u.s. navy (jason r. Zalasky)

In This Issue

Paul Merzlak
March 2009
The trouble with publishing a monthly magazine is that the world doesn't stop between the time we send the next issue to our printer and the day it arrives in ...

Book Reviews

March 2009
The Unforgiving Minute Craig Mullaney. New York: Penguin Press, 2009. Maps. Author's Note. $27.95.Reviewed by John T. KuehnFormer Army officer Craig M. Mullaney's memoir is a journey of discovery that ...

Proceedings Digital Edition

March 2009
A digital edition of the March issue of Proceedings is available for current USNI members to view. The magazine image below is a link to the online magazine and will ...
U. S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

March 2009
'When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.'Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)Sailors begin work to spread the awning on the forecastle of the ...
Courtesy of John T. Pigott

Naval Institute Foundation

March 2009
John T. Pigott: In His Own WordsI joined the Naval Institute 50 years ago, and emphatically recommend membership to all young men and women involved in the military. I grew ...
New York Public Library

Slave to Diplomat

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 2009
On 25 July 1785, three miles southeast of Cape St. Vincent, Portugal, a small, American merchant vessel plodded along in light winds. She was the Maria out of Boston, bound ...

Oceans: Doing the Impossible

By Don Walsh
March 2009
A difficult or near-impossible task is sometimes described as "trying to count the fish in the sea." But since the year 2000, marine scientists have been trying to do exactly ...
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

Professional Notes

March 2009
Western Pacific SONG CooperationBy Lieutenant Commander Shusuke Kitaguchi, Japan Maritime Self-Defense ForceThe Western Pacific Naval Symposium is committed to enhancing mutual understanding between nations of the region.1 To this end, ...

Books In Brief

By Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)<p>
March 2009
Operation Plum: The Ill-Fated 27th Bombardment Group and the Fight for the Western Pacific Adrian R. Martin and Larry W. Stephenson. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2008. 364 ...
Photo by Michael Carpenter

Ready for Change

By Leslie Wolf Branscomb
March 2009
The annual AFCEA/USNI conference tackles China relations, irregular warfare, shipbuilding, and retention.

Comment and Discussion

March 2009
The Missing Element: Strategic Communication(See M. K. Eder, pp. 28-33, February 2009 Proceedings)Commander Hans Liske, U.S. Navy (Retired)—Major General Eder's arguments in favor of a centralized voice ...

World Navies in Review

By Eric Wertheim
March 2009
The editor of The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World takes a region-by-region and nation-by-nation look at international naval developments over the past year.

Aussie Frigates Reborn

By Commodore Lee Cordner, Royal Australian Navy Reserve<p>
March 2009
Upgrades to Australia's Adelaide-class frigates make the future look brighter for its fleet of surface warfare ships.

Welcome China to the Fight Against Pirates

By Andrew S. Erickson, Naval War College; and Lieutenant Justin D. Mikolay, U.S. Navy <p>
March 2009
The anti-piracy deployment of the People's Liberation Army Navy of China to the Gulf of Aden represents the dawn of a new era.

The Commanders Respond

March 2009
Chiefs of 37 navies from around the world answer the question: What is the most significant maritime security threat facing your nation, and how do your sea services address this ...
u.s. coast guard (kevin j. neff)

Now Hear This: We Need More Icebreakers!

By Rear Admiral Norm Venzke, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)<p>
March 2009
The United States icebreaker fleet is absolutely inadequate. That opinion is supported by the fact that the fleet is incapable of meeting mission requirements without a chartered foreign icebreaker.Why is ...

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