Editor's Page

April 2010
From the day I started at the Naval Institute in early 2005 we had discussed producing an issue of Proceedings focusing on China. Although we had featured numerous articles on ...
U.s. Navy (Sarah E. Bitter)

More Henderson, Less Bonds

By Commander Henry J. Hendrix, U.S. Navy
April 2010
The Navy could learn from a 2003 baseball book that on-base percentage (presence) trumps high-priced slugging percentage.
U.S. Navy (Tracey L. Whitley)

World Naval Developments: New Modes of Failure

By Norman Friedman
April 2010
Toyota's automobile problems carry some interesting lessons for naval and other defense systems. Apparently it and other car manufacturers have quietly been moving from mechanical connections to what might be ...
U.S. Navy (Hendrick Dickson)

Happy Birthday, Chief Petty Officers

By Captain Dan Fillion, U.S. Navy; with Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Armstrong, U.S. Navy
April 2010
Two U.S. Navy officers pay tribute to the Chiefs Mess, the backbone of the service celebrating its birthday this month.
Courtesy of HBO

Movie Review

By Eric Mills
April 2010
HBO's The Pacific: Marine Corps' War Makes for Epic TelevisionExecutive Producers: Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Gary Goetzman. Airs Sundays, 2100 Eastern Daylight time, through 16 May on HBO.Reviewed by Eric ...
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Book Reviews

April 2010
Guant√°namo, USA: The Untold History of America's Cuban OutpostStephen Irving Max Schwab. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2009. 367 pp. Illus. Appens. Notes. Bib. Index. $34.95.Reviewed by Alan ...
Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory

Professional Notes

April 2010
Enhancing Company Operations for RealBy Colonel Vince Goulding, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)Since 2007, the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory has collaborated with various commands to realize the concept of enhanced company ...
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Soviet Navy: The Missing Ramius Letter

By Norman Polmar
April 2010
Twenty-six years ago Captain 1st Rank Marko Aleksandrovich Ramius, commanding officer of the ballistic missile submarine Krasnoye Oktyabrskaya, posted a letter to the head of Main Political Administration (MPA) of ...
Maritime Photographic, Gary Davies

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
April 2010
Two offshore patrol vessels for Trinidad and Tobago's Coast Guard were formally named in November 2009. First of the class, Port of Spain, pictured here, is being built at BAE's ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Lest We Forget: SEALORDS and ACTOV

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2010
Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr. was unquestionably one of the most controversial men to ever head the Navy. His advocates called him the "man of the hour" and the "savior ...
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Naval Institute Foundation

April 2010
Plebes Receive Books through Donor GiftsEach member of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2013 has received a gratis copy of the Naval Institute Press's Guiding Lights. This inspirational book ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archives

From Our Archive

April 2010
'Though lions to their enemies they were lambs to their friends.'-Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)Buried in an old photo album is this picture of a pair of China Marines from May 1927. ...
Bridgeman Art Library International/Archives Charmet

Is China Bypassing Our Maginot Line?

By Lieutenant Commander Leah Amerling-Bray, U.S. Navy
April 2010
The United States is something akin to France after World War I, preparing to re-fight the same war while China is looking ahead.
Sinodefence

A Thoroughbred Ship-Killer

By Commander John Patch, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2010
The small size of the Chinese navys newest class of fast-attack craft may be fooling us. The Houbei packs a powerful punch.

Through a Chinese Lens

By Commander Peter A. Dutton, JAGC, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2010
The Chinese governments contested interpretation of international law claims sovereignty over the South China Sea.

2009 Report to the Membership

April 2010
Fellow Members of the U.S. Naval Institute,This letter comes as the nation continues to grapple with severe economic distress both here and in Europe. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped ...

Comment & Discussion

April 2010
Too Busy to Learn(See R. H. Scales, pp. 30-35, February 2010; and S. M. Pavelec, p. 6; D. G. Bolgiano, p. 6; and T. Fredricks, pp. 6-7, March 2010 Proceedings ...
Christophe Rothmund

Eyes in the Sky

By Andrew S. Erickson
April 2010
Accelerated satellite launches and advanced surveillance technology are helping China keep closer tabs on its near seas.
U.S. Navy (David Campbell)

'Get Off the Fainting Couch'

By Craig Hooper and Christopher Albon
April 2010
Much hand-wringing has been done over Chinas antiship ballistic-missile program. But its not the game-changer, after all.

Proceedings Digital Edition

April 2010
A digital edition of the April issue of Proceedings is available for current USNI members to view. The magazine image below is a link to the online magazine and will ...