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Paul Merzlak
February 2009
Growing up in the 1970s, I can recall many a frigid Pennsylvania winter. The joy of school being closed was tempered by the backbreaking shoveling my brothers and I faced ...

7 Myths of Intelligence

By Commander Mike Studeman, U.S. Navy
February 2009
When awareness and decision superiority are critical, we cannot afford to harbor myths about intelligence.

Proceedings Digital Edition

February 2009
A digital edition of the February issue of Proceedings is available for current USNI members to view. The magazine image below is a link to the online magazine and will ...
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From Our Archive

February 2009
'The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.'-Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)In a literally picture-perfect—yet unidentified—1944 anchorage, a Coast Guard ocean-going tug pulls up alongside a freighter to render aid. The tug ...

Naval Institute Foundation

February 2009
In Appreciation: Rosa McDonaldFeisty and colorful USNI Commodore Rosa Laird McDonald, 92, died peacefully at her home in Delaware, on 3 January 2009. She was a 40-year Life Member, a ...
Voting with their Feet: Vietnamese refugees are transferred from a French ship to the USS Montague (AKA-98) during Operation Passage to Freedom.

Passage to Freedom

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2009
Petty Officer Warren Carara left the quarterdeck to help the 80-pound, elderly woman board his ship. Across the tiny woman's shoulders was a long pole with all her worldly possessions ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
February 2009
The Sejong-Daewang, the first of South Korea's new KDX-III-class destroyers was commissioned on 22 December 2008. The highly advanced, 10,000-ton (full load) destroyer launched on 25 May 2007 was ...

U.S. Navy: Misnaming Navy Ships (Again)

By Norman Polmar
February 2009
The U.S. Navy's leadership has again demonstrated its penchant for ignoring customs, traditions, and even Navy instructions when it comes to naming ships. The latest example is the decision to ...
U.S. Navy (Bryan M. Ilyankoff)

Professional Notes

February 2009
Military-Civilian Surgical Diplomacy: An Emerging Role for Amphibious AssaultBy Commander David S. Plurad and Captain Scott D. Flinn, Medical Corps, U.S. NavyThe Navy and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) engage in volunteerism ...

Books In Brief

Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
February 2009
Battleship Oklahoma (BB-37) Jeff Phister, with Thomas Hone and Paul Goodyear. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008. 256 pp. Illus. Appens. Notes. Gloss. Sources. Index. $19.95 (paper). Here is ...

Book Reviews

February 2009
Big Boy Rules: America's Mercenaries Fighting in Iraq Steve Fainaru. Philadelphia: Da Capo Press, 2008. 241 pp. Illus. Bib. Index. $26.Reviewed by David WoodWe will be pondering for years the ...
Eric Smith

Comment and Discussion

February 2009
Crisis of Confidence (See W. Houley and J. Stark, pp. 26-30, January 2009 Proceedings)Captain Thomas A. Davis, U.S. Navy (Retired)—Rear Admirals Houley and Stark do a nice ...
U.S. Marine Corps (Gustavo Olgiati)

Marines Adapt the Long War Concept

By Lieutenant Colonel Phillip M. Zeman, U.S. Marine Corps
February 2009
While Marines still need to be ready for a fight, promoting favorable regional conditions can sometimes preclude a crisis.
U.S. Navy (Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Samuel C. Peterson)

Under Fire

By Lieutenant Colonel David G. Bolgiano, U.S. Air Force
February 2009
The United States needs better training for its deployed strategic corporals and their judges.
u.s. navy (james r. evans)

Staying on Station

By Lieutenant Commander Kevin Volpe, U.S. Navy
February 2009
Today's irregular warfare calls for persistent and continuous concentration of Navy aircraft support, from sea and land.
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Tribute: Brute

By Robert Coram
February 2009
Lieutenant General Victor Harold "Brute" Krulak was one of the most important officers in the history of the Marine Corps. And, as far as can be determined, he was the ...
U.S. Navy (Luciano Marano)

Nobody Asked Me, But...Staying in Is Worth It

By Commander Michael Dobbs, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2009
Like any profession of service, financial gain is a poor primary reason to pursue a military career. However, today's volatile and troubling combination of battered financial and equity markets have ...

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