Proceedings Magazine - November 2010 Vol. 136/11/1,293

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Running on Empty

(See C. Hooper, pp. 60–65, October...

Now Hear This: Marines Need to Be More Spartan with Energy Use

Over the years, the Marine Corps has taken more than a few pages from ancient Greece’s playbook to inculcate a warrior ethos in our ranks....

Nobody Asked Me But...What's in a Name?

On 23 April, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the name of the newest San Antonio–class amphibious transport dock ship. The...

Answering the Call: 'The Common Thread Is Motivation'
From the Deckplates: Semper Marines!

A 14 September Washington Times article by Frank J. Gaffney Jr. discussed efforts by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates that threaten the...

Hitting the Beach in the 21st Century
As adversaries and weapons grow more advanced, amphibious doctrine must evolve, and the Navy—Marine Corps team must keep the...
Versatility in the Age of Uncertainty
With its ability to work across the seams of other services’ domains and its value in the all-important littoral sphere, the...
Taking Counterinsurgency to the Countryside
The successful strategy used in Iraq will not work in Afghanistan, where winning over the resilient rural populace is the answer to...
Evolution of a Ship Takedown
A platoon of Force Recon Marines played a key role in a recent pirate capture and rescue of a merchant ship’s crew. Here...
Another View
What Would General Washington Think?

On 19 August, I was contacted by the father of a Marine sergeant killed in action in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, earlier in the summer. I had...

The Tried. The True. Assault from the Sea
While precision-strike scenarios currently dominate U.S. strategic planning, the need for forcible entry in time of crisis is not...
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Stolen Valor Act on Trial
Contemptible impostors are still passing themselves off as military heroes. This year, high courts have ruled in their favor. Here...
How to Fight an Unmanned War
Before wielding robots as weapons, we must understand how to use them properly and effectively.


Imagine this...

Book Reviews
Professional Notes

Use RIMPAC for Future Naval Force Development

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


Oceans: Do You Know the Way to Cathay? The Northwest Passage Today

For more than 400 years, the Northwest Passage through the Canadian archipelago was the holy grail of exploration. Though entirely above the...

U.S. Fleet: Don't Break Up the "BMD Yankees"!, Part One

I don’t have many heroes. But two of them passed away this past year. In September 2009, retired Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer, the father of...

World Naval Developments: Virus Season

A spectacular cyber-attack has dramatized the potential of this type of warfare. Beginning in June 2010, computer security experts discovered a...

Combat Fleets
Lest We Forget: 'What Ship is that?'

History does not record why Edward Preble—seventh on the list of ten captains then in service—was selected to take command of the U.S...

Naval Institute Foundation

During this month of Thanksgiving, we salute three recent benefactors of the Naval Institute

Jack C. Taylor

For only the second...

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