Proceedings Magazine - July 2010 Vol. 136/7/1,289

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Like Moths to a Flame

When news broke on 1 April that Somali pirates attacked a U.S. warship in the Indian Ocean, I first thought it was...

Nobody Asked Me, But. . .The Olympia Needs Our Help

Today, the protected cruiser Olympia (C-6) wallows off the Philadelphia waterfront, ready to sink. The Independence Seaport Museum,...

From the Deckplates

Point the Finger Inward

We often hear about "the strength of the command master chief program," as Chief of Naval Operations...

Two Faces of High-Seas Crime
Maritime piracy and maritime terrorism must be tackled with a unified effort.
Pirates Beware: Force Recon Has Your Number


My favorite article on piracy was Virginia Lunsford's "What Makes...

What Really Happened at Wanat
The Answer Is the Carrier Strike Group . . . Now, What Was the Question?
With today's diverse threats and decreasing battle force, we must provide a better match between naval supply and theater demand....
Taking Sides: Repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Don't Use the Military as a Social Laboratory

By David Goldich

When Congress repeals Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT...

Lest We Forget

Showing the Flag . . . and Other Things

In the early morning hours of 5 April 1946, the American battleship Missouri (BB-63...

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In His Own Words: Alexander Brast Thomas

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Comment & Discussion

NATO after Afghanistan

(See K. Kamp, pp. 54...

Answering the Call

From Civilian Lawyer in Uniform to Military Lawyer in Civvies

He is well-known and widely quoted as an expert on military law. Eugene...

How Does this End?
Doing something, anything, that seems positive—while not really addressing the problem at all—seems to be the modus...
'The Entire Indian Ocean is Up for Grabs'
Piracy in 2010 means more warships, and more pirates. A beefed-up naval presence has cramped the Somali pirates' style—and...
Solving Somalia
Curtailing piracy off its coasts cannot be accomplished with the military and economic weapons used to subdue maritime marauders in...
Developing the Whole Sailor
Recent integrity violations indicate a disintegration of values that could threaten Fleet readiness. Can commanding officers shape...
China Extends its Reach
China's anti-piracy efforts off Somalia show confidence in its navy's expertise at underway replenishing—a hallmark of global...
Use Seabees for Stability Operations
An Army-type provincial reconstruction team attached to a Seabee battalion gives the combatant commander more assets for more...
Book Reviews

The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898

Evan Thomas. New York: Little, Brown, 2010. 470 pp. Illus...

Professional Notes

Irregular Sea Control for Counter-Piracy

By Captain Gordan E. Van Hook, U.S. Navy (Retired)

The Navy's ...


Troubled Waters: Oil Spills and the Big Picture

In the face of the current ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, it is important to...

World Naval Developments

North Korea's Gambit

In mid-May the South Korean government presented clear evidence, in the form of torpedo remains with North Korean...

Combat Fleets


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'Trust one who has gone through it.'

Virgil (70–19 BC)

Posted in a landing craft, personnel, ramped (LCPR) to assist...

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