Proceedings Magazine - January 2005 Vol. 131/1/1,223

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The theme of the 63rd anniversary Pearl Harbor Commemoration at the USS Arizona Memorial was "Voices of Pearl Harbor." In recognition of the importance of capturing the accounts...



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  • Editor's Page
    By F.H. Rainbow

    The theme of the 63rd anniversary Pearl Harbor Commemoration at the USS Arizona Memorial was "Voices of Pearl Harbor." In recognition of the importance of capturing the accounts of on-scene participants in such defining events...

  • Commentary: Critical Dilemma: Loyalty versus Honesty
    By Joseph P. Hoar

    The major conflict in the boardrooms of America is caused by the clash between loyalty and honesty. This was the issue I discussed with a friend as we shared pre-dinner drinks this past July—and his succinct appraisal of the state of...

  • Comment and Discussion

    "There's No Need to See Red"

    (See M. Crockett, p. 79, December 2004 Proceedings)

    Master Chief Quartermaster (Surface Warfare), Michael G. Harrison, U.S. Navy-After reading Lieutenant Commander Crockett's opinion I...

  • World Naval Developments: Have We Found a Weapon to Fight IEDs in Iraq?
    By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems

    The insurgents fighting in Iraq use improvised explosive devices (IEDs) extensively. They take the form of charges laid in or alongside roads, of fillings for suicide bombers' cars and vests, and even, albeit in more sophisticated form, of...

  • Commentary: Civilized War Is Uncivilized
    By Perry Clausen

    Waging so-called civilized warfare does not serve the nation's interest. The United States plays by the rules of international law, but its enemies do not. And, because they do not fear us, war is more likely. We have lost track of the fact...

  • Shore Up SOF
    By Captain Dick Couch, USNR (Ret.)

    If Special Operations Forces—like this U.S. Navy SEAL advancing on a suspected al Qaeda/Taliban location in Afghanistan—are to remain the lead in the war on terror and win, the Department of Defense must address...

  • Farther and Faster in Iraq
    By Lieutenant General James T. Conway, USMC

    According to the commander of the I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) for 22 months of planning for and fighting in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the war's two segments thus far have proved very different. In 2003, OIF I...

  • Who Won the Battle of Fallujah?
    By Jonathan F. Keiler

    Enemy insurgents defending Fallujah were formidable because many of them were willing to fight to the death. In general, however, they were an indifferently armed rabble who could inflict casualties because of the nature of...

  • DD(X) Navigates Uncharted Waters
    By Captain C. H. Goddard and Commander C. B. Marks, USN

    From its integrated electric propulsion system to its precision naval gunfire support capabilities, the Navy's DD(X) is breaking new ground and laying the foundation for future generations of surface ships of all types.

  • High-Speed Sealift Is a Joint Mission
    By Lieutenant Commander Frank S. Mulcahy, Civil Engineer Corps. U.S. Navy

    High-speed vessels, such as the Navy's Joint Venture (HSV-X1) and the Army's Spearhead (TSV-1X), not only are first-rate troop transport vessels, but project power inland by supporting aviation and littoral missions as well. If joint...

  • Forward . . . from Bureaucracy
    By Commander Kenneth Brown, Judge Advocate General Corps, U.S. Navy

    When troops in conflict zones must use their own money to provide goodwill handouts to locals because legalities in Washington delay release of available funds, it is clear DoD regulations need an overhaul. To maintain flexibility and speed...

  • Baghdad: Help Wanted
    By Captain Robert O. Wray Jr., U.S. Naval Reserve

    Beleaguered Baghdad joint staffs are critically undermanned and overworked. The Navy isn't doing its fair share. Army Lieutenant General David Petraeus leads the Multi-National Security Training Corps-Iraq—which is 78% understaffed...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But Support Our Troops?
    By Commander Earl J. Higgins, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)

    A pickup truck in front of me stopped for a traffic light; on its tailgate were three ribbons. One was yellow; one was red, white, and blue; and one was camouflage. All bore the inscription "Support Our Troops." At another traffic light...

