U.S. Navy (Keith Devinney)

Editor's Page

March 2013
As the drama of the Continuing Resolution and the possibility of sequestration drag on into yet another month, it’s easy (and understandable) to become even more narrowly focused on our ...

CEO Notes

March 2013
In June of 2012 we did a soft launch of news.unsi.org as a response to the overall enthusiasm and recommendation by our Members to address issues faster than the monthly ...

Comment and Discussion

March 2013
Clearing the Smoke (See H. H. Mauz Jr., pp. 45–49, February 2013 Proceedings ) Admiral Stan Arthur, U.S. Navy (Retired) —I applaud Proceedings for publishing Admiral Mauz’s discussion of the ...
U.S. Navy (Scott Youngblood)

Now Hear This - Abandon the Littorals . . . To Robots!

By Peter von Bleichert
March 2013
Littorals are increasingly dangerous to naval forces. The proliferation of sophisticated shore- and ship-launched antiship missiles, asymmetric tactics such as the fast-boat swarm, and sophisticated anti-access/area denial technologies, makes these ...

From the Deckplates - A Pseudo-Intellectual Wanna-be

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 2013
Naval Institute leaders, writers, and concerned members frequently offer encouragement, advice, and mentoring for would-be authors. Past Proceedings articles have included suggestions and reasons why the Fleet’s thinkers should write. ...
Indian Ministry of Defence

India's Expeditionary Journey

By Rear Admiral James Goldrick, Royal Australian Navy (Retired)
March 2013
The road to expeditionary capability has been rocky for the Indian navy, but its amphibious future now looks brighter.
K. Erlinger

Africa's Leaking Wound

By Martin N. Murphy
March 2013
All the economic inequalities and political corruption that foster piracy are in place in the Gulf of Guinea—and spreading.
Royal Australian Navy

World Navies in Review

By Eric Wertheim
March 2013
The editor of The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World presents his annual international rundown.
U.S. Navy (Ryan Courtade)

The First 48

By Captain David C. Meyers, Supply Corps, U.S. Navy
March 2013
Success in the maritime-combat domain is built on the essential “four Rs” of logistics: Rest, Repair, Refuel, Resupply.
U.S. Marine Corps

Beware of Achilles

By Lieutenant Colonel Jason L. Morris, U.S. Marine Corps
March 2013
Here’s how the 3d Battalion, 5th Marines prevailed after weathering the toughest sustained combat of the Afghan war.

Book Reviews

March 2013
Front Burner: Al Qaeda’s Attack on the USS Cole Commander Kirk S. Lippold, U.S. Navy (Retired). New York: Public Affairs, 2012. 416 pp. Illus. Notes. $27.99. Reviewed by J. Furman ...
U.S. Navy (Clay M. Whaley)

Professional Notes

March 2013
Soft-Power Counter to China al Command decreases in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. military strategic focus is of necessity shifting to account for the emergence of new world superpowers. The Pacific ...
U.S. Navy/AUSTAL USA

U.S. Navy - LCS, JHSV, MLP . . . What?

By Norman Polmar
March 2013
The controversy of naming ships and submarines during the past few years has overshadowed the abuse of the U.S. Navy’s ship-designation system. Established in 1920 as “Standard Nomenclature for Naval ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Lest We Forget - Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 2013
On a dark night in 1971, the aircraft carrier USS Independence (CV-62) was operating independently in Caribbean waters on a routine training mission. The mid-watch was half-completed when the lookouts ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

March 2013
‘ Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. ’ Demosthenes (384 BC–322 BC) The so-called Black Ships of Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry’s two visits to Japan in 1852–54 ...

The Commanders Respond: Royal Navy

March 2013
As economies across the globe continue to contract, navies, armies, and air forces are being told, if not, “do more with less” to at least “do the same with less.” ...

The Commanders Respond: Ghana Navy

March 2013
As economies across the globe continue to contract, navies, armies, and air forces are being told, if not, “do more with less” to at least “do the same with less.” ...