Editor's Page

Robert Timberg
March 2007
Our annual International Navies issue is an antidote to the congenital American fixation with our own country to the exclusion of the ideas and opinions of other nations. Each March ...

Comment and Discussion

March 2007
"Military Medicine's Best-Kept Secret: 'West Point for Doctors'"(See A. Pine, pp. 24-27, February 2007 Proceedings)Richard Kyle-As a USNI member and a Uniformed Services University (USU) faculty member, thank you for ...

Modernize the Coast Guard Now

By Lieutenant Jim Dolbow, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve
March 2007
The U.S. Coast Guard is at a crossroads, and there is no shortage of discussion about its Deepwater modernization program, including in the pages of Proceedings (for this issue's coverage ...

The Commanders Respond

Rear Admiral Gary T. Blore
March 2007
Chiefs of 24 navies from around the world answer the question: "From your navy's point of view, what elements do you think should be included in the new U.S. maritime ...

India Stretches its Sea Legs

By Steven J. Forsberg
March 2007
A lease deal with Mauritius for the islands of Agalega could expand the maritime reach of the Indian Navy to its south and west.

World Navies in Review

By Eric Wertheim
March 2007
The editor of The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World takes a region-by-region and nation-by-nation look at international naval developments over the past year.

San Francisco Torpedoes JROTC

By Carl T. Hall
March 2007
Amid its constituency's anti-war and pro-gay sentiments, the city school board voted to eliminate junior reserve officer training from the curriculum.

Over Its Head in Deepwater?

By Commander Otto Kreisher, USNR (Ret.)
March 2007
The Coast Guard's multibillion-dollar fleet modernization program blends progress with setbacks and controversy.

View from the Bridge

By Rear Admiral Gary T. Blore, USCG
March 2007
The current Program Executive Officer of the Coast Guard's Integrated Deepwater System defends the troubled program, presenting what he calls "the rest of the story.",","Y

Iraqi Navy: Have Sailors, Need Ships

By Commander David R. Price, U.S. Navy
March 2007
A former advisor to the Iraqi Head of Navy calls for reforms in acquisition, logistics, and maintenance, because a navy for Iraq must have not only capable sailors, but also ...

New Threats, New Challenges

By Admiral Thad Allen, U.S. Coast Guard
March 2007
Beyond our ports, advances in technology and changing environmental conditions continually revolutionize the world's use of the high seas.The United States faces very different threats from those that shaped ...

Book Reviews

March 2007
I Want You: The Evolution of the All-Volunteer Force Bernard Rostker. (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2006) 800 pp. $68.50.Reviewed by Ronald SpecterThis book should be required reading ...

World Naval Developments: War in Space?

By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems
March 2007
In January the Chinese demonstrated a new antisatellite weapon for the first time, destroying an obsolete Chinese weather satellite at an altitude of about 500 miles. Reportedly the intelligence community ...

Naval Institute Foundation

March 2007
In Her Own Words: Ruth Ann RaupAs he was growing up, my son Joshua and I would occasionally talk about the U.S. military, what our Soldiers do, and if our ...

Lest We Forget: Leo Young-Radio Pioneer; VAQ-34

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired), Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 2007
Leo Young—Radio PioneerAs a young man growing up in the early part of the 20th century, Leo Young had an interest in the new technology of radio. At 14, he ...