Editor's Page

By Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
December 2006
We've weathered another mid-term election, though not without one major casualty—Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. After six years as Pentagon chief and architect of the war in Iraq, Mr. Rumsfeld was ...

Comment and Discussion

December 2006
"The Failure of the All-Volunteer Force"(See J. Byron, p. 12. October 2006; H. Patterson. H. Sacks. J. Roheryy. J. Hasik, T. Meyer, pp. 6-7. 74. November 2006 ProceedingsLieutenant General Victor ...

Someone Else's Turn

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2006
Since the all-volunteer force has made us complacent, a veteran Sailor pleads to more Americans for help.

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim, Editor, <i>Combat Fleets of the World</i>
December 2006
On 12 July 2006, the second of France's Forbin-class guided-missile destroyers, Chevalier Paul (named for the naval hero better known in the United States as John Paul Jones), was launched ...

Recipe for a Quarantine

By Dennis M. Giangreco
December 2006
North Korea's detonation of a nuclear device in October, and threats to test fire nuclear missiles present the United States with no useful military option, but has finally sent enough ...

Word Reaches Ramadi

By David J. Danelo
December 2006
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's ouster was greeted by curses, high-fives, and some surprising indifference among Marines in Al Anbar province.RAMADI--In this war-scarred city, infantry Marines greeted the news ...

Lethal, Scalable, and Responsive

By General James T. Conway, U.S. Marine Corps
December 2006
As he begins walking point, the new Commandant of the Marine Corps says troops in combat are his top priority.As I assume the responsibilities of 34th Commandant of the ...

Chaplains, Censorship, and the First Amendment

By Lieutenant Steven R. Obert, U.S. Navy
December 2006
Problems can result when chaplains are not preaching to the choir.An active-duty Navy chaplain, Lieutenant Gordon Klingenschmitt, went on an 18-day hunger strike in front of the White House ...

Remember War

By Jonathan E. Solomon
December 2006
The tactics of a legendary late 19th- and early 20th-century Russian admiral can shape our Navy's transformation in the 21st century.In late February 1904, shortly after the first shots ...

Worse than a Failure of Leadership

By Captain Thomas B. Grassey, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
December 2006
A professor of leadership and ethics at the Naval War College outlines the real reasons for prisoner abuse and lays out ways military leaders can keep such things from happening. ...

Marines Need Irregular Warfare Forces

By Major D. B. Richwine, U.S. Marine Corps
December 2006
Marine Corps Essay Contest WinnerAs the Department of Defense (DoD) prosecutes the war on terrorism, the U.S. Marine Corps finds itself nice again at a crossroad. Will the Corps ...

The Odyssey of At Dawn We Slept

By Donald M. Goldstein
December 2006
One of the best-known accounts of the Japanese attack on 7 December 1941 was also one of the oddest collaborations in publishing history. Here's why.Perhaps once or twice in ...

Book Reviews

December 2006
Capturing Jonathan PollardRonald J. Olive. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2006. 288 pp. Illus. Index. $27.95Reviewed by Thomas B. AllenIf you think you know all there is ...

Professional Notes

December 2006
Multinational Intelligence: Fusion Is the AnswerBy Captain Paul Becker, U.S. NavyAccording to Army General John Abizaid, commander, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM): "Intelligence and precision are more important than mass ...

Naval Systems: Savings Through Power Technologies

By Edward J. Walsh
December 2006
The Power Systems Group of SPD Technologies, a unit of L-3 Communications, plans to deliver by year's end a 500-kilowatt motor drive demonstration unit. The Naval Surface Warfare Center/Carderock Division's ...

World Naval Developments: North Korea's Nuclear Strategy

By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems
December 2006
On 9 October North Korea carried out its long-awaited underground nuclear test-or did it?. It took various governments quite some time to decide that the test had indeed occurred, partly ...
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Lest We Forget: Yogi

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired); Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2006
In the early 1990s, a 70-year-old retired admiral stood before a large contingent of midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy and challenged them to an unlikely competition. He asked who ...

From Our Archive

December 2006
Boxing has been a tradition in the military services, especially in the Navy. Matches, such as this on board an unidentified warship during World War II, were especially popular as ...

Naval Institute Foundation

December 2006
Congratulations to Rear Admiral Joe Callo!Longtime Naval Institute member, author, and supporter retired Navy Reserve Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo received the Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature in ...