Two Vectors, One Navy

By Michael McDevitt and Frederic Vellucci
April 2011
The vectors are defense and peace, and the twain are beginning to meet—not unlike the modus operandi of the U.S. Navy.

When Land Powers Look Seaward

By Andrew Erickson, Lyle Goldstein, and Carnes Lord
April 2011
Transitioning from continental power to maritime power, China’s way to the future is marked by lessons from the past.
K. Erlinger/U.S. Joint Forces Command

A Bogus Asian Pearl

By Lieutenant Colonel Daniel J. Kostecka, U.S. Air Force Reserve
April 2011
Gwadar, Pakistan, is perceived as a strategic link in a string of Chinese ports, but it’s unlikely ever to merit the angst it stirs.

Proceedings Digital Edition

April 2011
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DoD (Cherie Cullen)

Made in China

By Dr. J. P. "Jack" London
April 2011
With cyber threats apparently looming in the East, U.S. security on the network front clearly should be a national priority.

Colonialism Redux

By Eliza M. Johannes
April 2011
Over the past decade, the Chinese have been forgiving debt and building infrastructure on the African continent. To what end?
K. Erlinger

Creeping Jurisdiction Must Stop

By Caitlyn L. Antrim and Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2011
In light of China’s skewed definition of its Exclusive Economic Zones, the United States needs the Law of the Sea Convention.
NASA (J. Pfaller)

Exploring 'This New Sea'

By Captain William Readdy, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)
April 2011
A retired space shuttle pilot looks at the history of naval exploration and naval highlights of the 30-year shuttle program.
Tom Freeman (


By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2011
Cruising off the coast of Brazil in late December 1812, lookouts in the USS Constitution sighted the tips of several masts piercing the western horizon. Her captain, William Bainbridge, headed ...

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