Proceedings Magazine - March 2006 Vol. 132/3/1,237

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March brings our annual International Navies issue in which the CNOs or their equivalent in nations as near as Canada and as distant as Indonesia respond to a question put to them by...



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  • Editor's Page
    By Robert Timberg

    March brings our annual International Navies issue in which the CNOs or their equivalent in nations as near as Canada and as distant as Indonesia respond to a question put to them by Proceedings.

  • Comment and Discussion

    "What Has 35 Years of Acquisition Reform Accomplished?"

    (See T. Christie, pp. 30-35, February 2006 Proceedings)

  • Another View
    by Ric Smith
  • Firing on the Up Roll: Unanswered Questions
    By Harlan Ullman

    The Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), accompanied by the defense budget for fiscal year 2007, is now complete and has been dispatched to Congress. But this milestone does not so much mark the end of a long and rigorous process as it signals the...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But... Let's Send Our Best to Leavenworth
    By Commander John T. Kuehn, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Before all of the Navy's top performers start calling their favorite JAG let me explain.

  • Iraq Withdrawal: A Tragedy in Slow Motion
    By Colonel Norvell B. De Atkine, USA (Ret.)

    A veteran Middle East hand offers his view on the impact of a hasty pull-out from Iraq.

    Political pressure on President Bush to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq is gathering momentum. He should resist...

  • The QDR: Where Are the Blue-Water Ships?
    By Bradley Peniston

    A veteran defense journalist takes a critical look at the long-awaited Quadrennial Defense Review just released by the Department of Defense and reports a focal shift to special warfare capabilities and operations near the...

  • Back to the Future
    By Norman Polmar

    Launching of the legendary Nautilus a half-century ago signaled the coming of today's all-nuclear submarine force. But has the time come to once again buy some non-nuclear subs...

  • The Commanders Respond

    In our November issue, key aides to CNG Admiral Mike Mullen—Vice Admiral John G. Morgan Jr. and Rear Admiral Charles W. Martoglio—wrote...

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

    Finding the Right Mix

  • Multi-Tasking Subs
    By Merrick Carey

    The nation's submarine force is running at flank speed on multiple fronts. Submarines are making critical contributions to the Global War on Terror. The community is looking toward increasing the submarine construction rate in a few years....

  • A Friendly Enemy
    By Norman Polmar

    An unlikely sparring partner for the U.S. Navy

  • The "Nickel Boat" Keeps Going, and Going…
    By Norman Polmar

    A brief history of the Navy's last non-nuclear sub

    USS Dolphin (AGSS-555) is the U.S. Navy's oldest operational submarine and-more significant-its only non-nuclear...

  • A Toast to the POW's Host
    By Joe McCain

    Orson Swindle and Paul Galanti were looking for a place to hold a "Tet Dinner" so former American POWs could commune and celebrate the Vietnamese New Year in 1986.

    Swindle, a former Marine pilot shot down and held in North...

  • How Does a Guy Get a Seat at This Table?
    By Lieutenant (junior grade) Jim Dolbow, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve

    It's time for the Coast Guard commandant—soon to be Katrina-hardened Vice Admiral Thad Allen—to become a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • Annapolis: The Movie
    By David J. Danelo

    Is that Bancroft Hall or the Philadelphia Art Museum?

    Bottom line up front: Annapolis is not going to win any Oscars. Take a spoonful of An Officer and a Gentleman, Top Gun, and half a dozen other up-by-the-bootstraps military movies. Now...

  • 2005 International Navies Photo Contest Winners
  • Rush-Bagot: An Old Treaty Gets Dusted Off
    By Lieutenant Vasilios Tasikas, U.S. Coast Guard

    When relations warmed between Britain and the United States after the War of 1812, the two nations struck a deal for controlling arms on the U.S.-Canadian maritime border.

    Just more than two years after the Treaty of Ghent ended...

  • Whither the Flattops?
    By Captain Gordon A. S. C. Wilson, Royal Navy (Retired)

    Beset by political infighting and rising costs, the Royal Navy's new generation of aircraft carriers faces an uncertain future.

    The Royal Navy's most important-and in some respects most controversial-program is the future...

  • Two Plans that Need to Come Together
    By Mr. Chris Doane and Mr. Joe DiRenzo III

    A serious gap exists between the National Search and Rescue (SAR) Plan and the National Response Plan. These two plans govern federal rescue actions in response to incidents and disasters. This gap creates a significant shortfall in our national...

  • Preparing for Littoral Battle
    By Rear Admiral George R. Worthington, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England recently directed the Joint Staff to conduct a study aimed at integrating special operations forces (SOF) with the new littoral combat ship (LCS). This ship, as evidenced in its class name, will spend...

  • A New Model for Strike Group Command and Control
    By Commander Danelle Barrett, U.S. Navy

    To improve command and control (C2) of naval forces within the new expeditionary and carrier strike groups, we must ensure that communications infrastructure and information management processes evolve to facilitate success....

  • Book Reviews

    Inside the Resistance: The Iraqi Insurgency and the Future of the Middle East

    Zaki Chehab. New York: Nation Books, 2005. 368 pp. Index. $26.00.

    Reviewed by David J. Danelo

    For those who can tolerate...

  • Oceans: The Southern Ocean - Where the Lands End
    By Don Walsh

    Of the five oceans—the Southern Ocean became official in 2000 joining the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic—this is the fourth largest and one that few mariners will ever sail through. The Southern Ocean encircles the Antarctic...

  • World Naval Developments
    By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems

    Israel Purchases German Submarines

  • Lest We Forget: Ernest E. Evans, VX-8
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Ernest E. Evans

    On 27 October 1943, a short, barrel-chested, full-blooded Cherokee Indian in a Navy lieutenant commander's uniform stepped to a podium in a Seattle shipyard.  Ernest E. Evans was about to assume command of a...

  • Charting Your Course: Return on Your Investment: The Danger of Confusing Activity with Outcomes
    By Christopher Michel

    I am embarrassed to say that it took me ten years to learn one of the most fundamental pillars of leadership: It is all about outcomes-and not activities. This business truth is simple and obvious, yet extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately, it...

  • Naval Institute Foundation

    In Appreciation: Earl F. Rippee

    In mid-January, the Naval Institute lost one of its most dedicated friends, Captain Earl Rippee of Newport Beach, California. For half of his 85 years, Earl was a Life Member, a frequent...

  • From Our Archive: Brits Con U.S. Troops before D-Day

    This photograph looks back to when a 7,000-ship international fleet stood off the coast of Normandy. British sailors conning their LCA-1377 transport U.S. troops between ships "somewhere in Britain” before the 6 June 1944 D-Day...

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