Proceedings Magazine - September 2012 Vol. 138/9/1,315

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For most of its existence, the aircraft carrier has been the centerpiece of the U.S. Navy. Forward-thinking visionaries predicted as much during...

A 'Leap Ahead' for the 21st-Century Navy
The new Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers may have a hefty pricetag, but many believe the cost is worth it...
A New Kind of Carrier Air Wing
What types of aircraft will be deployed on tomorrow’s flattops?

What should the carrier air wing (...

Leadership & Command
You thought Mahan was all about battleships and grand strategy? Well, he also was quite erudite about what it takes to be a...
My Other Combat System Is a Network
The Navy must treat information technology as a warfare capability.

The U.S. Fleet is very capable today...

Now Hear This - Securing Mission Success in a New Defense Environment

At the turn of the 21st century, segments of the U.S. Navy met tightening budget expectations by reducing expenses for maintenance, reporting, and...

From the Deckplates - How to Make a Chief Petty Officer
[The following is adapted from a speech Master Chief Warrick delivered at the retirement ceremony of Master Chief Ken Pallutch...
The U.S. Navy's Leading Edge
Technology should serve sailors, not micromanage them.

Navy doctrine states that “Command is the...

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Now Hear This: Securing Mission Success in a New Defense Environment
Nobody Asked Me, But Let's Game the Arctic
From the Deckplates: How to Make a Chief Petty Officer
In Memoriam: Admiral James D. Watkins, 1927-2012
A 'Leap Ahead' for the 21st-Century Navy
A New Kind of Carrier Air Wing
Time to Fly Right
Leadership and Command
Birth of the Littoral Combat Ship
My Other Combat System Is a Network
The U.S. Navy's Leading Edge
Trends in Hybrid and Irregular Warfare
Advisors Afloat
Book Reviews
Choosing Sailors with the "Right Stuff"
The "Uncoachable Moment"
Temporal Balance
Oceans - Seasick: Our Acidic Ocean
World Naval Developments: Chinese Tomahawks?
Combat Fleets
Lest We Forget: "What Were Their Names?"
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The Valley’s Edge: A Year with the Pashtuns in the Heartland of the Taliban

Daniel R. Green. Dulles, VA: Potomac Books,...

CEO Notes

With the introduction and wide acceptance of e-Reader platforms, your Naval Institute team is particularly focused on the astonishing pace of...

Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - Let’s Game the Arctic

It is time for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard to host an Arctic forum and games at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) involving all the Arctic...

Tribute - In Memoriam: Admiral James D. Watkins, 1927–2012

Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal and Chief of Naval Operations Ernest King barely spoke to one another in the latter part of World War II....

Professional Notes

Choosing Sailors with the “Right Stuff”

By Commander James H. Ware, U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy has for...

Time to Fly Right
The Navy needs to develop crew criteria for small- and medium-size unmanned aerial systems, and it may not be making full...
Combat Fleets

Huntington Ingalls Industries launched the U.S. Navy’s first America-class amphibious assault ship, at Pascagoula, Mississippi, in...

Lest We Forget - “What Were Their Names?”

Chief Petty Officer William Bergstresser was standing watch on Halloween night in the engine room of his ship, an old four-stack Clemson-...

Birth of the Littoral Combat Ship
In a series of 1990s simulations, the LCS concept was born; the Strait of Hormuz was the hypothetical scenario, and ‘...
Naval Institute Foundation - Welcoming the Next Generation

One of the Naval Institute’s top priorities is to engage young naval personnel and help them advance as the next generation of naval...

Trends in Hybrid and Irregular Warfare
Savvy adversaries are more capable than ever of using high-tech gadgets and social media against the United States....
Advisors Afloat
The POLAD program is advancing interagency cooperation between State and Defense—but is it ready for a carrier strike...
Oceans - Seasick: Our Acidic Ocean

Carbon dioxide . . . it’s what makes our soft drinks zesty and champagne . . . well, champagne. It is also a major greenhouse gas. Absorbed...

World Naval Developments - Chinese Tomahawks?

In late July it was reported that canisters like those of the DH-10 land-attack cruise missile (a Tomahawk-type weapon) were on board a Chinese...

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