Editor's Page

By Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
January 2007
I promised last month to explain why we ran an article on the Senate race in Virginia between Republican incumbent George Allen and Democratic challenger James Webb. I will. First ...

Comment and Discussion

January 2007
"Time for a First-Rate Joint Staff College"(See. Hanley. pp. 26-30. December 2006 Proceedings)Robert L. Colilich-I commend Lieutenant Colonel Hanley tor his telling article on the Joint Forces Staff College. As ...

The Coalition of Enlightened States

By Major General Robert H. Scales, USA (Ret.), and Colonel Robert Killebrew, USA (Ret.)
January 2007
Two long-time collaborators on future defense and security requirements call for patience and partnerships with other nations to defeat Islamic extremists.

What's an SWO Badge Worth?

By Captain A. Lee Kaiss, USN (Ret.)
January 2007
The old Destroyer School fit the bill well in educating Surface Warfare Officers. Today, there's nothing like it.
U.S. NAVY (Ken Mierzejewski)

Building the Next Nelson

By Captain Stephen F. Davis Jr., U.S. Navy
January 2007
Ten years after he advocated a change in course for the Surface Warfare Officer School, a cruiser captain still sees room for improvement.

Crossing Swords: "Let Us Pray"

By Lieutenant Gordon James Klingenschmitt, CHC, USNR, and Steven L. Smith
January 2007
"The government cannot tell chaplains how to pray (not even in school) nor exclude chaplains who pray 'the wrong way.'"Lieutenant Gordon James Klingenschmitt, CHC, U.S. Navy ReserveAt sea, we ...

A Day in the Life: Marines in Ramadi

By David J. Danelo
January 2007
A former Marine returns to Iraq to get a grunt's-eye view of the fighting.7800, 8 Nov 2006:Camp Hurricane PointIt's sunset and I'm inside a SWA hut at Camp Hurricane ...

1,000-Ship Navy and Maritime Strategy

By Commander Bryan G. McGrath, U.S. Navy
January 2007
Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mike Mullen has challenged U.S. maritime forces to devise a strategy for and of our time, while nearly simultaneously challenging the world's navies, coast guards ...

A New Era of Realistic, Practical Training

By Captain James J. Shannon, USN, Commander William Johnson, USN, and Rene Thomas-Rizzo
January 2007
The fine art of navigation, seamanship, and shiphandling demands that the nuances of ship movement in all conditions be properly addressed. A new-generation simulation system featuring lifelike visuals and a ...

LCS: A Step, Not an End

By Rear Admiral W. J. Holland Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2007
Is the LCS really the next generation of surface combatant or just a test platform for a successor?Six years have passed since the late Vice Admiral Arthur K. Cebrowski ...

Making the 1,000-Ship Navy a Reality

By Captain Bruce B. Stubbs, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
January 2007
Given the nature of international maritime threats, the U.S. Coast Guard can make a major security contribution to the network currently advocated by the U.S. and many foreign navies.Leaders ...

Professional Notes

January 2007
360-Degree Feedback: Can We Handle the Truth?By Captain Mike Lambert, U.S. Navy (Retired)Early in October 2004, Navy Newsstand announced that the surface community had launched the 360-Degree Feedback Program ...

Book Reviews

Reviewed by Commander John T. Kuehn, D.S. Navy (Retired), Major General J. D. Lynch, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), and Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2007
The Influence of Mahan Upon Sea Power Power at Sea Lisle A. Rose. Columbia. MO: University of Missouri Press, 2006. 1,296 pp. in three volumes. Illus. Notes. Bib. $59.85. From ...

Royal Navy: Were There Missing Nukes?

By Norman Polmar
January 2007
When British warships raced southward 25 years ago in response to the Argentine assault on the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, several of those ships carried nuclear weapons. During the ...

Oceans: Losing Its Cool

By Don Walsh
January 2007
The Arctic Ocean is the smallest and shallowest of the Earth's five oceans. In recent years its surrounding commental kind masses have wanned rapidly. The consequences of this will he ...

World Naval Developments: Back in the Surveillance Game

By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems
January 2007
On 26 October 2006 a Chinese Song-class diesel-powered attack submarine was seen on the surface near the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), beyond the ship's horizon but reportedly within ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim, Editor, <i>Combat Fleets of the World</i>
January 2007
Much has been written in recent months concerning the bilateral training effort between the U.S Navy's antisubmarine forces and the Swedish attack submarine HMS Gotland, which has been exercising with ...

Lest We Forget: Commander Holloway H. Frost, VA-145

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2007
Commander Holloway H. FrostIn early 1935, a curious phrase appeared in print. It said, "the U.S. Naval Institute has been deFrosted." These odd words (both in meaning and spelling) were ...

Naval Institute Foundation

January 2007
Taussig Family Takes the LeadThe idea is simple: Give soon-to-be commissioned ensigns and second lieutenants a professional leg up as they prepare to join the Fleet by granting gratis membership ...

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