Editor's Page

By Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
March 2008
Hands Across the WaterBack in 1981, a Marine and two Sailors—editor-in-chief Clay Barrow Jr., senior editor Paul Stillwell, and managing editor Fred Rainbow—hatched a great idea that continues to enliven ...

From Our Archive

March 2008
"A ship is a bit of terra firma cut off from the main; it is a state in itself; and the captain is its king."-Herman Melville (1819-1891)
Naval Historical Center

Subdue, Seize, and Take...

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 2008
On 9 February 1799, the USS Constellation was cruising in Caribbean waters when a lookout reported an unidentified ship just over the horizon. Captain Thomas Truxtun ordered his ship to ...

Professional Notes

March 2008
Develop Cross-Cultural CompetenceBy Lieutenant Commander John F. Bradford, U.S. Navy, and Annette BradfordAt the core of the new U.S. maritime strategy, Cooperative Strategy of 21st Century Seapower, is the ...

Firing on the Up Roll: Iraq Five Years Later

By Harlan Ullman
March 2008
Five years ago this month, the United States and its coalition partners launched Operation Iraqi Freedom and quickly ended Saddam Hussein's regime. Unfortunately, the aftermath has bordered on disaster. And, ...

Books in Brief

Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)<p>
March 2008
The Son Tay Raid: American POWs in Vietnam Were Not Forgotten John Gargus. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2007. 332 pp. Illus. Maps. Notes. Bib. Index. $29.95. In ...
u.s. navy (larry w. kachelhofer)

Now Hear This: When Prevention Fails—What Then?

By John Fass Morton
March 2008
Washington is organizing and funding national security with a Cold War paradigm ill-suited for preparedness vis-à-vis asymmetric
threats. This paradigm predisposes Americans to accept uncritically that more resources must be expended ...

Book Reviews

March 2008
Bankrupting the Enemy: The U.S. Financial Siege of Japan Before Pearl HarborEdward S. Miller. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2007. 324 pp. Bib. Index. Illus. $32.Reviewed by Robert S. ...
U.s. navy (a. r. cole)

Speaking the Same Language

By Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Dr. Stephanie Hszieh<p>
March 2008
The director and an analyst in the Decision Support Group, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, define the Global Maritime Partnership, also known as the 1,000-Ship Navy.
French Navy

Come Together: Navies of the Mediterranean

By Captain Bruno Faugeron, French Navy; Translated by Commander Dominic Gaudin, U.S. Navy
March 2008
Navies operating collaboratively in the Mediterranean Sea are maintaining security and stability, which promotes prosperity.
Leo van Ginderen

World Navies in Review

By Eric Wertheim
March 2008
The editor of The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World takes a region-by-region and nation-by-nation look at international naval developments over the past year.

The Commanders Respond

March 2008
Chiefs of 28 navies from around the world answer the question: How do you explain to your government and fellow citizens why your navy is necessary and worth what it ...
Ben Sullivan

Comment & Discussion

March 2008
Building a Small Surface Warship: Mission Impossible?(See W. J. Holland, pp. 14-19, February 2008 Proceedings)Captain Ken Lee, U.S. Navy (Retired)—Admiral Holland's article is on point and is ...

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