Proceedings Magazine - January 2010 Vol. 136/1/1,283

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Since the dawn of naval aviation, a raging debate recurs, usually around budget time, over the value and practicality of building...

Nobody Asked Me, But...Let's Arm the Forces

Speaking about the British Army, the Duke of Wellington reportedly once said, "I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy,...

Fortress at Sea? The Carrier Invulnerability Myth
America's nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, especially in today's irregular, asymmetric warfare climate, could be little more than...
Finding Our Balance at Sea
The U.S. Navy needs to restructure for all types of maritime conflict.
You Can't Always Give What You Want
In the new world of joint operations, the Navy's strong suit is to take the lead-in a supporting role.

All In!
The Pentagon will never be confused with Vegas, but at least one defense program?the F-35-bears the earmarks of a very high-stakes...
Lest We Forget

Casey and Davey Jones Join Forces

Charles Peshall Plunkett graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1879. He later served in Admiral...

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In Her Own Words: Ingrid S. Beach

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Comment & Discussion

The Dark Side of Maritime Domain Awareness

(See J. Kraska, pp. 5661...

Now Hear This

Obama's Afghanistan

President Barack Obama finally handed down his long-awaited decision on Afghanistan in early December. To the...

Answering the Call

'I Was a Golf Pro for Uncle Sam'

He won 51 professional golf tournaments during his legendary career, earning him a spot as seventh on...

From the Deckplates

Powerful Military Tools

Social networking and new media tools are increasingly popular. Combined, they are known as Web2.0, indicating a...

SWO School Tunes Up
Surface Warfare Officer School returns to basics and a deckplate ethos, with technologies to give the next generation of surface...
A Wiring Diagram that Works
A former commodore presents a case study of what organizational changes Destroyer Squadron 2 made to meet readiness challenges head...
Good Things Come in Small Packages
In service, the 14 coastal patrol ships of the Cyclone class have had an impact far beyond their numbers and size. But beyond that...
Reviving the Chiefs' Mess
Surface Navy chief petty officers at all levels suffer from career broadening, which stretches them beyond their areas of expertise...
Three COINs Are Better than One
To return any kind of stability to volatile regions, the Department of Defense and the State Department must begin to work together...
Make Way for the Cyber Fleet!
The Navy needs to make hard choices-now-to prepare for cyberspace operations.

Cyberspace is a global commons, just as the...

Thinking Across the Boxes

Warfare will increasingly involve orchestrating cooperative efforts.

We all have frames of reference that describe our work, abstract...

Book Reviews

A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon

Neil Sheehan. New York: Random House, 2009. 560 pp....

Professional Notes

Training with Greek Warriors
By Captain Christopher R. Davis, U.S. Navy Reserve

The Hellenic Navy's establishment of the NATO...


A Dive to the Bottom of the Sea . . . 50 Years Later

On 23 January 1960 the Navy's Bathyscaph Trieste dove to the deepest place in the...

World Naval Developments

All Jammed Up

At Paris in June 2009 and again at Zhuhai in November, the Chinese displayed drawings of a new SW-6 anti-radar unmanned...

Combat Fleets


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