Proceedings Magazine - August 2010 Vol. 136/8/1,290

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    by Ric Smith
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  • Editor's Page

    The U.S. Coast Guard is one of our great but perhaps underappreciated national treasures. Most of the time the service performs its mission in its usual quiet, professional manner. Only when some great disaster strikes, whether natural or manmade...

  • Comment & Discussion
  • Now Hear This: A Coast Guard in Distress
    By Zachary Warrender

    Conventional wisdom says that 9/11 changed everything-everything, it seems, except the chronic under-resourcing of the U.S....

  • Nobody Asked Me But . . .The Coast Guard Must Enhance Its Polar Roles
    By Captain Lawson W. Brigham, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)

    The U.S. Coast Guard and Department of State are currently chairing an Arctic Council task force to develop a potentially binding search-and-rescue (SAR) agreement among the eight Arctic states. Coast Guard experts have also been members of...

  • Answering the Call: 'It All Began in the Navy'
    By Karen Dahut

    She is a senior vice president at the international consulting and technology firm Booz Allen Hamilton. But Karen Dahut's career really began in the Navy, where she was taught that even a military brat can learn something when she follows...

  • From the Deckplates: Senior Enlisted Leaders: The Original Employee Resource Group
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Senior enlisted leaders used to be a sounding board and a source of guidance for subordinates. The Navy apparently has lost confidence in or doesn't value its senior enlisted mentors, because it's initiating yet another contrived program...

  • Following a Tough Act
    By Art Pine
    Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr. has just taken command of the nation's oldest sea service. Here are the challenges he faces and how he plans to meet them.

    By the time Thad W. Allen was halfway...

  • Braced for the Next Response
    By Dr. Joe DiRenzo III and Vice Admiral James Hull, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
    When the next major deepwater oil spill happens, will we be more prepared? We'd better be.
  • The Fight for Fish
    By Commander Andrew Norris, U.S. Coast Guard
    The worldwide threat to the tuna fishery has migrated to Pacific island nations whose economic stability depends on the catch...
  • The Platinum Coast Guard
    By Master Chief Boatswain's Mate Ray Bollinger, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve (Retired)
    To assist with friend/foe identification of ambiguous small craft in mixed-use waters, we need the committed help of the all-volunteer Coast Guard Auxiliary and their uncompromising guardian ethic.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Resources

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  • What's New About the AirSea Battle Concept?
    By Jose Carreno, Thomas Culora, Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Thomas Hone
    Four naval strategists take a look back at Navy-Air Force cooperation in the past to explain all the buzz surrounding this latest strategy.

    The Navy-Air Force AirSea Battle Concept (ASBC),...

  • Help Wanted
    By Major General Matthew P. Caulfield, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
    The system established to help discharged veterans enter the civilian workforce is badly broken. A successful Marine Corps program may provide the template to fix it.

    Insanity, Albert...

  • Tonkin: Setting the Record Straight
    By Rear Admiral Lloyd R. "Joe" Vasey, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    The Gulf of Tonkin incident of 1964 remains as divisive a topic as the Vietnam War itself. But according to the author, despite the current conventional wisdom, the second attack did occur.


  • Book Reviews

    Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

    Karl Marlantes. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2010. 592 pp. Maps. Glossary. $24.95.

    Reviewed by Ron Benigo

  • Professional Notes

    Leading in a Culture of Checklists

    By Lieutenant Joseph Graham, U.S. Coast Guard

    In October 2007, the Associated Press reported that the USS Hampton's (SSN-767) commanding officer was relieved after required...

  • Naval Systems: Minding the Mines, Littorally
    By Edward J. Walsh

    Northrop Grumman's Maritime and Tactical Systems Integrated Product Team early this summer started a series of flight tests of the airborne laser mine-detection system (ALMDS), a key mine-countermeasures (MCM) sensor system to be integrated...

  • World Naval Developments: Too Much Access?
    By Norman Friedman

    A leaking (or spy) scandal that erupted in mid-June may illuminate the issue of cyber security. While in Iraq, U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning offered an organization called Wikileaks extensive classified information on what he...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    On 20 June the Russian Slava-class guided-missile cruiser Varyag arrived in San Francisco on a historic visit. The Varyag, flagship of Russia's Pacific Fleet, is the first surface warship from that nation to visit San...

  • Lest We Forget: A Pirate in Harm's Way
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    John Paul Jones-often called a "pirate" by the British...

  • Naval Institute Foundation

    Tawani Extends U.S. Naval Institute Partnership
    The Tawani Foundation of Chicago has awarded the Naval Institute a three-year, $150,000 grant to support our naval heritage initiatives through 2012. The partnership is derived...

  • From Our Archive

    'All war is deception.'

    Sun Tzu (544–496 BC)

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