

By Colonel Bryan Salas, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command

Oceans: The Dragon Learns to Dive

In August 2009, the People's Republic of China (PRC) began sea trials with its newly constructed Harmony 7000 three-person...

U.S. Fleet: On the Front Burner

The carrier controversy is heating up. The latest developments include: (1) the pending reduction of the U.S. carrier force to ten ships, (2)...

World Naval Developments: Another Great Leap Forward?

The first of October is the national holiday of the People's Republic of China, the anniversary of the proclamation of the republic in Beijing...

Combat Fleets

The Russian military has begun to re-examine its naval force structure following last year's conflict with Georgia, and the...

Lest We Forget: Madame la Force

On the Friday evening of 28 June 1861, nearly 60 passengers boarded the packet St. Nicholas for a voyage from Baltimore to Washington....

Naval Institute Foundation

In this month of Thanksgiving, we are grateful to the thousands of benefactors who have stepped up to help the Naval Institute fulfill...

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U.S. Marine Corps Resources

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The United States Coast Guard in World War II: A History of Domestic and Overseas Actions

Thomas P. Ostrom. Jefferson, NC:...


 
 

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