Proceedings Magazine - December 2008 Vol. 134/12/1,270

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Hail and Farewell

Just when you thought it would never end, the nation's quadrennial exercise in democracy has mercifully run its course. We at Proceedings salute the...



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    Hail and Farewell

    Just when you thought it would never end, the nation's quadrennial exercise in democracy has mercifully run its course. We at Proceedings salute the survivor, uh, victor, Senator Barack Obama, now President...

  • Comment and Discussion

    From the Banks of the Euphrates to the Shores of the Severn

    (See D. McCawley, pp. 14-19, November...

  • Now Hear This: MCPON Campa, Departing
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy

    As the nation prepares for a time of certain change, the Navy faces its own unknown future. The 4 November announcement that Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Joe Campa would retire and leave office on 13...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But . . .We Must Maintain Our Naval Ethos
    By Commander Steven L. Smith, CHC, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    In August I attended the dedication ceremony for the Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale A-4C Skyhawk memorial adjacent to the main gate bearing his name at Naval Air Station North Island. Around 200 guests attended the ceremony, including...

  • Answering the Call: 'I Was Entrusted With Managing the Operations of a Nuclear-Powered Submarine — And I Was Only In My Early 20s!'
    By Richard L. Keyser

    Chairman and former CEO, W. W. Grainger, Inc. Former executive, Cummins Engine Co.

    Dick Keyser spent the first few years of his career shouldering...

  • Write-with Your Eyes Wide Open
    By Captain William J. Toti, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    To write or not to write while developing a military career? The rewards are usually worth the risks, but the risks are real.

    Having just finished reading Admiral James Stavridis' article in the August 2008 issue of...

  • Get On Board with Alternative Fuels
    By Kevin Billings, Rear Admiral David R. Oliver Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired),and George Alan Hutchinson
    The Air Force has taken the first steps, but stronger joint and congressional action is needed.

    The call to wean the nation off petroleum has been...

  • Tribute: General Robert Hilliard Barrow, U.S. Marine Corps
    By Lieutenant General Bernard E. Trainor, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    27th Commandant of the Marine Corps

    He fought three wars, then reformed the Corps

  • Tribute: Colonel John Walter Ripley, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
    By John Grider Miller

    "Ripley at the Bridge"

    He always said, "One person can make a difference," and on a spring day in 1972 he showed everyone...

  • What Makes Piracy Work?
    By Virginia Lunsford

    An expert in the field graphically identifies five fundamental factors that have long kept pirates afloat.

    The Golden Age of Piracy—from...

  • The Overstated Threat
    By Commander John Patch, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    It is too easy to confuse piracy with water-borne terrorist acts. Don't believe the hype and consider the source.

    Modern pirates bear little...

  • Feral Cities-Pirate Havens
    By Lieutenant Commander Matthew M. Frick, U.S. Navy
    Throughout history, support systems in place on land have been lifelines for pirates.

    For modern seafarers, the names Strait of Malacca, Horn of Africa...

  • The Unwanted Challenge
    By Martin N. Murphy
    Maritime insurgency presents a far greater challenge to world naval forces than random acts of terrorism at sea.

    Maritime terrorism is not a serious...

  • Piracy, Policy, and Law
    By Commander James Kraska, JAGC, U.S. Navy, and Captain Brian Wilson, JAGC, U.S. Navy<p>
    Capturing the bad guys may be the easy part.

    At 0530 on a quiet Saturday morning, 5 November 2005, a hail of automatic weapons fire rained down on the...

  • Drawing Lines in the Sea
    By Lieutenant Timothy A. Martin, Royal Australian Navy Reserve
    The laws that govern traffic on the world'soceans can be as difficult to shape as water.

    Crimes committed at sea often affect more than one country, which increases the complexity of law enforcement and makes pursuit...

  • 'Go in and Get a Hit'
    By Robert J. Mrazek

    In A Dawn Like Thunder, Robert Mrazek tells the story of Torpedo Squadron Eight, which fought at Midway and Guadalcanal, two pivotal battles of the Pacific War. At Midway, 45 of its 48 officers and men were killed. At Guadalcanal,...

  • Book Reviews

    The Forever War

    Dexter Filkins. New York: Knopf, 2008. 384 pp. Illus. $25.

    Reviewed by Paul West

  • Professional Notes

    Better Living through Better Drinking Water: Navy Community Relations

    By Commander Michael Hallett, U.S. Navy

  • Naval Systems: Aperstructures: No More Holes
    By Edward J. Walsh

    Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems and Shipbuilding companies have started design work sponsored by the Office of Naval Research to demonstrate innovative approaches to the integration of radar antenna apertures with the deckhouse...

  • World Naval Developments: Crash and Burn?
    By Norman Friedman

    The most significant defense development of the past six months has been the meteoric rise and sudden fall of oil prices. When prices rose to over $150 per barrel, it seemed that measures as

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

     On 22 September, the German Navy commissioned its second Braunschweig (Type 130)...

  • Lest We Forget: Brilliance Over Brawn
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)<p>

    While serving in the Continental Navy, Joshua Barney had been captured by the British and was shipped to England in a 3-foot- high box, receiving minimal food and water during the 53-day voyage. With the help of a...

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