Proceedings Magazine - December 2010 Vol. 136/12/1,294

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In the Wake of a Sunken Soviet Submarine
Many Russians still believe that the United States raised the entire K-129.

At a Bethesda, Maryland, officers...

'Down to the Seas'
The Merchant Marine facilitates globalization, but faces a severe shortage of qualified mariners.

The Big Myth of Somali Pirates
They pose little threat. But there is peril in comparing them to Barbary brigands. That muddies the debate—clouding our...
Editor's Page

As Americans descend on big box stores and shopping malls during this holiday season, it’s likely few of them stop to think about the long...

Nobody Asked Me But...

The Mission Is Warfighting, Not Relief

A nation going into battle must be as prepared as possible, since wars are generally “...

From the Deckplates

Bring ’em Back on Base

Military social clubs have closed at drastic rates over the last several years. Venues that once hosted...

Arms and the Merchantman
It might not end piracy per se, but putting armed guards on ships could buy often-valuable minutes for their crews and nearby...
China's Navy: A Turn to Corbett?
Chinese navalists have been mixing some Sir Julian Corbett into their Mahanian cocktails lately. That is wise on their part, and...
The Death of NATO
As the first American Commander-in-Chief famously admonished, no alliance should be permanent; is it time to bid farewell to the...
Lest We Forget

A Bright Future Momentarily Dimmed

The commodore ordered the young lieutenant to conduct an accurate survey of an important stretch...

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Institute Leaders Set Sail

Eleven participants in the Naval Institute’s “Leaders to Sea” initiative embarked in the...

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The Royal Navy Is Key to Britain’s Security Strategy

The latest British Strategic Defence and Security Review,...

Answering the Call

‘Serving in Uniform Gave Me Something I Could Draw On’

He had already begun working as a cartoonist and commercial...

Proceedings Digital Edition

A digital edition of the December ...

Display Art from the Battlefield

New Rules, New Fuels
Green shipping is a challenge—and viable. The maritime industry must get on board.

Change is needed in the...

Acquistion Reform the Meyer Way
Want to know how to fix acquisition of complex systems? Look no further than the military and engineering expertise espoused by...
'His Remarks Reverberated from Berlin to Washington'
On the centennial of the event, two naval scholars look back on a seemingly benign speech—delivered at the London Guildhall...
Book Reviews

Obama’s Wars

Bob Woodward. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010. 464 pp. Illus. Gloss. Notes. Index. $30.


Professional Notes

Encrypt Naval Communications with Merchant Ships

By Lieutenant F. J. Sluiman, Royal Netherlands Navy Reserve
U.S. Navy

Don’t Break Up the “BMD Yankees”!

(Second of Two Parts)

Naval Systems

Navy-Army High-Speed Ship Program Moving Forward

The Naval Sea Systems Command this fall authorized Austal USA, prime contractor for...

World Naval Developments

Whither Britannia?

In mid-October the British government announced the result of its Strategic Defence Review in parallel with its...

Combat Fleets

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‘If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome...


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