Editor's Page

October 2013
We were in the final stages of preparing this issue, with its homeland security spotlight, when we first heard the stunning news: There had been a shooting at the Washington ...

CEO Notes

October 2013
Defense reductions should rightfully be a part of the overall solution to deal with the national deficit. Indeed, a solid economy and an effective defense are critical to the prosperity ...

Comment and Discussion

October 2013
‘Semper CVN!’(See S. C. Truver, p. 10, September 2013 Proceedings)Commander Phillip E. Pournelle, U.S. Navy—Dr. Truver’s column, like its battle-cry title, was long on emotion and short ...
U.S. Coast Guard (John Caraballo)

Safeguarding Our Hemisphere

By Vice Admiral Peter V. Neffenger, U.S. Coast Guard
October 2013
Knowing the composition and motives of adaptive transnational organized crime should be a strategic Coast Guard priority.
U.S. Coast Guard (Alan Haraf)

The New Knowledge Network

By Vice Admiral Rob Parker, Rear Admiral Chuck Michel, Commander Brian Falk, U.S. Coast Guard, Dr. Joe DiRenzo and Chris Doane
October 2013
Maritime security in the information age demands collaboration and coordination—a new “C2”—on a higher level.
U.S. Coast Guard (Walter Shinn)

The Next Security Frontier

By Captain Jonathan S. Spaner, U.S. Coast Guard, and Hillary LeBail
October 2013
The warning signs are clear: Climate change, just like terrorism or cyber attack, is a troubling threat to the United States.
U.S. Navy (Gary M. Keen)

Controlling Contested Waters

By Captain Bernard D. Cole, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2013
The United States must exercise sea control in the Indo-Pacific to protect its economic interests, but China intends to do the same.
U.S. Navy

Lifting the Fog on Cyber Strategy

By Lieutenant Commander Brian Evans, U.S. Navy, and Rick Lanchantin
October 2013
Although the Law of Armed Conflict applies to cyberspace, its interpretation is proving to be a difficult proposition.

Book Reviews

October 2013
One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American WarfareLinda Robinson. New York: Public Affairs, 2013. 336 pp. $28.99.Reviewed by Dick CouchIt’s not easy to review ...
U.S. Navy (Jeff Troutman)

Professional Notes

October 2013
Change the SWO Training Pipelinepresent surface-combatant warfighting, not division-officer functionality. Well before they report to their first operational squadron and are given a division to supervise, naval aviators must complete ...
Indian Navy

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
October 2013
On 12 August India’s Cochin Shipyard launched the nation’s first indigenously produced aircraft carrier. The 37,500-ton Vikrant (Sanskrit for “courageous” or “victorious”) replaces a similarly named British-built carrier that was ...

Naval Institute Foundation

October 2013
Join the Leaders!Our deepest thanks to the following individuals whose generosity thus far in 2013 distinguishes them as members of The Alfred Thayer Mahan Society (for cash donations of at ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

October 2013
‘I never think of the future—it comes soon enough.’ — Albert Einstein (1879–1955)This 1893 lithograph based on a watercolor by noted nautical artist Fred S. Cozzens is a somewhat ...