Proceedings Magazine - November 2014

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Future activity in the littorals will place high demands on MARSOC forces, requiring enhanced capabilities and training to conduct special operations in this complex...
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A 'Custom-Built' Corps
By breaking down the Marine Air-Ground Task Force into individual components that can be arranged and combined depending on...
A Fleet for the Unmanned Era
The Navy must replenish its inventory with smaller and more numerous combatants—such as a frigate helicopter dock....
The Case for an Expeditionary Frigate
The U.S. Navy has an order for a small surface combatant to fill, and it should look to the Danish navy for inspiration....
It's Not So Easy Being Green
Department of Defense energy-investment decisions lack a sound foundation, putting warfighting capability at risk....
Editor's Page

On 17 October, General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. became the 36th...

Now Hear This - The Millennial Debate Presents a False Choice

The misguided and stubborn come in every age group, yet the Army’s internal investigation of Private First Class Bradley Manning’s...

From the Deckplates - Honoring Troops and Veterans

The 11th day of the 11th month is set aside to honor our nation’s veterans. We owe all of them a debt of gratitude, not just those who went...

Special - 'The Challenge of Adversity': The U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, 1930–39

Digitizing Proceedings

Realizing an important strategic goal, the U.S. Naval Institute has just completed...

Professional Notes

Driverless Vehicles for the Marines

By Colonel Bill Siuru, U.S. Air Force (Retired)...

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Where Sea Meets Land
Future activity in the littorals will place high demands on MARSOC forces, requiring enhanced capabilities and training to...
The Intellectual Warrior
From 1987 to 1991, General Alfred M. Gray Jr.’s commandancy transformed the U.S. Marine Corps and made lasting...
U.S. Marine Corps Resources

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Operation Forager
Wresting the Marianas from the Japanese was a textbook proto-example of the current Joint Operational Access Concept—...
Island Chains and Naval Classics
Chinese maritime strategy is steeped in the literature, ambitious in scope, long-range in its planning, and plagued by...
CEO Notes

On 18 September, the Naval Institute dedicated the Vice Admiral William D. Houser–Battle of Midway Terrace at Beach Hall. We had a wonderful...

Comment and Discussion
Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - We Don't Really Take Care of Our People, But We Could

Six years ago in the passenger terminal at al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, I watched a young E-3 hospital corpsman (HN) talking to the Air Force...

Book Reviews

China’s Naval Power: An Offensive Realist Approach

Yves-Heng Lim....

U.S. Navy - The Potential Budget-Buster
Part One

Today some 50 percent of the U.S. strategic nuclear warheads are in the Navy’s 14...

Oceans - Flying Dolphins—Literally

Every year hundreds of marine mammals are transported by air. This is done for a variety of purposes. While removal from their home environments...

World Naval Developments - The 'Long War' Continues

The rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is vivid proof that al Qaeda, which began the “long war” even before that terrible day...

Combat Fleets

On 28 August the Royal Navy decommissioned the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. The 20,000-ton, 689-foot ship was the final survivor of...

Lest We Forget - Presence

The following is an entry in a personal journal—called “The Log” by its author—kept by a young ensign serving as Assistant...

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