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Editor's Page

By Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
August 2008
Join the DebateA few months ago, I mentioned to the SOUTHCOM Commander, Admiral Jim Stavridis, that I was looking for ways to encourage active duty service members—enlisted and officers ...

Comment and Discussion

August 2008
The Bitter Cost of Business(See K. S. J. Eyer, pp. 44-49, July 2008 Proceedings)Captain James T. Rooney, U.S. Navy Reserve—This article points out that 439 funded O-6 ...
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Now Hear This: Supporting the Services

By Captain James F. Kelly Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2008
Blackwater Worldwide, a provider of security and security training for military, police, and other government agencies, recently tried to build a military training complex in rural east San Diego County ...

War on (Buzz) Words

By Kate Bateman
August 2008
You've all read it, and some of you may even have written it. Yes, its bad writing, and it can be a national security issue.

Things You Don't Know about the Coast Guard

By Joe DiRenzo III and Chris Doane
August 2008
Television personality Chris Matthews loves to end his weekly syndicated show by asking his panel of journalists to "Tell me something I don't know [about a specific topic, usually from ...

A Perfect Fit for Africa

By Captain Phillip J. Heyl, U.S. Coast Guard
August 2008
The cutter Dallas recent deployment could serve as the prototype for future interaction with other African nations.

The World is Our Classroom

By Midshipman First Class James C. Billings III, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
August 2008
A midshipman at the U.S Merchant Marine Academy puts his 360-day sea school requirement in perspective.

Book Reviews

August 2008
Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45 Max Hastings. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. 615 pp. Illus. Notes. Index. $35.Reviewed by Major William M. Gibson, U.S. Army (Retired)Retribution is ...

Professional Notes

August 2008
The Coast Guard Could Be Better UsedBy Peter von BleichertI have always been impressed with the sight of an F-14 Tomcat catapulting off a supercarrier, a pair of F/A-18 ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
August 2008
This past June Germany transferred the retired 100-ton navy patrol boat Bergen to the Republic of Lebanon on board the heavy lift transport MV Atlant Trina. The ex-Bergen ...
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Lest We Forget: "Hornblower"

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2008
Cruising through the coffee-colored waters of the Co Chien River, the flotilla was unusual by any standard. Called a River Assault Group (RAG for short), it consisted of an odd ...

From Our Archive

August 2008
'There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm' -Willa Cather (1873-1947)GUARDSMEN AGAINST THE SEA Engulfed by a hurricane-maddened sea, Coasties battle for their lives ...

Books In Brief

By Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
August 2008
(click here to view the print version) Airborne Forces at War: From Parachute Test Platoon to the 21st Century Robert K. Wright Jr. and John T. Greenwood. Annapolis, MD: Naval ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Naval Institute Foundation

August 2008
(click here to view the print version) Join the Leaders! The Leadership Circle Mr. Robert C. Bellas Jr. Commander Pete Bennett, USN (Ret.) Mr. Clyde L. Crawford Captain Russell S ...

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