U.S. Navy (David Rush)

Editor's Page

April 2013
The past several months have heard a steady drumbeat of news stories describing the adverse effect the ongoing budget mess is having on the readiness of our armed forces. Whether ...

CEO Notes

April 2013
We are a Member organization, and your engagement is very important to ensure we further our mission and keep our open, independent forum robust. Now is an important time to ...

Comment and Discussion

April 2013
Africa’s Leaking Wound(See M. Murphy, pp. 37–41, March 2013 Proceedings)Dr. Edgar Bates (former Director, Maritime Domain Awareness, Naval Forces Europe/Naval Forces Africa)—Dr. Murphy is on target when ...
U.S. Marine Corps (Pedro Cardenas)

From the Deckplates - Sweat the Small Stuff

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2013
“Don’t sweat the small stuff” is a common phrase, but without the proper context its meaning might be misinterpreted. It should not mean we ignore the seemingly unimportant details and ...
U.S. Navy (Sam Shavers)

Hardly the First Time

By James R. Holmes and Toshi Yoshihara
April 2013
China’s naval development should not be that surprising, as history offers ample instances of rapidly rising sea powers.
U.S. Navy

Joint Responders

By Lieutenant Commander Jason P. Grower, U.S. Navy
April 2013
After failed U.S. efforts to bolster military-to-military relations with the Chinese, this idea might just appeal to Beijing.
U.S. Navy (Derek R. Sanchez)

Learning the Ropes in Blue Water

By Andrew S. Erickson and Austin M. Strange
April 2013
Four years of Gulf of Aden deployments have brought valuable lessons to the Chinese navy, and not just about fighting pirates.
PLA Pictorial

Sub Force Rising

By Lyle Goldstein and Shannon Knight
April 2013
While attention focuses on its aircraft carrier, in 20 years China’s potent submarines could be a global undersea force.
U.S. Navy (Eric Dietrich)

Recapturing Our Creative DNA

By Rear Admiral Terry B. Kraft, U.S. Navy
April 2013
Innovate now, or be sorry later. That message is being sent by U.S. naval leaders looking down the ranks for the best ideas.
U.S. Navy (Chris Fahey)

Print Me a Cruiser!

By Lieutenant Scott Cheney-Peters, U.S. Navy Reserve; and Lieutenant (j.g.) Matthew Hipple, U.S. Navy
April 2013
Even as it presents many challenges, 3D printing’s enormous promise includes low-cost, on-site ship design and construction.
U.S. Navy (Alan Radeck)

Aye, Navy Robot

By Captains Danelle Barrett and James H. Mills, U.S. Navy
April 2013
Using Isaac Asimov’s robot rules as a template, the Navy now has an opportunity to do unmanned and autonomous right.
Northrop Grumman

The Time for Lasers Is Now

By Bryan G. McGrath and Timothy A. Walton
April 2013
Directed energy and electric weapons will define the future battle space, and the Navy needs to give this more thought.
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

'All Hell Broke Loose'

Interview with Captain Gordan Van Hook, USN (Ret.)
April 2013
The first chief engineer of the USS Samuel B. Roberts recalls efforts 25 years ago to save the ship after she hit a mine.

Book Reviews

April 2013
Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell ‘Bud’ Zumwalt, Jr.Larry Berman. New York: Harper, 2012. 526 pp. Illus. Notes. Index. $27.99.Reviewed by Captain Fred W. Kacher, ...
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

Professional Notes

April 2013
A New Step Toward Naval CooperationSDF) has long supported initiatives for the development of naval networking.1 To that end, in 2011, the JMSDF Staff College hosted the first Western Pacific ...
Indian Navy

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
April 2013
The first of India’s new offshore-patrol ships, the INS Saryu, was commissioned into service on 23 January. The new warship, the first in her class, was designed and built ...
Courtesy of the Author

Naval Institute Foundation

April 2013
A View from ManhattanNaval Institute Commodore Michael Wiseman, managing partner at the Sullivan & Cromwell (S&C) law firm in New York City, hosted and sponsored a reception in late February, ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

April 2013
‘We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch—we are going back from whence we came.’ John ...