  • Build Trust through Communication
    By Captain Lee Johnson, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    It is an ancient and timeless lesson: the path to friendship is found through understanding language and culture. It is a lesson the U.S. military cannot afford to ignore in Iraq.

  • Close the Open Door to War
    By Lieutenant Commander Christopher E. van Avery, U.S. Navy

    The new "Bush Doctrine" of preventive war was put to the test in March 2003 with the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Since then, debates have raged domestically and globally over the efficacy and morality of such a strategy. Iran could be the...

  • Special: Remember the Stark
    By Jim Ruland

    In 1987, tensions in the Gulf that would draw the United States into combat were building. The Iraqi attack on a lone U.S. frigate was a portent of what was to come—but the incident should be remembered most for its lesson that damage...

  • Professional Note: VFC-12 Meets Total Fleet Integration
    By Lieutenant Commander Jeff Parker, U.S. Naval Reserve

    This past April, the Fighting Omars of Composite Fighter Squadron (VFC)-12 took their F/A-18 Hornets to the skies over Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon, Nevada, with a new mission on their minds. In a reversal of normal roles, the Omars flew into...

  • Professional Note: Fix Fires at the Fire Support Team
    By Captain Darryl Hammonds, U.S. Marine Corps

    The mission of field artillery is to "destroy, neutralize, or suppress the enemy by cannon, rocket, and missile fire, and to help integrate all fire support assets into combined arms operations." The Marine Corps' artillery...

  • Professional Note: Coast Guard's 9-1-1 Response to Terrorism
    By Lieutenant (junior grade) Margaret Macheca, U.S. Coast Guard

    Responding immediately to the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, the Coast Guard designed and fielded a new organization to establish or reinforce security measures at major U.S. ports on short notice: the Maritime Safety and security Team (...

  • Special: Hail, Coast Guard -- Farewell, Navy
    By Commander Walter Dunn Tucker, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)

    Thursday, 30 September 2004, was a very emotional day in the lives of the crewmembers of the USS Tornado (PC-14) and of four Richmond Council Navy League members who were on board the ship pierside in Little Creek, Virginia.

  • Nobody Asked Me, But Speed Is Not Necessarily Transformational
    By Captain James Patton, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Is speed transformational? It depends—the speed of what? An airplane? A ship? An electronic message authorizing a strike on a time-sensitive target? Another thing it depends on is what we mean by defense transformation. According to the...

  • Book Reviews

    Resisting Rebellion: The History and Politics of Counterinsurgency

    Anthony James Joes. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2004. 351 pp. Maps. Notes. Bib. Index. $35.00.

  • Oceans: The Plastic Ocean
    By Don Walsh

    Cheap to make, durable, and handy to use, plastic, polymers are ubiquitous throughout our world. In the past half-century, they have become the optimal material for packaging and preserving and have been molded into millions of different products...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim, Editor, <i>Combat Fleets of the World</i>

    The first of six Israel Navy Super Dvora III-class fast patrol and interdiction craft recently entered service, commissioned on 11 November 2004 at the Israeli naval base in Ashdod. Israel Aircraft Industries’ Ramta Division is constructing...

  • Lest We Forget: Dan Daly, VA-55 Warhorses
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Dan Daly

    Dan Daly joined the Marine Corps in 1899 to see action in the Spanish-American War, but he did not see combat in that war. Two years later, Private Daly found himself in Peking in the midst of the Boxer Rebellion. All night he...

  • Charting Your Course: The G.I. Bill Is a Terrible Thing to Waste
    By Christopher Michel

    "Money for college" is cited consistently as the number one reason people join the military. With the Montgomery G.I. Bill now paying more than $ 1,000 per month to qualified students, program rewards are significant and applicable...

  • Naval Institute Foundation

    Help Us Complete Bill Lawrence’s Oral History

    To his many admirers, Vice Admiral William P. Lawrence needs no introduction. Now, the Naval Institute is producing his oral history to ensure that future generations have the...

  • From Our Archive: The USS Burton Island, USS Atka, and USS Glacier

    The USS Burton Island (AGB-1), USS Atka (AGB-3), and USS Glacier (AGB-4) move an iceberg out of the channel leading to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in 1965. This photo and others like it are available as prints through...

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