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INTERNATIONAL NAVIES SPOTLIGHT
The Commanders Respond Register (Free) or Log in to Read
Chiefs of 24 navies from around the world answer the question: "From your navy's point of view, what elements do you think should be included in the new U.S. maritime strategy, and what elements would you suggest that the United States avoid?"
Iraqi Navy: Have Sailors-Need Ships
Commander David R. Price, USN
Perhaps the most essential international navy to the United States today is being trained well, but its complement of ships is a different story.
India Stretches its Sea Legs Register (Free) or Log in to Read
Steven J. Forsberg
A lease deal with Mauritius for the islands of Agalega could expand the maritime reach of the Indian Navy to its south and west.
World Navies in Review Register (Free) or Log in to Read
The editor of The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World  takes a region-by-region and nation-by-nation look at international naval developments over the past year.
Swords & Diplomacy at West 2007
A report from the scene encapsulates the recent conference in San Diego, from opening remarks by presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani to panels looking at future global challenges facing the U.S. military.
San Francisco Torpedoes JROTC Register (Free) or Log in to Read
Carl T. Hall
Amid its constituency's anti-war and pro-gay sentiments, the city school board voted to eliminate junior reserve officer training from the curriculum.
Over Its Head in Deepwater? Register (Free) or Log in to Read
Commander Otto Kreisher, USNR (Ret.)
The Coast Guard's multibillion-dollar fleet modernization program blends progress with setbacks and controversy.
View from the Bridge Register (Free) or Log in to Read
Rear Admiral Gary T. Blore, USCG
The current Program Executive Officer of the Coast Guard's Integrated Deepwater System defends the troubled program, presenting what he calls "the rest of the story."
New Threats, New Challenges: The Coast Guard's New Strategy
Admiral Thad Allen, USCG
Faced with evolving operational responsibilities, the U.S. Coast Guard's resilience consistently comes into play. The Commandant plots the course.
Commentary / Nobody Asked Me, But
Modernize the Coast Guard Now Register (Free) or Log in to Read
Lieutenant Jim Dolbow, USCGR
Nobody Asked Me, But
The Navy Needs a Culture of Fitness
Captain Jonathan D. Kurtz, USN
Firing On The Up Roll: A New Maritime Strategy
World Naval Developments: War in Space?
Oceans: Holes in the Bottom of the Sea
Naval Institute Foundation
Lest We Forget: Leo Young—Radio Pioneer; VAQ-34
From Our Archive: Turret of the USS Monitor, July 9, 1862
I Want You: The Evolution of the All-Volunteer Force, by Bernard Rostker
Three Frigates: The South African Navy Comes of Age, by Rear Admiral Chris Bennett, South African Navy (Ret.)
Our Country, Right or Wrong: The Life of Stephen Decatur, the U.S. Navy's Most Illustrious Commander, by Leonard F. Guttridge
Roger Ball! The Odyssey of John Monroe "Hawk" Smith, Navy Fighter Pilot, by Donald E. Auten
Books of Interest
Reviewed by Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, USMC (Ret.)
The Tet Offensive: A Concise History, by James H. Willbanks
Ship of Ghosts: The Story of the USS Houston, FDR's Legendary Lost Cruiser, and the Epic Saga of Her Survivors, by James D. Hornfischer
San Francisco in World War II, By John Carvey and the California Center for Military History
Chosen Soldier: The Making of a Special Forces Warrior, by Dick Couch
Policy Documents of Interest
Reviewed by Captain George Galdorisi, USN (Ret.)
FORCEnet: A Functional Concept for Command and Control in the 21st Century, published by Naval Network Warfare Command
A Functional Concept for Command and Control in the 21st Century, Annex Version, published by Naval Network Warfare Command