Proceedings Magazine - December 2009 Vol. 135/12/1,282

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Nobody Asked Me But...It's Time to Scrap Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Diversity is a strategic priority in the Navy. Sailors are to embrace "individual uniqueness, race, gender, ethnicity, cultural heritage,...

Simulation: The (Almost) Real Thing
Military simulation facilities have come a long way from even a few years ago. Many now are sophisticated enough to mimic real-life...
Mahan's Lingering Ghost
[Editor's Note: The September 2011  issue of Modern Ships has run a Chinese translation of this article. You may view it...
The Dark Side of Maritime Awareness
On its surface, maritime domain awareness is appealing, but its application carries a destructive potential for freedom of the seas...
Is a Navy without Ships Still a Navy?
It's Quadrennial Defense Review season. The Navy should consider new ideas for the coming era of irregular warfare....
Inside the New Maritime Strategy
Sparks flew, but the team that crafted A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower came up with a document that may...
Lest We Forget

Mediterranean Monotony

The USS Harry E. Yarnell (DLG-17) had been cruising off the coast of Algeria for many days. Jokes...

Naval Institute Foundation

Northrop Grumman-U.S. Naval Institute Partnership Flourishes in 2009

"Next year, the U.S. Air Force will procure more unmanned...

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Comment & Discussion

The First Line of Defense

(See B. Wachendorf, pp. 22-26, November...

Now Hear This

Understanding China

American foreign policy for the past decade has centered on the Middle East: the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Iran's...

Answering the Call

'The Yankees Are Up There, but Not as High'

Ballplayer, sportscaster, manager, Marine Corps aviatorformer New York...

From the Deckplates

Navy Diversity is Off Course

Recent decisions by the U.S. Naval Academy have shown that we are off course when it comes to diversity.

A Visionary Readiness Tool
Fleet Synthetic Training is revolutionizing the way the Navy and its joint and Coalition partners are preparing for the fight.
Conan Beats Serena (or Pursuing Craftsmanship in Navy Training)
When it comes to naval warfare training, when and where should simulation give way to real live experience?
'Ready, Aye Ready'
Canadian and U.S. sea power are closely tied in a world defined increasingly by ocean politics.
'A Message from Asia to the World'
U.S. and Japanese collaboration on ballistic-missile defense has firmly grabbed the attention of Beijing. What impact is it having...
Common Sailors-Uncommon Achievements


Among the privileges of commanding U.S. Fleet Forces was the opportunity to visit the Fleet and to witness the professionalism,...

Books in Brief

An Act of Piracy: The Seizure of the American-flag Merchant Ship Mayaguez in 1975

Gerald Reminick. Palo Alto, CA: The...

Professional Notes

Adopt the Coast Guard Academy's Feedback System

By Midshipmen Kristen Keelor and Paul Mallory, U.S. Naval Academy

In 2008, we...

Naval Systems

PEO Ships: A Shipbuilding Primer

The Navy's Program Executive Office for Ships (PEO/S) is sharpening its shipbuilding management strategy...

World Naval Developments

Russia Shops Around

Combat Fleets


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