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Editor's Page

Robert Timberg
September 2007
The Tailhook LegacyThere is a lot going on in this issue of Proceedings. First let's deal with the 800-pound gorilla, the story that many of you may feel doesn't ...

Comment and Discussion

September 2007
The Navy and Its DDG-1000-Heading Wrong(See R. H. Smith, p. 10, August 2007 Proceedings)Bob A. Gabbert-Finally! Someone has the nerve to expose the DDG-1000 for the folly it is. I ...

Firing on the Up Roll: Time for a Change

By Harlan Ullman
September 2007
These are unhappy times. Congress is in revolt over Iraq without fully realizing that there are no good outcomes no matter the strategy. The impact of the 30,000-troop surge will ...

Where's the Beef?

By Lieutenant Colonel Brian Hanley, USAF
September 2007
What's been labeled as military strategy is really no strategy at all.
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Get the Carriers!

By Rebecca Grant, Admiral John Nathman, USN (Ret.), and Loren Thompson
September 2007
Carrier advocates fire back at detractors who have been verbally sparring for more than a year in several articles that appeared in Proceedings.

A New Carrier for a New Century

By Adam B. Siegel
September 2007
The next generation aircraft carrier has its share of detractors, but others believe the CVN-78 class will provide more bang for the buck than its predecessors.Debates about aircraft carrier construction ...

Repeating NASA's Deadly Mistakes

By Commander James Sigler, U.S. Navy
September 2007
Today's naval air culture resembles that of the space agency in the days preceding its space shuttle disasters. Will the single-seat Hornet community be spared a similar fate?The accident investigations ...

Aviators Need More Flight Time

By Lieutenant Commander B. W. Stone, U.S. Navy Reserve
September 2007
Mandates from the Secretaries of Defense and the Navy to cut pilot mishaps are achievable only if training actually involves flying.Naval aviators on active duty will instantly recognize a graph ...

Book Reviews

September 2007
Beating Goliath: Why Insurgencies WinJeffrey Record. Dulles, VA: Potomac Books, Inc., 2007. 192 pp. Notes. Bib. Index. $24.95.Reviewed by Michael S. NeibergThis impressive book deserves a wide ...

Professional Notes

September 2007
We Need Shore-Based Aircraft in IraqBy Major Scott A. Cooper, U.S. Marine CorpsBefore the current war in Iraq, then-secretary of State Colin Powell laid out the problem: "You break ...

Oceans: Honest ABE-Underwater Explorer

By Don Walsh
September 2007
Launched in 1996, ABE-Vne Autonomous Benthic Explorer-is a strange looking triple-hull submersible developed and operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Since its maiden voyage, the autonomous unmanned vehicle ...

U.S. Navy: Carrier Aviation: Dollars and Sense

By Norman Polmar
September 2007
'. . . V/STOL aircraft will increase aviation mission performance by our air-capable ships and will enormously increase the flexibility of aircraft carrier design.'-Admiral James L. Holloway III, USNChief of ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
September 2007
Throughout late July 2007, the U.S. A Navy and British Royal Navy took part in Joint Task Force Exercise 07-2, also known as Operation Bold Step. The exercise took place ...
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Lest We Forget: A Rough House

By Lieutenant Commander Tom Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2007
In the 1908 Lucky Bag, the college yearbook of Naval Academy graduates, one of the midshipmen was described by his classmates as "a black-eyed, rosy-cheeked, noisy Irishman who loves ...
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Naval Institute Foundation

September 2007
Foundation News Oral History Support at WorkAs the first step in a major initiative to upgrade services, each of the more than 260 completed Naval Institute Oral Histories has its ...

From Our Archive

September 2007
'Humility is the embarrassment you feel when you tell people how wonderful you are.'— Laurence J. Peter (1919-1990) What's He Doing? The landing signal officer, Lieutenant (junior grade) Walter F. ...