Proceedings Magazine - November 2012 Vol. 138/11/1,317

Cover Story
Over-the-beach capabilities remain vital to U.S. maritime operations. Lessons from the annual Bold Alligator exercises can chart a course for the future.

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Who We Are
In an ever-changing, ever-dangerous world, the Marine Corps remains a constant in our nation’s defense: Always...
Submarine Stormtroops
An unconventional spin on the Marine tradition of forcible amphibious entry could counter modern A2/AD threats—at...
Marines or Marines*?
The performance of women and men side by side in Iraq and Afghanistan has rendered the Combat Exclusion Policy irrelevant....
Of Defense and Deficits
To maintain their unique capabilities, the Sea Services must master the art of navigating budgets in the Age of Austerity...
Editor's Page

On the occasion of the Marine Corps’ 237th birthday this month, we’re pleased to welcome General James Amos to our pages for the first...

Now Hear This - America Needs a Strategy for the Second Nuclear Age

Nuclear weapons caused something new in military strategy more than a half-century ago: Concepts based on threats to incinerate the planet. Hyper-...

From the Deckplates - Leaders Don’t Fix Blame

Retired Captain Mike Lambert posts a thought-provoking entry every morning on his blog, “I Like the Cut of His Jib.” These posts...

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Over-the-beach capabilities remain vital to U.S. maritime operations. Lessons from the annual Bold Alligator exercises can...
Amphibious Maneuver Warfare 2.0
The Navy–Marine Corps team faces new threats, new opportunities, and declining resources. ‘We should . . ....
Projecting Power in Gator Operations
To secure its operational edge, the Marine Air-Ground Task Force should enhance its capabilities in four specific ways....
U.S. Marine Corps Resources

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Disruptive Technologies: The Navy's Way Forward
Fundamental suppositions must be reexamined as unmanned systems become the long-term force-structure solution....
CEO Notes

The Naval Institute Press has published a new softcover edition—also available as an eBook—of Master of Seapower, the late Thomas B....

Comment & Discussion
Nobody Asked Me, But... - Haze Gray (Variegated), All the Way

The 3 September 2012 issue of Navy Times reported that “Blueberries” may be on their way out. The pixilated blue battle-dress uniform...

Book Reviews

The Twilight War: The Secret History of America’s Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran

David Crist. New York: Penguin, 2012. 656...

Professional Notes

Handling a Cyclone

By Lieutenant Commander David S. Coles, U.S. Navy

Surface Warfare Officer Command School (SWOS...

Oceans - Alvin and Trieste: Two Old Men of the (Deep) Sea

Both are Navy-owned deep submersibles. One was retired in 1963, while the other is still active. But their histories are related.

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World Naval Developments - Nationalism Unleashed

A simmering dispute over some uninhabited islands south of Japan offers insight into the way domestic politics can drive foreign policy—...

Combat Fleets

On 3 September the first of Sweden’s newly upgraded Visby-class guided-missile patrol craft was turned over to the Swedish military after...

Lest We Forget - Commitment

As a retired Navy captain, George Thibault is no stranger to the Navy’s core values of honor, courage, and commitment. On active duty, he...

From Our Archive

‘A battery of field artillery is worth a thousand muskets.’

William Tecumseh Sherman (1820–1891)

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Naval Institute Foundation - Giving Thanks

This Thanksgiving, we salute two benefactors among the thousands of supporters to whom the Naval Institute is so grateful.

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