Editor's Page

Robert Timberg
July 2007
One Up, One DownTwo years ago, we celebrated the ascension of General Peter Pace to the nation's top military post, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Those of us ...

Comment and Discussion

July 2007
How the Twin Is Bent: Developing Young Bubble Heads for the Challenges of Command (See M. J. Dobbs, pp. 28-33, June 2007 Proceedings)In the Primordial Deep, Embedded on a ...

Firing on the Up Roll: Unity of Command

By Harlan Ullman
July 2007
As every member of the armed forces learns, unity of command is absolutely vital to the success of any military organization. No ship can operate with two captains; no battalion ...

Now Hear This: Rewriting the Rules of War

By Captain James F. Kelly Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2007
Before going to war again, our leaders must first decide on what we mean to accomplish and how far we are willing to go to win. Otherwise, we will again ...

Nobody Asked Me, But...I'm Not Just a Navy Reservist

By Senior Chief Electronics Technician Paul R. Morin, U.S. Navy Reserve
July 2007
Looking at the ribbons adorning my khaki uniform one might conclude that I'm just a Navy Reservist. Adjacent to the ribbon representing my Navy Good Conduct Medal (NGCM) is the ...
DOD (CHERIE A. THURBY)

Kabuki in the E-Ring

By Thomas L. Wilkerson
July 2007
The CEO of the U.S. Naval Institute asks ten questions about the replacement of General Peter Pace after only one term as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

A Parade You Don't Forget

By Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bateman, USA
July 2007
In Corridor Three of the Pentagon, a parade takes place at least once a month, an all-too-frequent procession of those home from war and recovering at Walter Reed.
U.S. COAST GUARD

Rebuilding Coast Guard Acquisition

By Rear Admiral John Currier, USCG
July 2007
To answer charges of ineffective management of its Deepwater program, the Coast Guard is trying to fix its oversight and accountability problems.

Finding Our Lagarto Fathers

By Nancy Kenney
July 2007
When a British diver and his crew found the wreck of the sunken World War II submarine Lagarto, families united to honor her lost crew.
U.S. NAVY PHOTO (CHAD J. MCNEELY)

Mike Mullen's Surprise Promotion

By Tom Bowman
July 2007
A Pentagon correspondent profiles the Chief of Naval Operations, who has been tapped by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to be the next Joint Chiefs Chairman.

Lest We Forget: Ripley at the Bridge

By Lieutenant Commander Tom Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2007
As a young man I was fascinated by a tale from ancient Roman history that told of a warrior whose courage was beyond all reason, yet was inspirational as an ...

"No Torture"— It's a Start

By Captain Rye Barcott, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
July 2007
The training of Iraqi military and police forces in intelligence and interrogation Techniques is far from a success.Unlike the other officers in the intelligence directorate. Captain AIi preferred to wear ...

Time for a Second Great White Fteet

By Ian Roxborough
July 2007
Put the Coast Guard in charge of the 1,000-ship navy and let the Navy do what it does best—ight wars.In 1907 President Theodore Roosevelt sent the Great White Fleet—a ...

A New Naval Diplomacy

By James R. Holmes and Andrew C. Winner
July 2007
Maritime cooperation between the United States and India is the key to bridging differences over the Proliferation Security Initiative.Maritime counterproliferation remains a hub of the Bush administration's foreign policy. The ...

Urban Warfare: Sending in the Marines

By Second Lieutenant Peter Harrigton Brooks, U.S. Marine Corps
July 2007
The Marines saw the spectre of urban warfare early, but it took General Charles Krulak to get them to do something about it.Look at the fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq ...

State and Navy: Partnership in Diplomacy

By The Honorable Michael W. Coulter
July 2007
Given the increased need for skills in diplomacy when dealing with volatile situations, especially in ungoverned areas of the world, the relationship between the State Department and the Navy is ...

Treaty at a Crossroads

By Captain George V. Galdorisi, USN (Ret.)
July 2007
Treaty at a CrossroadsBy Captain George V. Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired)Sea Service leaders want it. It has been supported by every President since—and including—Ronald Reagan. When will the ...

Time for a Mid-Course Correction?

By Art Pine
July 2007
Five-plus years after 9/11, the government still has a long way to go in strengthening port security.The United States has made modest progress in bolstering its overall homeland security ...

UNCLOS MythBusters

By Scott C. Truver
July 2007
The ink was barely dry on President George W. Bush’s statement in mid-May about joining the community of nations by ratifying the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea ...

Book Reviews

July 2007
Five Days in August: How World War II Became a Nuclear War Michael D. Gordin. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007. 209 pp. lllus. Maps. Notes. Index. $24.95.Reviewed by lieutenant ...

Professional Notes

July 2007
Harnessing Information Technology for Navy Command and ControlBy Vice Admiral Mark Edwards, U.S. NavyInformation technology is an enabling force for the CNO's top priorities: sustain combat readiness, build a ...

U.S. Navy: Carrier Aviation on the Move

By Norman Polmar
July 2007
A final issue related to U.S. large-deck carriers, in addition to those described in the first part of this column (June 2007), is nuclear propulsion. A nuclear ship tends to ...
ROK NAVY

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim, Editor <i>Combat Fleets of the World</i>
July 2007
On 25 May 2007 South Korea launched the first of its new KDX-III guided-missile destroyers. The 7,000+-ton warship, numbered 991 and reportedly named Sejong-Daewang (Sejong the Great) after a 14th-century ...
U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE PHOTO ARCHIVE

Naval Institute Foundation

July 2007
Foundation News Call for Support for Admiral Robert Dunn's Oral HistoryThe Naval Institute seeks contributions to underwrite Vice Admiral Robert F. Dunn's oral history. During nearly 20 hours of interviews, ...
U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE PHOTO ARCHIVE

From Our Archive

July 2007
"Hide not your talents, they for use were made.What's a sun-dial in the shade?" — Benjamin Franklin STAR IN THE SKY Spangler Arlington Brug starred in the 1943 production of ...