Editor's Page

March 2014
Some things never go out of style. That’s true of good grooming, good fashion, good music—and good ideas. In November 2005 the concept of a “1,000-ship Navy” was first floated ...
Katrina Herrera

CEO Notes

March 2014
The Annual Meeting of the U.S. Naval Institute is scheduled for 1500 on 16 April 2014 at the Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.It will be my privilege ...

Comment and Discussion

March 2014
Lessons from the Somali Pirate Experience(See J. Farrant, pp. 76–78, February 2014 Proceedings)Lieutenant Commander Claude Berube, U.S. Navy Reserve—With the threat of Somali piracy sufficiently diminished or, ...
U.S. Navy (Ricardo R. Guzman)

Now Hear This - Loosen the Noose

By Adam Siegel
March 2014
‘Wherever a [U.S.] military base is located, [the United States] is tied up by a noose.” This is how Chairman Mao Zedong described America’s strategic challenge with Taiwan amid the ...
United Nations (Eskinder Debebe)

From the Deckplates - Take the Long View

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U. S. Navy (Retired)
March 2014
Constant change is one of the most common causes of complaint in the military. Changing priorities, shifting strategies, and unpredictable programs are the norm. Grumbling about all this is so ...
U.S. Navy (Aiyana S. Paschal)

Revitalize American Sea Power

By Representative J. Randy Forbes
March 2014
Decisions made in the next several years will cement future trends in shipbuilding, naval aviation, and research-and-development.
U.S. Navy (Anthony Harding)

Adapt, Innovate, and Adapt Some More

By Lieutenant Colonel Francis G. Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
March 2014
Three events from recent naval history emphasize the need for the Sea Services to make required changes to suit the circumstances.
Royal Australian Navy

The Commanders Respond

March 2014
The chiefs of 22 maritime services from all corners of the world outline what drives their countries’ national-security efforts.

The Commanders Respond: Royal Australian Navy

March 2014
In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the world: It is ...

The Commanders Respond: Bangladesh Navy

March 2014
In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the world: It is ...

The Commanders Respond: Belgian Navy

March 2014
In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the world: It is ...

The Commanders Respond: Royal Canadian Navy

March 2014
In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the world: It is ...

The Commanders Respond: Finnish Navy

March 2014
In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the world: It is ...

The Commanders Respond: French Navy

March 2014
In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the world: It is ...

The Commanders Respond: German Navy

March 2014
In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the world: It is ...

The Commanders Respond: Hellenic Navy

March 2014
In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the world: It is ...

The Commanders Respond: Italian Navy

March 2014
In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the world: It is ...

The Commanders Respond: Royal Netherlands Navy

March 2014
In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the world: It is ...

The Commanders Respond: Royal New Zealand Navy

March 2014
In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the world: It is ...

The Commanders Respond: Royal Norwegian Navy

March 2014
In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the world: It is ...

The Commanders Respond: Nigerian Navy

March 2014
In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the world: It is ...

The Commanders Respond: Pakistan Navy

March 2014
In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the world: It is ...

The Commanders Respond: Peruvian Navy

March 2014
In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the world: It is ...

The Commanders Respond: Republic of Singapore Navy

March 2014
In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the world: It is ...

The Commanders Respond: Spanish Navy

March 2014
In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the world: It is ...

The Commanders Respond: Sri Lanka Navy

March 2014
In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the world: It is ...

The Commanders Respond: Suriname Navy

March 2014
In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the world: It is ...

The Commanders Respond: Turkish Navy

March 2014
In today’s complex and dynamic threat environment, military leaders must effectively employ limited resources to execute their country’s national security strategy. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders around the world: It is ...
Courtesy Italian Navy

The Italian Navy's New Direction

By Rear Admiral Michele Cosentino, Italian Navy (Retired)
March 2014
Despite across-the-board military budget cuts, Italy’s navy continues to modernize by rethinking its priorities.
U.S. Navy (Gary Granger Jr.)

'Partnerships Matter'

By Rear Admiral James J. Shannon, U.S. Navy, and Lieutenant Commander Stephen J. Bowdren, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 2014
Admiral Mike Mullen’s “1,000-Ship Navy” is back, and the United States and its foreign friends all stand to benefit from it.
Chris Sattler

World Navies in Review

By Eric Wertheim
March 2014
The editor of The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World presents his annual international rundown.

Book Reviews

March 2014
The Measure of a Man: My Father, the Marine Corps, and SaipanKathleen Broome Williams. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2013. 224 pp. Illus. Notes. Biblio. Index. $34.95.Reviewed by ...
U.S. Navy (Jay C. Pugh)

Professional Notes

March 2014
A JO’s Guide to Operating Abroads translate, practically speaking, when you find yourself either forward deployed or permanently stationed in Southeast Asia as part of this rebalancing and you are ...
U.S. Navy (Javier Chagoya)

Oceans - Calling All Ships—Where Are You?

By Don Walsh
March 2014
There has been considerable international concern about issues of privacy and the rights of governments to archive private information obtained from their citizens. At the same time, however, social media ...
U.S. Navy (Peter D. Lawlor)

World Naval Developments - Asia Powderkeg?

By Norman Friedman
March 2014
In December, the Chinese province of Hainan announced an exclusive Chinese fishing zone covering much of the South China Sea. Protests against the exclusive zone drew the response that this ...
U.S. Air Force (Jerilyn Quintanilla)

Lest We Forget - 'Uncle Wiggly Wings'

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 2014
At a recent concert held in the Mormon Tabernacle, a strange thing occurred. Small parachutes made from handkerchiefs began to fall from the ceiling, drifting down on an appreciative audience ...
Courtesy of Sean O’Keefe

Naval Institute Foundation

March 2014
In His Own Words: The Honorable Sean O’KeefeMy father was a submariner, so I first became aware of the Naval Institute and Proceedings magazine through his encouragement when I was ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

March 2014
‘Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye,In every gesture dignity and love.’ — John Milton (1608–1674)The battleship USS Arizona (BB-39) serenely cruises past spectators gathered at ...