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AirSea Battle Must Not Work Alone
The Navy’s new doctrine should include several related operational concepts for planning and executing future conflicts....
Pakistan, an Ally by Any Other Name
Its ever-contentious relationship with America is unlikely to change, but the time is right for a reassessment of U.S. strategy in...
More Firepower for the Navy? Convert!
To offset the vulnerability of its aircraft carrier force and prepare for a possible military conflict with China, the U.S. Navy...
Africa Partnership Station Helps All Sides
With crime and militancy plaguing its waters, Africa must help itself by sharing resources and working with foreign powers.
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Where West Meets East: A New International Canal?

The Bosporus, which divides Europe from Asia, is one of the busiest waterways in the world. Connecting the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara,...

Helping Afghans Help Themselves
In the post–Cold War era, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has renewed relevance in training Afghanistan’s...
Editor's Page

In December 2009 President Barack Obama finally revealed his administration’s long-awaited Afghanistan strategy in a speech delivered at...

Now Hear This: Bury These Things with Bin Laden

On 2 May 2011, Navy SEALs arrived via helicopter at a remote district in Pakistan. After a short and intense firefight, Osama bin Laden was dead....

Nobody Asked Me, But. . .We Need Something to Believe In

The United States has been at war in Afghanistan and Iraq for almost ten years now. For most of the country this may be of only passing concern,...

Answering the Call: 'The Navy Way Has Become a Mindset'

The son of Cuban-American refugees, Nick Perdomo Jr. joined the Navy to become an air traffic controller and got more than he bargained for....

From the Deckplates: Just Give it Back

Our government’s fiscal culture must change if we are serious about saving money.

Across agencies, people charged with managing...

Chinese Missiles and the Walmart Factor
Scenarios of a military conflict with a rising China are pointless if they leave out a glaring detail—the global economy....
From Minimal to Optimal
Crew? What crew? To reduce total ownership costs, manpower has recently been stripped to the bone in the Navy’s newest ships...
Book Reviews

The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, The Making of a Navy SEAL

Eric Greitens. New York: Houghton Mifflin...

Metrics: Impossible
As they are currently defined, success-criteria for the U.S. effort in Afghanistan are fated to be dashed against the age-old...
Somalia: Is There a Way Forward?
The international community continues to treat symptoms-piracy and nascent terrorism-rather than anarchy, the country’s...
Professional Notes

Can PTSD Be Prevented Through Education?

By Sergeant Major David K. Devaney, U.S. Marine Corps

Almost all combat...

U.S. Navy: More Cuts Coming

The House Appropriations Committee has reduced the Fiscal Year 2012 Department of Defense budget by some $17 billion compared with the FY 11...

Oceans: Deaf Whale = Dead Whale

Cetaceans—mammals of the sea, a group including whales, dolphins, and porpoises—have auditory systems similar to man, though much more...

World Naval Developments: The Economics of Corruption

In a continuing scandal, Russian President Dimitry Medvedev is relieving senior officers who forced their subordinates to pay kickbacks for extra...

Combat Fleets

In May, Senegal received a 14-year-old utility landing craft (LCU) transferred from France. The LCU, named the Sabre and pictured here...

Lest We Forget: Running the Gauntlet at Island Number 10

In the spring of 1862, Union forces were poised to move down the strategically critical Mississippi River. Standing in the way of this Union...

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James Hair Oral History Available

James Edward Hair (1915-1992), whose father and grandparents were born slaves, grew up in the South and...

From Our Archive

‘Never, believe me, Appear the Immortals, Never alone.’

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)

With the...

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