Proceedings Magazine - May 2012 Vol. 138/5/1,311


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  • The Coming Naval Century
    By Robert O. Work
    The Navy and Marine Corps will be the long arm of a National Fleet central to U.S. military power.

    With the protracted campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan either already complete or winding down, 25 years of...

  • Rethinking the Strait of Hormuz
    By Commander Daniel Dolan, U.S. Navy
    If hostilities break out over any disruption of traffic through this busy sea lane, the Navy had better look long and hard at Iran’s anti-access/area-denial capabilities.

    In 2010, Dr. Shmuel Bar,...

  • Still Relevant After After All These Years
    By Commander Jim Griffin, U.S. Navy
    It may be the stuff of three-decades-old history, but the Falklands conflict offers warfighting lessons of distinct importance to the U.S. Navy of today.

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the...

  • Building on a 200-Year Legacy
    By Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, U.S. Navy
    Three bedrock lessons from the War of 1812 remain the basis for U.S. Navy operations in the 21st century.

    Today’s U.S. Navy was born (or perhaps reborn) in the War of 1812. Though the Fleet was...

  • Proceedings Digital Edition

    A digital edition of the May 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 the...

  • Editor's Page

    Each May our Naval Review gives readers the opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of the Sea Services during the past calendar year while also attempting to look ahead to the big issues that may be awaiting the Navy, Marine Corps, and...

  • CEO Notes

    The enthusiastic reaction to the Naval Institute’s Strategic Plan initiatives and the number of energized members present at the Annual Meeting on 11 April were unmistakable signs that the Institute is moving ahead with a bold new agenda....

  • U.S. Naval Institute Strategic Plan Summary 2012

    Where We’re Headed

    The work of the U.S. Naval Institute has never been more important. This plan combines the strength of our independent forum with a new vision that realizes the vast potential of the Naval Institute and propels...

  • Comment and Discussion

    Shooting for the Middle

    (See C. Schlise, pp. 64–67, April 2012 Proceedings)

  • Nobody Asked Me, But. . . The Fleet-Up Program Needs Fixing
    By Lieutenant Matthew Farrell, U.S. Navy

    Inundated by the epidemic of afloat commanding officer (CO) firings over the past few years, a common question in the surface community is “What the heck were they thinking?” Whether it is a lack of confidence in their ability to...

  • Now Hear This - Why the Age of Great-Power War Is Over
    By Lieutenant Doug Robb, U.S. Navy

    In Proceedings’ April “Now Hear This,” Navy Lieutenant Commander Rachel Gosnell and Marine Second Lieutenant Michael Orzetti argue that “the possibility of great-power war [between the United States and China]...

  • From the Deckplates - A Kid with a Dream
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)<p>

    Vince Patton, the eighth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard and former chairman of the U.S. Naval Institute Editorial Board, recently reminisced on social media about joining the Delayed Entry Program in April 1972 and shipping off to...

  • America Must Be Careful Where it Pivots
    By Captain Gerard D. Roncolato, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    What will the future hold in an atmosphere of rolling Arab crises and a U.S. shift of focus on the Pacific region?

    In a January article published by Foreign Affairs, Lebanese-born Fouad Ajami, a...

  • Russia's World Turned Upside Down
    By Lieutenant Daniel T. Murphy, U.S. Navy
    Oil, melting ice, and shifts in military and economic power will reshape Russian naval strategy.

    When oil peaked at more than $140 per barrel in 2007–8, Russian Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky projected...

  • Notable Naval Books of 2011
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler U.S. Navy (Retired)

    As in previous years, the list of notable naval books for 2011 was compiled, refined, and ultimately decided by a number of people, all of whom are widely recognized for their knowledge of matters pertaining to the Sea Services. Because the list...

  • Special - Officers Eat First
    By 1st Lieutenant Patrick Darcey, U.S. Marine Corps<p>
    As the Marines re-embrace their amphibious roots, shipboard service shows the differences between (but same ultimate goals of) rank and leadership, Corps-style and Navy-style.

    Over the course of the past...

  • Naval Review Resources

    Click on the links below to download or open a PDF of these resources from the May 2012 issue of Proceedings.

    U.S. Battle Force Changes...

  • U.S. Navy in Review
    By Scott C. Truver and Robert Holzer

    It was a full-ROMO—as in full “range of military operations”—year for the U.S. Navy. As Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Jonathan Greenert noted in his Fiscal Year 2013 Posture Statement:

  • U.S. Naval Aviation and Weapons Development in Review
    By Commander Jan C. Jacobs, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)

    With the implementation of budget constraints as a result of the congressional cost-cutting measures of 2011, most, if not all, of the Navy’s weapon-procurement programs will be affected in some way. Programs that are important in the grand...

  • U.S. Marine Corps in Review
    By Lieutenant Colonel John C. Berry Jr., U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    During 2011, U.S. Marines continued the fight in Afghanistan, conducting aggressive and decentralized operations that allowed them to retain the initiative in Helmand Province, generally considered one of that country’s most challenging...

  • U.S. Coast Guard in Review
    By Joe DiRenzo and Chris Doane

    In 2011 the U.S. Coast Guard continued its mission by responding to devastating hurricanes, floods, and droughts; interdicting maritime threats to our nation; supporting defense operations around the world; and seeking solutions to its expanding...

  • U.S. Merchant Marine and World Maritime in Review
    By Shashi Kumar

    Conventional wisdom a year ago was that the threat of a double-dip recession was passé. But then several externalities, including catastrophic weather events, came to the forefront and impacted the recovery of a fragile global economy....

  • Oceans - Cameron’s Historic Descent: A Personal View
    By Don Walsh <p>

    In the early morning hours of 26 March, explorer/Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron realized a decade-old dream. He piloted his manned submersible, the Deepsea Challenger, to the deepest place in the World Ocean, the Challenger Deep...

  • World Naval Developments - Technology’s Hidden Dangers
    By Norman Friedman<p>

    A recent incident in Afghanistan illuminates a military aspect of the new world of integrated electronics, as exemplified by smart phones. Integration means that formerly disparate functions, such as those of a camera, phone, and Internet access...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    The first of the new U.S. Coast Guard Sentinel-class cutters was delivered in February. Up to 58 of the new ships, also known as Fast Response Cutters, are planned. The Bernard C. Webber (WPC-1101), is homeported in Miami, Florida, which...

  • Lest We Forget - ‘Heights of Courage and Forgetfulness of Self’
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)<p>

    On 24 October 1944, the light carrier USS Princeton (CVL-23) had recovered 12 aircraft when her lookouts spotted a “Judy” coming straight for the ship. Batteries of 20- and 40-mm antiaircraft guns immediately opened up, but...

  • Book Reviews

    Mr. and Mrs. Madison’s War: America’s First Couple and the Second War of Independence

    Hugh Howard. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2012. 384 pp. Illus. Notes. Index. $30.00.

    Reviewed by David S. and Jeanne...

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