Editor's Page

August 2014
On 30 May 2014, amid all the tradition and ceremony befitting a service chief’s change of command, Admiral Paul F. Zukunft took the helm of the Coast Guard from Admiral ...

CEO Notes

August 2014
It is hard to believe we are past the 50 percent mark of 2014. I am pleased to announce that our “mid-transit” report is positive: • The monthly rollout of ...

Comment and Discussion

August 2014
Time for the Next Revolution (See P. Molenda, pp. 46–52, July 2014 Proceedings ) Thomas C. Hone —I had the great good fortune to teach at the Naval War College ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Special - 'The Dawn of a New Naval Century'

By Lieutenant Commander Benjamin F. Armstrong, U.S. Navy
August 2014
‘The Dawn of a New Naval Century’ The U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, 1900–1909 Digitizing Proceedings Realizing an important strategic goal, the U.S. Naval Institute has just completed digitizing every issue ...
U.S. Coast Guard (Patrick Kelley)

Manning the Helm

By Craig H. Allen Sr.
August 2014
The 2014 summer ushered in a sweeping transition in the U.S. Coast Guard’s top leadership. The turnover comes at a time of shrinking resources within the United States and among ...
U.S. Coast Guard (Steven M. Youde)

A Great White Fleet for Cooperative Sea Power

By Lieutenant Commander Craig Allen Jr., U.S. Coast Guard
August 2014
The U.S. Coast Guard should be adequately resourced to deploy as an essential agent of our maritime strategy. In 1907 President Theodore Roosevelt deployed a great white fleet of 16 ...
U.S. Navy (Joshua Davies)

A New Arctic Strategy

By Captain Kevin W. Riddle, U.S. Coast Guard
August 2014
Since 2009, the United States has released numerous strategic documents outlining the U.S. interests and national objectives in the Arctic. Although these documents recognize increasing interests of the United States ...

U.S. Coast Guard Resources

August 2014
Click on the links below to download or open a PDF of these resources from the August 2014 issue of Proceedings . References U.S. Coast Guard Flag Officers & Senior ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Revisiting the Nuclear Option

By Lieutenant William Spears, U.S. Navy
August 2014
High-end surface combatants are an unfashionable topic in defense circles today. Symbolic of traditional views and conventions, these vessels are modern manifestations of the ancient principle that peace and stability ...
Defense Imagery

Return of the Gun Line

By Steve Paschal
August 2014
For decades, the Navy has struggled to provide adequate naval gunfire support (NGFS) to assist Marine Corps operations or supplement power projection ashore. But recent developments, including the launch of ...
Lockheed Martin, U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive, and U.S. Navy

Stop the Revolution

By Lieutenant Dave Cope, U.S. Navy
August 2014
In the wake of the last half-century lay several ignominious Navy, and more broadly, Department of Defense acquisition programs that sought to transform contemporary warfighting platforms and paradigms. Although they ...
Library of Congress

Why 1914 Still Matters

By Norman Friedman
August 2014
Imagine that your closest trading partner is also your most threatening potential enemy. Imagine, too, that this partner is building a large navy specifically targeted at yours, hence at the ...

Book Reviews

August 2014
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War Robert M. Gates. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. 618 pp. $35. Reviewed by Lieutenant Colonel John Nagl, U.S. Army (Retired) There is ...
U.S. Coast Guard (Barry Bena)

Professional Notes

August 2014
Project Evergreen’s Long-Range Strategic Planning By Commander Joseph S. DuFresne, U.S. Coast Guard, and Charles W. Thomas tly, we need a way to rigorously bridge creative analysis of the future ...
U.S. Navy (A. R. Gray)

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
August 2014
This summer 49 surface ships, 6 submarines, more than 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel from more than 20 nations took part in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. Hosted by ...
U.S. Navy (Matthew R. Fairchild)

Lest We Forget - Jinx?

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2014
Her “birth” had been complicated and was for some a matter of serious foreboding. The great event had been scheduled for the morning of 20 September 1797 and was supposed ...
Carroll Brooks

Naval Institute Foundation

August 2014
In Her Own Words: Carroll C. Brooks The Naval Institute Press is a pearl. I come from a family of writers and am very aware of the power of the ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

August 2014
‘Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.’ —Seneca (5 BC–65 AD) There is no improvement that can be made to the original caption: “Bursting in flame when ...
U.S. Navy (Derek Pauman)

Mine and Undersea Warfare for the Future

By Joshua J. Edwards and Captain Dennis M. Gallagher, U.S. Navy
August 2014
A resurgent regional power in the Pacific has grown successively more aggressive in territorial claims to a number of disputed island groups. Unilaterally establishing air-defense identification zones and stoking nationalistic ...

Position Open: USN Mine Warfare Champion

Scott Truver, Ph.D.
August 2014
2014 Mine Warfare Essay Contest Third Prize Winner “It’s fragmented,” said retired Rear Admiral Paul Ryan, former Commander of the U.S. Navy’s Mine Warfare Command, to a Virginia Pilot reporter ...