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Editor's Page

By Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
May 2008
Whew!They say never let them see you sweat, so my staff and I have been in hiding for the past few days as we put the finishing touches on our ...
u.s. marine corps (michael kropiewnicki)

The U.S. Marine Corps in Review

By Colonel Mackubin T. Owens Jr., U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
May 2008
In 2007, the United States Marine Corps continued to prepare for and conduct the Long War, refining its operational employment concept for meeting the uncertain security environment that emerged in ...
Bernard D'Andrea

Joint Warfare at Guadalcanal

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2008
A month after their landing at Guadalcanal, with the outcome of that campaign far from decided, the Marines decided to push beyond their defensive perimeter and advance west across the ...

From Our Archive

May 2008
-John Donne (1572-1631)PEACEFUL FOR NOW This idyllic scene, taken some time before November 1935 off Diamond Head, Hawaii, portends little of what the fates have in store for either the ...
Bernard Prezelin

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
May 2008
In March 2008, the U.S. Department of Defense released its annual Report to Congress on the Military Power of the People's Republic of China. According to the report, DOD ...

Not Your Ordinary Submersible

By Don Walsh
May 2008
Manned submersibles are vertical probes where mission times rarely exceed 12 to 14 hours and require mother ships on site to tend them and their crews. There are only four ...

Books in Brief

Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
May 2008
Patriot Pirates: The Privateer War for Freedom and Fortune in the American Revolution Robert H. Patton. New York: Pantheon Books, 2008. 275 pp. Illus. Notes. Bib. Index. $26. This well-written ...

Book Reviews

May 2008
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson. New York: Little, Brown and Company 2007, 390 pp ...
u.s. coast guard (christopher d. McLaughlin)

The U.S. Coast Guard in Review

By Joe DiRenzo III and Chris Doane
May 2008
On 14 February 2008, standing before a packed audience at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen, entering his third year at the helm ...

U.S. Naval Aviation and Weapon Development in Review

By Commander Jan C. Jacobs, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)
May 2008
After an event-packed 2006, the naval aviation enterprise and the industry that supports it settled down to business and proceeded through a relatively quiet 2007. In the previous year, naval ...
Eric Smith

Comment & Discussion

May 2008
Lead or Get Out of the Way: Winning the Millennium War(See M. Edwards, pp. 16-19, April 2008 Proceedings)David Sweetman—While I agree that Vice Admiral Edwards has identified ...
u.s. navy (tiffini m. jones)

U.S. Navy in Review

By Scott C. Truver
May 2008
An analysis in March 2007 showed significant erosion in public opinion over President George W. Bush's decision for regime change in Iraq.A report by the Pew Research Center for the ...

The Sword's Other Edge

By Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Wallen, U.S. Air Force, and Lieutenant Colonel David A. Anderson, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
May 2008
What is the most important element in stabilizing a society that has been torn by war? It's the economy, stupid.
Joint Strike Fighter

Firing on the Up Roll: Transform or Bust!

By Harlan Ullman
May 2008
Pick your metaphor-perfect storm, train wreck, or death spiral. Each reflects conditions our armed forces could face in the not so distant future. On the current course, a collision among ...

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