Editor's Page

By Robert Timberg
May 2006
In a departure for Proceedings, this month we feature reports on a nation, a region, and a continent that constitute potential trouble spots for the United States-locations where U.S. military ...

Comment and Discussion

May 2006
"Some Real Homeland Security"(See H. Ullman, p. 10, April 2006 Proceedings)Bill Brockmeier-I agree with the author that we are not safer since 9/11 and that the Department of Homeland Security ...

JFK's Algeria Warning Still Applies

By Youssef Aboul-Enein
May 2006
Among the more memorable speeches given by the late President John F. Kennedy was one in which he attempted to give clarity to newly emerging independent states in Africa yearning ...

Future Trouble Spots?

May 2006
As the war in Iraq enters its fourth year, U.S. military operations continue in Afghanistan, and Iran regularly rattles its nuclear saber, the United States runs the risk of overlooking ...

Islamic Insurgency Run Amok

By Jeff Moore
May 2006
Radical Islamic extremists are turning up in some non-traditional parts of the world. Southern Thailand is one of the latest and most violent of the terrorist fronts.

From Dusk to Dawn

By Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Terry D. Scott, U.S. Navy
May 2006
The Navy's senior noncommissioned officer acknowledges the birth of a Technology Age that is changing the way his sailors do business.

Notable Naval Books of 2005

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2006
An old tradition has been resurrected. For many years, the Naval Review issue included a feature called Notable Naval Books. Together with a number of recognized authorities from outside the ...

Enhancing Asia-Pacific Sea Power

By Admiral Gary Roughead, U.S. Navy
May 2006
The Asia-Pacific region poses a host of challenges to the United States. The Pacific Fleet meets these challenges on a daily basis.Asia-Pacific regional stability depends on the free and ...

Reading the Signs of Threat Transformation

By Nate Braden
May 2006
Second Prize-Arleigh Burke Essay Contest Sponsored by Northrop GrummanThe event that inspired The Hunt for Red October—the 1975 mutiny on board the Soviet destroyer Storozhevoy—told us much about ...

Relevance: A Necessary Strategy

By Commander Christopher R. Davis, U. S. Navy Reserve
May 2006
The United States needs a maritime strategy to guide the creation and application of its naval power. Sea Power 21's operational concepts maintain the U.S. Navy's post-World War II orientation ...

The U.S. Navy in Review

By Scott C. Truver, with David Goodman
May 2006
Dramatic responses to humanitarian crises-on the far side of the world as well as at home-punctuated 2005 for the U.S. Navy, even as it continued to work through requirements to ...

U.S. Marine Corps in Review

By Lieutenant Colonel Frank G. Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
May 2006
In his new battle history of the U.S. Marine Corps, James Warren describes modern-day Marines as American Spartans. The analogy to the ancient, scarletclad Greek warriors, renowned for their dedicated ...

U.S. Coast Guard in Review

By Vice Admiral Howard B. Thorsen, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
May 2006
In the history of the peacetime Coast Guard, one word will forever conjure up images and reflections of the men and women who responded to one of our nation's most ...

Book Reviews

May 2006
Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq Michael R. Gordon and General Bernard E. Trainor. New York: Pantheon Books, 2006. 603 pp. $27.95.Reviewed by ...

Nobody Asked Me, But...Good Writing Matters

By Lieutenant (j.g.) Joel I. Holwitt, U.S. Navy Reserve
May 2006
In January 1777, writing to the Marine Committee of the Continental Congress, John Paul Jones summed up the qualities he believed essential to a naval officer: "None other than a ...

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems
May 2006
Iran Exercises Coastal DefenseAccounts of a recent Iranian naval exercise, Noble Prophet, give some idea of how the Iranians view coastal defense. Clearly, a possible U.S. attack is the ...

Oceans: See The World—Run Away to Sea

By Don Walsh
May 2006
Here is a retirement idea—your own condominium on board a luxurious ship owned by its residents. It is The World, a 43,500-ton, $330 million, purpose-built vessel put into service in ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim, Editor, <i>Combat Fleets of the World</i>
May 2006
On 18 February 2006, S 101, the first German-built South African Type 209/1400 submarine, left Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) shipyard in Kiel, sailing for Simon's Town, South Africa, where she will ...

Lest We Forget: Willis "Doc" Lee; VA-65

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2006
Willis "Doc" LeeWhen World War II began, most theorists believed that battleships would be the decisive factors in the naval war. But it would be the submarine and the aircraft ...