Editor's Page

By Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
October 2007
No More Mister Nice GuyVice Admiral Jeffrey Fowler took over as the 60th Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy on 8 June; the place hasn't been the same since. Within ...

Comment and Discussion

October 2007
Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't(See B. Olson, pp. 22-30, September 2007 Proceedings)Captain Raymond B. Wellborn, U.S. Navy (Retired)-Bradley Olson did his homework on this article to get ...

Nobody Asked Me But...Command of the Cs

By Captain Paul Sherbo, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)
October 2007
In the beginning, there was Command. Command was the ultimate aspiration of every officer. Command was both the ultimate test and the ultimate adventure. And yet, as much as Command ...

Storm Warning for the Royal Navy

By Vice Admiral Sir Jeremy Blackham, RN (Ret.), and Gwyn Prins
October 2007
British defense insiders warn that their country cannot afford to continue neglecting the Royal Navy, the U.S. Navy's prime partner.

The Osprey Goes to War

By Richard Whittle
October 2007
After 25 years of fits and starts, some of them disastrous, the Marine Corps' MV-22 tiltrotor aircraft is deploying to Iraq.

Happy Anniversary, Navy Memorial

By Rear Admiral William Thompson, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2007
It hardly seems like 20 years. The dedication of the U.S. Navy Memorial on 13 October 1987 was a dazzling program choreographed by Robert Jani, who had done Super Bowl ...

How to Kill a Good Idea

By Captain Gordan E. Van Hook, U.S. Navy
October 2007
The 1,000-ship navy concept must develop at the grassroots level. It risks being stillborn if the United States dominates its leadership.What's the fastest way to kill a new idea introduced ...

Taking Africa Seriously

By Lieutenant Commander Pat Paterson, U.S. Navy
October 2007
The U.S. government now knows that Africa is important-and dangerous. Formerly divided between three different strategic military regions, the entire continent (except Egypt) will soon fall under the purview of ...

Getting the Ocean Right

By Thomas E. Crew and Captain Andrew Brown III, U.S. Navy
October 2007
In 1842, Lieutenant Matthew Fontaine Maury, the father of naval oceanography, had a vision. The stacks of musty ship logs and records filling the recesses of his office at the ...

The Navy, the Cold War—and Now

By Norman Friedman, Ph.D.
October 2007
In the post-World War II world, from Korea to the Berlin Wall, the U.S. Navy played a significant role, if not an obvious one.It used to be said of the ...

Book Reviews

October 2007
War, Peace and International Relations: An Introduction to Strategic HistoryColin S. Gray. London and New York: Routledge, 2007. 306 pp. Maps. Bib. Index. $135.Reviewed by Lieutenant Colonel Brian Hanley, ...

Professional Notes

October 2007
Using Computers and Rifles at the Same TimeBy Captain Christopher S. Tsirlis, U.S. Marine CorpsThe Marine Corps prides itself in being the most adaptive and effective fighting force on ...

Naval Systems: Radio Commonality at Hand

By Edward J. Walsh
October 2007
The Navy's Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C^sup 4^I), supported by Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems, this spring completed operational evaluation for a common submarine ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
October 2007
On 23 August, the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force launched the first of a new four-ship class of helicoptercarrying destroyers. Named Hyuga, the warship was originally thought to be numbered ...

The 50th

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2007
As I sit down before my laptop to write the 50th "Lest We Forget" column, it seems very appropriate to recognize the person most responsible for its existence. Several years ...

Naval Institute Foundation

October 2007
Foundation News Why We Do What We DoMembers often ask why the Naval Institute resorts to fundraising. It's a legitimate question. Membership dues, book sales, and advertising revenues have sustained ...

From Our Archive

October 2007
'Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.' — Cicero (106-43 BC) RIDING THE WHALE Tethered to the massive hull of the USS ...

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