Proceedings Magazine - February 2016

Cover Story
Video drones, YouTube, and tweets have fundamentally changed the 43-year-old Baltic Sea naval exercise.

The bosun’s whistle shrieked Shift Colors. We...

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Open Content

'A Fiscal Pearl Harbor'
Without some shifting of priorities and tweaking of defense-spending percentages, Navy shipbuilding faces some tough...
'A Contest for Maritime Superiority'
Early in his term, Admiral John Richardson focuses on his priorities as the top U.S. naval officer in the fleet....
What Are Young Leaders Reading?
Many of today’s junior officers are voracious book-devourers, proving that ‘leader’ and ‘reader...
Innovation is a Team Sport
The Navy can reduce its shipbuilding costs by drawing inspiration from preexisting commercial techniques, but both...
DOD 2.0: High Tech Is Eating the Pentagon
The military and the private sector have neglected the innovative relationship between the two that won the Cold War and...
Editor's Page

This issue marks the first Proceedings appearance by the 31st Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson. We asked USNI News...

Now Hear This - Greater Cooperation Is Needed Between China and the United States

Although it seems cliché to repeat that the relationship between the United States and China will be the...

From the Deckplates - Every Day is a Conscious Act

Our actions and attitudes in fulfillment of professional responsibilities are taken consciously, and every day...

Charting a Course - A Lesson in Geometry

You have heard (and will hear) much of the so-called “detailing triad,” a metaphoric triangle with...

Member Only Content

Not Your Father's BALTOPS
Video drones, YouTube, and tweets have fundamentally changed the 43-year-old Baltic Sea naval exercise.

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A Sling for Goliath
As potential adversaries modernize their ballistic-missile force, the United States should augment its counter–anti-...
Special - Warrior Blood

Honoring the fallen is never taboo. It is an obligation and duty to articulate our great appreciation for the service members who have gone before...

A New Approach to Tactical Weapon Systems
Simpler systems that interoperate would cut costs and improve efficiency.

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The Cycle of Leadership
By earning trust, which builds loyalty among subordinates, commanders can ensure success.

Leadership in...

CEO Notes

The news on the essay-contest front remains very positive. These contests are generating interest around the world in the Naval Institute and...

Comment & Discussion

Retaining Our Most Talented . . . to Fight and Win

How to Make Flag

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Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - The Navy Should Expand Acoustic Intelligence Experts' Vital Roles

The world of the warfighter is becoming more complex. The threats our sailors face are increasingly sophisticated and proliferating. In the...

Book Reviews

The Battle for Hell’s Island: How a Small Band of Carrier Dive-Bombers Helped Save Guadalcanal

Stephen L. Moore. New York...

Professional Notes

Restore Progress Through Mentoring

By Captain Wayne P. Hughes Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)

Naval Systems - For Combatants, 'Hybrid' Power Points to Integrated Electric Drive

L-3 Communications Maritime Systems has started production of hybrid electric drive (HED) propulsion systems,...

World Naval Developments - Relevant Realignment Lessons from Across the Pond

Late in November 2015 the British government published the result of its 2015 defense review, the Strategic...

Combat Fleets

On 23 December the Indian warship Godavari, lead ship of her class, was retired from naval service. The 4,000-ton vessel was the first...

Lest We Forget - Retribution

The USS Enterprise (CVN-65) moved effortlessly across the black surface of the Arabian Sea, displacing...

Naval Institute Foundation

Energy Focus Lights Up the Naval Institute

Thanks to a generous in-kind gift from Energy Focus, the Naval Institute’s headquarters...

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