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

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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-December the Ministry of Defence announced that...


Open Content

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-...

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...

Mess Deck Intelligence
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Lest We Forget

'A terrible storm of shot and shell . . .'

New Orleans was vital to control of the Mississippi River, and Union Flag Officer...

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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...
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...

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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-...

World Naval Developments

Stealing Signals

Battles for the Airwaves
The finite electromagnetic spectrum controls nearly everything we do in modern warfare. The United States should task a new...
Book Reviews

The German Invasion of Norway: April 1940

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

Books in Brief

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

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

Professional Notes

Using Web 2.0 As a Weapon
By Lieutenant Randal T. Jones, U.S. Navy Reserve

Naval Systems

How Green is My Ship?

A hybrid electric-drive system will soon undergo testing that, if successful, could achieve significant fuel...

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.
Comment & Discussion
Now Hear This

Take China's ASBM Potential Seriously

If developed and deployed successfully, a Chinese antiship ballistic missile (ASBM) system of...

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...

From the Deckplates

Reviving Authority

After Captain Kevin Eyer delivered some tough criticism with "Reviving the Chiefs' Mess" in the January...

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...
There's No Place Like Newport
The Navy neglects service colleges to its detriment.
Educating the Army in its Own COIN
Counterinsurgency and conventional warfighting doctrine are both core competencies essential to the Army, and its schoolhouse...
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'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...

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