Proceedings Magazine - April 2014 Vol. 140/4/1,334

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The United States must continue to build relationships with countries in Southeast Asia, one of the world’s most vibrant maritime areas.

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  • Editor's Page

    The international activities and considerable military capabilities of the People’s Republic of China are of continuing interest to our professional audience. The Chinese have once again made headlines during the past several months as...

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  • From the Deckplates - ‘All the Training in the World’
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    Shiphandling the Independence-Class

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    While Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates are...

  • Seeing the Maritime Forest for the Trees
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    The architects of a new maritime strategy must take several factors from the past into consideration.

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  • A Region on the Rise
    By Rear Admiral Cindy Thebaud, U.S. Navy
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    Like the United States, Southeast Asia is a region whose...

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  • Book Reviews

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