Proceedings Digital Edition

January 2010
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Three COINs Are Better than One

By Lieutenant Commander Andrew K. Ledford, U.S. Navy
January 2010
When counterinsurgency meets nation-building (COIN-plus), the paths of the Departments of Defense and State must cross.

From Our Archive

January 2010
'He best can paint them who shall feel them most.'Alexander Pope (1688-1744)Today's Navy may be a far cry from that of a century ago, but one basic thing hasn't changed ...
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Naval Institute Foundation

January 2010
In Her Own Words: Ingrid S. BeachI am delighted to support the U.S. Naval Institute and especially the Naval Institute Press. This unique organization that supports our Navy, scholars, and ...

Casey and Davey Jones Join Forces

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2010
Charles Peshall Plunkett graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1879. He later served in Admiral George Dewey's squadron at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War, commanded the battleship North ...

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
January 2010
November 2009 was a month of mixed messages for the Russian Navy. On 16 November President Dmitry Medvedev visited Singapore and Russia's Slava-class cruiser Varyag, shown here, where he ...

World Naval Developments: All Jammed Up

By Norman Friedman
January 2010
At Paris in June 2009 and again at Zhuhai in November, the Chinese displayed drawings of a new SW-6 anti-radar unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). It is characterized as a "radar-interfering ...
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Professional Notes

January 2010
Training with Greek WarriorsBy Captain Christopher R. Davis, U.S. Navy ReserveThe Hellenic Navy's establishment of the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operations Training Center (NMIOTC) in Souda Bay, Crete, represents a significant ...

Book Reviews

Carnes Lord
January 2010
A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon Neil Sheehan. New York: Random House, 2009. 560 pp. Interviews. Source Notes. Bib. Index. $32.Reviewed by Norman ...

Thinking Across the Boxes

By Rear Admiral Robert P. Girrier, U.S. Navy
January 2010
Thinking outside the box breeds innovation. But thats no longer enough; its time for cooperation among all the boxes.

All In!

By Rebecca Grant
January 2010
The F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft program looks a lot like a high-stakes poker game, with all the chips on the table.

Editor's Page

Paul Merzlak
January 2010
Since the dawn of naval aviation, a raging debate recurs, usually around budget time, over the value and practicality of building and maintaining extremely expensive aircraft carriers. The defenders of ...

Reviving the Chiefs' Mess

By Captain Kevin S. Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2010
Chiefs of all stripes have to change the way they pursue their careers if they want to maintain their high standing in the Fleet.
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A Wiring Diagram that Works

By Captain Ralph L. Tindal, U.S. Navy
January 2010
Destroyer Squadron 2 recently reorganized to meet readiness challenges. Its commodore at the time hereby declares victory.
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SWO School Tunes Up

By Rear Admiral Scott Jones, U.S. Navy, and Phil Howell
January 2010
Surface Warfare Officer School is firmly planted in traditional basics as it embraces technology that gives graduates an edge.

From the Deckplates: Powerful Military Tools

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy, (Retired)
January 2010
Social networking and new media tools are increasingly popular. Combined, they are known as Web2.0, indicating a rebirth of sorts for the Internet. They are powerful aids for communicating with ...

Now Hear This: Obama's Afghanistan

By Captain James F. Kelly Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2010
President Barack Obama finally handed down his long-awaited decision on Afghanistan in early December. To the surprise of no one, it reflected a compromise; not the full 40,000 additional troops ...

Comment & Discussion

January 2010
The Dark Side of Maritime Domain Awareness(See J. Kraska, pp. 5661, December 2009 Proceedings)Dana Goward, Director, U.S. Coast Guard Office of Assessment, Integration, and Risk Management—Commander Kraska's ...

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