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


  • 'Never Forget'
    By Lieutenant Kevin P. Shaeffer, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    A decade later, a former naval officer recalls the day he was working in the Pentagon when his life—and those of all Americans—changed forever.

    The terrorist...

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  • The Supercarrier is NOT Superfluous
    By Captain Christopher J. Murray, U.S. Navy
    Calls for the big-deck carrier’s phase-out are wrongheaded—both fiscally and strategically.

    Whenever the budget gets tight, the age-old large-vs.-small-carrier...

  • Is Naval Aviation Culture Dead?
    By John Lehman
    The swaggering-flyer mystique forged over the past century has been stymied in recent years by political correctness.

    We celebrate the 100th anniversary of U.S. naval...

  • Snapshots from the First Century of Naval Aviation
    By Captain E. T. Wooldridge, U.S. Navy (Retired)

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

  • Frigates for Streetfighters
    By Lieutenant Colonel Paul T. Darling, Alaska Army National Guard; and Lieutenant Justin Lawlor, U.S. Navy Reserve
    The Littoral Combat Ship has been so drastically reduced in capability that it cannot adequately handle low- to medium-threat areas.

    Inherent in all analysis is the...

  • Naval Aviation's Second Century
    By Vice Admiral Robert F. Dunn, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    What will naval aviation be 50 years hence? Still crucial, yet technologically far superior—as long as the public remains aware and supportive.

    Naval aviation has had a...

  • Proceedings Digital Edition

    A digital edition of the September issue of Proceedings is available for current USNI members to view. The magazine image below is a link to the online magazine and will...

  • Editor's Page

    As U.S. naval aviation celebrates its milestone 100th anniversary in 2011 and basks in all the well-deserved accolades, potential dangers lurk on the horizon. Reports of China’s “new” aircraft carrier finally getting under way...

  • Comment and Discussion

    A Message from the New Naval Institute Chief Executive Officer

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

  • Now Hear This: During Budget Woes, Opportunity Knocks
    By Captain R. Robinson Harris, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    As the 2011 new year dawned, I sat down to write an article on the implications for the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of the Navy of the current U.S. fiscal climate. At the time I had only an inkling of how the situation would...

  • The Bond Outlives the Scandal
    By Commander Ward Carroll, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    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 the annual Tailhook Association Convention in Las Vegas. I arrived a day before most of the masses...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But. . .Consequences of Cutbacks? A Changed Officer Corps
    By Captain Mark R. Hagerott, U.S. Navy

    We are entering our tenth year of war, the Middle East is in convulsions, rising powers rapidly grow in strength, and new technologies burst upon the world with increasing regularity. A cursory glance at history reveals that in times like these...

  • Answering the Call: 'I Never Forget My Days in Uniform'
    By Rocky Bleier

    To millions of football fans, Rocky Bleier is the legendary running back who helped propel the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl victories in the 1970s. Vietnam veterans remember him as the Army infantryman who earned a Bronze Star and a...

  • From the Deckplates: Something to Believe In
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The July Proceedings column from Lieutenant (junior grade) Steven A. Rho, “We Need Something to Believe In,” was startling in its candor, an indication that many sailors must wonder about their purpose in the Fleet. For most...

  • Ways, Means, and the End Game
    By Commander Sean Liedman, U.S. Navy
    Naval aviation has given America unrivaled influence and deterrence. If that global presence is to remain a vital component of our national security strategy it is imperative that it be adequately resourced....
  • From Humble Beginnings to 'Where Are the Carriers?'
    By Captain Rich Dann, U.S. Navy, and Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    Over the past 100 years, naval aviation has grown from a skeptics’ magnet to a force to be reckoned with.

    For generations, U.S. Presidents have asked the same question...

  • TBI Is Not Just Concussion
    By J. Patricia Blanco Kiely
    To treat brain-injured warfighters, we must first call a spade a spade.

    As it struggles to cope with the emerging battlefield reality of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the...

  • Mired in 'Muddy Studies'
    By Noel Koch
    Military medicine is woefully behind the curve on traumatic brain injury. Much of the research to date is at best inconclusive, offers little hope, and kindles a sense of despair.
  • Book Reviews

    What It Is Like to Go to War

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

    Reviewed by Charity E. Winters

  • Professional Notes

    Enhancing Bridge and CIC Leadership

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

    We have learned much over the years about bridge resource management. Having had the privilege of sailing in more than 20 U.S. ships working...

  • Oceans: Dr. Piccard and his Wonderful Electric Submarines
    By Don Walsh

    At the end of World War II, Dr. Jacques Piccard was a professor of international economics and his father, Professor Auguste Piccard, was a distinguished physicist. In the late 1940s they began to work together to develop a manned submersible...

  • World Naval Developments: Let the Chips Fall Where They May
    By Norman Friedman

    Some current researchers are arguing that Moore’s Law may be more limited than many have thought. The law states that the development of digital electronics is exponential. The original formulation was that the number of transistors that...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Werthiem

    The Bangladesh Navy is in the process of establishing a long-sought fixed-wing maritime-patrol aircraft capability. In July, two Do-228 NG (Next Generation) aircraft were ordered from Ruag Aviation corporation. They are due to enter service in...

  • Lest We Forget: Putting the Horse Before the Cart
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    In the latter part of the 19th century, technology was rapidly growing, offering new and, in most cases, better ways of doing things. Steam propulsion offered an alternative to the caprices of the winds, rifling was improving the marksmanship of...

  • Naval Institute Foundation

    Admiral Stansfield Turner Oral History Available

    The Naval Institute has just released the oral history of Admiral Stansfield M. Turner, who was president of the Naval War College and Commander 2nd Fleet. While serving as Commander in...

  • From Our Archive

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

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)


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