Proceedings Magazine - June 2013 Vol. 139/6/1,324

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How does a maritime nation create an insurance policy against the unpredictable hazards of a changing world? With a Navy–Marine Corps team dedicated to redefining the...



  • Proceedings Survey

  • Standing for Our Flag

    In the June Proceedings, Captain Eyer in his “Charting a Course” column introduced retired Navy Admiral William...


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  • Proceedings Survey: What is your favorite Navy rating symbol?

    U.S. Navy enlisted personnel—unlike those in the other services—literally wear their jobs on their sleeves. A new policy outlined in Navy in NAVADMIN 218/16 will change all that. Most past and current Sailors will likely feel...

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  • A New Naval Era
    By Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, U.S. Navy, and General James F. Amos, U.S. Marine Corps
    How does a maritime nation create an insurance policy against the unpredictable hazards of a changing world? With a Navy–Marine Corps team dedicated to redefining the contours of tomorrow’s naval force today,...
  • Sustaining Undersea Dominance
    By Vice Admiral Michael J. Connor, U.S. Navy
    The Navy’s submarine chief lays out the four coordinated ‘Ps’ that form the collective plan to maintain the nation’s strong toehold in the undersea domain.
  • Deterrence—Now More Than Ever
    By Captain William F. Hoeft Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
    The Nuclear Triad of the Cold War hasn’t lost its relevance. If anything, it’s more important in a world where nukes continue to play a complicated and central role despite wishes to the contrary....
  • An iSub for the Navy's Fleet?
    By Captain Peter Scala, U.S. Navy (Retired), Dr. John C. Stapleton, Josh Smith, and Master Chief Petty Officer Don Noyes, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    The Naval Sea Systems Command is tapping companies such as Microsoft, Apple, and Google to leverage their innovations and make undersea combat systems more flexible and easier to operate.

    Look closely at...

  • The Russian Submarine Fleet Reborn
    By Lieutenant Commander Tom Spahn, U.S. Navy Reserve
    A new breed of ‘alarmingly sophisticated’ submarines stirs memories of past Soviet aggression, just as Moscow becomes increasingly assertive on the international stage.

    Often overshadowed by...

  • The Utility of a Three-Tiered Navy
    By Rear Admiral Robert O. Wray Jr., U.S. Navy
    We can have 350 ships, 50 amphibs, 25 percent more overseas presence, 20 percent more wartime capacity, and use 10 percent fewer people, all with no new money.

    President Barack Obama’s strategy of...

  • The Right Ship at the Right Time
    By Commanders Dale Heinken and Jeff Miller, U.S. Navy
    Despite being mired in controversy from its inception, the LCS is a multi-mission platform that fills the capabilities gap the Navy faces in the littorals.

    In January 2011, Proceedings published an...

  • Averting the Navy's Tactical Aircraft Crisis
    By Ensign Anthony C. Robinson, U.S. Navy
    Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay Contest

    The U.S. Navy is facing a serious shortfall in its strike-warfare capability. What aircraft...

  • The Silent Service's Success in the Pacific
    By Ensign William Harris
    Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay Contest
    A tribute at the U.S. Naval Academy Museum overlooks the impact the...
  • A Cultural Rebalancing
    By Second Lieutenant Katie Whitcombe, U.S. Marine Corps
    Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay Contest

    As the United States pivots to the Pacific, the Marine Corps must prioritize the education of its leaders in...

  • The Tuned-In Leader
    Ensign Robert Van Winter, U.S. Navy
    Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay Contest
    As a surface warfare division officer, the care of those in your command should top your priority list...
  • Editor's Page
    by Paul Merzlak

    The swirl of events and factors that define the present day—from emerging potential adversaries overseas to ongoing financial strife and economic downsizing on the home front—are creating all sorts of problems for the U.S. military....

  • CEO Notes
    by Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.)

    This month, as we mark the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Midway, the Naval Institute Press is publishing The Battle of Midway: The Naval Institute Guide to the U.S. Navy’s Greatest Victory, edited by Thomas C. Hone. The book...

  • Comment and Discussion

    American Renewable Energy Is a Must

    (See R. L. Misso and S. Kleeb, p.10, April 2013 Proceedings)

  • Now Hear This - We Need a New Legal Code for the Drone War
    By Lieutenant Dennis Harbin, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy

    The recent release of a Justice Department white paper regarding targeted killings of U.S. citizens abroad sparked a great deal of controversy. Much of the debate focused on...

  • Another View
    by Ric Smith
  • Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - Neptune Must Reach for Directed Energy
    By Lieutenant Luke Kelvington

    The Design for Undersea Warfare (DUSW) Update 1 calls for “new capabilities that trick, jam, or blind adversary sensors, disrupt cyber systems, [and] cripple targets without...

  • From the Deckplates - The Good and Bad of 360-Degree Feedback
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Military and civilian professionals strive for continuous personal development. Dedicated leaders seek ways to better themselves as a means toward organizational improvement....

  • Book Reviews

    From Kabul to Baghdad and Back: The U.S. at War in Afghanistan and Iraq

    John R. Ballard, David W. Lamm, and John K. Wood. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2012. 384 pp. Illus. Maps. Notes. Bibliog. Index. $42.95.


  • Professional Notes

    Future Australian Submarine Capability

    By Rear Admiral James Goldrick, Royal Australian Navy (Retired)

    Since the issue of the 2009 Australian Defence White Paper, plans for a future force of up to...

  • U.S. Navy - ‘Where Are the Frigates?’
    By Norman Polmar

    When a crisis occurred almost anywhere in the world during the Cold War era, U.S. officials often would ask, “Where are the carriers?” Today some officials are asking...

  • Naval Systems - Helicopter-borne Antisub-Warfare Sensor Evolves
    By Edward J. Walsh

    Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, prime contractor for the AQS-22 airborne low-frequency sonar (ALFS), is working to improve dramatically the reliability and maintainability of...

  • World Naval Developments - The Scourge of Cyber Espionage
    By Norman Friedman

    Early in May it was reported that Qinetiq had become the latest U.S. defense contractor to be hacked by the Chinese military. A security problem identified some months ago had...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    On 29 March the Canadian frigate HMCS Toronto made history by intercepting approximately 1,100 pounds of heroin while conducting counterterrorism operations in the Indian Ocean. What turned out to be one of the world’s largest...

  • Lest We Forget - Princeton and ‘Peacemaker’
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    It was a beautiful day in February 1844 when the USS Princeton got under way from the Washington Navy Yard for a short cruise on the Anacostia and Potomac rivers. She was...

  • Naval Institute Foundation - Rear Admiral Wayne Meyer Oral History is Now Available

    The Naval Institute’s oral-history collection recently expanded to include that of the late Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer (1926–2009), highly regarded as the “...

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    ‘The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.’ — Winston Churchill (1874–1965)

    A dying empire cruises the sea while above it is massed its successor. A...

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