Proceedings Magazine - November 2011 Vol. 137/11/1,305

Cover Story
Even in lean times, the Office of Naval Research must maintain both long-term research and technical support to current operations.

A common mantra...


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Drawing Lines at Sea
Its recent naval exercises demonstrate that China can operate 21st-century ships on far deployment. But can a strategy...
Editor's Page

Although the Marines’ Hymn proclaims that Leathernecks will “fight our country’s battles in the air, on land, and sea,”...

CEO Notes

In the September Proceedings and on our website I announced how proud I was to be selected as Chief Executive Officer of our U.S. Naval...

Now Hear This - The Navy in a Time of Less Money

A wide-ranging debate is taking place over future levels of federal spending, including defense spending, in the context of the deficit-...

From the Deckplates - Active-Duty Benefits in Perspective

In October 2010, this column examined “Retirement Benefits in Perspective.” It seems appropriate to consider active-duty pay and...

Osprey in the Catbird Seat
The tiltrotor MV-22 has come of age. Moving larger payloads—faster and farther—it broadens Marine Corps...
Amphibious, Now More Than Ever
Even though the threat symmetry may have changed, the Navy-Marine Corps team still needs the capability to insert ground...
Happy Birthday 'Big E'
It’s 50 candles for the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the first nuclear warship to engage in combat....
Naval Institute Foundation - Vintage Oral Histories Shed New Light

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Balancing the Science behind Warfighting
Even in lean times, the Office of Naval Research must maintain both long-term research and technical support to current...
National Policy and Reaching the Beach
Times—and strategic imperatives—may change, but as long as the United States needs the sea, the United States...
Get the Marketplace Off the Battlefield
The corporate mentality threatens our military’s warrior ethos.

When something becomes an...

The Next Wave: Assault Operations for a New Era
What will future amphibious operations look like? Increasingly multi-dimensional—and enhanced by unmanned...
Proceedings Digital Edition

A digital edition of the November issue of Proceedings is available for...

Comment & Discussion

Sail Ho or Sail No?

(See A. Pine, pp. 66–70...

Nobody Asked Me, But... - Appoint a Marine for Superintendent

Although tradition is an important cornerstone in military institutions, it can sometimes be a roadblock to progress if applied too strictly. A...

2011 General Prize Photo Contest

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Book Reviews

The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole Who Infiltrated the CIA

Joby Warrick. New York: Doubleday, 2011. 272 pp. Prologue....

Professional Notes

A Simple Way to Lighten the Load

By Lieutenant Colonel Charles L. Armstrong, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)...
Oceans - Race to the North: Who Owns the Arctic Ocean?

The Arctic Ocean is the smallest and shallowest (maximum depth, 16,400 feet) of the five oceans. It contains 22 percent of the world’s...

U.S. Navy - Please Keep the Marines Off the Beach

The Secretary of Defense in January canceled the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV), the advanced amphibian assault vehicle under development...

World Naval Developments - Jointness on the Block?

Combat Fleets

Lest We Forget - Shipmates

As a young lieutenant, Oliver Hazard Perry had been impressed with the courage and audacity of fellow-Lieutenant James Lawrence. The latter had...

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‘The next way home’s the farthest way about.’

Francis Quarles (1592–1644)



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