Proceedings Magazine - August 2012 Vol. 138/8/1,314

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A Sound Investment
For two centuries the Coast Guard has given America a lot of bang for its buck. A new and more capable cutter fleet is...
Veterans Have an Image Problem
Under circumstances beyond their control, our service men and women returning to the private sector are being unfairly...
Generational Change and the 'Stay-or-Go' Question
‘Heroes,’ ‘Artists,’ ‘Prophets,’ ‘Nomads’—each generation has put its...
Editor's Page

The Coast Guard has a long and illustrious history dating to the early days of the republic. When the average citizen thinks of the service,...

Now Hear This - The Three-Letter Word

War on obesity. War on illiteracy. War on drugs. Recent headlines suggest that Americans are ready to attach the word “war” to any...

Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - You Are Recruiting the Wrong Sailors

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From the Deckplates - Sexual Assault is Not Part of Our Culture

Any sexual assault against a military professional is unacceptable. When it’s perpetrated by another service member—a blue-on-blue...

Proficiency: The Essence of Discipline
Putting new emphasis on mastery of craft and leadership will ensure the Coast Guard is prepared to confidently take the...
Professional Notes

Making a Clean Sweep: Reinforcing the Importance of Afloat Training

By Lieutenant (junior grade) Joseph DiRenzo IV...

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CEO Notes

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Book Reviews

Afghan Endgames: Strategy and Policy Choices for America’s Longest War

Hy Rothstein and John Arquilla, eds. Washington, DC...

Naval Systems - New Tomahawks Ordered, Offensive Antisurface Weapon Planned

Raytheon Missile Systems, prime contractor for the ship- and submarine-launched Tomahawk land-attack missile, is moving into production of a new...

World Naval Developments - Back(fire) to the Future?

In June the Russians and Chinese announced a deal under which China would license-produce Backfire (Tu-22M3) bombers for its navy, replacing the...

Combat Fleets

India’s newest aircraft carrier, the Vikramaditya, began sea trials off Severodvinsk, Russia, in June, with testing expected to...

Lest We Forget - “I have brought you some of the old United States’ guns, sir!”

Robert Smalls was born a slave on a South Carolina plantation, and when he turned 12, his master sent him to Charleston to hire out. Smalls worked...

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From Our Archive

‘Go on, my friend, and fear nothing; you carry Cæsar and his fortunes in your boat.’

Plutarch (c. 46–120 AD)...

With a 'Spirit and Promptitude'
The Revenue Cutter Service—precursor of today’s U.S. Coast Guard—played a significant role in the War of...
Relieving the Watch
After doing their duty well beyond their projected service life, the Coast Guard’s venerable Island-class cutters...
Get Serious about the Arctic
Global interests—including those of the United States—are at stake in this changing region.

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International Waters, Illicit Traffic
Part law enforcement, part intelligence, part homeland security, the maritime-interdiction mission is uniquely suited to...
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Rethinking Littoral Logistics
The number of littoral combat ships and joint high-speed vessels is increasing, and the Navy needs a reliable support...

 
 

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