Proceedings Magazine - September 2011 Vol. 137/9/1,303

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The Supercarrier is NOT Superfluous
Calls for the big-deck carrier’s phase-out are wrongheaded—both fiscally and strategically.
Is Naval Aviation Culture Dead?
The swaggering-flyer mystique forged over the past century has been stymied in recent years by political correctness....
Snapshots from the First Century of Naval Aviation

The Naval Institute pilots us through the history of U.S. naval aircraft and aviators with images from its photo archive.

Frigates for Streetfighters
The Littoral Combat Ship has been so drastically reduced in capability that it cannot adequately handle low- to medium-...
Naval Aviation's Second Century
What will naval aviation be 50 years hence? Still crucial, yet technologically far superior—as long as the public...
Editor's Page

As U.S. naval aviation celebrates its milestone 100th anniversary in 2011 and basks in all the well-deserved accolades, potential dangers lurk on...

Comment and Discussion

A Message from the New Naval Institute Chief Executive Officer

Dear Members and Friends of the U.S. Naval Institute,

Now Hear This: During Budget Woes, Opportunity Knocks

As the 2011 new year dawned, I sat down to write an article on the implications for the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of the Navy...

The Bond Outlives the Scandal

In 1989, I was the editor of Approach magazine at the Naval Safety Center, and among my duties was running the command’s booth at...

Nobody Asked Me, But. . .Consequences of Cutbacks? A Changed Officer Corps

We are entering our tenth year of war, the Middle East is in convulsions, rising powers rapidly grow in strength, and new technologies burst upon...

Answering the Call: 'I Never Forget My Days in Uniform'

To millions of football fans, Rocky Bleier is the legendary running back who helped propel the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl...

From the Deckplates: Something to Believe In

The July Proceedings column from Lieutenant (junior grade) Steven A. Rho, “We Need Something to Believe In,” was startling in...

Ways, Means, and the End Game
Naval aviation has given America unrivaled influence and deterrence. If that global presence is to remain a vital component...
From Humble Beginnings to 'Where Are the Carriers?'
Over the past 100 years, naval aviation has grown from a skeptics’ magnet to a force to be reckoned with....
'Never Forget'
A decade later, a former naval officer recalls the day he was working in the Pentagon when his life—and those of all...
TBI Is Not Just Concussion
To treat brain-injured warfighters, we must first call a spade a spade.


Mired in 'Muddy Studies'
Military medicine is woefully behind the curve on traumatic brain injury. Much of the research to date is at best...
Book Reviews

What It Is Like to Go to War

Karl Marlantes. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2011. 256 pp. Pref. Afterword. $25.


Professional Notes

Enhancing Bridge and CIC Leadership

By Captain John M. Kersh, U.S. Navy

We have learned much over the years about...

Oceans: Dr. Piccard and his Wonderful Electric Submarines

At the end of World War II, Dr. Jacques Piccard was a professor of international economics and his father, Professor Auguste Piccard, was a...

World Naval Developments: Let the Chips Fall Where They May

Some current researchers are arguing that Moore’s Law may be more limited than many have thought. The law states that the development of...

Combat Fleets

The Bangladesh Navy is in the process of establishing a long-sought fixed-wing maritime-patrol aircraft capability. In July, two Do-228 NG (Next...

Lest We Forget: Putting the Horse Before the Cart

In the latter part of the 19th century, technology was rapidly growing, offering new and, in most cases, better ways of doing things. Steam...

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Admiral Stansfield Turner Oral History Available

The Naval Institute has just released the oral history of Admiral Stansfield M. Turner,...

From Our Archive

‘We were the first that ever burst into that silent sea.’

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)

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