Editor's Page

July 2010
Although maritime piracy has been a threat to shipping companies and private boaters for years, it only charges to the forefront of the public's consciousness in the wake of another ...

Proceedings Digital Edition

July 2010
A digital edition of the July issue of Proceedings is available for current USNI members to view. The magazine image below is a link to the online magazine and will ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

July 2010
'Trust one who has gone through it.' Virgil (70–19 BC) Posted in a landing craft, personnel, ramped (LCPR) to assist Underwater Demolition Team swimmers aboard, Boatswain's Mate Cecil J. Freeman ...
Secretary of the Navy John Dalton, right, congratulates Brast Thomas on becoming a Naval Institute Commodore in April 1996.

Naval Institute Foundation

July 2010
In His Own Words: Alexander Brast Thomas I have reached a time in life when one of the questions I'm asked most often is, "You have lived a long and ...
The USS Missouri (BB-63), center, brings the body of the late Turkish Ambassador to the United States back to Turkey for burial in April 1946.

Lest We Forget: Showing the Flag . . . and Other Things

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2010
In the early morning hours of 5 April 1946, the American battleship Missouri (BB-63) headed eastward across the Sea of Marmara, accompanied by the cruiser Providence (CL-82) and the destroyer ...
FDNY Photo Unit

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
July 2010
The New York City Fire Department took delivery of its newest fireboat, the Three Forty Three , on 26 May. Funded largely by federal homeland-security grant dollars, the boat is ...
U.S. Navy (Kitt Amaritnant)

Professional Notes

July 2010
Irregular Sea Control for Counter-Piracy st Century Seapower first cited maritime security as an expanded core capability. But to be truly effective, counter-piracy and other low-end missions must be considered ...
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Book Reviews

July 2010
The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898 Evan Thomas. New York: Little, Brown, 2010. 470 pp. Illus. Notes. Index. $29.99. Reviewed by Thomas B. Allen ...
U.S. Navy (Keith Sanks)

China Extends its Reach

By Commander Jim Lewis, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2010
Seamless underway replenishment appears to be the key component to keeping China's navy afloat in blue water.

Comment & Discussion

July 2010
NATO after Afghanistan (See K. Kamp, pp. 54 - 59, June 2010 Proceedings ) Captain Tom Fedyszyn, U.S. Navy (Retired)— Dr. Kamp's proposal to return NATO to its former self ...
U.S. Navy (Aaron Strickland)

Developing the Whole Sailor

By Vice Admiral Thomas J. Kilcline, U.S. Navy, with Captain Irv Elson, ChC., U.S. Navy, and Commander Carlos Sardiello, U.S. Navy
July 2010
Admiral Frank Kelso adopted honor, courage, and commitment as the Navy's core values in 1992. What's happened since then?
U.S. Navy (Ja'lon A. Rhinehart)

Solving Somalia

By Martin N. Murphy
July 2010
The fight against piracy in the Strait of Malacca appears to be a success, but the situation off Somalia requires a political solution.

Two Faces of High-Seas Crime

By Lieutenant Commander Akash Chaturvedi, Indian Navy
July 2010
Piracy and terrorism are two different things, but this Indian naval officer says the two activities must be dealt with simultaneously.
A visit, board, search, and seizure team from the USS Ashland (LSD-48) board and inspects two fishing skiffs for suspected pirate activity on 6 May. At some point soon, the author says, the United States must assess various courses of action to alleviate

How Does this End?

By Commander John Patch, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2010
The multinational anti-piracy force isn't really addressing the problem, forcing the United States to ask some tough questions.
Providing honest feedback to all levels in the chain-of-command is a Chief's most important responsibility, the author says. Here, Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris (center), commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 5, speaks with Captain Kevin Couch, commandin

From the Deckplates: Point the Finger Inward

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2010
We often hear about "the strength of the command master chief program," as Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead was quoted in Navy Times on 14 June 2010. But ...

Now Hear This: Like Moths to a Flame

By Lieutenant James Drennan, U.S. Navy
July 2010
When news broke on 1 April that Somali pirates attacked a U.S. warship in the Indian Ocean, I first thought it was an April Fool's joke because certainly even pirates ...