Proceedings Magazine - February 2011 Vol. 137/2/1,296

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Returning home from a combat zone can present its own set of challenges. A veteran may wrestle with a mix of feelings—relief and joy perhaps tinged with guilt at having survived when others...

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    Returning home from a combat zone can present its own set of challenges. A veteran may wrestle with a mix of feelings—relief and joy perhaps tinged with guilt at having survived when others didn’t. Some might feel that they should...

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    By Captain James F. Kelly Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Among the most urgent of government priorities as we begin the new year is to address the skyrocketing national debt. Unless we act now to live within our means, our future as a great nation will be in serious jeopardy. And we need to accept that...

  • Another View
    by Ric Smith
  • Nobody Asked Me But. . .It's Not All About the Littorals
    By Commander James C. Moses, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The term “littoral” seems to dominate today’s naval vocabulary. Some believe we should focus on blue-water supremacy, while others say that when the time comes to fight in the littorals, our blue-water fleet will be at great...

  • Answering The Call: Take It From 'The Admiral'—The Navy Helped Shape His Life
    By David Robinson

    David Robinson was a towering figure on the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs—and not just because he is 7 feet, 1 inch tall. As a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman, he won college basketball’s two most prestigious awards (the Wooden and...

  • From the Deckplates: Recognize Training Excellence
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The veracity of the idiom “those who can, do; those who can’t, teach” can be argued, but it is generally untrue in the military. Moreover, we should seek policies that ensure those who can, do teach and we should recognize...

  • Strategic Choices at the Tipping Point
    By Commander Bryan Clark U.S. Navy (Retired) and Dr. Dan Whiteneck
    In light of global economic and strategic realities, here’s how the Navy of the future might look.

    American sea power is clearly coming to a crossroads. Demand for naval forces is rising as U.S. ground troops...

  • Russia's Black Sea Threat
    By Lieutenant Colonel John A. Mowchan, U.S. Army
    Revitalizing its fleet and making political inroads in the region, the Kremlin hopes to reassert its strategic influence—putting U.S. interests in potential jeopardy.

    Recent geopolitical events in Ukraine and the...

  • Learning to Operate in Cyberspace
    By Rear Admiral William E. Leigher, U.S. Navy
    With the establishment of U.S. Cyber Command and cyber security a national priority, operations in the ‘fifth domain’ are under way.

    The term “cyberspace” to designate a somewhat mystical and ever-...

  • Engaging the "Two-Hub" Model
    by Rear Admiral Mark Montgomery, U.S. Navy
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    Some see peer-to-peer support as an effective—if not fully tapped—deterrent to a tragic and baffling phenomenon that persists in the military despite increased awareness.

    Current operations in Iraq and...

  • The Key to a Surge Navy
    by Dr. Thomas Hone
  • Shrinking the Status-Quo Navy
    by Rear Admiral Michael McDevitt, U.S. Navy (Retired)
  • When War Hits Home
    By Dr. Jaine Darwin
    After nearly a decade of war, National Guard and military reservists serve in greater numbers than ever before, leaving their families to cope with invisible wounds.

    As we approach the tenth year of Operation Enduring...

  • An Influential 'Shaping' Navy
    by Captain Henry J. Hendrix, U.S. Navy
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    For the 20th anniversary of ground combat in Operation Desert Storm, we asked the commander of U.S. Marines in theater at the time for an exclusive behind-the-scenes account of how the planning proceeded for what later was called...
  • Setting the Record Straight
    By Captain David Del Giudice, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    A popular 1990s book propagated dubious assertions about the birth of the Navy SEALs. Here’s the true story.

    Some damaging mythologies have become common in discussions, articles, books, and speeches regarding the...

  • The Aircraft Carrier Comes of Age
    By Thomas Wildenberg
    Shaping and steering the first U.S. carrier task force, “Bull” Reeves demonstrated the potential, and the punching power, of naval aviation.

    The Saratoga’s bow cut through the black water,...

  • From Deployment to Employment
    By Dr. Nathan D. Ainspan
    For warriors coming home with psychological wounds, research indicates that some of the best ‘medicine’ can be smooth transition into a job.

    The percentage of psychological injuries being seen among service...

  • Professional Notes

    Use Data to Improve Medical Care at Sea

    By Captain Frederick Foote, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    On 25 July 1967, the carrier USS Forrestal (CVA-59) began air operations against North Vietnam. In...

  • Book Reviews

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    Reviewed by Lieutenant Joel I...

  • U.S. Navy: STARTing Anew
    By Norman Polmar

    The U.S. Senate has ratified the New START nuclear-arms reduction treaty, which was signed by the U.S. and Russian presidents on 8 April 2010. The treaty, which must still be approved by the upper house of the Russian parliament, has been...

  • Naval Systems: Cobham Extends Role for Aegis Support
    By Edward J. Walsh

    Cobham Antenna Systems is building critical electronic components for transfer of shipboard power to the Aegis SPY-1D(v) radar on board new Arleigh Burke–class destroyers. The work, under a new contract awarded by Aegis prime...

  • World Naval Developments: The Moscow-New Delhi Express
    By Norman Friedman

    When he visited India last fall, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed several weapons deals, including a $30 billion agreement to jointly develop a “fifth-generation fighter,” the Sukhoi Su-35. India is already jointly developing...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    Greece has finally accepted delivery of the German-built submarine Papanikolis, its first Type 214 boat. The move reverses the controversial Greek decision to accept only domestically produced submarines of the class. The Papanikolis...

  • Lest We Forget: Wingmen
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Flying 1,000 feet above the icy mountains of Korea, the Corsair’s engine cut out—the result of a lucky shot from a Communist gunner below. Rapidly losing altitude, the pilot, Ensign Jesse Brown, couldn’t bail out or clear the...

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