Proceedings Magazine - November 2013 Vol. 139/11/1,329

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  • Editor's Page

    As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, and the United States increasingly shifts its strategic focus to the Asia-Pacific theater, each branch of the armed forces is trying to more clearly define its roles and missions in the new defense...

  • Now Hear This - Defining Our National Interests
    By Adam Lowther and Casey Lucius

    President George Washington’s September 1796 farewell address laid out a concept of U.S. foreign policy designed to preserve the United States’ national interest....

  • From the Deckplates - Yet He Is Proud
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    One of the most important lessons new chief petty officers learn each year is to trust the Mess. In very real terms, it means trusting their fellow chiefs to support them in their...

  • An Amphibious Force for Emerging Demands
    By General James F. Amos, U.S. Marine Corps
    National security and economic vitality are intertwined, and both depend on naval expeditionary capabilities that are as flexible and evolving as the challenges ahead.

    Irrespective of how the future...

  • Professional Notes

    Brilliance in the Basics

    By Major David C. Lemke, U.S. Marine Corps

    Planning, employing, and supervising the delivery of combined arms has long been the stock-in-trade of Marine officers. To overcome the emerging...

  • The Fleet—and Fleet Marine Force—in the 21st Century
    By Lieutenant Colonel John T. Quinn II, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
    With end-strength numbers reduced and budgets slashed, the Navy–Marine Corps team must cultivate innovative ways to maintain vital capabilities.

    As the nation withdraws from the war in Afghanistan...

  • Assured Access, Anytime, Anywhere
    By Lieutenant Colonel Lloyd Freeman, U.S. Marine Corps
    The Navy’s preoccupation with anti-access/area denial is a throwback to ‘counting battleships’ as a measure of naval capability. It’s time to shift focus to the Navy’s overwhelming dominance of...
  • A Champion for the 21st Century Navy
    By Dr. J. P. "Jack" London
    Now is the time for supporters of American sea power to promote the U.S. Navy’s unique strategic role in national security. Will the next Theodore Roosevelt please step forward?

    The United States is the...

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  • CEO Notes

    We have re-established separate Directors for the Naval Institute Foundation to improve our focus in this important area. The first meeting of the new Board of Directors of the Naval Institute Foundation, appointed by the Institute’s Board...

  • Comment and Discussion

    The Next Security Frontier

    (See J. S. Spaner and H. LeBail, pp. 30–35, October 2013 Proceedings)

  • Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - Reinstate MarDets
    By Staff Sergeant James S. Grabarits (U.S. Marine Corps Reserve)

    Now that the focus of defense policy has shifted to the Pacific Ocean, there are questions about how the role of the Marine Corps should evolve. Within the Corps is a prevailing...

  • U.S. Marine Corps Resources

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    U.S. Marine...

  • Book Reviews

    Josephus Daniels: His Life & Times

    Lee A. Craig. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. 474 pp. Illus. Notes. Biblio. Index. $35.

    Reviewed by Frederick Harrod

    If Josephus...

  • 'Forward and Ready for Crisis'
    By The Ellis Group
    Ensuring the United States’ maritime advantage will require an integrated naval approach that balances sea-control and power-projection operations in the world’s volatile littorals.

    In January...

  • Oceans - The Curse of Sea-Level Rise
    By Don Walsh

    While climate change and sea-level rise are book-length subjects, this column will attempt to highlight major aspects of the problem. The World Ocean has an area of about 139...

  • World Naval Developments - Arctic Activity Heats Up
    by Norman Friedman

    From a naval perspective, perhaps the single most significant impact of global warming is the transformation of the Arctic from a forbidding, ice-blocked region usable almost...

  • The Corps' Return to the Sea
    By Major General Thomas A. Benes, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
    As the United States looks for new means to project power, sea basing offers the Marine Corps the perfect opportunity to update its maritime prepositioning concept.

    The renewed focus on the Asia-Pacific...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    This September Colombia’s navy received the first three of eight new 2000TD hovercraft designed and built by Griffon Hoverwork of the United Kingdom. The fully amphibious 2000TD measures 41 feet in length, displaces 5 tons, and can carry...

  • Lest We Forget - Courage and Innovation Combined
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    On the night of 6–7 September 1776, a huge Royal Navy fleet lay at anchor in the waters between Staten Island and Manhattan, making a grand display of British sea power. One...

  • Naval Institute Foundation

    Our Deepest Thanks

    In this month of Thanksgiving, we salute several supporters whose generosity has truly strengthened the Naval Institute.

  • Getting Sea Control Right
    By Milan Vego
    The U.S. Navy’s failure to understand sea control and sea denial is more than mere semantics—it could negatively impact the development of future operational concepts.

    Although it is one of the...

  • From Our Archive

    ‘The essential act of war is destruction,
    not necessarily of human lives,
    but of the products of human labor.’ 
    — George Orwell (1903–1950)

    Surrounded by the...

  • Triggering Innovation and Initiative
    By Lieutenant Erik Sand, U.S. Navy

    2013 Leadership Essay Contest Winner
    Made possible by the generous support of Dr. J. Phillip London and CACI International

    A good leader’s most important responsibility is preparing more good leaders. The...

  • The Pillar of Leadership
    By Captain Justin P. Gray, U.S. Marine Corps

    2013 Leadership Essay Contest 2nd Prize Winner

  • Empathy: Long-Haul Sustainer
    By Lieutenant Kurt Albaugh, U.S. Navy

    2013 Leadership Essay Contest 3rd Prize Winner


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