Proceedings Magazine - May 2007 Vol. 133/5/1,251

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In a cover story titled "Cheating Our Vets: How the Pentagon is shortchanging wounded soldiers" in the April 16 issue of U.S. News & World Report, reporter Linda Robinson...



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    In a cover story titled "Cheating Our Vets: How the Pentagon is shortchanging wounded soldiers" in the April 16 issue of U.S. News & World Report, reporter Linda Robinson alleged that military medical evaluation boards are...

  • Comment and Discussion

    "Challenges for the New Maritime Strategy"

    (See W. J. Holland, pp. 14-18, April 2007 Proceedings)

    Vice Admiral John G. Morgan, U.S. Navy-Admiral Holland's article is spot on. He has illuminated the challenge. We'll...

  • Firing on the Up Roll: A Goldwater-Nichols Bill for Government - Part One
    By Harlan Ullman

    In 1986, against the advice of many admirals, generals, and informed civilians, Congress passed the then highly controversial GoIdwater-Nichols Act (GNA). the most significant reorganization of the Department of Defense since its creation in 1947...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But...We Have a Serious COIN Shortage
    By Major General Charles J. Dunlap Jr., U.S. Air Force

    Recently the U.S. Army, with help from the Marine Corps, touted a significant counterinsurgeney (COIN) success. No, it was not an announcement of the extermination of another major terrorist as happened when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed in an...

  • Sailing in Southern Waters: A New Wind
    By Admiral James Stavridis, U. S. Navy

    As we like to say in Miami at our headquarters for U.S. Southern Command, there's a new wind blowing through the Caribbean and Latin America—and it's a gusty sea breeze.

  • Commanding at the Operational Level
    By Rear Admiral Jacob L. Shuford, USN
  • Notable Naval Books of 2006
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, USN (Ret.)

    The ground rules established last year remain in effect for this year's notable selections. As before, the list was compiled, refined, and ultimately decided by a number of people, all of whom are recognized for their perspicacity and...

  • World Disorder and the Decline of Pax Americana
    By Captain Michael P. McMahon, USN

    Max Boot writes in The Savage Wars of Peace (2003): "Many Americans cringe at the notion that their country should play globocop. But this is not a purely altruistic exercise. Without a benevolent hegemon to guarantee order, the...

  • Seven Minutes to Midnight
    By Commander David Adams, USN

    Iraqi Freedom-style regime change is often neither necessary nor sufficient to thwart terrorist attacks. It is time to embrace a new strategy that favors preempting threats (based on tenets of Carl von Clausewitz) and includes...

  • Shipbuilding Crisis Continues
    By Admiral Henry Mauz U.S. Navy (Retired), and George Sawyer

    Despite positive steps taken by Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mike Mullen, shipbuilding remains in a critical state. By fencing the Ship Construction Navy (SCN) budget and laying out a 30-year ship construction blueprint, the CNO has taken...

  • The United States, the North Arabian Sea, and Pakistan
    By Commander Muhammad Azam Khan, Pakistani Navy (Ret.)

    Pakistan, in particular that nation's Makran Coast, will be key to future activities on and around the North Arabian Sea. Change is under way that will have a significant impact on international relations in the region.

  • The Right Navy at the Right Time
    By Lieutenant Commander Richard D. Butler, U.S. Navy

    The new maritime strategy has a vital task: communicate the Navy's continued relevance to the nation.

    As part of its role in supporting the National Security Strategy, the U.S. Navy must continue to promote global security and...

  • The Navy’s Homeland Role: Vigilant Guard or Forward Defense?
    By Commander John Patch, USN

    Second Prize-Arleigh Burke Essay Contest Sponsored by Northrop Grumman


    The Navy must decide if it will play a more active role in homeland defense or leave this vital mission...

  • Look to the 30/105 Zone for a New Naval Strategy
    By Lieutenant Commander John D. Dotson, USNR

    Brown-water, a new "old" look at the Marine Corps, and a focus on the waters between 30 degrees and 105 degrees East longitude are the bases for defining a new naval strategy.

  • On Demand: Sustaining the Military Health Benefit at a Reasonable Cost
    By Lieutenant Commander R. Thomas. VanHook, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy

    Spiraling health costs threaten our nation's ability to compete in a global economy. But the U.S. military has unique resources that show the way to a sustained health benefit. To get there, we must abandon our current model-which mirrors...

  • U.S. Navy in Review
    By Scott C. Truver, with Julie Scrafford

    Carrier and amphibious strike groups deployed worldwide during 2006. some on routine schedules, others responding to surge requirements under the still-evolving Fleet Response Plan. All of this activity was tor the protection of U.S. interests,...

  • 2006 U.S. Naval Aviation and Weapon Development
    By Commander Jan C. Jacobs, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)

    The year 2006 for naval aviation was one of welcome aboard for some and farewell to others. One community-fighter-went away, one-sea control-was being whittled away, and two others-strike-fighter and airborne electronic attack-saw first...

  • The U.S. Marine Corps in Review
    By Colonel Mackubin T. Owens Jr., U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)

    In 2006, the Marine Corps confirmed its reputation as the world's most flexible, agile, and capable expeditionary force. The performance of U.S. Marines at every level proved that soldierly virtue and uncommon valor continue to characterize...

  • U.S. Coast Guard in Review
    By Captain Bruce B. Stubbs, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)

    The U.S. Coast Guard is undergoing a massive and unprecedented effort to completely restructure itself around Iwo themes: mission execution and mission support. With little fanfare. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Alien has generated a sea...

  • The Coast Guard's Year
    By Joseph DiRenzo III and Chris Doane

    The new Coast Guard maritime strategy notes that "maritime safety, security, and stewardship are the enduring roles of the Coast Guard. These roles reflect long-standing responsibilities assigned to the Coast Guard over two centuries of sen...

  • U.S. Merchant Marine and World Maritime Review
    By Shashi N. Kumar, Master Mariner

    Whatever happened to the typical short cycles in shipping markets? The industry seems to be defying conventional wisdom. Many respected analysts have since 2005 been forecasting imminent gloom, but any deterioration in global shipping markets was...

  • Battle Force Changes
    By Sam Morrison
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  • Oceans: Sleek Sailors-The Navy's Marine Mammal Program
    By Don Walsh

    The Navy began its work with dolphins in I960 when a single animal was acquired to study how they swam so efficiently. For their muscle mass and shape, they should not he able to achieve the underwater speeds they attain. The studies were...

  • World Naval Developments: A Lesson in Sea Power
    By Norman Friedman, Ph.D.

    Late in March a second U.S. Navy carrier group, buill around the USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74). arrived in the Gulf area to reinforce the group already there, which is built around the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69). The second group had been...

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

    Progress on the German K 130 corvette program is proceeding well and on 29 March the third unit of the class, Erfurt, pictured right, was christened at Nordseewerke shipyard in Emden. The corvette's sea trials are planned to begin...

  • Lest We Forget: Uriah Levy, VF-142
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Uriah Levy

    One does not expect a naval officer who has been court-martialed six times to go on to command the Mediterranean Fleet and retire as a commodore. But Uriah Phillips Levy did just that and more.

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  • From Our Archive: The steel ocean tug Narkeeta (YT-3)

    Construction methods for building the steel ocean tug Narkeeta (YT-3) in 1892 did not deviate from standards as this photograph may imply. The tug's brickwork was not a test of non-strategic materials construction but rather an...

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