Proceedings Magazine - April 2012 Vol. 138/4/1,310


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  • Another View
    by Ric Smith
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  • China's Navy on the Horizon
    By Captain Carl Otis Schuster, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    Its first aircraft carrier is more significant for what she foreshadows than what she may show the world in the immediate future.


  • Special - Giving Junior Officers a Voice
    By Lieutenant Alex Haupt and Lieutenant Jack Walsh, U.S. Navy

    The U.S. Naval Institute strives to be a primary resource for junior officers (JOs) in the Sea Services. Today’s JOs have many things in common with those of the past: We work hard, we are proud to be naval officers, proud of our heritage,...

  • Warrior Diplomats and Development Devil Dogs
    By Lieutenant Daniel R. Green, U.S. Navy Reserve
    The U.S. military and civilian agencies should collaborate to wage successful counterinsurgency—not battle each other.

    For many military units operating in Afghanistan (and, until recently, Iraq),...

  • Getting to Know the Chinese
    By Milan Vego
    The Chinese think about military operations in ways that represent both strengths and weaknesses.


  • Now Hear This - Is Great-Power War Still Possible?
    By Lieutenant Commander Rachael Gosnell, U.S. Navy, and Second Lieutenant Michael Orzetti, U.S. Marine Corps

    The Center for Naval Analyses recently published Grand Strategy: Contemporary Contending Analyst Views and Implications for the U.S. Navy, a survey of potential U.S.

  • Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - 'Choreographed' Training Is Dancing with the Devil
    Lieutenant (junior grade) Matthew R. Hipple, U.S. Navy

    Pier sentries are inspecting a vehicle. Just before letting it proceed, a sailor asks the driver to lift a mat originally mistaken for the trunk floor. In the commotion as the bomb is casually exposed, the driver makes a break for it. The nearest...

  • Comment and Discussion

    China Is Protecting North Korea’s Nukes

    (See J. A. Bosco, p. 10, December 2011; E. A. McVadon and D. Yoon, pp. 9, 84, February 2012; and J. A. Bosco, pp. 84-85, March 2012 Proceedings)

  • CEO Notes

    Just over one year ago, in a period of several days, the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard were called into action to respond to an especially challenging and near-simultaneous series of events across the globe.

  • Proceedings Digital Edition

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

  • Editor's Page

    Since the end of the Cold War and the breakup of the Soviet Union, most defense watchers assumed that China would step into the role of America’s next great-power peer competitor. For years China was the elephant in the room when discussing...

  • From the Deckplates - Focus on the Basics—Before It's Too Late
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Modern organizations require carefully designed and executed human-resource programs. The Secretary of the Navy understands this, and his recently announced 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative is ostensibly an effort toward that end....

  • Storm Warnings?
    By Vice Admiral Doug Crowder, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    The buildup of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has caused quite a stir with the United States and its allies over the past few years. But China hardly has us over a barrel.


  • Asymmetric Warfare, American Style
    By Toshi Yoshihara and James R. Holmes
    Let’s just say it: AirSea Battle in East Asia is about China. Foreclosing its options is perhaps the surest way to deter aggression.

    China is the Voldemort of U.S. military planning. For, just as the...

  • China's Navigation in Space
    By Andrew Erickson and Amy Chang
    What new approaches will China’s space tracking take?

    The People’s Republic of China’s “Long View” space-tracking and telemetry system enhances space situational awareness and...

  • 'Learn from the PLA?'
    By Commander Thomas Henderschedt, U.S. Navy
    The U.S.
  • Does Anyone Recognize These Men?
    Photography by Jen Mabe
    If so, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) wants to hear from you.


  • Crafting a 'Good' Strategy
    By Lieutenant Colonel Frank Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
    There’s no time like the present to start looking into the proverbial crystal ball and thinking about a maritime strategy ‘refresh.’

    Has the term “strategy” completely lost...

  • Shooting for the Middle
    By Lieutenant Commander Chuck Schlise, U.S. Navy
    To bring balance back to the Fleet, the surface Navy needs to fill the shipbuilding capability gap between its high- and low-end platforms.

    The U.S. Navy has a narrow window of opportunity to lay out a...

  • Book Reviews

    Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi’s Long Journey to Triumph in Iran

    Richard Bonin. New York: Doubleday, 2011. 304 pp. Notes. Bibliog. Index. $27.95.

    Reviewed by Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired...

  • Professional Notes

    Unleashing the MH-60S Knighthawk

    By Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Armstrong, U.S. Navy

    It has been several decades since the U.S. Navy operated and deployed helicopter gunships in support of...

  • Naval Systems - Integrated-Systems Work Starts for Final San Antonios
    By Edward J. Walsh

    Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has started development of critical electronics systems for the San Antonio–class amphibious assault ship or amphibious transport/dock USS John P. Murtha (LPD-26), following a December...

  • U.S. Navy - There's a Lot in a Name
    By Norman Polmar

    Secretary of the Navy Edwin “Ray” Mabus, under fire from members of Congress, veterans’ associations, and others, has announced that the Navy will return to traditional sources for naming Navy ships.1...

  • World Naval Developments - The Human Factor in Cyber Security
    By Norman Friedman

    A recent case of hacking—actually of industrial espionage—offers insights into the world of cyber-warfare. The victim was the Canadian company NorTel, which is now being broken up after suffering severe losses (not attributed to the...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    Taiwan recently announced that in 2013 it plans to begin retrofitting Harpoon Block II antiship missiles into its Dutch-built submarines, the Hai Hu (pictured here) and sister Hai Lung. The Block II variant of the Harpoon...

  • Lest We Forget - Remembering the Painful
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    For more than 100 issues, this column has recounted inspirational incidents from our history in hopes that, as part of our heritage, they will not be forgotten. Sometimes, however, it is easier (or at least more palatable) to forget, and this is...

  • Naval Institute Foundation

    Grant Underwrites History Conference

    The William M. Wood Foundation of Boston, Massachusetts, will sponsor the U.S. Naval Institute’s 2012 history conference. This year’s program, a joint production with the Naval Academy to...

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    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)


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