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Publisher's Page

November 2003
The Naval Institute's hunt for a new CEO/Publisher is over. Tom Wilkerson accepted the Board of Directors' offer to become the Naval Institute's new leader. Tom Wilkerson is a retired ...

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems
November 2003
Market Forces Might Delay Moore's Law Late in September, the Athlon Corporation, which makes computer chips, announced a 64-bit chip for personal computers. Because it works in slices that are ...

Comment and Discussion

November 2003
"Naval Technology Development Must Change" (See D. Lewis, p. 2, October 2003 Proceedings) Captain Chris Johnson, U.S. Navy (Retired)-Captain Lewis's insightful commentary leads us to detect a much broader problem ...

President Bush Deserved Better

By Lieutenant General John H. Cushman, U.S. Army (Ret.)
November 2003
On 8 September, a somber President George W. Bush told the nation that accomplishing his goals in Iraq would take a lot more money and a lot more time than ...

Fair Is Fair . . . Even after 70 Years

By Lieutenant General V. H. Krulak, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
November 2003
I graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy on 31 May 1934. Of the 342 members in my graduating class, 25 were selected for a commission in the Marine Corps. I ...

National Interests Trump World Organizations

By Edward Bernard Glick
November 2003
What is the connection between the United Nations, public opinion, and state sovereignty? First, the United Nations is not the world's government. Second, its delegates are not international civil servants, ...

Facing a Future without Front Lines

By Captain G. John David, U.S. Marine Corps
November 2003
Today in Iraq, elusive foes using terrorist and guerrilla tactics are proving more deadly than the now-defunct Saddam Hussein regime was in the "conventional" phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom. We ...

Civil Affairs Is the Invisible Force

By Lieutenant Commander Alan Spira, Medical Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve, Colonel Paul E. Beckhart, U.S. Marine Corps, and Captain David R. Woodard, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve
November 2003
Unknown to most Marines, civil affairs officers are a small but vital part of the Corps. Providing an essential link between military operations and civilian populations (such as these Marine ...

Measuring the War on Terrorism

By Lieutenant Commander Greg D. Rowe, U.S. Naval Reserve
November 2003
After the attacks of 11 September 2001, the concerns and sentiments of others regarding the United States began to matter more than ever before. It was not so much the ...

Clowns to the Left of Me . . .

By Captain Dan McSweeney, U.S. Marine Corps
November 2003
A Marine Corps public affairs officer and his media embeds ride the "clown cart" to help tell the story of the war in Iraq. Charlie scrawled "clown cart" in magic ...

TacAir Trumps UAVs in Iraq

By Lieutenant Commander Richard K. Harrison, U.S. Navy
November 2003
For effective strike support in any mission-regardless of threat, weather, or special circumstances that develop in combat—naval tactical air is unmatched. With the seemingly endless number of articles published recently ...

Unite the So-Called Total Force

By Wade R. Sanders
November 2003
Although naval reservists serve in harm's way, they have been treated with disdain by the active forces. It is time to fulfill the Navy's vision and consolidate the total force. ...

Professional Note: High Speed Is Here

By Rear Admiral Paul J. Ryan, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Captain David Grimland, U.S. Navy
November 2003
In the June 2003 Proceedings, Commander John Cordle wrote an outstanding article, "High Speed Is the Future." We would like to further inform readers that the Navy accepted custody of ...

Professional Note: The Military Needs BRAC

By Captain John L. Byron, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2003
At the end of 2005, Congress will take an up-or-down vote on a list of military base realignments and closures, thus completing the decision phase of the process known as ...

Book Reviews

November 2003
The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division Bing West and MGen. Ray L. Smith, USMC (Ret.). New York: Bantam, 2003. 303 pp. Photos. Map. Notes. Gloss. $24.95. ...

Naval Institute Foundation

November 2003
In His Own Words: Robert E. Hanrahan Jr. My grandfather served in the Navy in World War I, and my father was a Navy veteran of World War II. Dad ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
November 2003
Under a contract signed 30 July 1999, the Turkish government chose Germany's Friedrich Lurssen Werft and Abeking and Rasmussen to construct jointly the first of six new low-magnetic signature, steel-hulled ...