Proceedings Magazine - March 1932 Vol. 57/3/349

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In the first place, what is neutrality as the meaning of the word is applied to international relations? The dictionary tells us that it is the state of being a neutral nation during a war in...



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  • Neutrality—Can It Be Maintained By a World Power?
    By Rear Admiral W. C. Cole, U. S. Navy

    In the first place, what is neutrality as the meaning of the word is applied to international relations? The dictionary tells us that it is the state of being a neutral nation during a war in which states taking no part in the contest continue...

  • A Game for All Hands
    By Lieutenant (J.G.) Chester C. Wood, U. S. Navy

    The fulfillment of every naval officer’s career is to command in time of war. Fortunately for mankind wars are so few that only a small percentage of officers ever attain such a position. Yet it must always be the goal toward which we wend...

  • Aircraft in Control of Trade Routes
    By Lieutenant Commander George R. Fairlamb, Jr., U. S. Navy

    A New Element of Sea Power

  • Coordination in Public Administration
    By Rear Admiral T. T. Craven, U. S. Navy

    Lecture delivered before the Taylor Society, New York City, December 4, 1931

    IT is my desire in speaking on this subject first to indicate the reasons prompting the establishment of the Federal Coördinating Service, then to...

  • The Police of Our Foreign Trade, The Navy
    By George H. Eckhardt

    What sane man would settle in a town that gave no assurance of protection to his property and person by means of a local police force? What sane industrialist would build a factory in a city boasting of its small police force? It is certain that...

  • Secondary Meridians
    By Lieutenant James O. Porter, U. S. Naval Reserve

    In these days of accurate hydrography and cartography the navigator seldom has to worry about his charts. True, there may be changes in soundings and the depth of certain areas of the ocean may remain to be correctly determined and there still...

  • Unity of Command in the Civil War
    By Commander J. C. Thom, U. S. Navy

    Today, when failure to appreciate the imperative necessity of unity of command is regarded as a cardinal sin, it is interesting to note how lightly this fundamental principle of joint operations was regarded as recently as during our Civil War....

  • Ballistic Engineering Problems: Experimental Development
    By L. Thompson and N. Riffolt

    ONE OF THE INTERESTING characteristics of the complete ballistic cycle, executed in the interval between the initial motion of the projectile from the seated position in the bore and the final, abrupt dissipation of its energy in the target, and...

  • Confederate Commerce Destroyers
    By Carlos C. Hanks


  • Discussions

    Elements Contributing to Aërial Superiority

    (See pages 673, May, 1931, and 817, June, 1931, Proceedings)

  • Professional Notes
    Compiled By Members Of The Editorial Staff
  • Notes on International Affairs
    Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy

    From January 3 to February 3


  • Book Reviews

    THEY THAT TAKE THE SWORD. By Esmé Wingfield-Stratford. New York: William Morrow and Co. 1931. $4.00.

    Reviewed by Lieutenant Commander T. L. Gatch, U. S. Navy.

  • Notes on the Geneva Conference
    By Lieutenant Commander Schuyler Mills, U. S. Navy

    The first world conference on disarmament was opened at Geneva on the afternoon of February 2. Mr. Arthur Henderson, the president, made the opening address to the delegates of the fifty-seven nations which participated. He made a plea for...

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