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Editor's Page

By Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
April 2008
A Tasting Menu This month, we have no focus, no theme for the magazine. This is by design, not a reflection of burned-out editorial imaginations. Not all stories fit into ...

2007 Annual Report to the Membership

James Loy
April 2008
Fellow Members of the U.S. Naval Institute, We are pleased to communicate this summarized annual report on the State of the Institute in its 134th year of service. You will ...

Comment and Discussion

April 2008
Building a Small Surface Warship: Mission Impossible? (See W. J. Holland Jr., pp. 14-19, February 2008; K. Lee, D. Criner, p. 6, March 2008 Proceedings) Michael T. McNerney-I could not ...

Now Hear This: A New Kind of Defense in Depth

By James W. Hulme
April 2008
The transformation of the National Guard and Reserve from a strategic reserve to an operational component is leaving the United States vulnerable to man-made and natural emergencies. We have traditionally ...
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Cries in the Dark

By David Axe
April 2008
Our report from Mogadishu says the United States is at least partially to blame for the grave crisis in Somalia.
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Sixteen Stars in Four Graves

By Colonel Thomas L. Constantino, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired), and Midshipman Matthew Constantino, U.S. Naval Academy
April 2008
The graves of World War II Pacific commanders are in the Golden Gate National Cemetery.
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Journal of a First Command

By Admiral James Stavridis
April 2008
In an excerpt from the new Naval Institute Press book, Destroyer Captain, the author recounts his experiences as a ship skipper.

Book Reviews

April 2008
Why Marines Fight James Brady. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2007. 320 pp. Illus. $24.95. Reviewed by Colonel John W. Ripley, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired) With a dozen or so ...

Professional Notes

April 2008
Analysis of a Helicopter Crash in the Bering Sea By Lieutenant Commander David R. Neel, U.S. Coast Guard On 8 December 2004 in Skan Bay, Unalaska, the rescue of eight ...

Naval Systems: Seagoing Rails

by Edward J. Walsh
April 2008
An experimental electromagnetic rail gun (EMRG) was successfully test-fired by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center lab at Dahlgren, Virginia, in late January. The ...

U.S. Navy: Aegis Scores a 'Space Kill'

By Norman Polmar
April 2008
Department of Defense and U.S. Navy officials were cheering after a modified Standard SM-3 missile from the Aegis cruiser Lake Erie (CG-70) shot down a disabled American spy satellite. The ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
April 2008
Sohn Won-Il, the first of South Korea's new German-designed, air-independent propulsion capable, Type 214 submarines, was commissioned into service in December 2007. Shown here in the foreground with the USS ...

Lest We Forget: The Turner Touch

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2008
In June 1972, when Vice Admiral Stansfield Turner became the 36th President of the Naval War College, he was in many ways the perfect fit for such an assignment. He ...
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Naval Institute Foundation

April 2008
Dunn Oral History is Available Support from several sources has enabled the Naval Institute to complete Vice Admiral Robert F. Dunn's oral history. Our thanks to the Tawani Foundation for ...

From Our Archive

April 2008
Admiral Eberle, CNO from 1923-27, wrote those words about John King, right, the chief gunner's mate of the USS Mohican in 1888. But they could easily apply to all three ...
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World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman
April 2008
Network-Centric Warfare: Space Style In mid-February an SM-3 missile from the cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG-70) hit a large U.S. reconnaissance satellite that was falling out of control and would ...

Books in Brief

Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
April 2008
The USS Flier : Death and Survival on a World War II Submarine Michael Sturma. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2008. 207 pp. Illus. Maps. Notes. Bib. Index. $29.95. ...