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by Paul Merzlak
September 2013
There has been much talk over the past few years of a defense “reset” as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan end and U.S. attention turns to the Pacific region. ...
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From Our Archive

September 2013
‘The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.’ — Vince Lombardi (1913–1970) Prepping for a battle to come, aviation ordnancemen load the .50-caliber machine guns of a ...

NATO Learning Alliance

Lieutenant (jg) Matthew Hipple, USN
September 2013
“The Empires of the Future are the Empires of the Mind.”-Winston S. ChurchillThough the Cold War was defined as a battle of ideological supremacy between Communism and Liberty, NATO served ...
U.S. Navy (Corey Ring)

Sustaining American Maritime Influence

By Admiral John Harvey Jr., Captain Wayne Hughes Jr., and Captain Jeffrey Kline, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Lieutenant Zachary Schwartz, U.S. Navy
September 2013
With the Navy in the midst of developing a new westward-focused strategy, these four big thinkers have a viable plan.
U.S. Navy (Kevin J. Steinberg)

Drones to the Rescue!

By Daniel Goure
September 2013
The ability to base pilotless aircraft on carriers has many implications for the future of flattops and naval aviation.
U.S. Navy (Sabrina Fine)

Time to Think Tactically

By Commander Ben Reynolds, U.S. Navy
September 2013
Faced with belt-tightening budgets, Navy helicopter aviation should focus more on maritime tactics for sea-control missions.
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Naval Institute Foundation

September 2013
Reinvigorating Oral History for the Next 50 YearsOne of the true gems in the Naval Institute’s intellectual treasure trove is its Oral History project, which is among the oldest and ...

CEO Notes

by Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.)
September 2013
An important measure of our success is the amount of outside recognition given to our Naval Institute Press authors. Building on the Press’s proud tradition, our authors have, in recent ...
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Lest We Forget - (Don’t) Give Up the Ship

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2013
On 31 October 1803, the USS Philadelphia came under fire by Tripolitan gunboats. She had been on a blockading mission in the far-off waters of the Mediterranean when she ran ...
Naval Press Service (Michael Nitz)

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
September 2013
Russia and China have been increasing their military cooperation throughout 2013, and in early July this growing partnership included extensive training off the coast of Vladivostok and in the Sea ...
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Oceans - The Dragon Learns to Dive—Part II

By Don Walsh
September 2013
The first “The Dragon Learns to Dive” column, detailing China’s manned-submersible initiatives, appeared in the November 2009 issue of Proceedings. In the four years since, there have been several ...
DVIDS (Darin Overstreet)

U.S. Navy - A Navy Role in Syria?

By Norman Polmar
September 2013
The United States has failed in Syria. Although President Barack Obama and several government officials have said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “must go,” the United States has done little ...
U.S. Air Force

Professional Notes

September 2013
Generating Tactical Doctrine with the Air Land Sea Application(ALSA) Center at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, many are thankful for its products. In the same way the Joint Staff J7 ...

Book Reviews

September 2013
Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in VietnamNick Turse. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2013. 372 pp. Notes. Index. $30.00Reviewed by Richard A. RuthNick Turse’s Kill ...
Army National Guard (Scott Tynes)

From the Deckplates - Prepare the Citations

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2013
By now, the trial of Fort Hood gunman Major Nidal Hasan should have concluded with him beginning a life sentence—or awaiting a more appropriate sentence—at Fort Leavenworth. As this issue ...
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Now Hear This - ‘Semper CVN!’

By Scott C. Truver
September 2013
Winston Churchill once remarked: “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” The recent history of the Navy’s large-deck nuclear-powered aircraft carrier programs underscores ...

Comment and Discussion

September 2013
Reinvent the Fifth Armed Service, QuicklyThe LCS Games Continue(See J. Howe and J. Dolbow, p. 28, and N. Polmar, pp. 84–85, August 2013 Proceedings)Commander Trevor A. Blow, U.S. ...

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