Proceedings Magazine - July 2013 Vol. 139/7/1,325

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To avoid operational saturation at the top of the world, the U.S. Coast Guard must team with the U.S. Navy and follow the National Strategy for the Arctic Region, recently...
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  • When the Ice Melts
    By Commander Paul F. Campagna, U.S. Navy; Lieutenant Colonel Dave McNulty, U.S. Air Force; and Colonel Heath Roscoe, U.S. Army
    To avoid operational saturation at the top of the world, the U.S. Coast Guard must team with the U.S. Navy and follow the National Strategy for the Arctic Region, recently signed by the President.

    The most...

  • Arctic Doublespeak?
    By Christian Le Miére
    As activity in the High North heats up, are Polar nations seeking to secure or militarize the region?

    On 15 May, ministers from the eight Arctic states gathered in Kiruna, northern Sweden, for their...

  • The Cold, Hard Realities of Arctic Shipping
    By Stephen M. Carmel
    Maritime pundits believe a shrinking ice cap translates to a frenzy of traffic as shippers rush to exploit shorter sea routes. They’re wrong.

    On 16 September 2012 the Arctic reached the point at...

  • Sea Power in the Western Pacific
    By David C. Gompert
    The United States should respond to China’s East Asian naval challenge with a strategy that combines technological transformation with maritime-security cooperation.

    American power in the Western...

  • Sexual Assault: A Fleet Readiness Problem
    By Rear Admirals Martha Herb and Tony Kurta, U.S. Navy
    The Navy urgently needs a new model of behavior expectations that will better connect leadership with young sailors and change cultural perceptions.

    We have a problem. We know we have a problem, yet we are...

  • Ocean Governance in the High North
    By Ambassador David Balton and Rear Admiral Cari Thomas, U.S. Coast Guard
    Eight nations—the United States included—have a geographically direct stake in the opening of the resource-rich Arctic. Increased international cooperation is a must.

    Changing conditions in the...

  • A Navy Shipbuilding Plan that Works
    By Steven Paschal
    Critics say the Navy’s newest 30-year shipbuilding plan is likely to overrun its budget and won’t deliver enough ships.
  • A Landing Craft For the 21st Century
    By Susanne Altenburger; Commander Michael Bosworth, U.S. Navy (Retired); and Captain Michael Junge, U.S. Navy
    The old landing craft utility (LCU) is too small and too slow for today’s amphibious landings. Here’s a proposed successor—with a new, outside-the-box design.

    The Navy needs a new, 21st-...

  • Don't Give Up the Ship(s)!
    By Commander John A. Craig, Royal Navy
    The Navy is succumbing to the siren-song of using underwater robots for detecting and destroying mines. But the technology still is far from ready, and policymakers would be far better off holding onto traditional mine-...
  • Editor's Page

    As we approach the height of summer, the time of year many associate with hot and humid weather, backyard barbecues, and family vacations, we at Proceedings decided to turn our gaze north, to considerably cooler climes, and take an in-...

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

    For more than 100 years, the Naval Institute Press has been publishing works of fundamental importance to the Institute’s role as an independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write in order to advance the professional...

  • Comment and Discussion

    Position of Influence

    (See W. H. Bishop, pp. 81–82, March 2013, and M. T. Majors, p. 85, June 2013 Proceedings)

  • Now Hear This - Third-Party Shipriders Can Combat Piracy
    By Lieutenant Parker Carlisle, U.S. Navy

    The current piracy situation off the Horn of Africa has forced an unprecedented level of cooperation between the U.S. Navy and other countries, specifically Kenya and Seychelles,...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - Sea Swap: It’s a Trap
    By Lieutenant Matthew Hipple

    Like the coffee that flows through the veins of a sleep-deprived surface-warfare officer, Sea Swap provides an initial burst but then leaves nothing in the system but wreckage and...

  • From the Deckplates - It’s Called Uniform for a Reason
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    There are good reasons each branch of the armed forces has distinct uniforms. Service identity, pride, and esprit de corps lead appropriately to the endurance of the Navy Dress...

  • Book Reviews

    Yamashita’s Ghost: War Crimes, MacArthur’s Justice, and Command Accountability

    Allan A. Ryan. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012. 380 pp. Illus. Maps. Notes. Biblio. Index. $34.95.

    Reviewed by...

  • Professional Notes

    Negotiating with Hostage-Takers: We Need Doctrine

    By Michael R. Shevock

  • Oceans - IOOS Is Taking the Ocean’s Pulse
    By Don Walsh

    How can the national investment in ocean sciences get maximum value in a time of reduced budgets? Through its minimizing of duplication and waste, the U.S. Integrated Ocean...

  • World Naval Developments - Man vs. Machine
    By Norman Friedman

    In May the Navy’s X-47B unmanned aircraft made a successful catapult takeoff from the USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77). The aircraft had previously made an arrested...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    In May the Dutch Defense Ministry finalized plans and signed a contract to upgrade all four of the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Walrus-class submarines by 2019. The Zeeleeuw, second of the class, will be the first unit to...

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

    It is in the natural order of things that we commemorate the combat sacrifices of our armed forces.

  • Naval Institute Foundation

    Recent Honorary and Memorial Gifts

    Gifts of support to the Naval Institute have been made in honor of the following individuals:

    Captain Edward L. Beach Jr. by Eric S. Beckjord

    Martha Jean Richards “Beno” Bowler...

  • From Our Archive

    ‘We improve ourselves by victories over ourself. There must be contests, and you must win.’ — Edward Gibbon (1737–1794) 

    “Somewhere in...

  • Another View
    by Ric Smith
  • U.S. Navy - A Sea Change Is Needed
    By Norman Polmar

    During the second half of the 20th century and into the 21st century the United States has fought five ground wars.

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