Proceedings Magazine - October 2012 Vol. 138/10/1,316

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We must reconsider our strategic perspective and organizational culture amid an emerging naval revolution.

Today’s U.S. Navy faces trying times in...



  • Rebalancing the Rhetoric
    By J. Randy Forbes
    The ‘pivot’ toward the Asia-Pacific region is a lofty objective, but maritime assets available to execute it—existing and planned—are simply not enough.

    Is all the recent commotion...

  • An Enemy Without Boundaries
    By Isaac R. Porche III, Jerry M. Sollinger, and Shawn McKay
    It is impossible to block every cyber attack, so strategy and policy should be focused on how to respond once that attack occurs.

    In August the largest oil producer in the world—Saudi Aramco—...

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    The Right Tools in your Toolbox

    By Captain John P. Cordle, U.S. Navy


  • Why Continue to Serve? A Letter to Millennial SWOs
    by Rear Admiral Mike Shatynski, U.S. Navy

    Why Continue to Serve? A Letter to Millennial SWOs

    By Rear Admiral Mike Shatynski, U.S. Navy
  • The Battle for Spectrum
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    The Battle for Spectrum

    By Major Christopher S. Tsirlis, U.S. Marine Corps
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    A New Kind of Carrier Air Wing

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  • Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - Does the Navy Value Joint Education?
    By Commander John T. Kuehn, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Choke…coffee going down my trachea instead of the esophagus. “What did you say, Commander?” The student, a Navy lieutenant commander, had just informed me that the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) was sending passed-over...

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  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    The ever-growing reach of China’s navy was demonstrated recently when two of its warships sailed through the Turkish Straits and into the Black Sea for the first time. The two ships, the Luhu-class destroyer Qingdao and Jiangkai II...

  • Shifting Targets
    By Captain Gerard D. Roncolato, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    We must reconsider our strategic perspective and organizational culture amid an emerging naval revolution.

    Today’s U.S. Navy faces trying times in every dimension. Accelerating technological trends...

  • Now Hear This - The Asymmetric Nature of Cyber Warfare
    By Andrew T. Phillips

    How likely is it that a conflict between two combatants involving both kinetic and cyber operations would be an asymmetric one? And does the answer to that question depend on who the combatants are? In a kinetic scenario, the creation and “...

  • From the Deckplates - ‘I Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny’
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    A career in Navy cryptology gives one great respect for the need to protect classified information. Intentional or accidental disclosures threaten intelligence sources and methods and endanger colleagues. The secrecy needed in special operations...

  • The Navy's Newest Warfighting Imperative
    By Vice Admirals Kendall L. Card and Michael S. Rogers, U.S. Navy
    The opening shots of the next war will likely occur in cyberspace.

    In the maritime operating environment, enormous challenges have been created by the explosive growth and global pervasiveness of...

  • Creating Cyber Warriors
    By Vice Admiral Nancy Brown (Retired), Captain Danelle Barrett, and Lieutenant Commander Jesse Castillo, U.S. Navy
    The Navy should train highly skilled cyber-warfare officers from multiple communities who can dominate in a rapidly changing battle space.

    In his 1 March 2012 opening remarks to the House of Committee on...

  • Time for 'Green' Maritime Domain Awareness
    By Scott C. Truver
    Oceanic-intel tools developed for military and homeland-security purposes promise to be a boon in the environmental sphere as well.

    The explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April 2010...

  • Co-Ed Crew: Reality vs. Taboo
    By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    We can’t have both chastity and mixed-sex complements. So what’s the priority—a combat-ready Fleet or gender diversity?

    It would not serve any purpose to describe the perfectly acceptable...

  • Ringside at the Missile Crisis
    By A. Denis Clift
    Chief of Naval Operations Admiral George W. Anderson Jr. was part of the inner circle of military officers advising President John F. Kennedy on how to deal with the Soviet Union’s shipping missiles to Cuba....
  • 'Fire in Turret Two!'
    By Taylor Baldwin Kiland
    Forty years ago, 20 sailors were killed and 36 injured when a faulty projectile detonated on the USS Newport News.

    They were all used to the sound of the 8-inch guns. The crew of the USS ...

  • Professional Notes

    The Right Tools in your Toolbox

    By Captain John P. Cordle, U.S. Navy

    During 26 years in the Navy and a total of 9 ships and staffs, I experienced a broad scope of leadership styles and collected a series of ideas...

  • Naval Systems - Antiship Missile Moves Toward Flight Test
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    Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control business unit started a series of airborne “captive-carry” testing in May on the sensor suite planned for use for a long-range antiship missile (LRASM). It is being developed for...

  • World Naval Developments - One Ship, Many Missions
    By Norman Friedman

    In August, the Royal Navy released details of its next surface combatant, the Type 26, a modular ship. Announced plans are to build 13 of these vessels to replace the surviving 13 Type 23 frigates. All were intended primarily for antisubmarine...

  • Lest We Forget - Ridley McLean’s Legacy
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    An impressive array of battleships, cruisers, and destroyers was gathered in San Francisco Bay for a major tactical exercise off the California coast, scheduled to commence the next day, 13 November 1933. But suddenly, signal lamps around the bay...

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    ‘All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players.’

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