Proceedings Magazine - February 2012 Vol. 138/2/1,308

Cover Story
Regardless of tactical successes, wars at sea are won or lost at the strategic and operational levels.


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Sailing Through the 'Fog of Peace'
Professional military education is just as critical in a time of peace as it is in time of war—perhaps more so....
The Wrong Debate
Reviving the argument over destroyer classes is a counterproductive apples-and-oranges exercise. Better to focus on each...
Nothing Like a Good Maritime Raid
We started doing it 212 years ago. Now that the Marine Corps is going back to sea after a decade on the ground, it’...
CEO Notes

With a sharply focused eye on daily events affecting the Sea Services and 138 years of critical thought captured in our archives, it is clear...

Editor's Page

Now Hear This - Why Service Academies Matter

Amid today’s budget squeezes, some question whether the best officer training and education really take place at the service academies....

The Emerging Arctic Frontier
The world may seem to be growing smaller, but its seas are growing bigger—particularly in the great North, where a...
From the Deckplates - Toward Expanding Membership

Enlisted professionals want to engage in the important discussions taking place about the military. They are educated, informed, and prepared to...

So Much Strategy, So Little Strategic Direction
The Navy has to work out its strategy-tactics confusion; until then, it will continue to put the budgetary cart before...
Lest We Forget - Thornton & Norris

Petty Officer Michael Thornton and Lieutenant Thomas R. Norris were among the comparatively few American sailors left in South Vietnam in...

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Thinking Between Strategy & Tactics
Regardless of tactical successes, wars at sea are won or lost at the strategic and operational levels.

A New School of Thought
Our war colleges don’t produce the critical-thinking generalists required to formulate grand strategy. A National...
Proceedings Digital Edition

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Comment & Discussion

‘Up Ladder!’

(See K. Albaugh and J. Carriker, pp....

Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - We Need to Invest More in Learning

'Useful Sentinels'
The Coast Guard’s new fast response cutters are both strategically important and have local impact....
Balancing Act
The Navy can’t rely solely on computer-based training. A remedial course: Integrate new technologies with...
New Lessons from the Old Guard
The analytical and wargaming methods that successfully prepared 20th-century officers should be revisited to train the...
Book Reviews

Fighting Today’s Wars: How America’s Leaders Have Failed Our Warriors

David G. Bolgiano and James M. Patterson....

Professional Notes

So You Want to Be a Speechwriter?

By Commander John Freymann, Captain Cathal O’Connor, and Lieutenant Emelia...
World Naval Developments - The Perils of Succession

Naval Systems - New Missions, Enhanced Capability

The Naval Sea Systems Command in late December awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to Sechan Electronics Inc. for...

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George Edward Moore (1873–...


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