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Editor's Page

February 2008
DOD, the VA, and Getting the Twain to Meet For the third straight year, we focus an issue of Proceedings on Military Medicine. With the nation at war, few issues ...

Comment and Discussion

February 2008
Separate but Equal(See J. K. Hafner, pp. 32-35, January 2008 Proceedings)Admiral James G. Stavridis, U.S. Navy, Commander, U.S. Southern Command-I was pleasantly surprised to see my photo in the provocative ...
u.s. army (timothy kingston)

Now Hear This: No Easy Exit

By Captain James F. Kelly Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2008
In at least one respect, President George W. Bush is a fortunate man. He is surrounded by military experts, not only the real ones in uniform, but the amateurs in ...
m. a. getty

Feeling the Impact: Americans at War

By Fred Schultz
February 2008
The U.S. Naval Institute took a major plunge in 2007 when it started producing 90-second vignettes for television, featuring interviews with combat veterans under the title, Americans at War. Since ...
u.s. navy (toni burton)

'A Test, Not a Final Exam'

By Richard Whittle
February 2008
A close observer of the Marine Corps' controversial MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft reports from Iraq on its first combat deployment.

A Sobering Look at Iraq & Afghanistan

An Interview with General James L. Jones, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
February 2008
Proceedings columnist Harlan Ullman sits down with the former Supreme Allied Commander Europe and current Middle East envoy.
Greg E. Mathieson

A Healing Virtual Reality World

By Captain Joseph A. Miller, MSC, U.S. Army Reserve, and Colonel Charles Scoville, U.S. Army (Retired)
February 2008
The Military Advanced Training Center (MATC), completed at Walter Reed Army Hospital (Washington, D.C.) in September 2007, offers new state-of-the-art rehabilitation and research equipment. Perhaps most remarkably, a high-tech, computer-assisted ...
U.S. NAVY (Bryan M. Ilyankoff)/U.S. Naval Institute Illustration

From Warrior to Lifesaver

By Commander Wayne M. Gluf, MedicalCorps, U.S. Navy
February 2008
Tarawa-class amphibious assault ships can be reconfigured as the Navy's next generation of hospital ships.

Book Reviews

February 2008
To the Limit of Endurance: A Battalion of Marines in the Great WarPeter F. Owen. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2007. 248 pp. Maps. Illus. Notes. Bib ...
U.S. Navy

Professional Notes

February 2008
The Bear Comes Out of HibernationBy Commander T. J. McKearney, U.S. Navy (Retired)The Russian overflight of U.S. forces operating near Guam last August brings flashbacks to those of us who ...

Naval Systems: Cruiser Updates Begin

By Edward J. Walsh
February 2008
Rip out work is set to start this month on board the Ticonderoga-class Aegis guided-missile cruiser Bunker Hill (CG-52) at a BAE Systems shipyard in San Diego. This is ...

U.S. Navy: Is There a Mine Threat?

By Norman Polmar, Author, Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
February 2008
If Chinese offensive mining is a concern, the U.S. Navy isn't saying much about it. For example, the Office of Naval Intelligence report, China's Navy (2007), mentions mines 14 times ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
February 2008
During December 2007, South Korea's largest warship, the amphibious assault ship Dokdo, sailed off the coast of Langkawi, Malaysia, while taking part in LIMA Maritime '07, one of Asia's ...
The USS Maine explodes on 15 February 1898 in Havana Harbor, Cuba. Although the cause of the explosion is still open to debate, the incident was one of the factors leading to war with Spain.

Remember the Maine

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2008
Apprentice First Class Ambrose Ham was signal boy of the watch when the USS Maine arrived at the Spanish-owned island of Cuba on 25 January 1898. Tensions were high in ...

Naval Institute Foundation

February 2008
Naval History Gets a BoostTwo special upcoming issues of Naval History magazine will include full-color gatefold inserts through the generosity of a charitable foundation that wishes to remain anonymous. The ...

From Our Archive

February 2008
'[Liberty] is a chore . . . and a long-distance race, quite solitary, quite exhausting.'Albert Camus (1913-60)

Books in Brief

Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
February 2008
Battleground Iraq: Journal of a Company Commander Todd S. Brown. Washington, DC: U.S. Army Center of Military History, 2007. 292 pp. Illus. Appen. Gloss. Index. $29. Soon after the start ...

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