Editor's Page

Robert Timberg
August 2007
We Want You!This issue of Proceedings contains our annual look at the U.S. Coast Guard, the nation's smallest military service, but one that has been much in the news in ...

Comment and Discussion

August 2007
Kabuki in the E-Ring(See T. L. Wilkerson, pp. 12-14, July 2007 Proceedings)Cmmander James J. Coogan Jr., U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)-Major General Wilkerson's article raised a number of interesting questions but ...

Adapt or Die

By Jim Lacey and Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Woods, USA (Ret.)
August 2007
Through the ages only the most adaptable species have survived. For its own survival, the U.S. military must embrace adaptability as a guiding principle.

Restructuring Navy Boarding Teams

By Ensign James Emmett Lamb, USN
August 2007
The surface Navy's visit, board, search, and seizure role is so important that the Navy should designate an enlisted rate specifically for it.

China: A New Maritime Partner?

By Lyle J. Goldstein
August 2007
The Director of the China Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College details how the People's Republic of China and the U.S. Coast Guard are working together.

Close the Gaps

By Captain Robert F. Bennett, USCG (Ret.)
August 2007
Port security must go beyond looking for weapons of mass destruction in shipboard containers. The holes are on the coastline and in the ports themselves.

A New DOG in the Hunt

By Rear Admiral Thomas F. Atkin, USCG, and Scott C. Truver
August 2007
The first commanding officer of the Coast Guards new Deployable Operations Group (DOG) and a civilian expert team up to explain how the concept works.

The 'Galloping Ghost' Goes on Eternal Patrol

By Carl LaVO
August 2007
With flaming red hair, a Dale Carnegie smile, and boundless enthusiasm, retired Rear Admiral Eugene Fluckey was the most decorated military veteran for the past 50 years.The former submarine commander ...

Don't Split it, Grow it

By Chris Doane and Joe DiRenzo III
August 2007
Instead of expanding the service to better accomplish its missions, the U.S. Coast Guard could lose its maritime safety arm if a proposal under discussion in a House committe shifts ...

Mines in Ports: A Serious Threat

By Arthur Cappabianca
August 2007
The 9/11 attacks were coordinated; why not the simultaneous mining of several vital harbors?Only a few mines would be needed in U.S. ports to bring shipping to an immediate standstill ...

A Framework for the Future

By Captain B. D. Cole, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2007
By tapping its informal arrangements and treaties in East Asia, the United States could be that much closer to its goal of a 1,000-ship world fleet.The Chief of Naval Operations ...

Keep 'em Flying: The Future of UAV Safety

By Ensign Erik T. Smith, U.S. Navy
August 2007
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay ContestA significant competition for airspace between manned and unmanned aircraft will begin within a few short years. By that time ...

Book Reviews

August 2007
Powerful and Brutal Weapons: Nixon, Kissinger, and the Easter OffensiveStephen P. Randolph. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007. 401 pp. Illus. Maps. Notes. Index. $29.95.Reviewed by Commander John T ...

Professional Notes

August 2007
How EA-6B Sailors Can Advance CareersBy Lieutenant Commanders John W. D. Kurtz and Adam Carlstrom, U.S. NavyA recent change in EA-6B Prowler junior officer detailing has created a unique ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Werthiem, Editor <i>Combat Fleets of the World</i>
August 2007
In April 2007, the British Royal Navy handed over the retired mine countermeasures vessel ex-HMS Sandown to the Estonian Navy. Decommissioned from British service in early 2005, the vessel, shown ...

Marquee Title

By Lieutenant Commander Tom Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2007
These words recently appeared in an "ALMAR" message sent to the entire U.S. Marine Corps by its Commandant, General James Conway, in which he described the importance of a Marine ...

Naval Institute Foundation

August 2007
Foundation News Lockheed Martin Supports Americans at WarTechnology leader Lockheed Martin has agreed to be the premier sponsor of Americans at War, partially underwriting the video series, which ...

From Our Archive

August 2007
"Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults." — Antisthenes (445 BC – 365 BC) 1942 or 2007? The uniform and platform may have changed, but the responsibilities ...

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