Proceedings Magazine - July 2012 Vol. 138/7/1,313

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Editor's Page

During its long and distinguished history, Proceedings has become the journal of record, the independent forum, a venue for discussing...

CEO Notes

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The Strategic Imperative and Naval Energy Strategy

The current “all-of-the-above” national energy strategy with its naval...

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Troops’ Best Friend?

Ten-plus years of war in the Middle East and Central Asia have resulted in high numbers of veterans suffering...

Payloads over Platforms: Charting a New Course
We need to move from ‘luxury-car’ platforms—with their built-in capabilities—toward dependable...
Punch Them in the Nose . . .and then Leave
With no good exit options, U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan should heed the Soviets’ lesson and withdraw with a...
Rethinking 'Naval'—Heresy or Fiscal Imperative?
With budget battles looming, the Navy–Marine Corps team needs to find ways to consolidate certain overlapping...
Cloud Combat: Thinking Machines in Future Wars
The divisions between men and machines are crumbling, leading to an autonomous mechanized force.


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Ian Fleming’s Commandos: The Story of the Legendary 30 Assault Unit

Nicholas Rankin. New York and Oxford: Oxford...

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The Strategic Imperative and Naval Energy Strategy
Fix Navy PME!
Troops' Best Friend?
Payloads over Platforms: Charting a New Course
Punch Them in the Nose…and Then Leave
Rethinking 'Naval' Heresy or Fiscal Imperative?
Keeping Our Ambitious Edge
Pigeonholes or Paradigm Shifts?
Cloud Combat: Thinking Machines in Future Wars
An Undersea 'Killer App'
China's Digital Destroyers
Grow the Network
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The Great Green (Pierside?) Fleet
Joint and Coalition Tactical Networking: There's an App for That!
The New Command Culture of Cooperative Leadership
Oceans: The Farming of the Sea
U.S. Navy: Needed - A Sub Change
World Naval Developments: Being There Still Matters
Combat Fleets
Lest We Forget: 'It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves'
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Fix Navy PME!

In the past three decades there has been a revolution in professional military education (PME) throughout the services....

Keeping Our Amphibious Edge
Who’s responsible for maintaining the critical sea-to-shore-and-back capability? The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, that...
Pigeonholes or Paradigm Shifts?
The U.S. Navy must combine innovation with tested ideas to make the most of its unmanned aerial vehicles.
An Undersea 'Killer App'
The Navy must push ahead in pursuit of a system that will turn information from beneath the waves into a main battery of...
China's Digital Destroyers
Chinese naval planners have long been striving for information dominance—and their hardware is catching up with their...
Grow the Network
It’s time for a blueprint to improve maritime domain awareness.

Tens of thousands of commercial...

Professional Notes

The Great Green (Pierside?) Fleet

By Lieutenant Lawrence Heyworth IV, U.S. Navy

On 14 October...


The Farming of the Sea

Fishing is one of mankind’s oldest organized activities. From the time our earliest ancestors first sorted...

U.S. Navy

Needed: A Sub Change

Who is in charge of the U.S. submarine force?

World Naval Developments

Being There Still Matters

In May the British government decided to reverse its previous decision to abandon short-take-off combat...

Combat Fleets

On 27 April India commissioned the first of a new batch of Talwar-class frigates. The INS Teg was built by the Russian shipyard...

Lest We Forget

‘It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.’*

The proverbial stars seemed to be aligned for the young...

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Keeping USNI ahead of the Curve

The Naval Institute is evolving rapidly to stay relevant in a challenging high-tech environment. To this...

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'Any one can hold the helm when the sea is calm.'

Publilius Syrus (85–43 BC)

“An unsteadier hand than...


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