Editor's Page

By F. H. Rainbow
April 2005
With profound sadness, I have resigned as a member of the Naval Institute's professional staff and as the editor of this fine publication with this issue of Proceedings . I ...

Comment and Discussion

April 2005
"Sea Base Ships for the Future" (sec N. Polmar. pp. 104-105, March 2005 Proceedings} Major General Gordon Nash, U.S. Marine Corps, Director, Expeditionary Warfare Division-This article presents the alternative of ...

No "Stab in the Back" in Iraq

By Colonel Mark F. Cancian, USMCR (Ret.)
April 2005
It is an evasion of responsibility to blame the civilian leadership because events in Iraq have not unfolded a expected.

43rd Naval and Maritime Photo Contest

Sponsored by Navy Federal Credit Union
April 2005
Second Prize PHAN Kristopher Wilson, USN Mark Farmer PH3 (AW) Tyler J. Clements, USN PH3 Elizabeth Thompson, USN The Photographers and Their Work First Prize Neil Silverman—"Strength" Second Prize PHAN ...

Drain the Entire Swamp

By Henry J. Hendrix II
April 2005
Washington policymakers often use the analogy of "draining the swamp" to explain current operations in Iraq against the backdrop of the global war on terrorism. If only we can rout ...

Another Assault on the Warrior Culture

By J. F. Kelly Jr.
April 2005
Nearly 28 years ago, while commanding a guided-missile cruiser in the Indian Ocean, I wrote an essay entitled "Women in Warships: A Right to Serve." In it, I argued that ...

Nobody Asked Me, But Don't Cut Military Education

By Colonel John G. Miller, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
April 2005
A 22 February United Press International story by Pentagon correspondent Pamela Hess reported that the secretary of Defense has asked the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to "cut ...

For Compassion and Country: Unified Assistance

By Lieutenant Commanders Mark S. Leavitt, Jeffrey M. Vorce, and Michael M. Hsu, USN
April 2005
The day after Christmas began as a good day for the men and women of the Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) Carrier Strike Group. While we were not home with our loved ...

Greyhounds Deliver, Too

By Heather Lee
April 2005
Included in the more than 11,000 U.S. Navy, Marine, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard personnel who have lent a hand in the Unified Assistance relief effort were the men ...

Transformation Has Limits

By Captain Tim Fiest, USMC
April 2005
Despite the wonders technology can contribute to enhance the capabilities of our fighting forces, transformation and its soul mate, network-centric warfare, cannot replace adaptability the warrior must bring to the ...

Professional Note: What Makes a Good CO?

By Captain Emil Casciano, U.S. Navy, Commander Marc Elsensohn, Royal Netherlands Navy, Commander Oistein Jensen, Royal Norwegian Navy, Commander Dermot Mulholland, Royal Canadian Navy, Captain John Richardson, U.S. Navy, Commander Ian Salter, Royal Australian Navy, Captain Ron Steed, U.S. Navy, and Commander Mike Walliker, Royal Navy
April 2005
Recently, submarine command course instructors from the United States, Great Britain, The Netherlands, and Norway, as well as senior submarine training officers from Australia and Canada (who have submarine forces ...

Book Reviews

April 2005
Maritime Power and the Struggle for Freedom: Naval Campaigns that Shaped the Modern World, 1788-1851 Peter Padfield. Woodstock and New York: The Overlook Press, 2005. 451 pp. Maps. Photos. Notes. ...

U.S. Navy: The Navy Is in Crisis

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
April 2005
The U.S. Navy is again in a state of crisis, which is manifested in several situations: * Loss of leadership: During the first six months of this year, the Navy ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim, Editor, <i>Combat Fleets of the World</i>
April 2005
During March 2005, what was reported by NATO as the "world's largest antisubmarine warfare (ASW) exercise" took place in the Ionian Sea. The annual exercise, dubbed Noble Marlin, included participation ...

From Our Archive

April 2005
Instructions to Navy photographers who handle these aerial cameras, weighing in at 75 pounds, include the recommendation that they don't come back without bringing at least the handles. Photos taken ...

Shootout at Az Zubayr

By Captain Joe Plenzler, U.S. Marine Corps
April 2005
I read the newspaper speculations on the events surrounding his death. Some said he simply disappeared from the passenger side of a moving vehicle during the firefight. Others say he ...

Naval Institute Foundation

April 2005
The 1873 Society Few organizations can claim a breadth of history equal that of the U.S. Naval Institute: 132 years of continuous operation, 1,226 issues of our flagship publication, Proceedings, ...