U.S. Navy (Peter D. Lawlor)

Editor's Page

by Paul Merzlak
June 2013
The swirl of events and factors that define the present day—from emerging potential adversaries overseas to ongoing financial strife and economic downsizing on the home front—are creating all sorts of ...

CEO Notes

by Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.)
June 2013
This month, as we mark the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Midway, the Naval Institute Press is publishing The Battle of Midway: The Naval Institute Guide to the U.S. ...

Comment and Discussion

June 2013
American Renewable Energy Is a Must(See R. L. Misso and S. Kleeb, p.10, April 2013 Proceedings)Captain Colin M. Jones, P.E., U.S. Navy (Retired)—Anyone with a modest understanding ...
U.S. Navy (Chelsy Alamina)

From the Deckplates - The Good and Bad of 360-Degree Feedback

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2013
Military and civilian professionals strive for continuous personal development. Dedicated leaders seek ways to better themselves as a means toward organizational improvement. Thoughtful feedback is important for an accurate understanding ...
U.S. Navy (Daniel Viramontes)

A New Naval Era

By Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, U.S. Navy, and General James F. Amos, U.S. Marine Corps
June 2013
The Chief of Naval Operations and the Commandant of the Marine Corps chart the future of the Navy–Marine Corps team.
U.S. Navy (James Kimber)

Sustaining Undersea Dominance

By Vice Admiral Michael J. Connor, U.S. Navy
June 2013
The United States rules the global undersea domain. A focus on people, platforms, payloads, and partnerships keeps it that way.
U.S. Navy (Edward Early)

Deterrence—Now More Than Ever

By Captain William F. Hoeft Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2013
Nuclear deterrence is far from being just an outdated Cold War concept, and the U.S. subsurface force remains crucial to it.
U.S. Navy

An iSub for the Navy's Fleet?

By Captain Peter Scala, U.S. Navy (Retired), Dr. John C. Stapleton, Josh Smith, and Master Chief Petty Officer Don Noyes, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2013
The Navy is embarking on a new chapter in integrating state-of-the-art information technologies into its submarines.
U.S. Navy Photo Courtesy of Austal USA

The Right Ship at the Right Time

By Commanders Dale Heinken and Jeff Miller, U.S. Navy
June 2013
As the oft-maligned littoral combat ships enter the Fleet, they bring just what’s needed for a wide range of missions.
U.S. Navy (Omar Powell)

Averting the Navy's Tactical Aircraft Crisis

By Ensign Anthony C. Robinson, U.S. Navy
June 2013
The U.S. Navy is facing a serious shortfall in its strike-warfare capability. What aircraft are in its future?We cannot afford to wait any longer before our fighters—most of which ...
U.S. Marine Corps (Marionne T. Mangrum)

A Cultural Rebalancing

By Second Lieutenant Katie Whitcombe, U.S. Marine Corps
June 2013
The Marine Corps must build culturally informed leaders to better pursue alliances in the Asia-Pacific region.
U.S. Navy (Peter D. Lawlor)

The Tuned-In Leader

Ensign Robert Van Winter, U.S. Navy
June 2013
Effective officers get to know the sailors under their command to identify off-duty problems that may impact performance on the job.

Book Reviews

June 2013
From Kabul to Baghdad and Back: The U.S. at War in Afghanistan and IraqJohn R. Ballard, David W. Lamm, and John K. Wood. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2012. ...
Royal Australian Navy (Richard Gale)

Professional Notes

June 2013
Future Australian Submarine Capabilityce White Paper, plans for a future force of up to 12 submarines for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) have been the subject of controversy, both in-country ...
Royal Australian Navy (Morgana Ramsey)

U.S. Navy - ‘Where Are the Frigates?’

By Norman Polmar
June 2013
When a crisis occurred almost anywhere in the world during the Cold War era, U.S. officials often would ask, “Where are the carriers?” Today some officials are asking, “Where are ...
Canadian DND

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
June 2013
On 29 March the Canadian frigate HMCS Toronto made history by intercepting approximately 1,100 pounds of heroin while conducting counterterrorism operations in the Indian Ocean. What turned out to be ...
Jen Mabe

Lest We Forget - Princeton and ‘Peacemaker’

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2013
It was a beautiful day in February 1844 when the USS Princeton got under way from the Washington Navy Yard for a short cruise on the Anacostia and Potomac rivers. ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

June 2013
‘The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.’ — Winston Churchill (1874–1965)A dying empire cruises the sea while above it is massed its successor. A carrier ...