Naval Institute Foundation

September 2008
Gifts That Live OnThe posthumous generosity of two longtime members will help strengthen the Naval Institute in the coming years. We have received the final payment of a bequest from ...

From Our Archive

September 2008
'War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can.' -Winston Churchill (1874-1965) ...

Fish or Cut Bait

By Ensign Jaden J. Risner, U.S. Navy
September 2008
The Navy needs a dedicated special operations helicopter unit to stay in the unconventional warfare fight.

Professional Notes

September 2008
Give Information Personnel More Training and CredibilityBy Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician Interpretive James Murphy, U.S. NavyThe field of information operations (IO) continues to develop—and is critical to contemporary warfighting. It ...

Oceans: Illegal Aliens in Our Waters

By Don Walsh
September 2008
There is a huge illegal immigrant problem in this country and it doesn't involve human beings. Marine organisms brought to our shores by ships from overseas are wreaking havoc with ...
u.s. navy

Now Hear This: Maintaining Our Global Maritime Primacy

By Lieutenant Colonel Jay A. Stout, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
September 2008
More pundits are declaring the end of the aircraft carrier's relevance; it is fashionable to eulogize the centerpiece of our naval preeminence. These "experts" declare that advances in weapon technologies ...

Books In Brief

Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
September 2008
(click here to view the print version)Baghdad at Sunrise: A Brigade Commander's War in Iraq Peter R. Mansoor. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008. 416 pp. Illus. App. Notes. ...
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Nobody Asked Me, But . . .Save the Greens

By Lieutenant Casey Bates, U.S. Navy
September 2008
Without question, the return of service dress khaki has been welcomed by many officers and has even begun to make waves among the ranks of midshipmen and officer candidates. This ...
Naval Historical Center

First, A Role Model

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2008
A mixed fleet of destroyers, cruisers, and lumbering amphibs were making their way home from duty in the Mediterranean. Ahead of PIM (position and intended movement), the admiral in charge ...
tom lea; courtesy of the u.s. army center of military history/courtesy adair margo gallery

A Grizzly from the Coral Sea

By Tom Lea
September 2008
The famed combat artist recounts his time on board the USS Hornet (CV-8) during the tense days of fall 1942. _________________________________________________________________________________

Al Qaeda's Demise-Or Evolution?

By Lieutenant Colonel F. G. Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
September 2008
Lets not be too quick to pat ourselves on the back over al Qaeda's strategic defeat. We still have a long way to go.
U. S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Editor's Page

Robert Timberg, Editor-in-Chief
September 2008
(click here to view the print version)Something I Wish I'd SaidLast month, after publication of the Coast Guard issue in which we annually celebrate the birthday of the spunkiest of ...
U.S. Air Force (Maria J. Bare)

Brother Death

By Robert Earle
September 2008
In an excerpt from his new book, the former senior adviser to the first U.S. ambassador to Iraq, John Negroponte, offers an inside look at the early attempts to develop ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
September 2008
On 15 July, ThysssenKrupp Marine Systems' Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft shipyard (HDW) in Kiel, Germany, launched the first of Portugal's new Type 209PN air-independent propulsion-equipped submarines. The vessel, named Tridente, is ...

Comment and Discussion

September 2008
War on (Buzz)Words(See K. Bateman, pp. 20-23, August 2008 Proceedings)Commander William B. Young, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)—Kate Bateman's article said it all. When I was going through ...

Book Reviews

September 2008
Tell Me How This Ends: General David Petraeus and the Search for a Way Out of Iraq Linda Robinson. New York: Public Affairs, 2008. 391 pp. Map. $27.95Reviewed by David ...

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