Proceedings Magazine - March 2007 Vol. 133/3/1,249

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Our annual International Navies issue is an antidote to the congenital American fixation with our own country to the exclusion of the ideas and opinions of other nations. Each March we open our...



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    Our annual International Navies issue is an antidote to the congenital American fixation with our own country to the exclusion of the ideas and opinions of other nations. Each March we open our pages to the...

  • Comment and Discussion

    "Military Medicine's Best-Kept Secret: 'West Point for Doctors'"

    (See A. Pine, pp. 24-27, February 2007 Proceedings)

  • Firing on the Up Roll: A New Maritime Strategy
    By Harlan Ullman

    One of CNO Admiral Mike Mullen's highest priorities is the writing of a new maritime strategy. The reason and imperative are obvious. There is no serious blue-water naval threat on the horizon-and China is included in that assessment. The...

  • Modernize the Coast Guard Now
    By Lieutenant Jim Dolbow, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve

    The U.S. Coast Guard is at a crossroads, and there is no shortage of discussion about its Deepwater modernization program, including in the pages of Proceedings (for this issue's coverage of the...

  • Nobody Asked Me But...The Navy Needs a Culture of Fitness
    By Captain Jonathan D. Kurtz, U.S. Navy

    For the Navy, the culture of fitness has real, immediate, and positive impacts, including improved mission readiness and increased productivity. According to a May 2002 article in Military Medicine, the Department of Defense spends an estimated $...

  • The Commanders Respond

    In June 2006, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mike Mullen called for a comprehensive revision of the U.S. Maritime Strategy for the 21st Century. The last strategy document was produced in 1986. Our questions to naval...

  • Swords and Diplomacy at West 2007, Web-Exclusive Reports
    By Ray Kipp


  • India Stretches its Sea Legs
    By Steven J. Forsberg

    India's development of Mauritian islands to its southwest could substantially expand the reach of its navy.

  • World Navies in Review
    By Eric Wertheim

    The high cost of building and maintaining today's modern warships continues to merge with an understanding that friendly fleets often work best cooperatively. This realization is reflected both in the types of warships now being built and in...

  • San Francisco Torpedoes JROTC
    By Carl T. Hall

    The 91-year-old program is a casualty of the war in Iraq, deep-seated anti-war views, and the city's pro-gay sentiments.

    Not many students, even at San Francisco's prestigious Lowell High School, are...

  • Over Its Head in Deepwater?
    By Commander Otto Kreisher, USNR (Ret.)

    The Coast Guard's multibillion-dollar fleet modernization program blends progress with setbacks and controversy.

    Confronted with the urgent need to modernize its badly aged and inefficient fleet of ships and...

  • View from the Bridge
    By Rear Admiral Gary T. Blore, USCG

    The admiral now steering the Coast Guard's troubled Deepwater project concedes mistakes, but says they are being corrected, and insists that significant successes have been overlooked.

  • Iraqi Navy: Have Sailors, Need Ships
    By Commander David R. Price, U.S. Navy

    A former advisor to the Iraqi Head of Navy calls for reforms in acquisition, logistics, and maintenance, because a navy for Iraq must have not only capable sailors, but also ships for them to sail.

  • New Threats, New Challenges
    By Admiral Thad Allen, U.S. Coast Guard

    Beyond our ports, advances in technology and changing environmental conditions continually revolutionize the world's use of the high seas.

    The United States faces very different threats from those that shaped our modern...

  • Book Reviews

    I Want You: The Evolution of the All-Volunteer Force

    Bernard Rostker. (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2006) 800 pp. $68.50.

    Reviewed by Ronald Specter

  • World Naval Developments: War in Space?
    By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems

    In January the Chinese demonstrated a new antisatellite weapon for the first time, destroying an obsolete Chinese weather satellite at an altitude of about 500 miles. Reportedly the intelligence community was aware that the test was imminent, but...

  • Oceans: Holes in the Bottom of the Sea
    By Don Walsh

    They are wells, producing oil and gas from water nearly two miles deep in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM)-depths of eternal darkness where sea pressure is 2.5 tons per square inch and massive robots do the work once done by divers. These deepwater holes...

  • Naval Institute Foundation

    In Her Own Words: Ruth Ann Raup

    As he was growing up, my son Joshua and I would occasionally talk about the U.S. military, what our Soldiers do, and if our presence around the world makes a difference. After the events of 9/11, these...

  • Lest We Forget: Leo Young-Radio Pioneer; VAQ-34
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired), Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Leo Young—Radio Pioneer

    As a young man growing up in the early part of the 20th century, Leo Young had an interest in the new technology of radio. At 14, he built a radio receiver, and several years later he was invited to set up...

  • From Our Archive: Turret of the USS Monitor, 9 July 1862

    The path of naval warfare was dramatically changed 145 years ago this month when two ironclad warships faced off in Hampton Roads, Virginia. The radical USS Monitor—a warship like none had seen before...

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