DOD

Aegis: A Continuum of Excellence

By Rear Admiral Alan B. Hicks, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Captain Albert J. Grecco, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2014
From the shootdown of a stray satellite to the new “European Phased Adaptive Approach,” Aegis still saves the day.
U.S. Navy (Justin Wolpert)

In Defense of Taking Risks

By Commander John A. Craig, Royal Navy
February 2014
The message to COs—“Do not embarrass the Navy by behaving badly”—is being misinterpreted. And it’s hurting the Fleet.
U.S. Navy (Andrew B. Church)

Organize to Win

By Colonel David M. Monroe, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, with Michael J. Moskowitz
February 2014
The Marine Corps needs to look beyond geography to reorganize its components and preserve its historic relations with the Navy.
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Lest We Forget - ‘Amphibious Historian’

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2014
Although in his 50s when war came to America in December 1941, Dr. Samuel Eliot Morison was determined to play a role. A professor at Harvard at the time, he ...
U.S. Navy (Brian Read)

'Responsive and Relevant'

By Rear Admiral Michael C. Manazir, U.S. Navy
February 2014
Aircraft carriers may be costly, but they’re also cost-effective—even more so with the new Gerald R. Ford class.
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

February 2014
‘For me, my craft is sailing on,Through mists to-day, clear seas anon.Whate’er the final harbor be’T is good to sail upon the sea!’ — John Kendrick Bangs (1862–1922)The Coast ...

Editor's Page

February 2014
In these times of fiscal uncertainty and global instability, our armed forces, and in particular the Sea Services, often find themselves searching for new solutions to old problems. It’s a ...

CEO Notes

February 2014
Whether or not you can attend this year’s WEST conference in San Diego—and we very much hope that you can—the conference lineup demonstrates in spades the value of the Naval ...
U.S. Navy

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
February 2014
A new U.S. ballistic-missile monitoring and defense asset completed trials in December off the coast of San Diego. The USNS Howard O. Lorenzen (T-AGM-25) was built by VT Halter Marine ...
U.S. Navy (Deshonia Wesley)

Professional Notes

February 2014
Lessons from the Somali Pirate Experienced to be down 12.5 percent from 2011 figures.1 This still amounted to an eye-popping $5.7 to 6.1 billion, but indications suggest that 2013’s figures, ...

Book Reviews

February 2014
Information at Sea: Shipboard Command and Control in the U.S. Navy, from Mobile Bay to OkinawaTimothy S. Wolters. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 2013. 317 pp. Notes. Index. Illus. $54.95. ...
U.S. Navy (Jonathan E. Donnelly)

From the Deckplates - Toxic Leaders: Bullies in our Ranks

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Jayne P. Cecil
February 2014
A recent Army study found a potential link between toxic leadership and troop suicides (National Public Radio, “Army Takes On Its Own Toxic Leaders” by Daniel Zwerdling, 6 January 2014). ...
General Dynamics Electric Boat

Now Hear This - We Must Have Nuclear Deterrence

By Rear Admiral Barry Bruner and Captain Michael Cockey, U.S. Navy
February 2014
In the preamble to the U.S. Constitution, the phrase “provide for the common defense” refers to one of government’s bedrock responsibilities. Simple in concept, complex in execution, it is the ...

Comment and Discussion

February 2014
A Modular Warship for 2025(See M. Smidt and M. Junge, pp. 28–32, January 2014 Proceedings)A. J. Daverede—While I applaud the authors’ quest for the holy grail of ...

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