Proceedings Magazine - April 2011 Vol. 137/4/1,298

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A continental-to-maritime transformation has been attempted frequently through the ages, but only rarely with success. The past offers lessons to a navally expanding China....

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Two Vectors, One Navy
Aside from a strong national defense, world peace is now part of China’s official military mission. Serving both, its fleet...
The Real Game-Changers of the Pacific Basin
Modern amphibious assault vessels grant China an opportunity to project multimission forces into the littoral and beyond, with...
Mao's 'Active Defense' Is Turning Offensive
While the powers in Beijing emerge from the “century of humiliation” and focus their gaze on the Indian Ocean,...
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Amid all the debates over future U.S. force structures and declining budgets, observers seem to agree on one point: China (and its military...

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China's Naval Challenge
The United States should closely watch China’s supposed peaceful rise, but especially its increasing aggression and...
Made in China
A familiar consumer-marketplace phrase takes on a far deeper significance when it is applied to cyber threats to U.S. national...
Colonialism Redux
Are Sino-African relations mutually beneficial, or are they pushing Africa deeper into debt?

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When Land Powers Look Seaward
A continental-to-maritime transformation has been attempted frequently through the ages, but only rarely with success. The past...
A Bogus Asian Pearl
If closely assayed, the port at Gwadar, Pakistan—touted as part of China’s string of maritime gems—loses its...
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Comment & Discussion
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We Are on the Eve of a Maritime Mistake

Faced with the tension between reining in the federal deficit and maintaining a global Navy,...

Answering the Call

‘In My Work, It Always Comes Back to the Jungle’

Before he joined the Army, astronomy major Joe Haldeman had hoped to...

Creeping Jurisdiction Must Stop
China is playing fast and loose in claiming rights to territory on and beneath the South China Sea. The United States could help...
Exploring 'This New Sea'
A former space shuttle pilot looks at the special qualities the U.S. naval services have brought to the exploration table in 100...
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The “Good War” in American Memory

John Bodnar. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. 320 pp....

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Engaging Yemen’s Maritime Forces

By Lieutenant Commander Ron Terrell, U.S. Navy

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Air Power on a Budget

Naval Systems

Tomorrow’s Guided-Missile Destroyers: Exploring the Power Options

General Electric Marine is planning to offer its GE38 small...

Combat Fleets

Lest We Forget


Cruising off the coast of Brazil in late December 1812, lookouts in the USS Constitution sighted the tips of...

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