Comment and Discussion

February 2013
The Ohio Replacement Program: Is There an Alternative?(See N. Polmar, pp. 86–87, December 2012 Proceedings)Rear Admiral Barry Bruner, U.S. Navy, Director, Undersea Warfare Division, OPNAV N97—I’d like ...
U.S. Navy (Steven Myers)

Professional Notes

February 2013
Operating in a RADCON Environment fifth-largest earthquake in recorded history. The resulting tsunami caused immeasurable damage including crippling cooling systems at the Fukushima Daiichi reactor complex near Sendai, Japan. In ...
Ignacio Amendolara

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
February 2013
In December, Ghana released an Argentine navy training ship, the Libertad, which it had seized under court order. The incident began in October when the sailing vessel was impounded ...
U.S. Navy (Ricky Thompson)

Editor's Page

February 2013
As the nation continues to face the possibility of sequestration, the Department of Defense is girding itself for an era of austerity. Unless an agreement is reached between the White ...
Christiaan Conover

CEO Notes

February 2013
Now is an important time to have a strong Naval Institute, and I am pleased to announce that our membership grew in 2012. Not only do we have more Members, ...
U.S. Coast Guard (Michael Anderson)

Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - A Farewell to Pins

By Commander Brian LeFebvre, U.S. Coast Guard
February 2013
The Coast Guard should eliminate the daily wearing of uniform specialty insignia. Yes, I’m saying we should stop wearing our aviator wings, cutterman pins, boat force operations pins, coxswain pins, ...
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

From the Deckplates - Principle Before Passion

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2013
Popular culture is typically perceived only as entertainment, but there are lessons embedded in many of these diversions, woven into lyrics, scripts, and imagery such that they are sometimes missed ...
U.S. Navy, Courtesy of Ingalls Shipbuilding (Steve Blount)

'Shipbuilding Is a Priority'

Interview with Sean J. Stackley
February 2013
The Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition weighs ships’ program requirements and costs.
U.S. Navy (Alex R. Forster)

From Enterprise to Enterprise

By Captain John T. Manvel, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2013
From CV-6 to CVN-80, aircraft carrier design has evolved, as the new Gerald R. Ford–class ships embrace lessons learned.
U.S. Navy (Jason J. Mosher)

Semper Huh?

By Captain Michael Junge, U.S. Navy
February 2013
A command-at-sea culture of independence has hampered the Navy in clearly defining its identity. But that’s attainable.
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

'More than Submarine vs. Submarine'

By Vice Admiral James R. Fitzgerald, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2013
Undersea warfare is just as important today as it was in World War II and the Cold War. Now, all it needs is a strategy.
U.S. Navy (Scott Youngblood)

A Fleet out of Balance

By Lieutenant Colonel James W. Hammond III, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
February 2013
The marginalization of naval expeditionary forces threatens our ability to project power and sustain global stability.
U.S. Navy Photo Courtesy of NPS

Clearing the Smoke

By Admiral Henry H. Mauz Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2013
The dismissals of top administrators at the Naval Postgraduate School may present a golden opportunity to address problems.
W. Nowland Van Powell Painting, Naval History and Heritage Command

The History Mystery

By Gregory J. Martin
February 2013
The Navy and too many of its officers seem content with a worldview in which only the present and future matter.

Book Reviews

February 2013
Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War IIArthur Herman. New York: Random House, 2012. Illus. Notes. Bibliog. Index. $28.Reviewed by Lieutenant Eric Schuck, Supply Corps, ...

Operating in a RADCON Environment

by Lieutenant (j.g.) Jessica Fuller and Commander James Lowell, U.S. Navy
February 2013
Operating in a RADCON EnvironmentBy Lieutenant (j.g.) Jessica Fuller andCommander James Lowell, U.S. NavyOn 11 March 2011, Japan experienced the fifth-largest earthquake in recorded history. The resulting tsunami ...

Joint Air: Don't Let Knowledge Slip Away

by Commander Tom Pieluszczak, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2013
Joint Air: Don’t Let Knowledge Slip AwayBy Commander Tom Pieluszczak, U.S. Navy (Retired)Nine years after the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Navy stands at the edge of ...
U.S. Navy

U.S. Navy - Bye Bye, ‘Big E’

By Norman Polmar
February 2013
The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65) began inactivation at Norfolk, Virginia, on 1 December 2012. She had served in the Fleet for 51 years.That same day, Secretary of the Navy ...
Two R5Ds of Naval Air Transport Squadron 8 (VR-8) sandwich an Air Force C-54 as they await their turn for takeoff from Rhein-Main Air Base in January 1949
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

February 2013
‘None but himself can be his parallel.’ Lewis Theobald (1688–1744)Despite their proximity of birth at Charleston (South Carolina) Navy Yard on 7 April 1943, the destroyers USS Paul Hamilton ...