Proceedings Magazine - September 2011 Vol. 137/9/1,303

Cover Story
The Littoral Combat Ship has been so drastically reduced in capability that it cannot adequately handle low- to medium-threat areas.

Open Content

The Supercarrier is NOT Superfluous
Calls for the big-deck carrier’s phase-out are wrongheaded—both fiscally and strategically.
Is Naval Aviation Culture Dead?
The swaggering-flyer mystique forged over the past century has been stymied in recent years by political correctness....
Snapshots from the First Century of Naval Aviation

The Naval Institute pilots us through the history of U.S. naval aircraft and aviators with images from its photo archive.

Naval Aviation's Second Century
What will naval aviation be 50 years hence? Still crucial, yet technologically far superior—as long as the public...
Editor's Page

Now Hear This

During Budget Woes, Opportunity Knocks

As the 2011 new year dawned, I sat down to write an article on the implications for the...

The Bond Outlives the Scandal

In 1989, I was the editor of Approach magazine at the Naval Safety Center, and among my duties was running the command’s booth at...

Nobody Asked Me, But. . .

Consequences of Cutbacks? A Changed Officer Corps

We are entering our tenth year of war, the Middle East is in convulsions, rising...

From the Deckplates

Something to Believe In

The July Proceedings column from Lieutenant (junior grade) Steven A. Rho, “We Need Something...

'Never Forget'
A decade later, a former naval officer recalls the day he was working in the Pentagon when his life—and those of...
TBI Is Not Just Concussion
To treat brain-injured warfighters, we must first call a spade a spade.
Mired in 'Muddy Studies'
Military medicine is woefully behind the curve on traumatic brain injury. Much of the research to date is at best...
Book Reviews

What It Is Like to Go to War

Karl Marlantes. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2011. 256 pp. Pref. Afterword. $25.

Naval Institute Foundation

Admiral Stansfield Turner Oral History Available

Member Only Content

Frigates for Streetfighters
The Littoral Combat Ship has been so drastically reduced in capability that it cannot adequately handle low- to medium-...
Proceedings Digital Edition

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Comment and Discussion

A Message from the New Naval Institute Chief Executive Officer

Dear Members and Friends of the U.S. Naval Institute,

Answering the Call

‘I Never Forget My Days in Uniform’

To millions of football fans, Rocky Bleier is the legendary running back who...

Ways, Means, and the End Game
Naval aviation has given America unrivaled influence and deterrence. If that global presence is to remain a vital...
From Humble Beginnings to 'Where Are the Carriers?'
Over the past 100 years, naval aviation has grown from a skeptics’ magnet to a force to be reckoned with....
Professional Notes

Enhancing Bridge and CIC Leadership

By Captain John M. Kersh, U.S. Navy

We have learned much over the years...


Dr. Piccard and his Wonderful Electric Submarines

At the end of World War II, Dr. Jacques Piccard was a professor of international...

World Naval Developments

Let the Chips Fall Where They May

Some current researchers are arguing that Moore’s Law may be more limited than many have...

Combat Fleets

Lest We Forget

Putting the Horse Before the Cart

In the latter part of the 19th century, technology was rapidly growing, offering new and, in most...

From Our Archive

‘We were the first that ever burst into that silent sea.’

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)


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