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Diplomacy, Debt, and Risk: The U.S. Navy's Dilemma
Do our foreign-policy interests compromise our readiness against asymmetric threats?

For the past two decades U.S. naval...

Holy Mackerel, Not Again!
As the U.S. Navy’s submarine force faces tighter budgets, it could learn a thing or two from solutions that surfaced from an...
Deterrence from the Depths in the 21st Century
U.S. submarines have long given pause to would-be aggressors. But as the subsurface fleet ages, retaining our edge will be a...
The Sweet Smell of Acquisition Success
A former submarine procurement guru details what was behind the Virginia–class program, one of the most talked-about...
'3:15'—A Roadmap for Reducing Cost

The “2 for 4 in ’12” cost-reduction effort Rear Admiral Butler discusses here reduced the unit acquisition cost of the ...

Investing in the Undersea Future
In a world where defense budgets are shrinking but the U.S. submarine force remains vital to security, viability tomorrow requires...
Editor's Page

We at Proceedings usually consider the May Naval Review issue to be the toughest to produce. But our annual look at submarine/ASW/mine...

Comment & Discussion
Now Hear This: Like It or Not, Here It Comes

The cost for the replacement of Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarines sends shivers throughout the Navy, builders of aircraft carriers...

Nobody Asked Me But...Naval Special Warfare Needs a Ship

Naval Special Warfare (NSW) forces need to operate from the sea. For long-range open-water transits they depend on the Navy. But they rarely...

Answering the Call: 'I Learned More in Those Three Years . . .'

He is a familiar face to Americans—a distinguished television journalist and moderator of CBS’ Face the Nation—but...

From the Deckplates: Enough Already! We Must Eliminate Sexual Assaults

We must put an end to sexual assaults against our shipmates. Department of Defense and Navy leaders deserve credit for highlighting these serious...

Unmanned, Unseen, and Under the Sea
How will high-tech undersea robots change the way we fight?

Like nuclear-powered submarines and submarine-launched...

A Sea Change in Mine Warfare
Rigorous assessment needs to make a comeback, and mine countermeasures is a good place to start.

The introduction of a...

Make Smoke!
Borrowing a tool from the Army, the Navy could revive a long-dormant tactic to defend against the threat of today’s high-tech...
At the Precipice of Reality
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay Contest
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To Protect and To Lead
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay Contest
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Ready to Serve
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay Contest

Despite reciting the poem...

Following Grandpa's Lead
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay Contest

I was only ten years old...

Book Reviews

Between War and Peace: How America Ends Its Wars

Edited by Colonel Matthew Moten. New York: Free Press, 2011. 384 pp. Intro....

Professional Notes

In Sub Design, Look at the Work and People First

By Rear Admiral Arnold Lotring, U.S. Navy (Retired)

The recent...

U.S. Navy: Weapons That Wait . . .and Wait

From the earliest years of the Republic, the U.S. Navy has had a love-hate relationship with mines, long known as the “weapons that wait....

Naval Systems: New Burke Radar, Combat Systems on the Horizon

The surface Navy and Lockheed Martin’s MS2 business unit, longtime prime contractor for the Aegis combat system on board Ticonderoga...

World Naval Developments: The Pakistan Labyrinth

On 2 May U.S. Navy SEALs attacked the compound of Osama bin Laden, architect of the 9/11 attacks. They killed him as well as his trusted courier...

Combat Fleets

In April, Latvia commissioned the Skrunda, the first of five small-waterplane-area/twin-hull (SWATH) vessels being built in Germany by...

Lest We Forget: Demologos

Much has justifiably been made about Jules Verne’s anticipation of future technologies in his imagined submarines, airplanes, and spacecraft...

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‘In skating over thin ice our safety is our speed.’

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

Emerson would...

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