U.S. Department of State

An Approach that Works

By Captain Stuart Belt, JAGC, U.S. Navy
April 2014
The key to dealing with China’s audacious territorial grabs in its neighboring seas is to enforce international maritime laws.
U.S. Navy (Rob Aylward)

Fit to Fight

By Captain Dale C. Rielage, U.S. Navy
April 2014
The Chinese navy has taken the steps needed to create a maintenance culture characteristic of professional navies.

Book Reviews

April 2014
American Spies: Espionage against the United States from the Cold War to the PresentMichael J. Sulick. Washington, DC, Georgetown University Press, 2013. 304 pp. Biblio. Notes. $26.95.Reviewed by ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

April 2014
‘The fringed curtains of thine eye advance.’ William Shakespeare (1564–1616)Three Farragut-class ships of Destroyer Squadron 1, including Monaghan (DD-354) and Dale (DD-353), emerge from a smoke screen ...
U.S. Air Force

The First Rule of Air-Sea Battle

By Commander David Forman, U.S. Navy
April 2014
To fix what’s misunderstood about Air-Sea Battle, why not start by losing the word “battle,” which just adds to the confusion?
U.S. Navy (John Donohue)

A Region on the Rise

By Rear Admiral Cindy Thebaud, U.S. Navy
April 2014
Engaging with Southeast Asian allies in maritime exercises is more imperative than ever for the U.S. Navy.

Editor's Page

April 2014
The international activities and considerable military capabilities of the People’s Republic of China are of continuing interest to our professional audience. The Chinese have once again made headlines during the ...

CEO Notes

April 2014
Interest continues to build as we near the 2014 Annual Meeting of the U.S. Naval Institute, scheduled for 1500 on 16 April at the U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Lest We Forget - Thirty-One-Knot Burke

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2014
On the night of 6–7 August 1943, a task group of six destroyers got under way to intercept a group of Japanese ships that were part of what had become ...
Armada Espaola

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
April 2014
Turkey has long planned to acquire a large-deck amphibious-assault ship, and by early this year the government had selected the domestic Sedef shipyard to construct the vessel, which will be ...

The Value of Modularity

By Norman Friedman
April 2014
This month the USS Forrestal (CV-59), the first of the post-World War II aircraft carriers, was towed to the shipbreakers. She was nearly 60 years old, a remarkable lifespan for ...
U.S. Navy (Donnie W. Ryan)

Professional Notes

April 2014
Shiphandling the Independence-Classip (LCS) has a fundamentally different design from any other ship in the Navy. Understanding how its design affects propulsion, sea-keeping, and reactions to external forces is ...
U.S. Navy (Clifford L. H. Davis)

Now Hear This - Our Carriers Need a Berth at Guam

By Lieutenant Luke Tarbi, U.S. Navy Reserve
April 2014
Buried in the Department of the Navy’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget summary is the “deferred construction of a carrier-capable berth in Guam” in favor of “more disciplined use of resources.” ...

Comment and Discussion

April 2014
‘Responsive and Relevant’(See M. C. Manazir, pp. 16–21, February 2014 Proceedings)Scott C. Truver—Admiral Manazir makes a strong operational-technical case for continued investment in the nation’s nuclear-powered aircraft ...
Naval Institute Photo Archive

Naval Institute Foundation

April 2014
The Schiff Legacy Lives OnIn the mid-1990s, the Naval Academy asked the Naval Institute to relocate its headquarters from Preble Hall to the old hospital on the Academy yard. When ...