Proceedings Magazine - May 2011 Vol. 137/5/1,299

Cover Story
The key to checking Chinese attempts at Asian maritime muscle-flexing lies with the sea—and a U.S. approach based on regional partnerships.


Open Content

Return to the American Way of War
Somewhere along the way, America lost its ability to best determine when, and when not, to go to war; we continue on this path at...
The Ten Most Pivotal Events in U.S. Naval Aviation
In this 100th anniversary year, we asked one of the world’s best-known naval aviation historians for his Top-Ten list. See...
Editor's Page

In this centennial year of naval aviation, as the Naval Institute and other organizations mark the grand accomplishments of those who wear wings...

Nobody Asked Me But...

We Need to Square Away Navy Camouflage

From the Deckplates

On the Faces of Others

Military folks are trained to keep track of personal accomplishments. Our successes big and small are fodder...

Twilight of the $UPERfluous Carrier
With smaller and lighter unmanned aircraft coming into the mix, the United States can also deploy smaller ...
Russia Opens Its Maritime Arctic
The Russian Federation’s push toward international trade has positive implications.

As use of the Russian Arctic...

U.S. Navy in Review

In his Guidance for 2011, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead could not have been more clear: “We are developing and refining...

U.S. Marine Corps in Review

U.S. Coast Guard in Review

A massive humanitarian response to a catastrophic earthquake in Haiti at the beginning of the year, an oil spill of national significance in the...

Book Reviews

Somalia: The New Barbary? Piracy and Islam in the Horn of Africa

Martin N. Murphy. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011....

Member Only Content

A Strategy in East Asia That Can Endure
The key to checking Chinese attempts at Asian maritime muscle-flexing lies with the sea—and a U.S. approach based on...
What's the Matter with Mahan?
He’s in disfavor for reasons that in and of themselves cannot diminish the enduring tenets of his philosophy. To properly...
Cold Front on a Warming Arctic
As the Arctic flows into the world’s ocean and maritime economy, U.S. European Command is best suited for its defense....
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Comment & Discussion
Now Hear This

Bring Back Plutarch and Socrates

Much has been said about the civil-military divide, but there is a sharper breach: the academic-...

Answering the Call

‘Every Day . . . Was Filled With Lessons’

He has had a full career—as a Merchant Marine officer, a journalist,...

Notable Naval Books of 2010

As in previous years, the list of notable naval books for 2010 was compiled, refined, and ultimately decided by a number of people, all of whom...

U.S. Naval Aviation and Weapons Development in Review

After a rocky start to 2010, when the office of the Joint Strike Fighter program was shaken up with a three-star Navy admiral replacing the...

U.S. Merchant Marine and World Maritime Review

U.S. Navy

The Latest Conflict

The civil war in Libya—ongoing as this is written—already has lessons for the United States on a...


Box Boats—Delivering the World’s Stuff

Containerized cargo undoubtedly has been the greatest single advance in marine...

World Naval Developments

The Libyan Excursion

Combat Fleets

Lest We Forget

Old Ironsides

At the outbreak of the War of 1812, America was at a decided disadvantage. The Royal Navy was 60 times the size of the...

From Our Archive

‘Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?’

Cicero (106–43 BC)

A neophyte Sailor takes a...


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