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 Admiral John Morgan and Rear Admiral Charles Martoglio. Then-CNO Admiral Mike Mullen was a strong champion of the idea, telling an audience at the Naval War College in June 2006 that a global navy composed of forces from many nations standing watch around the world would enjoy great support. While it may have receded from the public’s consciousness over the intervening years, with attention focused on ground combat in Iraq and Afghanistan and the various budget crises at home, the 1,000-ship Navy idea has enjoyed a lasting influence, as shown by many of our features in this month’s international navies focus.