In This Issue

Paul Merzlak
May 2009
As you can see, we decided to do a little something different for the cover of this year's Naval Review that no doubt grabbed your attention immediately. Some of you ...
U.s. Marine Corps (Freddy G. Cantu)

The U.S. Marine Corps in Review

By Colonel Mackubin T. Owens Jr., U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
May 2009
In 2008, Marines worldwide continued to display the characteristics of courage, perseverance, flexibility, and adaptability that have traditionally made the U. S. Marine Corps the outstanding expeditionary fighting force that ...

Proceedings Digital Edition

May 2009
A digital edition of the May 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

May 2009
'He was begotten in the galley and born under a gun. Every hair was a rope yarn, every finger a fish-hook, every tooth a marline-spike, and his blood right good ...
naval history and Heritage command

Navy vs. Habsburgs

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2009
When the United States entered World War I in 1917, naval aviation was in its infancy with only 43 qualified pilots (five of them Marines) supported by 239 enlisted men ...

Combat Fleets

Eric Wertheim
May 2009
China's first major international naval deployment in literally hundreds of years has apparently been deemed a success. The three-ship anti-piracy operation off the coast of Somalia began in late December ...

End of the Line

By Don Walsh
May 2009
On 6 March 2009, an era in Navy undersea operations ended when the Deep Submersible Rescue Vehicle Mystic (DSRV-1) was retired at San Diego. With that event, more than a ...

Books in Brief

By Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
May 2009
Aces High: The Heroic Saga of the Two Top-Scoring American Aces of World War II Bill Yenne. New York: Berkley, 2009. Illus. Bib. Append. Index. 348 pp. $25.95. Fighter pilots ...

Book Reviews

May 2009
Victory Point: Operations Red Wings and Whalers 'The Marine Corps' Battle for Freedom in Afghanistan Ed Darack. New York: Berkley, 2009. Maps. Appen. Index. 336 pp. $25.95.Reviewed by David J ...
u.s. coast guard

The U.S. Coast Guard in Review

By Joe DiRenzo III and Chris Doane
May 2009
During the past 12 months the Coast Guard experienced substantial operational demands across its full range of missions even as it put the final touches on a modernization plan to ...
Eric Smith

Comment and Discussion

May 2009
Deterrence vs. Defense(See N. Friedman, pp. 90-91, April 2009 Proceedings)Commander James M. Nugent, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)—Dr. Friedman suggests that a prevailing argument against ballistic-missile defense (BMD) ...
u.s. navy

U.S. Navy in Review

By Scott C. Truver, with Mark Robinsky
May 2009
"Look at what your Navy's been doing over the last year and a half," Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead offered in several speeches he delivered in early 2009 ...
u.s. navy

Leadership Saves Lives

By Commander Kirk Lippold, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2009
The skipper of the USS Cole (DDG-67) when terrorists attacked in 2000 salutes the ship's well-trained crew.

Notable Naval Books of 2008

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2009
As in previous years, the list of notable naval books for 2008 was compiled, refined, and ultimately decided by a number of people, all of whom are recognized for their ...
u.s. naval institute photo archive

Dawn of the Maritime Strategy

By Captain James M. Patton, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2009
An officer who was there presents a behind-the-scenes account of the machinations that led to the 1986 policy shift.
courtesy of the author

Navigating the New Maritime Arctic

By Captain Lawson Brigham, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
May 2009
With globalization, climate change, and geopolitical intrigue at play, exploitation of the Arctic is becoming an international chess game.

On the Verge of a Game-Changer

By Andrew S. Erickson and David D. Yang
May 2009
Do the Chinese have a ballistic missile capable of destroying the major components of a U.S. aircraft carrier? Probably not yet.
Reuters (bobby Yip)

Now Hear This: Watching the Chinese

By Commander Paul S. Giarra, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2009
China is pursuing the development of very long-range, land-mobile, maneuverable re-entry vehicle-equipped (MaRV'd) antiship ballistic missiles (ASBMs), apparently a variant of the DF-21 medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM). Imagine very long-range ...

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