Proceedings Magazine - October 2010 Vol. 136/10/1,292

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In the spring of 1982, the world watched intently as two determined nations inched toward war over the disputed Falkland (or Malvinas) Islands....

Comment & Discussion

No More Walter Reeds

(See N. Koch, pp. 46–52,...

Now Hear This: Consistency Counts

President Barack Obama has unquestionably brought new energy to the battle against weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and the threat of nuclear or...

Nobody Asked Me, But. . .Put Naval Officers on the Ground

The counterinsurgency-intensive war in Afghanistan, and until recently in Iraq, is being principally fought on the ground by our brothers and...

Answering the Call: 'A Recipe for Success'

He is a nationally known chef who operates “Restaurant August” and other eateries in New Orleans. John Besh’s recipe for...

From the Deckplates: Retirement Benefits in Perspective

Growth in the defense budget has led Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to seek savings across the department. Two of the most treasured benefits...

'Tipping' the Future Fleet
The course ahead for the Navy of the mid-21st century is still uncharted. The strategic alternative it chooses now will chart that...
The Joint Force's "Wildcat Offense"
The future joint force should be designed around a revamped Navy-Marine Corps Team—but could this mean the end of the “...
Technological Superiority Is Not a Panacea
The Navy urgently needs to refocus on less tangible but more critical aspects of naval warfare.

Traditionally, navies put...

The Forgotten Threat
It is likely only a matter of time before terrorists attempt maritime attacks in the United States using small vessels. Why isn...
The Day Before
A biological attack is a more likely terrorism scenario than a dirty-bomb strike; the time to prepare is now.

The recent...

A Frontier Aflame
The United States and Mexico must move quickly and decisively to quell the current crises on their border. Not to do so is to...
Staggering to War in the Falklands?
More than 28 years after Argentina and Great Britain went to war over a group of rocky islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean,...
Running on Empty
Pressed by a brutal operations tempo, evolving strategic challenges, and a shifting Fleet structure, the Navy’s aging oilers...
Revive the General Board of the Navy
With the Navy again grasping for a coherent shipbuilding strategy, now could be a perfect time to revisit the General Board concept...
Book Reviews

Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power

Robert D. Kaplan. New York: Random House, 2010. 384 pp. Maps. Illus....

Professional Notes

Collaboration Means Sharing Information

By Frank J. Sisto and Alicia Belmas

Global and regional partnerships and...

Naval Systems: Ten Years Later, Cole Antenna Back in Service

Ten years ago this month, on 12 October 2000, al Qaeda terrorists attacked the Arleigh Burke–class destroyer USS Cole (DDG...

World Naval Developments: A High-Stakes Game

For the past year, the advent of a Chinese “carrier killer” antiship ballistic missile (DF-21D) has been gaining enormous attention....

Combat Fleets

On 31 August the Oliver Hazard Perry–class frigate USS McInerney (FFG-8) was decommissioned from U.S. Navy service and...

Lest We Forget: Five Brave Men

It was Thursday, 12 October 2000—the day before the Navy’s 224th birthday—when a small boat approached the USS Cole (...

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