Proceedings Digital Edition

December 2009
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From Our Archive

December 2009
In this artist's interpretation of a photograph, Sailors stand beneath the American flag on the 12-foot rangefinder platform of the USS Arizona's (BB-39) mainmast at some point after the ...

Naval Institute Foundation

December 2009
Northrop Grumman-U.S. Naval Institute Partnership Flourishes in 2009"Next year, the U.S. Air Force will procure more unmanned aircraft than manned aircraft," Air Force Lieutenant General Norman R. Seip, commander of ...
U.S. Navy

Mediterranean Monotony

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2009
The USS Harry E. Yarnell (DLG-17) had been cruising off the coast of Algeria for many days. Jokes were circulating that the next issue of nautical charts for the region ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
December 2009
The Malaysian Navy experienced a setback in October when one of its largest ships, the Sri Inderapura, an 8,500-ton (full load) tank landing ship, suffered a devastating fire. The ...

Naval Systems: PEO Ships: A Shipbuilding Primer

By Edward J. Walsh
December 2009
The Navy's Program Executive Office for Ships (PEO/S) is sharpening its shipbuilding management strategy through a top-level appraisal of Navy and shipyard practices to meet higher expectations from Navy and ...
U.S. Coast Guard (Etta Smith)

Professional Notes

December 2009
Adopt the Coast Guard Academy's Feedback SystemBy Midshipmen Kristen Keelor and Paul Mallory, U.S. Naval AcademyIn 2008, we spent a semester at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut ...

Books in Brief

By Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
December 2009
An Act of Piracy: The Seizure of the American-flag Merchant Ship Mayaguez in 1975 Gerald Reminick. Palo Alto, CA: The Glencannon Press, 2009. 330 pp. Illus. Appens. Notes. Bib. Index ...

Book Reviews

December 2009
Theodore Roosevelt's Naval Diplomacy: The U.S. Navy and the Birth of the American Century Henry J. Hendrix. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2009. 230 pp. Illus. Notes. Bib. Index. $34.95Reviewed ...
u.s. navy (wyatt lehman)

Inside the New Maritime Strategy

By Lieutenant John Ennis, U.S. Navy Reserve
December 2009
Want to know how the Sea Services' inner sanctum put together A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower? Read this.
U.S. Navy (Alan Warner)

Editor's Page

Paul Merzlak
December 2009
This month we revisit a topic that we last looked at in detail in our December 2005 issue—simulation and training. Four years may seem like a short span, but in ...

Mahan's Lingering Ghost

By James R. Holmes and Toshi Yoshihara
December 2009
The master maritime strategist's logic and operational grammar of more than a century ago still have applications today.
Canadian Forces Combat Camera (Robert Bottrill)

'Ready, Aye Ready'

By Vice Admiral Dean McFadden, Canadian Navy
December 2009
The head of Canada's navy reviews his country's Canada First Defense Strategy and details the hurdles his service is facing.

A Visionary Readiness Tool

By Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, U.S. Navy
December 2009
The Deputy Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, touts Fleet Synthetic Training as the new best thing in preparing for combat.
U.S. Navy (Bryan Ilyankoff)

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

By Lieutenant C. Randolph Whipps, U.S. Navy
December 2009
Diversity is a strategic priority in the Navy. Sailors are to embrace "individual uniqueness, race, gender, ethnicity, cultural heritage, geographical background, religion, education, talent, skills, ideas, creativity and experience." The ...

Now Hear This: Understanding China

By Captain Timothy Hsia, U.S. Army
December 2009
American foreign policy for the past decade has centered on the Middle East: the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Iran's nuclear ambitions, terrorism, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and energy concerns. But ...
Eric Smith

Comment & Discussion

December 2009
The First Line of Defense(See B. Wachendorf, pp. 22-26, November 2009 Proceedings)Rear Admiral Brad Hicks, U.S. Navy, former Director, AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense, Missile Defense Agency and Commander ...

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