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

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Now Hear This: The Royal Navy Is Key to Britain's Security Strategy

The latest British Strategic Defence and Security Review, launched on 19 October 2010, was a budget-cutting exercise. It was not a...

Answering the Call: 'Serving in Uniform Gave Me Something I Could Draw On'

He had already begun working as a cartoonist and commercial artist when he was drafted in the early 1950s. But Joe Kubert’s two years in...

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

As a merchant mariner, I...

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...
Another View
The Royal Navy Is Key to Britain's Security Strategy
The Mission Is Warfighting, Not Relief
Serving in Uniform Gave Me Something I Could Draw On'
Bring 'em Back on Base
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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 “come-as-you-are” affairs. Unfortunately, the U.S...

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 a wide variety of quality entertainment...

Display Art from the Battlefield

‘It’s the best art collection no one has ever heard of,” says curator Renée Klish of the Army Art Collection. Small...

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

Change is needed in the maritime...

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 naval...
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...
Acquisition 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 the...
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...

'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.

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Professional Notes

Encrypt Naval Communications with Merchant Ships

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

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U.S. Navy: Don't Break Up the "BMD Yankees"!
(Second of Two Parts)

The passing of retired Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer, the father of the Aegis weapon system, and...

Naval Systems: Navy-Army High-Speed Ship Program Moving Forward

The Naval Sea Systems Command this fall authorized Austal USA, prime contractor for the joint Army-Navy Joint High-Speed Vessel (JHSV) program, to...

World Naval Developments: Whither Britannia?

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

Combat Fleets

Once the world’s mightiest fleet, Britain’s Royal Navy is reeling from recent defense cuts announced in October as part of the United...

Lest We Forget: A Bright Future Momentarily Dimmed

The commodore ordered the young lieutenant to conduct an accurate survey of an important stretch of the New England coast. It was a plum...

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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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