Proceedings Magazine - January 2014 Vol. 140/1/1,331

Cover Story
No matter what the future surface force might look like, the Navy first needs to invest in educating its people. The best place to start is a Naval Surface and Expeditionary...


  • Editor's Page

    Last month we focused on the myriad challenges facing the Navy. In this issue we narrow the lens to examine one particular community in greater detail: surface warfare. These sailors have a proud heritage, dating back to the Navy’s very...

  • Now Hear This - Revisit the Next Security Frontier
    By Admiral Thomas B. Hayward, Vice Admiral Edward S. Briggs, and Captain Donald K. Forbes, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Recent Proceedings articles concerning the Arctic Ocean reflect increasing interest in the issue of climate change and ensuing effects on national security. The September...

  • From the Deckplates - Do Not Use on the Job
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The Department of Defense continues to make news for the wrong reasons. A recent example involves reports of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) training for...

  • Building the Surface Fleet of Tomorrow
    By Rear Admiral Thomas Rowden, U.S. Navy
    The Navy must maintain the current surface force while it procures the future one.

    As Director, Surface Warfare Division on the Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV N96), I am privileged to lead...

  • A Modular Warship for 2025
    By Lieutenant Commander Matthew Smidt, U.S. Navy, and Captain Michael Junge, U.S. Navy
    A common hull design adaptable to multiple missions would make tomorrow’s Navy flexible, versatile, and affordable.

    The U.S. Navy has a tradition when it comes to shipbuilding. Two, actually. The...

  • Time for a U.S. Cyber Force
    By Admiral James Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Retired) and David Weinstein
    Instead of each armed service having its own version of a cyber command, why not create a separate entity altogether that would serve all branches?

    In November 1918, U.S. Army Brigadier General Billy...

  • Fireproof Commanding Officers
    By Lieutenant Lawrence Heyworth IV, U.S. Navy
    A career built on solid ethics and character development is the best way to safeguard naval leaders from relief due to personal misconduct.

    Naval officers relieved for cause have made headlines too often...

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  • CEO Notes

    It is a pleasure to extend renewed greetings to each and every Member as we enter 2014. I am happy to report the Naval Institute had a very positive 2013. Although a full briefing will be provided at the Annual Meeting in April, I am pleased to...

  • Comment and Discussion

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  • Nobody Asked Me, But... - We Really Are a Global Force for Good
    By Lieutenant Commander Matthew Krull, U.S. Navy

    Navy Times recently reported on focus-group studies in San Diego and Norfolk that were aimed at determining Fleet opinion of the Navy’s slogan, “America’...

  • Book Reviews

    Brothers at War: The Unending Conflict in Korea

    Sheila Miyoshi Jager. New York: W. W. Norton, 2013. 605 pp. Notes. Biblio. Maps. Illus. Index. $35.

    Reviewed by Colonel Allan Millett, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, (...

  • Professional Notes

    Radar Piloting Tools, at Your Service

    By Captain Brian F. Boyce, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    On 7 November 2007 the container ship Cosco Busan sailed from Oakland Harbor in a dense fog. With a...

  • U.S. Navy - First Among the Best
    By Norman Polmar

    When the first cruisers of the U.S. Navy’s Ticonderoga class entered service in the early 1980s they ranked as the world’s most capable surface combatants....

  • Oceans - Robots Roam the Deep
    By Don Walsh

    They are everywhere. Increasing numbers of robotic vehicles are employed for a variety of missions on land, sea, and air. It has been primarily military uses that have forced...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    Amid political turmoil last November, the Egyptian Navy took delivery of the S. Ezzat, the first of a new class of Ambassador Mk-III guided-missile patrol craft. The heavily armed ships, built by VT Halter Marine in Gulfport, Mississippi...

  • Lest We Forget - ‘First Blood’
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Nay (Retired)

    In his two-masted schooner Gaspee, Royal Navy Lieutenant William Dudingston had enjoyed much success by capturing a large number of American vessels, from small fishing...

  • Naval Institute Foundation

    An Evening in Philadelphia

    Several dozen Naval Institute Members and their guests recently gathered for cocktails and dinner at Philadelphia’s famed Union League club. The evening was hosted and sponsored by retired Rear Admiral...

  • Tactical Paradigm Shift
    By Vice Admiral Thomas H. Copeman III, U.S. Navy
    No matter what the future surface force might look like, the Navy first needs to invest in educating its people. The best place to start is a Naval Surface and Expeditionary Warfare Command.

    The budget...

  • Beware the Antiship Cruise Missile
    By Commander Robert Crumplar and Lieutenant Commander Peter Morrison, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    To guard against complacency after years without an equally matched adversary, the U.S.
  • Air-Sea Battle Disclaimers and 'Kill-Chains'
    By Colonel Robert C. Boyles, U.S. Marine Corps
    The problem with promises of ideal warfare is that they ignore the harsh realities of war.

    The air-sea battle (ASB) concept is misunderstood and remains problematic for the U.S. military...

  • A Riverine Approach to Irregular Warfare
    By Lieutenant J. A. Cummings Jr., U.S. Navy
    When it comes to countering unconventional threats, the U.S. Navy’s river forces deliver the goods.

    Riverine deployments from the Revolutionary War to the present have routinely included irregular-...

  • Fighting Platform Poverty
    By Captains Jim Adams and Jon Greene, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    Before spending precious acquisition dollars on the latest C5I technology, the Navy must carefully evaluate whether or not it will work with pre-existing surface combat systems.

    The authors were fortunate...

  • World Naval Developments - Learning to Love the (Iranian) Bomb
    By Norman Friedman

    In November the U.S. government announced that it was relaxing some of the economic sanctions against Iran. It was responding to the new Iranian administration, which appears to...

  • From Our Archive

    ‘O Winter, ruler of the inverted year!’ — William Cowper (1731–1800)


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