Proceedings Magazine - April 2010 Vol. 136/4/1,286

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From the day I started at the Naval Institute in early 2005 we had discussed producing an issue of Proceedings focusing on China....

More Henderson, Less Bonds
Not only do Influence Squadrons save money by deploying lower-priced ships, their sheer numbers also allow for more presence, a U.S...
World Naval Developments: New Modes of Failure

Toyota's automobile problems carry some interesting lessons for naval and other defense systems. Apparently it and other car manufacturers...

Happy Birthday, Chief Petty Officers

The month of April marks an important milestone in the life of our service. It is the birthday of the Chiefs' Mess, the date when the rank of...

Movie Review

HBO's The Pacific: Marine Corps' War Makes for Epic Television

Executive Producers: Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Gary Goetzman....

Book Reviews

Guantánamo, USA: The Untold History of America's Cuban Outpost

Stephen Irving Max Schwab. Lawrence, KS: University...

Professional Notes

Enhancing Company Operations for Real

By Colonel Vince Goulding, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

Since 2007, the Marine Corps...

Soviet Navy: The Missing Ramius Letter

Twenty-six years ago Captain 1st Rank Marko Aleksandrovich Ramius, commanding officer of the ballistic missile submarine Krasnoye Oktyabrskaya,...

Naval Systems: Electronic Warfare: An Evolution on the Surface

Electronic-warfare technologies being developed for production and deployment on board surface combatants, carriers, and amphibs through the...

Combat Fleets

Two offshore patrol vessels for Trinidad and Tobago's Coast Guard were formally named in November 2009. First of the class,...

Lest We Forget: SEALORDS and ACTOV

Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr. was unquestionably one of the most controversial men to ever head the Navy. His advocates called him the "man of...

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'Though lions to their enemies they were lambs to their friends.'

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Is China Bypassing Our Maginot Line?
China's concept of military modernization spotlights the U.S. need to adapt to an entirely new way of conducting warfare....
A Thoroughbred Ship-Killer
Small, fast, stealthy, and lethal, China's new class of fast-attack craft receives little attention. Yet the hull represents a...
Through a Chinese Lens
With Sino-centric visions of international laws and treaties, China has essentially claimed the South China Sea as its own.
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Too Busy to Learn

(See R. H. Scales, pp. 30...

Now Hear This: The Future of the U.S.-China Security Relationship

The U.S.-China security relationship is poised at a moment of choice, and the outcome of this choice could not be more important for the Asia-...

Nobody Asked Me, But. . .When It Comes to Dueling Doctrines, It's Mullen & Powell vs. Rumsfeld

Reflecting changes in the American approach to counterinsurgency, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen recently enunciated a...

Answering the Call: 'I Hope I've Done the Lieutenant Proud'

He is former editor of National Geographic magazine and chairman of the board of trustees of the National Geographic Society and its Education...

From the Deckplates: Remember Where They Came From

April is a great time for chief petty officers to reflect on their history and proud heritage. The rank was created on 1 April 1893, and for the...

The Ship that Will Not Die

Some heroes live in the annals of history forever. Others just fade away, like the old soldier in General Douglas MacArthur's farewell speech...

Scanning the Horizon for 'New Historical Missions'
The Chinese Navy is the special beneficiary of its government's embrace of 'externalization.'

During the past...

Coming without Shadows, Leaving without Footprints
China is quietly prioritizing its development of unmanned undersea vehicles.

China has invested heavily in undersea...

Eyes in the Sky
With 15 new satellites launched in 2008 alone and an ambitious program to produce more space-based surveillance technology, China...
'Get Off the Fainting Couch'
Have fretful descriptions of China's medium-range antiship ballistic missile endangered America's strategic standing in the...
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