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October 2009
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From Our Archive

October 2009
'Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim,One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name.' -Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)A coxswain ...

Naval Institute Foundation

October 2009
In Appreciation: Wayne E. MeyerRetired Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer, age 83, died on Tuesday, 1 September, at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. He was a 35-year member ...
Naval History and Heritage Command

An Odious Practice

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2009
Early on the morning of 22 March 1820, two naval officers faced one another on a small field outside of Bladensburg, just over the Maryland line from the District of ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
October 2009
Denmark recently retired all three of that nation's Niels Juel-class missile corvettes. The ships' retirement in mid-August marked the end of service for three very capable and well-armed warships that ...
U.S. Navy (Tiffini M. Jones)

World Naval Developments: A Great Equalizer?

By Norman Friedman
October 2009
In July India launched its long-awaited nuclear-powered submarine, Arihant ("destroyer of enemies"), formerly the more-or-less secret Advanced Technology Vehicle. Her main weapon, the Sagarika medium-rangemissile, had already been tested from ...

Indian Navy: Joining a Special Club

By Norman Polmar
October 2009
India is about to join an exclusive naval club-those countries that build and operate nuclear-powered submarines. The Ship Building Centre at Visakhapatnam launched the nuclear-propelled submarine Arihant ("destructor of enemies") ...
U.S. Navy (Brien Aho)

Professional Notes

October 2009
A Better Use for Spruance-Type HullsBy Captain Robert Lang, U.S. Navy (Retired)The Spruance (DD-963)-class destroyers were decommissioned well short of their 30-year projected service lives. They were not obsolete or ...

Books in Brief

By Colonel Gordon W. Keiser, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)<p>
October 2009
Soldier of the Press: Covering the Front in Europe and North Africa, 1936-1943 Henry T. Gorrell (author) and Kenneth Gorrell (editor). Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2009. 314 pp ...

Book Reviews

October 2009
Clinton's Secret Wars: The Evolution of a Commander in Chief Richard Sale. New York, NY: Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's Press, 2009. 512 pp. Notes. Bib. $27.99.Reviewed by Mickey EdwardsWhen one thinks ...
northrop grumman photo

Revolutionary Robots

By Lieutenant Benjamin Drew, U.S. Navy
October 2009
If they can defuse improvised explosive devices and assist with laparoscopic surgery, why dont we trust them more?

All Science, No Fiction

By Gail S. Cleere
October 2009
Officials in the Department of Homeland Securitys Science and Technology Directorate are thinking deep thoughts.
u.s. coast guard (Cory mendenhall)

Editor's Page

Paul Merzlak
October 2009
As this issue of Proceedings went to press, Americans were commemorating the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It seems not a day has passed since that tragic event ...

Disorder on the Border

By David J. Danelo
October 2009
Violence fueled by drug cartels threatens commerce across the U.S.-Mexico border and terrorizes the population on both sides.

A Most Dangerous Link

By Colonel Steven P. Bucci, U.S. Army (Retired)
October 2009
The most insidious and likely threat to homeland security in the immediate future lies in the electrons of cyberspace.
U.S. Navy (Michael B. Watkins)

When Disaster Strikes

By Dr. Steven J. Phillips and Rear Admiral George R. Worthington, U.S. Navy (Retired) <p>
October 2009
Are we ready to handle casualties from a natural or manmade disaster? Judging from the number of beds available, maybe not.
u.s. navy (Rafael Figueroa)

Sailing Across the Bridge

By Admiral James G. Stavridis, U.S. Navy
October 2009
The Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, and Commander, U.S. European Command, says the Atlantic is a bridge to the world.
u.s. navy (jessica bidwell)

From the Deckplates: Modernize Navy Advancement

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2009
The Navy needs a modern, flexible, and reactive advancement system for its 21st-century enlisted force. Minor changes have been made, but attempts to overhaul the current system have failed. Drastic ...
Customs and Border Protection (james tourtellotte)

Now Hear This: Getting Our Priorities Right

By Representative Harold Rogers
October 2009
The 9/11 terrorist attacks awoke the United States to the grim reality of terrorism on its own soil and revealed many vulnerabilities in need of immediate attention. We have endeavored ...
Eric Smith

Comment and Discussion

October 2009
No Need for High Speed(See M. Vego, pp. 46-50, September 2009 Proceedings)Commander Steve Surko, U.S. Navy (Retired)—Dr. Vego raises several concerns about the littoral combat ship (LCS) ...

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