Proceedings Magazine - September 2010 Vol. 136/9/1,291


  • The Battleship Missouri and the Trumans
    By Paul Stillwell
    When the Japanese delegation came aboard the ship to sign the terms of surrender on 2 September 1945, few if any of the Sailors and Allied dignitaries on deck realized how the site was selected. Here's what happened....

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    by Ric Smith
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  • Editor's Page

    As we close in on the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011, the Naval Institute is taking an in-depth look at the community's illustrious past and challenging future. The newest issue of our sister publication, Naval History,...

  • Comment and Discussion

    Braced for the Next Response

    (See J. DiRenzo III and J. Hull, pp. 28–33, August 2010 Proceedings)

    William Thayer—It...

  • Now Hear This: Stress-Control Strategies for the 'New Norm'
    By Lieutenant Colonel Jason Barrett, U.S. Marine Corps; and Captain James Need, MSC, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    It is important that we understand how combat and operational stress were treated for returning veterans of conflicts before 2003—but we must not rehash these lessons or attempt to use them as solutions to the challenges that contemporary...

  • Nobody Asked Me But...We Need More Tooth, Less Tail
    By Commander Carl B. Forkner, U.S. Navy

    'The time has long since passed for the U.S. military to restructure itself in light of the new set of roles and missions emerging in the wake of profound changes in the geopolitical and military technical environment," Andrew...

  • Answering the Call: From Dress Blues to Pinstripes
    By Thomas R. Pickering

    He spent 45 years in government, mainly as a diplomat, serving successive administrations as U.S. ambassador to Jordan, Nigeria, El Salvador, Israel, the United Nations, India, and Russia. And he capped his government service as Under...

  • From the Deckplates: Rub a Little Dirt in It
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Every generation thinks those who follow have it easier, and in many cases, it's true. Military training used to be tough, but it seems to be much easier now. Whether from overzealous risk avoidance, attrition concerns, or political...

  • Mind the Gap
    By Mackenzie Eaglen
    Keeping the Joint Strike Fighter Program on track is essential to maintaining U.S. military primacy and preventing an aircraft inventory shortfall.

    The epigram, "No good deed goes unpunished,"...

  • Beyond the Sea and Into the Sky
    By Commander Philip Walker, U.S. Navy
    The development of international partnerships is a key to maintaining naval aviation's 21st-century relevance; similar Air Force programs can help with the blueprint.

    In Naval Aviation Vision 2010...

  • The Gray Threat: Aging Systems and Mindsets
    By Lieutenant Commander Victor J. Glover, U.S. Navy
    As the U.S. Navy's F/A-18 Hornets age, their pilots and aircrews must relearn what they've been taught and be especially vigilant against dangerous complacency.

    In his History of the Peloponnesian...

  • Meet the Family
    By Lieutenant Commander Todd Copeland, U.S. Navy
    Naval aviation's capabilities for maritime intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance are getting a boost, courtesy of a new concept: the Family of Systems.

    In December 2013 the first squadron of P...

  • Winning Hearts and Minds at Home
    By Colonel Mark F. Cancian, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
    The Pentagon's next challenge: Reconciling the size and mission of a reconfigured force with a public that is increasingly skeptical of long-term counterinsurgency operations.

    By 2011 the United States...

  • 'No More Walter Reeds'
    By Noel Koch
    The U.S. Army's tarnished Warrior Transition Units provide some insight into problems within the all-volunteer force.

    On 18 February 2007 the Washington Post began a series of articles...

  • Partnering to Safeguard the Seas
    By Commander Sean R. Schenk, U.S. Coast Guard
    U.S.-sponsored regional training centers would be an effective investment in global maritime security. Programs in Malta and Kenya provide the blueprint.

    The U.S. military has a long tradition of training...

  • Book Reviews

    Hero Found: The Greatest POW Escape of the Vietnam War

    Bruce Henderson. New York: Harper, 2010. 320 pp. Intro. Illus. Postscript. Notes. Bib. Index. $27.99.

    Reviewed by Major Edward F. Wells, U.S. Marine Corps (...

  • Professional Notes

    Air Power for These Wars

    By Commanders George Perry and William Mallory, U.S. Navy

  • Oceans: Hidden Under the Sea: the Earth's Greatest Mountain Range
    By Don Walsh

    The seafloor mid-ocean ridge system encircles our planet for more than 40,000 miles. Yet this remarkable planetary feature is almost totally unseen above the oceans' surface. An exception is Iceland, where the ridge passes right through that...

  • World Naval Developments: You Can Run, But You Can't Hide
    By Norman Friedman

    Late in July the National Research Council released a report on a hitherto little-known, or perhaps unknown, U.S. capability: nuclear forensics. Nominally the report was a plea for more resources; too many skilled people trained during the Cold...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    The first of Portugal’s new air-independent propulsion-capable submarines was handed over to a Portuguese naval crew this past June in Kiel, Germany. The submarine, named the Tridente and numbered S 160, arrived at her new home,...

  • Lest We Forget: Tactical Defeat—Strategic Victory
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Intent on taking control of the Richelieu-Champlain-George-Hudson waterways to separate New England from the rest of the colonies, a British army headed south from Canada in the spring of 1776. But when the British commander, Sir Guy Carleton,...

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    Recent Honorary and Memorial Gifts

    Gifts of support to the Naval Institute have been made in honor of the following individuals:

    Captain Edward L. Beach, USN (Ret.), by Kathleen Beckett and Steven Kroll

    Ellis H. Frank, by...

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