Editor's Page

By Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
November 2006
This year's annual Marine issue coincides with a number of events of major importance to the Corps. Perhaps most significant is the investiture of James T. Conway as the 34th ...

Comment and Discussion

November 2006
"The Failure of the All-Volunteer Force"(See J. Byron, p. 12, October 2006 Proceedings)Commander Hiram M. Patterson, U.S. Navy Reserve-Aside from Captain Byron's view that the all-volunteer force (AVF) is a ...

Jim Jones, A Lion in Winter

By Robert Timberg
November 2006
The SACEUR/EUCOM talks to Proceedings about his career, his misgivings about the war in Afghanistan, and the spotlight shone on Africa.

A Spy Left Out in the Cold

By Ronald J. Olive, Special Agent, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (Retired)
November 2006
The new Naval Institute Press book, Capturing Jonathan Pollard, tells how a naval intelligence analyst became a spy for Israel.

Movie Review: Flags of Our Fathers

By Major General Fred E. Haynes, USMC (Ret.)
November 2006
I had the opportunity to preview Clint Eastwood's latest directorial effort in Paramount Pictures' Screening Room here in Manhattan. It is truly a masterful work. The characters and story are ...

Many Challenges, One Fleet

By Eric Mills
November 2006
USNI 2006 Joint Warfare Atlantic Conference & Exposition, Tomorrow's Fleet: Projecting Power Across the Spectrum of Conflict, Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, VA, 4-5 October

Toward a New Grand Strategy in Iraq

By Colonel Robert Tomlinson, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
November 2006
It is difficult to quantify the problems that will arise from the ill-conceived American invasion of Iraq. Given the billions of dollars spent on the war, the continuing instability of ...

North Korea: The Case Against Preemption

By Colonel John M. Collins, U.S. Army (Retired)
November 2006
The repercussions of implementing preemption's Golden Rule-Do Unto Others Before They Do Unto You-should be carefully considered in light of Korea's physical and cultural geography.President George W. Bush's 2002 ...

Edson's Eagles: The Legacy of "Red Mike"

By David J. Danelo
November 2006
The legendary Raider commander started a tradition that has touched some heavyweight MarinesThis month, in a ceremony filled with the pomp and circumstance befitting the office he is to ...

Just Do It

By Colonel Vincent J. Goulding Jr., U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
November 2006
Distributed Operations in the Marine Corps is a success story in the making. They are the essence of maneuver warfare, which is the Commandant's intent."Just as the Marine Corps ...

The Shifting Domain of War

By Commander Mark Gorenflo, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Captain Mark R. Hagerott, U.S. Navy
November 2006
Something is wrong. Old salts and old Soldiers can feel it in their bones. Things are getting worse, not better. Terrorists have struck successfully across the globe, paralyzing transportation systems ...

Naval Gazing: Look to the Marines

By Nate Braden
November 2006
In the wake of 9/11 and the demise of the Soviet Union, the Navy is looking for a new sense of purpose. It could turn to its former junior partner, ...

Making the Most of Failure

By Christopher P. Michel
November 2006
On a dark night in the summer of 1908, the USS Decatur (DD-5) was silently pulling into Batangas Harbor in the Philippines. While making her approach, the Decatur ran aground ...

Marine Logistics…2015 Style

By Lieutenant Colonel Darryl Barnes, U.S. Marine Corps
November 2006
Future Marine Corps warfighting excellence will rely on solid intelligence, effective communications, and an agile, responsive logistics capability that capitalizes on Corps-wide mobility enhancements.A Marine infantry squad, deep in ...

The Past as Present

By Major Christian Fitzpatrick, U.S. Marine Corps
November 2006
Some Americans cannot see through the human frailties of men such as "Pappy" Boyington to appreciate the sacrifices they made for our country. It is to the Marines' undying glory ...

The Navy: Still Haze Grey Under the Desert Beige

By Lieutenant Commander Scotch Perdue, JAGC, U.S. Navy
November 2006
Although large numbers of "Sand Sailors" are serving ashore to carry out ground missions, this former Marine believes the Navy's real mission remains on the water, whether blue, green, or ...

Book Reviews

November 2006
The Ghosts of Iwo JimaRobert S. Burrell. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2006. 280 pp. Illus. Maps. Index . $29.95.Reviewed by Thomas B. AllenTime and ...

Professional Notes

November 2006
Crew Solo in the F/A-18DBy Major Ivan Kanapathy, U.S. Marine CorpsIn several mission areas, the two-seat F/A-18 Hornet has traditionally been operated in much the same way as its ...

U.S. Navy: Conventional Trident on Hold

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
November 2006
Congress has denied major funding in the Fiscal Year 2007 budget for the Navy to develop and deploy non-nuclear Trident missiles in the fleet's ballistic-missile submarines (SSBNs). The program, small ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim, Editor, <i>Combat Fleets of the World</i>
November 2006
On 16 September 2006, two 90-meter Dutch-built corvettes were launched for the Indonesian Navy. The corvettes, Diponegoro (shown here) and Hasanuddin, will each have a full-load displacement of 1,700 ...

Lest We Forget: Swede Vejtasa, VF-51 (Part 2)

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired), Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2006
Swede VejtasaAt the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942, Stanley W. "Swede" Vejtasa was one of several American dive bomber pilots who scored 12 direct hits on the ...

Naval Institute Foundation

November 2006
Commodore Ed Miller Does It Again!With his recent gift to underwrite Naval Institute Press book projects, Edward S. Miller of Washington, D.C., has crossed yet another threshold of generosity to ...