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Paul Merzlak
January 2009
This month we usher in a new year and a new era. November's historic presidential election brings a change in administration to Washington. President-elect Barack Obama's national security team wish ...
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On Further Review

Reviewed by Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2009
On War By Carl von Calusevitz Military people have been reared on such values as precision and synchronized timing. But they also need to acknowledge the vicissitudes and uncertainties of ...

Proceedings Digital Edition

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

From Our Archive

January 2009
It is always fair sailing when you escape evil. Sophocles (497–406 B.C.) WHEREVER SHE'S BOUND The Sailor ponders his fog-shrouded ship as she is prepared for her next voyage. Another ...
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Naval Institute Foundation

January 2009
Grant Supports Naval History GatefoldsNaval Institute periodicals are being enhanced through the generosity of a grant-making foundation that has chosen to remain anonymous. In 2009, Naval History readers can anticipate ...
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Lest We Forget - 'Nancies' and the 'Lame Duck'

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2009
At the age of 32, Lieutenant Elmer F. "Archie" Stone had already had an unusual career for a Coast Guard officer. Having completed flight training on 10 April 1917, he ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
January 2009
On 29 October the Royal Dutch Submarine HNLMS Walrus was photographed pier side at Naval Station Norfolk after eight days of training with U.S. and Dutch naval assets taking part ...

Oceans: Ice: An Identification Sampler

By Don Walsh
January 2009
During their seagoing careers, most mariners will never see ice and even fewer will have to navigate through it. In all its forms, whether land-generated or ocean-created, ice afloatis a ...
U.S. Navy (Erik Etz)

Professional Notes

January 2009
Weaning the Navy from Foreign OilBy Donald WilkinsLiquid hydrocarbon fuel is a convenient carrier of high-density energy and, despite research on hydrogen (H2) fuel, electric batteries, and other touted replacements ...

Books In Brief

Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
January 2009
Sniper One: On Scope and Under Siege with a Sniper Team in Iraq Sergeant Dan Mills. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2008. 350 pp. Illus. $26.95. In April 2004, the ...

Book Reviews

January 2009
If Mahan Ran the Great Pacific War: An Analysis of World War II Naval Strategy John A. Adams. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008. 472 pp. Illus. Maps. Notes. Index. $34.95.Reviewed ...
Eric Smith

Comment and Discussion

January 2009
Write—with Your Eyes Wide Open(See W. J. Toti, pp. 16-20, December 2008 Proceedings)Chief Yeoman Bernard Michael Burawski, U.S. Navy (Retired)—Captain Toti's article is an indictment of the ...
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A Rude Awakening

By Lieutenant Mitch McGuffie, U.S. Navy
January 2009
As the U.S. Navy makes the transition from an era of predominately blue-water operations to one of increased green- and brown-water operations, the need for professional, well-trained mariners is absolutely ...
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The Navy's 'Tipping Point'

By Admiral Robert J. Natter, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Captain R. Robinson Harris, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2009
When past problems weathered by the Littoral Combat Ship are overcome, it will be the best thing going for the surface Fleet.
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Checkered Past, Uncertain Future

By Commander Otto Kreisher, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)
January 2009
The cost and schedule woes of the Littoral Combat Ship may put the future of the Navy's shipbuilding program in question.

Recapitalizing Too Early

By Captain Bruce Lindsey, U.S. Navy
January 2009
Why conceive and build expensive new ships and aircraft while current models still have a significant amount of life in them?

Crisis of Confidence

By Rear Admiral William Houley, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Rear Admiral James Stark, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2009
Two retired flag officers experienced in the acquisition process say the Navy needs to change the way it buys and builds ships.
U.S. Navy (Christopher Weis)

Inland Sailors

By Lieutenant Joshua W. Welle, U.S. Navy
January 2009
A U.S. Navy Individual Augmentee argues that deploying Sailors to Afghanistan and Iraq may assist the war on terrorism but undermine maritime readiness.
U.S. Navy (Jason R. Zalasky)

Nobody Asked Me, But...We Look Stupid

By Commander John T. Kuehn, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2009
In a 20 November 2008 editorial titled "Piracy Problem," the Los Angeles Times noted: "The U.S. Navy said shipping companies should do more to protect their vessels, and the ship ...
U.S. Army (C. J. Sheely)

Now Hear This: Rally 'Round the New President

By Captain James F. Kelly Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2009
Barack Obama won the recent presidential election convincingly, and it is time now for all Americans to rally around the next commander-in-chief. We need to offer our support and prayers ...

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