Proceedings Magazine - May 2010 Vol. 136/5/1,287

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In the annual Naval Review we look forward each May to hearing from the senior leaders of the Sea Services and this year is no different. We lead off the 2010 Review with a look inside



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In the annual Naval Review we look forward each May to hearing from the senior leaders of the Sea Services and this year is no different. We lead...

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Through a Chinese Lens

(See P. A. Dutton, pp. 24—29, April 2010 Proceedings)

Rear Admiral Eric A. McVadon, U.S. Navy (...

Now Hear This - Homecoming after War

Ticker tape parades no longer exist. Parades only happen when wars definitively end. Now the progress of war is measured by when we turn over...

Nobody Asked Me, But. . .Eliminate the Career Status 'Bonus'

What if one of your people came to you with a contract for a $22,000 loan with these terms:

  • No payments until retirement from active...
Answering the Call: Reflections of a 90-Day Wonder

He recently retired from a 48-year career as a crusading prosecutor, first as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York and later as...

From the Deckplates: The Smoking Lamp is Out . . . For Some

While the submarine force was preparing to observe the community's 110th anniversary, and remembering the 10 April 1963 loss of the USS...

Inside QDR 2010: What Does It Mean?
The Navy's senior officer draws parallels between the new maritime strategy and the latest Quadrennial Defense Review.
Inside QDR 2010: Not Business as Usual
The U.S. Navy's man behind the new QDR explains how this one is different.

Many commentators have already called the...

Teaching the Ropes
The Afpak Hands Program may be one of the smartest tools for achieving peace we possess.

Sailors have always mentored new...

Reintegrating Our Wounded Warriors
"A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards." -...
The Unbearable Being of Jointness
The Goldwater-Nichols Act helped streamline and strengthen the U.S. military-but in stifling service-branch advocacy, has it thrown...
Return Marines to Their Naval Roots
The conflicts over the past eight years have placed the Marine Corps far from its maritime origin. To get back on track, the Corps...
Get Serious About Naval Gunfire Support
To soften a combat zone for insertion of U.S. ground troops, we already have an answer: the Electromagnetic Launcher (EML).
The Fast-Changing Maritime Arctic
Globalization, climate change, and geopolitics converge in this already challenging region.

The maritime Arctic continues...

Notable Naval Books of 2009

As in previous years, the list of notable naval books for 2009 was compiled, refined, and ultimately decided by a number of people, all of whom...

Book Reviews

Allies against the Rising Sun: The United States, the British Nations, and the Defeat of Imperial Japan

Nicholas Evan Sarantakes....

Professional Notes

Open Education: Global Force for Good

By Ensign Brendan McCord, U.S. Navy

Oceans: A Historic Atlantic Crossing-Undersea and Unmanned

When Christopher Columbus came upon the New World in 1492, his historic crossing of the Atlantic Ocean had taken five weeks. Since then various...

World Naval Developments: Hard Lessons in the Littorals

In March, the Korean corvette Cheonan sank near the border between North and South Korea after suffering an explosion aft. The ship was in shallow...

Combat Fleets

In February Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands christened and launched the first of a new class of offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Dutch Navy...

Lest We Forget: UAV Pioneer

Today, we take for granted the existence of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), but what is less known is that one of the early pioneers in that...

From Our Archive

'Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.'

-Horace (65–8 B.C.)

Dwarfed by his huge charge, a plane...

U.S. Navy in Review

It has become something of a mantra. Early each year, senior Navy Department civilian and uniformed officials head up to Capitol Hill to tell...

U.S. Naval Aviation and Weapon Development in Review

The Navy's drive to equip its units with new airframes took a step forward in 2009 with the electronic attack community gaining its first...

U.S. Marine Corps in Review

For the U.S. Marine Corps the year 2009...

U.S. Coast Guard in Review

The past 12 months for the U.S. Coast Guard were marked by significant success and some tragedy. The year also demonstrated that the service has...

U.S. Merchant Marine and World Maritime Review

The global maritime sector could have done without the year 2009. Such is the view of those associated with the business of shipping. I and many...

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