Editor's Page

Robert Timberg
June 2007
This month we launch our redesign of Proceedings with a more dynamic, colorful, and contemporary look befitting the tradition and dignity of a publication well over a century old.Why'd we ...

Comment and Discussion

June 2007
"Editor's Page"(See R. Timberg, pg. 6. May 2007 Proceedings)Colonel Ken Jordan, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired! - Most Proceedings readers are aware of the significant accomplishments of Bob Timberg. both in ...

Nobody Asked Me...But Let's Hunt the Hunters

By Colonel Philip G. Wasielewski, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
June 2007
In January 2006, when the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81) captured a pirate ship off of the coast of Somalia, it highlighted not only the increasing problem of ...

Now Hear This: Send the Best and the Brightest

By Lieutenant Colonel Brian Hanley, U.S. Air Force
June 2007
In his recent Armed Forces Journal essay, "A Failure in Generalship," U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Paul Yingling delivers a closely argued rebuke to what he sees as the intellectual and ...

Getting Shipbuilding Right

By the Honorable Donald C. Winter
June 2007
The Secretary of the Navy calls for an about face in shipbuilding contract oversight from what had once been seen as acquisition reform.

David Halberstram Remembered

By Robert Timberg
June 2007
"It is not a particularly happy chapter I in his life; he did not serve himself or the country well; he was. there is no kinder or gentler word for ...

Counting Sails: The Submarine Census

By A. D. Baker II
June 2007
The number of submarines in the world's navies shrank by nearly half during the 1990s and has continued to decline at a reduced rate. Yet even the existing numbers are ...

Edwin H. Simmons Jr.: Keeper of the Keys

By Colonel Joseph H. Alexander, USMC (Ret.)
June 2007
Brigadier General Ed Simmons, the retired Director Emeritus of Marine Corps History, died at home in Alexandria. Virginia, on 5 May 2007. He had been a Marine for 65 of ...

Professional Notes

June 2007
Listen to the Lieutenants and SailorsBy Captain Mark Nesselrode, U.S. Navy (Retired)The use of simulation in the surface force has exploded in the last several years. By exploiting this ...

Book Reviews

June 2007
Finding the Target: The Transformation of American Military Policy Frederick W. Kagan. New York: Encounter Books, 2006. 432 pp. Notes. Bib. Index. $29.95.Anyone who participated in the volatile policy-making period ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim, Editor, <i>Combat Fleets of the World</i>
June 2007
On 22 April, Argentina's 12,000-ton Antarctic support ship and icebreaker Almirante Irizar suffered a serious fire in her generator room while returning from a deployment. The fire, which reportedly reached ...

Commander David McCampbell

By Lieutenant Commander Tom Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2007
On the morning of 24 October 1944, in a pair of Hellcat fighters, Commander David McCampbell and his wingman, Ensign Roy Rushing, scrambled from the flight deck of the USS ...

Naval Institute Foundation

June 2007
Foundation News Introducing the Quill and Sword Legacy SocietyIn April 2007, the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) launched the Quill and Sword Legacy Society, which is comprised of individuals who have ...

From Our Archive

June 2007
“Though this be madness, yet there is method in ’t.”—William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 2 Scene 2GREAT IDEA, SARGE! In Korea in 1952, Technical Sergeant John Boitnott, right, was one persuasive ...

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