Naval Review Resources

May 2013
Click on the links below to download or open a PDF of these resources from the May 2013 issue of Proceedings.U.S. Battle Force ChangesBy Samuel Loring Morison ...
U.S. Marine Corps (Tyler Reiriz)

U.S. Marine Corps in Review

By Lieutenant Colonel John C. Berry, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
May 2013
In 2012 U.S. Marines significantly reduced forces in Afghanistan, transferring many security responsibilities to their Afghan partners. Concurrently, the Navy–Marine Corps team received a much-needed respite from the kind of ...
U.S. Coast Guard (Zach Huff)

U.S. Coast Guard in Review

By Joe DiRenzo III and Chris Doane
May 2013
The past year provided the Coast Guard with its usual set of operational demands and unique challenges that forced the service to constantly modify its roles and methods. The service ...

Book Reviews

May 2013
Contractors & War: The Transformation of U.S. Expeditionary OperationsChristopher Kinsey and Malcolm Hugh Patterson, eds. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012. 352 pp. Notes. Index. $29.95.Reviewed by Lieutenant ...
Leo van Ginderen Collection

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
May 2013
The submarine INS Sindhurakshak, pictured here, is the latest Indian Kilo-class submarine to complete a major overhaul and refit in Russia. Modernized at Zvezdochka shipyard under a 2010 contract, ...

Lest We Forget - The ‘Red’ Factor

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2013
It was a beautiful day to be at sea on 20 July 1960 as the USS Observation Island (E-AG-154) barely moved on the sparkling waters off Cape Canaveral under the ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

May 2013
‘I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.’ Thomas Paine (1737–1809)Aviation Metalsmith 2nd Class Jack Cain has ...
U.S. Navy (Aaron Chase)

Editor's Page

by Paul Merzlak
May 2013
It’s been an eventful 12 months for the Sea Services, and as we do every May, we pause to review the many notable accomplishments of the Navy, Marine Corps, and ...

CEO Notes

by Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.)
May 2013
The U.S. Naval Institute Annual Meeting was held on 11 April at the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., with a fine turnout of Members. The meeting was very positive ...
U.S. Navy (Greg L. Davis)

U.S. Naval Aviation and Weapons Development in Review

By Commander Jan C. Jacobs, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)
May 2013
Naval aviation went through a transitional period in 2012 as it struggled with the specter of upcoming budget cuts and fiscal uncertainty brought on by congressional dysfunction. The year started ...
U.S. Navy (Alfredo R. Martinez)

U.S. Navy in Review

By Scott C. Truver and Robert Holzer
May 2013
It was in many respects a year of sailing dangerously for the U.S. Navy. Or perhaps “just muddling through” is more apt. Doing more with less, realizing that the impact ...
Jen Mabe

Notable Naval Books of 2012

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2013
Our rundown of the previous year’s 20 top books of note for Sea Service professionals covers the literary waterfront.
DVIDS

The Mission Leads the Way

By Peter Fretwell and Taylor Baldwin Kiland
May 2013
Many Vietnam War prisoners didn’t merely survive the “Hanoi Hilton.” Several of them actually thrived from the ordeal.
TheFightBack

Bring Back BRAC (But . . .)

By Captain Brian V. Buzzell, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2013
The Pentagon should keep closing extraneous installations, but the Base Realignment and Closure process needs a reboot.
K. Erlinger

Bomb Iran?

By Commander Daniel Dolan, U.S. Navy, and Ronald Oard
May 2013
A conflict with Iran to defuse its nuclear ambitions has the potential of becoming an unpalatable asymmetric quagmire.
U.S. Navy (Paul Kelly)

The Rise of the Missile Carriers

By Commander Phillip E. Pournelle, U.S. Navy
May 2013
What carriers did to battleships, technology will do to carriers, but the Fleet’s mainstay will continue to play an evolved role.
Courtesy of the Author

A New Look at John Paul Jones

By Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
May 2013
A good starting-point is Jones’ motivation for joining the Continental Navy. In a letter at the beginning of the American Revolution to Robert Morris, a member of the Continental Congress, ...

Comment and Discussion

May 2013
The Commanders Respond(See R. Griggs, P. Maddison, et al., pp. 16–29, March 2013 Proceedings)Remo Salta—It seems that “multinational” is the byword for all navies today. Admiral Bilgel ...

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