Proceedings Magazine - February 2011 Vol. 137/2/1,296

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Returning home from a combat zone can present its own set of challenges. A veteran may wrestle with a mix of feelings—relief and joy perhaps tinged with guilt at having survived when others...

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Returning home from a combat zone can present its own set of challenges. A veteran may wrestle with a mix of feelings—relief and joy perhaps...

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Now Hear This: Reduce the Deficit—But Strengthen the Military

Among the most urgent of government priorities as we begin the new year is to address the skyrocketing national debt. Unless we act now to live...

Another View
Nobody Asked Me But. . .It's Not All About the Littorals

The term “littoral” seems to dominate today’s naval vocabulary. Some believe we should focus on blue-water supremacy, while...

Answering The Call: Take It From 'The Admiral'—The Navy Helped Shape His Life

David Robinson was a towering figure on the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs—and not just because he is 7 feet, 1 inch tall. As a U.S....

From the Deckplates: Recognize Training Excellence

The veracity of the idiom “those who can, do; those who can’t, teach” can be argued, but it is generally untrue in the military...

Strategic Choices at the Tipping Point
In light of global economic and strategic realities, here’s how the Navy of the future might look.

American sea...

Russia's Black Sea Threat
Revitalizing its fleet and making political inroads in the region, the Kremlin hopes to reassert its strategic influence—...
Learning to Operate in Cyberspace
With the establishment of U.S. Cyber Command and cyber security a national priority, operations in the ‘fifth domain’...
Engaging the "Two-Hub" Model
Arresting Suicide
Some see peer-to-peer support as an effective—if not fully tapped—deterrent to a tragic and baffling phenomenon that...
The Key to a Surge Navy
Shrinking the Status-Quo Navy
When War Hits Home
After nearly a decade of war, National Guard and military reservists serve in greater numbers than ever before, leaving their...
An Influential 'Shaping' Navy
Inside the Storm
For the 20th anniversary of ground combat in Operation Desert Storm, we asked the commander of U.S. Marines in theater at the time...
Setting the Record Straight
A popular 1990s book propagated dubious assertions about the birth of the Navy SEALs. Here’s the true story.

Some...

The Aircraft Carrier Comes of Age
Shaping and steering the first U.S. carrier task force, “Bull” Reeves demonstrated the potential, and the punching...
From Deployment to Employment
For warriors coming home with psychological wounds, research indicates that some of the best ‘medicine’ can be smooth...
Professional Notes

Use Data to Improve Medical Care at Sea

By Captain Frederick Foote, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired)

On 25 July...

Book Reviews

My Nuclear Family: A Coming-of-Age in America’s 21st Century Military

Christopher Brownfield. New York: Alfred A. Knopf,...

U.S. Navy: STARTing Anew

The U.S. Senate has ratified the New START nuclear-arms reduction treaty, which was signed by the U.S. and Russian presidents on 8 April 2010. The...

Naval Systems: Cobham Extends Role for Aegis Support

Cobham Antenna Systems is building critical electronic components for transfer of shipboard power to the Aegis SPY-1D(v) radar on board new ...

World Naval Developments: The Moscow-New Delhi Express

When he visited India last fall, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed several weapons deals, including a $30 billion agreement to jointly...

Combat Fleets

Greece has finally accepted delivery of the German-built submarine Papanikolis, its first Type 214 boat. The move reverses the...

Lest We Forget: Wingmen

Flying 1,000 feet above the icy mountains of Korea, the Corsair’s engine cut out—the result of a lucky shot from a Communist gunner...

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