u.s. marine corps (philippe e. chasse)

Afghanistan: Connecting Assumptions and Strategy

By Colonel T. X. Hammes, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), Major William S. McCallister, U.S. Army (Retired), and Colonel John M. Collins, U.S. Army (Retired)
November 2009
In its ongoing discussions about this war, President Obama's national security team should consider a new set of assumptions.

Book Reviews

November 2009
Small Boats, Weak States, Dirty Money: Piracy and Maritime Terrorism in the Modern World Martin N. Murphy. New York, NY: Columbia University Press/Hurst Publishers Ltd., 2009. 288 pp. $60.Reviewed by ...
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From Our Archive

November 2009
'C'mon you sons-of-bitches! Do you want to live forever?' -Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph "Dan" Daly (1873-1937)OOH RAH WOOF! Sergeant Major Jiggs, virtually a symbol of the Marine Corps, is ready ...

Naval Institute Foundation

November 2009
In this month of Thanksgiving, we are grateful to the thousands of benefactors who have stepped up to help the Naval Institute fulfill its educational mission in 2009. Among our ...
Library of Congress

Madame la Force

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2009
On the Friday evening of 28 June 1861, nearly 60 passengers boarded the packet St. Nicholas for a voyage from Baltimore to Washington. Because the Civil War had begun two ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
November 2009
The Russian military has begun to re-examine its naval force structure following last year's conflict with Georgia, and the lack of a large amphibious assault ship is chief among its ...

U.S. Fleet: On the Front Burner

By Norman Polmar
November 2009
The carrier controversy is heating up. The latest developments include: (1) the pending reduction of the U.S. carrier force to ten ships, (2) Secretary of Defense Robert Gates probably delaying ...
People's Daily On-Line/China News Service

The Dragon Learns to Dive

By Don Walsh
November 2009
In August 2009, the People's Republic of China (PRC) began sea trials with its newly constructed Harmony 7000 three-person submersible. Capable of diving to 23,000 feet (7,000 meters), it is ...
U.S. Marine Corps (Jose Garcia)

Professional Notes

November 2009
Building Partners Strengthens AllBy Colonel Bryan Salas, U.S. Marine Corps Forces CommandFrom the savannas of Africa to the jungles of South America, Marines serve as trainers and advisers to partner ...

Books in Brief

By Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
November 2009
The United States Coast Guard in World War II: A History of Domestic and Overseas Actions Thomas P. Ostrom. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2009. 260 pp. Illus. Notes. Bib ...

Proceedings Digital Edition

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

Amphibious Prowess: Still a Cor[e]ps Need

By Colonel Douglas King, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired) and Lieutenant Colonel John Berry, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
November 2009
Amphibious assaults and amphibious operations are not the same thing. Two retired Marines show how they're different.

The First Line of Defense

By Rear Admiral Ben Wachendorf, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2009
As the Navy takes the conn on ballistic-missile defense, several issues must be resolved. Here's what needs to be addressed.

From the Deckplates: Semper Fortis

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2009
At the ripe old age of 234, the Navy suffers from an identity crisis. Efforts to answer the simplest questions—who we are and what we stand for—never end. A simple ...
Eric Smith

Comment and Discussion

November 2009
Disorder on the Border(See D. Danelo, pp. 44-49, October 2009 Proceedings)Richard Kinsella—This excellent article is a rude awakening to the immense illegal drug problem facing the United ...

Editor's Page

Paul Merzlak
November 2009
This month we celebrate the 234th birthday of one the proudest, most elite fighting forces in the world: the United States Marine Corps. Since 1775 the Corps has been in ...

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