Proceedings Magazine - February 2015 Vol. 141/2/1,344

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Digitizing Proceedings

Realizing an important strategic goal, the U.S. Naval Institute has just completed digitizing every issue of Proceedings published...



  • Editor's Page

    Unmanned systems have become such a ubiquitous part of the U.S. military arsenal that they barely elicit much notice among the broader population anymore. Indeed, if Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has...

  • Now Hear This - Innovate, Adapt, and Prepare
    By Lieutenant Brandon Euhus, U.S. Navy

    The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in the use of unmanned systems, with every service branch seeking the latest technology to increase efficiency and reach mission accomplishment. These systems’ ability to operate in access-...

  • From the Deckplates - The Paramount Duty of Us All
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Countless writers, bloggers, and speakers are concerned with military policy and readiness. This column has sought to highlight overlooked issues, examine problems in different ways, and challenge ...

  • South Is Forward
    By Rear Admiral Sinclair M. Harris, U.S. Navy
    Global maritime partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean are more important than ever before.

    As our nation’s strategic attention continues to be rightly focused on the Western Pacific,...

  • Lead Us!
    Lieutenant Michael Mabrey, U.S. Navy
    Instead of emphasizing the differences between today’s junior officers and their predecessors, senior leaders should focus on unlocking this generation’s potential.

    Chief of Naval Operations...

  • Keeping Humans in the Loop
    By Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    You say you want a revolution? Autonomous unmanned vehicles could bring on the biggest one yet.

    In his best-selling book, War Made New, military historian Max Boot notes: “My view is that...

  • On a Collision Course with Green Energy
    By Rear Admiral Steven R. Eastburg, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    Naval aviation’s research-and-development ‘center of excellence’ has a new obstacle with which to contend: the prospect of a giant, radar-interfering wind-turbine farm in the vicinity.


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  • Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - It’s Time for the MCM(X)
    By Peter von Bleichert

    From the Civil War to Operation Iraqi Freedom, U.S. naval forces have had to contend with mines. No other weapon has presented a greater threat to U.S. domination of the maritime environment.National navies and nationless terrorists will continue...

  • Special - A Decade of Clashes: The U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, 1960–69
    By Admiral Stanley R. Arthur, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Digitizing Proceedings

    Realizing an important strategic goal, the U.S. Naval Institute has just completed digitizing every issue of Proceedings published over 140 years. With the contents preserved...

  • A Search-and-Rescue Guide for Senior Officers
    By Commander Sean Carroll, U.S. Coast Guard; Lieutenant Preston Hieb, U.S. Coast Guard; and Chief Boatswain's Mate Jay W. Woodhead, U.S. Coast Guard, (Retired)
    The stakes in search and rescue are high, and leaders charged with heading these missions should draw on their experience and training and embrace a willingness to learn.

    It could happen to you. One day...

  • The Trouble with High-Tech
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    The legal and moral questions that come with unleashing weapons that can seemingly think for themselves pose a dilemma for the U.S. military.

    If the United States...

  • Getting and Staying Connected
    By Captain Edward Lundquist and Captain Larry Osborn, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    In the future, interoperable systems could assure mission success in dynamic situations.

    The best operations are often the most simple, but this is the story of an operation that’s not so simple. The...

  • Finding Funding for the New Boomer
    By Eric J. Labs
    The Polaris and Trident eras of yesteryear offer insights on the budgetary path forward for the Ohio-class submarine replacement program.

    The question of how the Department of Defense will pay for...

  • China's Naval Rise, France's Naval Genius
    By Ellery Terpening
    When seeking historical precedents for the growing Chinese fleet, analysts shouldn’t just look through a Mahan-Corbett prism; the French navy of the Third Republic offers striking parallels to today’s Western...
  • Special - Kamikazes and a Barking Dog
    By A. Denis Clift
    An eyewitness recounts what he saw during the 1945 kamikaze attack on the USS Saratoga (CV-3)—70 years ago this month.

    “We were at GQ [general quarters] before the first hit. We took...

  • Professional Notes

    What Are We Doing Right?

    By Rear Admiral Paul Becker, U.S. Navy

  • Book Reviews

    The End of Intelligence: Espionage and State Power in the Information Age

    David Tucker. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014. 241 pp. Biblio. Index. Notes. $22.64.

    Reviewed by Captain Steven E. Maffeo, U....

  • Naval Systems - Cruisers, Destroyers Move Toward Integrated Air Defense
    By Edward J. Walsh

    The Navy’s Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems, in collaboration with Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training business unit, has certified an upgraded baseline...

  • World Naval Developments - Redesign the Procurement Process
    By Norman Friedman

    In December, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that the U.S. Navy’s next surface combatant, in effect a frigate, would be a modified version of the current littoral combat ship (LCS)....

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    In recent years the Australian amphibious fleet has been woefully lacking in capacity, but on 28 November 2014 all of that changed for the better. The Royal Australian Navy gained an enormous new asset as the first Canberra-class large-...

  • Lest We Forget - The First American Clash with Korea
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    In 1866, barely a year after the end of the American Civil War, a U.S. merchant vessel, the General Sherman, anchored in the Taedong River downstream from Pyongyang. The ship had come to...

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  • Comment & Discussion

    ‘Distributed Lethality’

    (See T. Rowden, P. Gumataotao, and P. Fanta, pp. 18–23, January 2015 Proceedings)


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