Proceedings Magazine - April 2012 Vol. 138/4/1,310

Cover Story
The U.S. military and civilian agencies should collaborate to wage successful counterinsurgency—not battle each other.


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China's Navy on the Horizon
Its first aircraft carrier is more significant for what she foreshadows than what she may show the world in the immediate...
Special - Giving Junior Officers a Voice

The U.S. Naval Institute strives to be a primary resource for junior officers (JOs) in the Sea Services. Today’s JOs have many things in...

Now Hear This - Is Great-Power War Still Possible?

Editor's Page

Since the end of the Cold War and the breakup of the Soviet Union, most defense watchers assumed that China would step into the role of America...

From the Deckplates - Focus on the Basics—Before It’s Too Late

Modern organizations require carefully designed and executed human-resource programs. The Secretary of the Navy understands this, and his...

Storm Warnings?
The buildup of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has caused quite a stir with the United States and its...
Asymmetric Warfare, American Style
Let’s just say it: AirSea Battle in East Asia is about China. Foreclosing its options is perhaps the surest way to...
Crafting a 'Good' Strategy
There’s no time like the present to start looking into the proverbial crystal ball and thinking about a maritime...

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Warrior Diplomats and Development Devil Dogs
The U.S. military and civilian agencies should collaborate to wage successful counterinsurgency—not battle each...
Getting to Know the Chinese
The Chinese think about military operations in ways that represent both strengths and weaknesses.

Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - ‘Choreographed’ Training Is Dancing with the Devil

Pier sentries are inspecting a vehicle. Just before letting it proceed, a sailor asks the driver to lift a mat originally mistaken for the trunk...

Comment & Discussion

China Is Protecting North Korea’s Nukes

(See J. A. Bosco, p. 10, December 2011; E. A. McVadon and D. Yoon, pp. 9, 84, February...

CEO Notes

Just over one year ago, in a period of several days, the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard were called into action to respond to an especially...

Proceedings Digital Edition

A digital edition of the April issue of Proceedings is available for current USNI...

China's Navigation in Space
What new approaches will China’s space tracking take?

'Learn from the PLA?'
The U.S. Navy’s fledgling Information Dominance Corps might find a lesson or two of interest from the Chinese...
Does Anyone Recognize These Men?
If so, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) wants to hear from you.

Shooting for the Middle
To bring balance back to the Fleet, the surface Navy needs to fill the shipbuilding capability gap between its high- and...
Book Reviews

Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi’s Long Journey to Triumph in Iran

Richard Bonin. New York: Doubleday, 2011. 304 pp...

Professional Notes

Unleashing the MH-60S Knighthawk

By Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Armstrong, U.S. Navy

Naval Systems - Integrated-Systems Work Starts for Final San Antonios

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has started development of critical electronics systems for the San Antonio–class amphibious...

U.S. Navy - There’s a Lot in a Name

Secretary of the Navy Edwin “Ray” Mabus, under fire from members of Congress, veterans’ associations, and others, has...

World Naval Developments - The Human Factor in Cyber Security

Combat Fleets


Lest We Forget - Remembering the Painful

For more than 100 issues, this column has recounted inspirational incidents from our history in hopes that, as part of our heritage, they will...

Naval Institute Foundation

Grant Underwrites History Conference

The William M. Wood Foundation of Boston, Massachusetts, will sponsor the U.S. Naval Institute...

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