Editor's Page

July 2014
Throughout its history, Proceedings has always endeavored to be at the forefront of the latest developments in naval warfare. Whether it was the transition to the steel-and-steam-Navy of the late ...
Jen Mabe

CEO Notes

July 2014
Earlier this year, the U.S. Naval Institute, with the generous sponsorship of Hewlett-Packard Corporation, issued a call for papers for the 2014 Information Dominance Essay Contest. Those entering the contest ...

Comment and Discussion

July 2014
Christened by Champagne, Challenged by Cost(See J. T. Manvel Jr. and D. Perin, pp. 42–47, May 2014 Proceedings)‘Responsive and Relevant’(See M. C. Manazir, pp. 16–21, February 2014; S. C ...
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Humanities or STEM? It's a False Choice

By Lieutenant Commander Joel I. Holwitt, U.S. Navy
July 2014
Lieutenant Alexander Smith's December 2012 Nobody Asked Me, But column “Don’t Say Goodbye to Intellectual Diversity,” detailing the impact of the tiered academic system on incoming naval officers, appropriately generated ...
U.S. Navy (Regena Kowitz)

From the Deckplates - Perception Matters

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy, Retired
July 2014
During the past few years, negative headlines about the military have been littering the media, including print, television, and electronic. Many are from just the past several weeks or months ...
U.S. Navy (Scott Barnes)

'A New Era in Naval Warfare'

By Vice Admiral Ted N. Branch, U.S. Navy
July 2014
The Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance details the three crucial pillars that comprise the latest corps.

Integrated Fires

By Margaret Palmieri
July 2014
One information-dominance pillar uses the electromagnetic spectrum and cyberspace to confront potential adversaries.
U.S. Navy (Jonathan L. Correa)

Striking the Right Balance

By Lieutenant Edward Wright, U.S. Navy
July 2014
The Navy wants officers to have science, technology, engineering, or mathematics degrees, but the humanities are important, too.
U.S. Marine Corps (Timothy Childers)

The Kids Are All Right

By Major Carleton D. Forsling, U.S. Marine Corps
July 2014
Leadership’s nostalgia for the Marines and sailors of yesteryear is misguided. Today’s junior officers and enlisted aren’t the problem.
U.S. Navy (Arif Patani)

Answering Mayday

By William M. Beasley Jr.
July 2014
Today, as in the past, sea power is vital, but it needs strong-voiced advocates.

Book Reviews

July 2014
The Rise and Fall of Intelligence: An International Security HistoryMichael Warner. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2014. 406 pp. Illus. Notes. Biblio. Index. $28.50.Reviewed by Captain Steven E ...
U.S. Navy (John Ciccarelli Jr.)

Professional Notes

By Lieutenant Commander Steve Debich, Lieutenant Bruce Hill, Captain Scot Miller (Retired), U.S. Navy, Dr. Don Brutzman, and Lieutenant Scott Cheney-Peters, U.S. Navy Reserve, Commander Dante Vinciguerra and Lieutenant Commander Cary Godwin, U.S. Coast Guard
July 2014
Being Efficient with Bandwidth Naval information dominance hinges on three fundamental capabilities: assured command and control (C2), battlespace awareness, and integrated fires. None of these are possible without effective communications ...
Don Walsh

Oceans - Around the World the Hard Way

By Don Walsh
July 2014
On 17 June, as the last rays of the sun illuminated the scene, a doubled-hulled Polynesian voyaging canoe, the 61-foot Hokulea, passed through the reef outside Honolulu, Hawaii. Her ...
Chris Sattler

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
July 2014
Australia has begun receiving the first of 12 LCM-1E landing craft planned for its growing amphibious fleet. These 76-foot landing craft have a beam of 21 feet and are being ...
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Lest We Forget - Weise and Pichette

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2014
On 4 June 1942 in the waters near Midway Atoll, three Japanese carriers—the Kaga, Akagi, and Soryu—were in flames and destined for the bottom of the sea ...
Peter D. Lawlor

Naval Institute Foundation

July 2014
In His Own Words: Peter EdmondoThe Navy is and always will be on the front line for America, whether by power projection or diplomacy. In my opinion, not enough civilians ...
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From Our Archive

July 2014
‘At the door of life by the gate of breath,There are worse things waiting for men than death.’ —Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837–1909)In one of the earliest photographs of ...

Protect Our Cyberspace

Captain Douglas A. Powers, U.S. Navy
July 2014
2014 Information Dominance Essay Contest Second-Place Winner, Sponsored by HPIn the 16th century, renowned chess player Ruy López de Segura advised to “place the board so that the sun ...

The Joint Information Environment Exploits Cyberspace

Lieutenant Nathan M. Rolfe, U.S. Navy Reserve
July 2014
2014 Information Dominance Essay Contest Third-Place Winner, Sponsored by HPIn Capstone Concept for Joint Operations: Joint Force 2020 (CCJO, 28 September 2012), General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint ...

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