U.S. Navy

The Wrong Ship at the Wrong Time

By Commander John Patch, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2011
Since the Littoral Combat Ship can’t live up to expectations, the program should be canceled—or at least radically altered.

How Are the Mighty Fallen

By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2011
The reasons so many surface-ship captains are being relieved of command are finally becoming clear. And they’re not pretty.
U.S. Navy (Adrian White)

'Lay Your Ship'

By Commander Carl Meuser, U.S. Navy
January 2011
Guided-missile destroyers were never designed for disaster relief, but their Sailors are still determined to be “relevant to the fight.”
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Command Performance

By Captain Bill Parker and Captain Cathal O'Connor, U.S. Navy
January 2011
Based on lessons learned commanding ships, two salty naval officers dole out common sense advice to prospective COs.
U.S. Navy (Kristin L. Grover)

Fit to Fight!

By Captain Michael R. Graham, U.S. Navy; and Sam Samimi
January 2011
LSD 41/49 Mid-Life Modernization could be a cost-saving poster child, extending service lives and enhancing capability.

A Century of Naval Aviation

Compiled by Captain Tim Wooldridge, USN (Ret.)
January 2011
To begin our centennial celebration, we embark on a journey through history from the U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive.
U.S. Navy (David A. Cox)

If the Question Is China . . .

By Admiral James L. Holloway III, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2011
The United States can protect allies and economic interests in the Pacific only by deploying large-deck carrier strike groups.
U.S. Marine Corps (James B. Purschwitz)

Looking Beyond the EFV

By Brian M. Burton
January 2011
As the fate of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle grows dimmer, the Marine Corps must examine itself in a broader perspective.