Proceedings Magazine - May 2010 Vol. 136/5/1,287

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Editor's Page

In the annual Naval Review we look forward each May to hearing from the senior leaders of the Sea Services and this year is no different. We lead...

Comment & Discussion

Through a Chinese Lens

(See P. A. Dutton, pp. 24...

Now Hear This - Homecoming after War

Homecoming after War

Ticker tape parades no longer exist. Parades only happen when wars definitively end. Now the progress of war is...

Nobody Asked Me, But. . .Eliminate the Career Status 'Bonus'

Eliminate the Career Status 'Bonus'

What if one of your people came to you with a contract for a $22,000 loan with these terms:

Answering the Call

Reflections of a 90-Day Wonder

He recently retired from a 48-year career as a crusading prosecutor, first as U.S. attorney for the...

From the Deckplates, The Smoking Lamp is Out . . . For Some

The Smoking Lamp is Out . . . For Some

While the submarine force was preparing to observe the community's 110th anniversary, and...

Teaching the Ropes
The Afpak Hands Program may be one of the smartest tools for achieving peace we possess.

Sailors have always mentored...

Notable Naval Books of 2009

As in previous years, the list of notable naval books for 2009 was compiled, refined, and ultimately decided by a number of people, all of whom...

Book Reviews

Allies against the Rising Sun: The United States, the British Nations, and the Defeat of Imperial Japan

Nicholas Evan Sarantakes....

Professional Notes

Open Education: Global Force for Good

By Ensign Brendan McCord, U.S. Navy


A Historic Atlantic Crossing-Undersea and Unmanned

When Christopher Columbus came upon the New World in 1492, his historic crossing of...

World Naval Developments

Hard Lessons in the Littorals

In March, the Korean corvette Cheonan sank near the border between North and South Korea after suffering an...

Combat Fleets

In February Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands christened and launched the first of a new class of offshore patrol vessels for the Royal Dutch Navy...

Lest We Forget

UAV Pioneer

Today, we take for granted the existence of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), but what is less known is that one of the...

From Our Archive

'Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.'

-Horace (65–8 B.C.)

Dwarfed by his huge charge, a plane handler on...

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Editor's Page
Comment and Discussion
Another View
Homecoming after War
Eliminate the Career Status 'Bonus'
Answering the Call: Reflections of a 90 Day Wonder
The Smoking Lamp is Out . . . For Some
What Does it Mean?
Not Business as Usual
Teaching the Ropes
Reintegrating Our Wounded Warriors
The Unbeatable Being of Jointness
Return Marines to Their Naval Floats
Get Serious About Naval Gunfire Support
The Fast-Changing Maritime Arctic
Notable Naval Books of 2009
U.S. Navy
U.S. Naval Aviation and Weapon Development
U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Merchant Marine and World Maritime
U.S. Naval Battle Force Changes
Information Sources
Book Reviews
Professional Notes
World Naval Developments
Combat Fleets
Lest We Forget
From Our Archive
Inside QDR 2010

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Reintegrating our Wounded Warriors
"A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards." -...
The Unbearable Being of Jointness
The Goldwater-Nichols Act helped streamline and strengthen the U.S. military-but in stifling service-branch advocacy, has it thrown...
Return Marines to Their Naval Roots
The conflicts over the past eight years have placed the Marine Corps far from its maritime origin. To get back on track, the Corps...
Get Serious About Naval Gunfire Support
To soften a combat zone for insertion of U.S. ground troops, we already have an answer: the Electromagnetic Launcher (EML).
The Fast-Changing Maritime Arctic
Globalization, climate change, and geopolitics converge in this already challenging region.
U.S. Navy in Review

It has become something of a mantra. Early each year, senior Navy Department civilian and uniformed officials head up to Capitol Hill to tell...

U.S. Naval Aviation and Weapon Development in Review

The Navy's drive to equip its units with new airframes took a step forward in 2009 with the electronic attack community gaining its first squadron...

U.S. Marine Corps in Review

For the U.S. Marine Corps the year 2009...

U.S. Coast Guard in Review

The past 12 months for the U.S. Coast Guard were marked by significant success and some tragedy. The year also demonstrated that the service has...

U.S. Merchant Marine and World Maritime Review

The global maritime sector could have done without the year 2009. Such is the view of those associated with the business of shipping. I and many...


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