Proceedings Magazine - March 2014 Vol. 140/3/1,333

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Three case studies from U.S. naval history emphasize the importance of applying lessons learned in making changes to the way we fight.

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  • Revitalize American Sea Power
    By Representative J. Randy Forbes
    Failing to bolster the U.S. Navy in the face of 21st-century maritime threats could prove disastrous to the international order.

    The year 2014 promises to be exceedingly important for the future of America...

  • Sustaining Our Amphibious Capability
    By Colonel David C. Fuquea, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
    Scrap the 30-year shipbuilding plan. The U.S. Navy must adopt a realistic, cost-effective blueprint to ensure a viable ship-to-shore movement capacity in the future.

    Enforcing maritime security in the 21st...

  • The Commanders Respond

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the...

  • The Commanders Respond: Royal Australian Navy

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: Bangladesh Navy

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: Belgian Navy

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: Royal Canadian Navy

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: Finnish Navy

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: French Navy

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: German Navy

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: Hellenic Navy

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: Italian Navy

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: Royal Netherlands Navy

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: Royal New Zealand Navy

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: Royal Norwegian Navy

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: Nigerian Navy

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: Pakistan Navy

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: Peruvian Navy

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: Republic of Singapore Navy

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: Chief of the Naval Staff, Slovene Armed Forces

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: Spanish Navy

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: Sri Lanka Navy

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: Suriname Navy

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • The Commanders Respond: Turkish Navy

    In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders...

  • Now Hear This - Loosen the Noose
    By Adam Siegel

    ‘Wherever a [U.S.] military base is located, [the United States] is tied up by a noose.” This is how Chairman Mao Zedong described America’s strategic challenge...

  • From the Deckplates - Take the Long View
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Constant change is one of the most common causes of complaint in the military. Changing priorities, shifting strategies, and unpredictable programs are the norm. Grumbling about...

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  • Adapt, Innovate, and Adapt Some More
    By Lieutenant Colonel Francis G. Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
    Three case studies from U.S. naval history emphasize the importance of applying lessons learned in making changes to the way we fight.

    The latest conceptual buzzword in U.S. military circles is “adaptation...

  • The Italian Navy's New Direction
    By Rear Admiral Michele Cosentino, Italian Navy (Retired)
    Not unlike other current sea forces, Italy’s now must navigate between the Scylla of budgetary parameters and the Charybdis of geostrategic demands.

    In December 2012, the then-Chief of the Italian...

  • 'Partnerships Matter'
    By Rear Admiral James J. Shannon, U.S. Navy, and Lieutenant Commander Stephen J. Bowdren, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    Relationships with international navies have tangible benefits, especially in acquisition, and create a ‘win-win-win’ for everyone.

    As we address the increase of regional powers’ anti-...

  • World Navies in Review
    By Eric Wertheim

    Maritime forces continued to play a vital role this past year in diplomatic and military events around the globe. In every corner of the world navies and coast guards could be seen operating together, often as part of international coalitions...

  • Editor's Page

    Some things never go out of style. That’s true of good grooming, good fashion, good music—and good ideas. In November 2005 the concept of a “1,000-ship Navy” was first floated in the pages of Proceedings by Vice...

  • CEO Notes

    The Annual Meeting of the U.S. Naval Institute is scheduled for 1500 on 16 April 2014 at the Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.

  • Comment and Discussion

    Lessons from the Somali Pirate Experience

    (See J. Farrant, pp. 76–78, February 2014 Proceedings)

  • Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - The Navy Must Regain Its Fighting Spirit
    By Lieutenant Jason Chuma, U.S. Navy

    Creeds and oaths are common throughout the military to motivate and drive esprit de corps. They remind us of higher and more fundamental purposes beyond the potentially mundane...

  • Book Reviews

    The Measure of a Man: My Father, the Marine Corps, and Saipan

    Kathleen Broome Williams. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2013. 224 pp. Illus. Notes. Biblio. Index. $34.95.

    Reviewed by Richard B. Frank...

  • Professional Notes

    A JO’s Guide to Operating Abroad

    By Lieutenant Commander Erika Gehlen, U.S. Navy

    Whether you call it a pivot to Asia or the rebalancing of U.S. foreign policy toward Asia, there is no question...

  • Oceans - Calling All Ships—Where Are You?
    By Don Walsh

    There has been considerable international concern about issues of privacy and the rights of governments to archive private information obtained from their citizens. At the same...

  • World Naval Developments - Asia Powderkeg?
    By Norman Friedman

    In December, the Chinese province of Hainan announced an exclusive Chinese fishing zone covering much of the South China Sea. Protests against the exclusive zone drew the response...

  • Lest We Forget - 'Uncle Wiggly Wings'
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    At a recent concert held in the Mormon Tabernacle, a strange thing occurred. Small parachutes made from handkerchiefs began to fall from the ceiling, drifting down on an...

  • Naval Institute Foundation

    In His Own Words: The Honorable Sean O’Keefe

    My father was a submariner, so I first became aware of the Naval Institute and Proceedings magazine through his encouragement when I was a teen. This was solidified during my...

  • From Our Archive

    ‘Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye,
    In every gesture dignity and love.’ 

    — John Milton (1608–1674)


 
 

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