Proceedings Magazine - December 2011 Vol. 137/12/1,306

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We Don't Call Them Horseless Carriages Anymore

In the past decade, unmanned systems (UxS) have more than proven their combat effectiveness. They have cemented their presence on the battlefield...

The Future of Manned-Unmanned Integration

As the companion article here notes, the employment of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has increased exponentially in the past 15 years. Despite...

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Robots in the Age of Pirates
Two executives and a consultant in the long-range unmanned surface vessel (USV) industry detail how the new platforms can...
The Railgun Advantage
Low-cost adjunct capabilities may be the best boost to U.S. Navy missile systems.

United States naval...

Far, Fast, Full, Flexible—and Feet-Dry
For the Navy-after-next, emerging T-Craft technology will be able to deliver the goods—from heavy combat hardware to...
Embrace Life in the (Weapons Engagement) Zone!
Sometimes a heavyweight has to shake up his punch-repertoire—the U.S. military should heed that lesson....
Special - Ten Years of War and Change

The past decade has been revolutionary for the U.S. military. It has adapted to a very old kind of warfare for which it was unprepared, developed...

Editor's Page

It’s always special for us when the leader of one of America’s Sea Services contributes to Proceedings, even more so when...

CEO Notes - 100 days at the U.S. Naval Institute

I have been CEO for 100 days and many of you have asked me about the state of our Naval Institute and the direction we will take from...

Comment and Discussion
Now Hear This - China Is Protecting North Korea's Nukes

In January 2004, Henry Kissinger opined that “eliminating North Korea’s nuclear program is overwhelmingly in the Chinese interest....

Nobody Asked Me, But...Why Don't More People Join the Military?

Recently, to attract recruits the military has offered larger enlistment cash bonuses, allowed more high-school dropouts and applicants with low...

Answering the Call - Serving in Uniform Was a 'Rite of Passage' in Becoming a Full-Fledged American

Korean-born Jeong Kim came to the United States as a teenager, speaking only limited English and with a passion for learning. Awarded a...

From the Deckplates - Never Forgotten

Many formal military events, typically dinners and banquets, begin with a prisoner-of-war and missing-in-action (POW/MIA) remembrance reading. The...

Navy 2025: Forward Warfighters
An August article in Proceedings laid out “Ten Realities for the New CNO.” Here, the new CNO offers...
At the Point of Inflection . . .
Increasingly sophisticated missile weaponry fundamentally alters naval warfare and requires shifts in doctrine, among them...
More Brains, Less Brawn
Why the future of unmanned systems depends on making them smarter.

In his November 2010 Proceedings...

Missing Clues and Cracking Codes in the Pacific War
Did Joe Rochefort Unwittingly Mislead Admiral Kimmel about Pearl Harbor?

Early in the afternoon of 27...

Book Reviews

Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam

Lewis Sorley. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. 395 pp. Illus....

Professional Notes

Modularity Will Help Protect the Maritime Commons

By Captains George Galdorisi and R. Robinson Harris, U.S. Navy (Retired...
Naval Systems - Land-Attack Gun Closing in on Zumwalt Install

The Weapon Systems business unit of BAE Systems is set to deliver two gun mounts for the land-attack Advanced Gun System (AGS) to General Dynamics...

World Naval Developments - Russia Fires Back on Missile Defense

As the United States erects a missile-defense system in Central Europe, Russian politicians have begun to protest that this location represents an...

Combat Fleets

The first new Turkish MILGEM-class corvette, the TCG Heybeliada (pictured here), was commissioned into service on 27 September. The...

Lest We Forget - Amphib Redux

Absent the great sweeping battles of World War II just a few years earlier, the Navy’s role in the Korean War is often underappreciated. Yet...

Naval Institute Foundation

In Appreciation: William A. Read Jr.

Thirty-two-year member and generous U.S. Naval Institute supporter Commander William Augustus Read...

From Our Archive

‘Work first and then rest.’

John Ruskin (1819–1900)

An AD-2 Skyraider from Attack Squadron (VA)–...

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