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

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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 where we'...
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...

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 service's...

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, more...
Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton
Vice Admiral James Stockdale's principles can inspire any organization's leaders.

The USS Stockdale (DDG-106) was...

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 conduct...
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...

Naval Institute Foundation


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

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Proceedings Digital Edition

A digital edition of the November issue of...

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...

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...

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...

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 yield a...
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.
Book Reviews

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

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

Books in Brief

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

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

Professional Notes

Building Partners Strengthens All

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


The Dragon Learns to Dive

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

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...

World Naval Developments

Another Great Leap Forward?

Combat Fleets


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'C'mon you sons-of-bitches! Do you want to live forever?'

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