Proceedings Magazine - February 2010 Vol. 136/2/1,284

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As we were preparing this issue in late December, the world marked the 30th anniversary of the Soviet Union's 1979 invasion of Afghanistan....

Comment & Discussion
Now Hear This: Take China's ASBM Potential Seriously

If developed and deployed successfully, a Chinese antiship ballistic missile (ASBM) system of systems would be the world's first capable of...

Nobody Asked Me But...Military Education is a Real Deal

As President Barack Obama delivered his Afghanistan surge speech at West Point this past December, I recalled Tom Ricks' April 2009 article...

Answering the Call: 'What the Navy Gave Me Was Immeasurable'

Leonard Lauder is chairman emeritus of Estee Lauder Companies, one of the world's leading cosmetics and skin-care firms. Like many top...

From the Deckplates: Reviving Authority

After Captain Kevin Eyer delivered some tough criticism with "...

A New QDR in a Different Atmosphere
Two experienced naval strategists anticipate the roll-out of the latest Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR).

The soon-to-be-...

Battle for the Airwaves
The finite electromagnetic spectrum controls nearly everything we do in modern warfare. The United States should task a new...
Old Ideas Needed for a New War
To learn more about how to handle insurgencies, we must consult historical examples.

Sometime after 9/11, I was invited to...

Theirs Is to Reason Why
Deciding when and how to close with an enemy may be the least important decision leaders make on an asymmetric battlefield.
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Payoff is Worth the Effort

Implementing an outcomes-based training and education (OBT&E) program is not for those who would be popular. It requires hard work and the...

Follow the Bear
A joint team of active-duty U.S. military officers takes a second look at what worked in Afghanistan for the Soviet Union in the...
No Game-Changer for China
The specter of the Chinese antiship ballistic missile could be just that if the United States takes a serious look at updating...
Too Busy to Learn
When the current wars begin to wind down, which they inevitably will, we need to take a closer look at reforming...
There's No Place Like Newport
The Navy neglects service colleges to its detriment.

The key factor for success in wars at sea is not the quality of...

Book Reviews

The German Invasion of Norway: April 1940

Geirr H. Haarr. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2009. 416 pp. Maps. Illus....

Educating the Army in its Own COIN
Counterinsurgency and conventional warfighting doctrine are both core competencies essential to the Army, and its schoolhouse...
Professional Notes

Using Web 2.0 As a Weapon

Naval Systems: How Green is My Ship?

A hybrid electric-drive system will soon undergo testing that, if successful, could achieve significant fuel savings for the surface fleet. A Navy...

World Naval Developments: Stealing Signals

In December 2009 intelligence revealed that insurgents in Afghanistan were intercepting video from Predator (and presumably other) unmanned aerial...

Combat Fleets

The British Navy escaped a recent budget review with only minor cuts as the war in Afghanistan continues to squeeze royal defense coffers. In mid-...

Lest We Forget: 'A terrible storm of shot and shell . . .'

New Orleans was vital to control of the Mississippi River, and Union Flag Officer David Glasgow Farragut was determined to capture it. But the...

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From Our Archive

'To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble...

Books in Brief

Nuclear Dawn: The Atomic Bomb from the Manhattan Project to the Cold War

James P. Delgado. New York: Osprey Publishing, 2009....

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