Editor's Page

By Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
February 2007
The picture here of Marine Lance Corporal Eric Frazier, a 20-year-old combat veteran of Iraq, lifts this page to another level. He is being fitted for the first of two ...

Comment and Discussion

February 2007
"What I Learned in Command at Sea"(See C. M. Gaouette, pp. 32-36, January 2007 Proceedings)Command Master Chief Petty Officer R. Mark Cummings, U.S. Navy-I thoroughly enjoyed reading Captain Gaouette's article ...

Battlefield Care Update

By Robert Little
February 2007
Medical innovations that once were novelties of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have become commonplace on the battlefield as the conflicts continue, and so has evidence that the recent ...

Saving Limbs and Lives

By Captain Michael Vengrow, MC, U.S. Navy
February 2007
It's time to give the Marines a dedicated medevac helicopter.Are Army infantry soldiers more important than Marines as human beings or as components of U.S. defense strategy'.' If this ...

We Don't Need Another Academy

By Senior Chief Petty Officer James Murphy, U.S. Navy
February 2007
There's nothing wrong with the time-honored training and initiation process that prospective chief petty officers undergo.

Nothing New? Don't Be Too Sure

By Colonel Norvell B. "Tex" DeAtkine, USA (Ret.)
February 2007
President Bush's new strategy for Iraq was fully sliced and diced by analysts and talking heads within 24 hours of his announcing it on 10 January. Apparently few minds were ...

Use the Naval Academy to Educate Sailors, Too

By Command Master Chief Petty Officer Mark Butler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2007
Enlisted Essay Contest Second Place Winner, Sponsored by a Grant from Booz Allen Hamilton In this era of blurred lines between enlisted and officer, it is time to unify the ...

Our Three Blocks

By Major Morgan Mann, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
February 2007
Much has been written about the impact of Iraq's first free elections in 35 years. Perhaps more insight can be gained by looking at a small part of the voting ...

Repeal the 16-Pound Sledgehammer

By Commander Kevin E. Lunday, U.S. Coast Guard
February 2007
In addressing minor disciplinary offenses, the commander has little discretion in applying an appropriate punishment to the crime.Seaman Jones stood at attention at mast, accused of arriving 20 minutes ...

Rebuilding the Postwar Marine Corps

By Lieutenant Colonel David A. Anderson, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
February 2007
If something isn't done soon to stop the Marine Corps from eating itself to sustain troop levels and capable equipment, it's going to be in big trouble when current operations ...

Heads You Win, Tails You Lose

By Yeoman Petty Officer Third Class Amit J. Parikh, USN
February 2007
Advancement in the enlisted ranks is something of a crap shoot. Picking the "right" rating may have more to do with one's promotion opportunity than quality of performance.The probability ...

To Jointly Go Where No One Has Gone Before

By Jose Delgado
February 2007
The Changing Role of Naval Intelligence In the Global War on TerrorismSince 1945, the combination of major developments in nuclear weaponry, modern revolutionary doctrine, and Third World instability has reshaped ...

Movie Review: Letters from Iwo Jima

By Major General Fred E. Haynes, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
February 2007
I have now watched Clint Eastvvood's Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jims and been re-immersed in both sides of the battle that was the seminal experience of ...

Nobody Asked Me, But The DoD Travel Card Must Go

By Lieutenant Commander Chris Davis, U.S. Navy
February 2007
The DoD travel card policy, as currently structured, is not reasonable. Specifically, the policy mandates that the Sailor use personal credit lor the convenience of the government while placing restrictions ...

Professional Notes

February 2007
A Step Forward in At-Sea Decision-MakingBy Vice Admiral Emmanuel Descleves, French NavyOur warships' operations are often hampered by bad weather. Without even considering storms, a single additional degree in ...

Book Reviews

February 2007
Aircraft Carriers: A History of Carrier Aviation and its Influence on World Events. Vol. I, 1909-1945 Norman Polmar. Washington, DC: Potomac Hooks. 2006. 576 pp. Illus. Maps. Appens. Index. $49.95 ...

U.S. Navy: More Nuclear-Powered Ships?

By Norman Polmar, Author, The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
February 2007
Proposals are being put forward in Congress to resume construction of nuclear-propelled surface combatants-cruisers and. possibly, destroyers. The principal supporters of these proposals are Representatives Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) and Roscoe ...

Naval Systems: Assembling the Big Picture

By Edward J. Walsh
February 2007
Raytheon's Network Centric Systems business unit has started software development work aimed at integrating the Navy's cooperative engagement capability (CEC) with the Joint Land-Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wetheim, Editor, <i>Combat Fleets of the World</i>
February 2007
The Jamaican Defence Force Coast Guard has taken delivery of three 200-ton offshore patrol vessels. The three vessels, Cornwall, Middlesex, and Surrey, were built by Damen shipyards in the Netherlands ...

Lest We Forget: The Edge: Gerald R. Ford; VS-37

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)The Edge
February 2007
The EdgeDuring the great typhoon that hit Admiral Halsey's Third Fleet on 18-19 December 1944, three destroyers and more than 800 men were lost. One young man was nearly lost ...

Naval Institute Foundation

February 2007
Trust Gift Comes to FruitionWe recently received a generous check representing the Naval Institute's proceeds from a five-year charitable remainder annuity trust (CRAT) established in 2001 by longtime member Arleigh ...

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