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Editor's Page

January 2013
In recent years, every branch of the armed forces has had a favored program come under intense scrutiny. Whether it was the Army’s Future Combat System, the Air Force’s F-22, ...

CEO Notes

January 2013
As we begin 2013, it is time for the annual election of our Board of Directors and Editorial Board. The ballot is even more important this year because Members are ...

Comment & Discussion

January 2013
Imminent Domain(See J. W. Greenert, pp. 16–21, December 2012 Proceedings)Captain Jim Adams, U.S. Navy (Retired)—Admiral Greenert’s article is a superb strategic view on the warfighting aspects of ...
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Now Hear This - The Right Destroyer at the Right Time

By Vice Admiral Bernard McCullough III, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2013
The Arleigh Burke–class guided-missile destroyers are the backbone of the Fleet. For the past 20 years, the DDG-51s have evolved to meet the latest threats. Originally designed to combat ...
U.S. Navy (Ryan C. Delcore)

From the Deckplates - Stop Punishing the Innocent

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2013
There are far too many news reports of military members committing crimes and failing personally or professionally. Leaders need to appropriately address these situations. Unfortunately, some responses have been misguided ...
Navy Expeditionary Combat Command

Make Way for Small Craft

By Lieutenant (junior grade) Michael S. Proctor, U.S. Navy
January 2013
For the littorals, the Navy needs a small-craft force—fast, aggressive, and able to mix it up, guerrilla-style.
U.S. Navy

Sea Swap Redux

By Lieutenant Johannes Schonberg, U.S. Navy Reserve
January 2013
Crew rotation, briefly tried and shelved a decade ago, holds promise for the LCS, if maintenance-repair can be fixed.

A Sea Change in Standing Watch

By Captain John Cordle, U.S. Navy, with Dr. Nita Shattuck
January 2013
Setting the right rotation for watch standing has been hard, but science and naval operations combined to find an answer.
U.S. Navy (Derek R. Sanchez)

The Case for Forward Partnership

By Lieutenant Colonel Frank G. Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
January 2013
America’s next grand strategy needs to be sea-based and rely heavily on its global maritime partners to take on threats.
Karen Erlinger

This Time, It's Different

By Captain Richard M. Miller, U.S. Navy
January 2013
While Congress and the administration teeter on the fiscal cliff as we go to press, here’s what sequestration would mean.
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Study War Much More

By Milan Vego
January 2013
Even as the Navy conducts humanitarian missions and operations short of war, preparing to fight should come first.
U.S. Navy

Trident II: Flipping a Flop

By Vice Admiral Ken Malley, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2013
How the missile rose, phoenix-like, from utter failure in its first at-sea launch to become the most reliable such weapon in Navy history.

Book Reviews

January 2013
Find, Fix, Finish: Inside the Counterterrorism Campaigns That Killed Bin Laden and Devastated al QaedaAki Peritz and Eric Rosenbach. New York: Public Affairs, 2012. 310 pp. Notes. Index. $27.99. ...

Launch the Puma!

by Commander Rich LeBron, Ensign Daniel Cobb, and Ensign James Martin, U.S. Navy
January 2013
Launch the Puma!By Commander Rich LeBron, Ensign Daniel Cobb, and Ensign James Martin, U.S. NavyIn an era of constrained resources and increasing naval mission requirements, low-cost ultra-light unmanned ...

Rapid Planning for the Maritime Component Commander

by Lieutenant Commander Brett Morash, U.S. Navy
January 2013
Rapid Planning for the Maritime Component CommanderBy Lieutenant Commander Brett Morash, U.S. NavyWhen a crisis action team is in the planning stage, developing the rapid-response planning process (R2P2) ...

Command and Control: The Warfighter's Glue

by Admiral Richard C. Macke, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2013
Command and Control: The Warfighter’s GlueBy Admiral Richard C. Macke, U.S. Navy (Retired)Command and control (C2) is the glue that ensures all the facets of an operation, be ...
U.S. Navy (David R. Finley)

World Naval Developments - Under the Dome

By Norman Friedman
January 2013
Israeli success with the Iron Dome anti-rocket system illustrates the way in which tactics and technology go together in anti-missile warfare. The success of the system may also have considerable ...
NASSCO

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
January 2013
The U.S. Navy’s 14th and final Lewis and Clark–class dry-cargo/ammunition ship was delivered on 24 October. Built by General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, the USNS Cesar Chavez ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Lest We Forget - ‘The Reputation of Our Navy’

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2013
Largely forgotten because it was overshadowed by the so-called D-Day invasion at Normandy, the Allies launched Operation Dragoon into Southern France in August 1944. Designed to apply added pressure on ...
Royal Navy

Professional Notes

January 2013
Launch the Puma!ed resources and increasing naval mission requirements, low-cost ultra-light unmanned aerial systems offer enormous capabilities to the surface fleet. The U.S. Navy is anexpeditionary force whose continued success ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Naval Institute Foundation

January 2013
Admiral Bruce DeMars Oral History Is AvailableThe Naval Institute has added to its oral-history collection the life story of Admiral Bruce DeMars, the former director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion and ...
Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

January 2013
This poster, published more than a century ago around 1909, highlighted an enlistee’s pay and benefits, including a free uniform. The featured battleship is of the South Carolina class. The ...