Proceedings Digital Edition

June 2009
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From Our Archive

June 2009
'Beware of rashness, but with energy and sleepless vigilance go forward and give us victories.' -Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)As with many of the photographs released by the Navy during World War ...
courtesy of the Kelso Family

Naval Institute Foundation

June 2009
Kelso Oral History Is AvailableOver the past several years, former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Frank B. Kelso II has participated unstintingly in the Naval Institute's Oral History Program. More ...
U.S. Navy (Kevin H. Tierney)

A Question of Paternity

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2009
Beneath the main deck of the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel, there is a magnificent marble sarcophagus containing the remains of John Paul Jones, a fitting resting place for someone who ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
June 2009
Vietnam recently agreed to purchase six Kilo-class submarines from Russia, concluding discussions that had been in the works for a number of years. In an interesting twist ...

Naval Systems: 'Smart Shopping'

By Edward J. Walsh
June 2009
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS), which is acting as platform systems engineering agent (PSEA) for the core mission system of the Navy's second littoral combat ship,the Independence (LCS-2), will ...

Book Reviews

June 2009
Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its AftermathMichael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009. Illus. Map. Bib ...
U.S. Navy

Mine Warfare's Best Defense

By Master Chief Mineman John Babcock, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2009
Remote minehunting systems on board destroyers are effective at locating mines, but only a mine-warfare force can remove them.
u.s. navy (paul a. scharf)

Stealth Partners

By Captain Pete Miller, U.S. Navy
June 2009
Recent training in the Africa Partnership Station included the nuclear-powered USS Annapolis (SSN-760) and got high marks.

An Undersea Deterrent?

By Andrew S. Erickson and Michael Chase
June 2009
China is apparently refocusing beneath the surface with its investment in nuclear-powered ballistic-missile submarines.
Peter Paul

River Ghosts

By Peter Paul
June 2009
An essentially one-man effort to make an artificial reef out of rusty and leaky hulks in the James River was doomed from the start.

From the Deckplates: Join the Debate!

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2009
The U.S. Naval Institute and Proceedings continue to make efforts to attract enlisted professionals. This column is excellent evidence of that, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to help draw ...
Eric Smith

Comment and Discussion

June 2009
On the Verge of a Game-Changer(See A. S. Erickson and D. D. Yang, pp. 26-32, May 2009 Proceedings)Rear Admiral T. A. Brooks, U.S. Navy (Retired)—The article by ...
U.S. Navy (Gary Nichols)

Editor's Page

Paul Merzlak
June 2009
This month's issue marks a number of firsts for us at Proceedings. As most of you know, June traditionally features our annual submarine/ASW/mine warfare focus.In previous years we have ...

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