Proceedings Magazine - April 2015 Vol. 141/4/1,346

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Digitizing Proceedings

Realizing an important strategic goal, the U.S. Naval Institute has just completed...



  • Editor's Page

    On 13 March, after much anticipation, the leaders of America’s Sea Services—Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph F. Dunford...

  • Now Hear This - Russia: Constrain, Not Contain
    By Commander Daryk Zirkle, U.S. Navy

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States has had a series of unusual relationships with Russia. The current crisis makes it tempting to revert to the familiar Cold War approach of...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - PCs are Small Ships with a ‘Big Navy’ Wake
    By Lieutenant Matthew Hipple, Lieutenant Commander Dan Follet, Lieutenant Commander James Davenport, U.S. Navy

    The warships available to American commanders and policy makers are the most capable in history. Advanced sensors, weapons, and networks have set the expectation that naval forces must ...

  • From the Deckplates - Don’t Ignore the Contrarians
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Proceedings has long been an outlet for presenting novel ideas and challenging the status quo. The thoughts expressed on its pages have at times created controversy and improved the maritime...

  • An Imperative to Engage
    By Captain Dale C. Rielage, U.S. Navy
    The United States must realistically assess what we can (and can’t) get from working with the Chinese navy.

    In summer 2014 the U.S. Navy welcomed the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN...

  • China's Second Navy
    By Ryan D. Martinson
    While the world has been busy watching China’s blue-water naval buildup, the People’s Republic has been steadily exploiting maritime law enforcement—and its coast guard—as an instrument of statecraft...
  • Operating in an Age of Austerity
    By Lieutenant Commander Wolf Melbourne, U.S. Navy

    First Prize, General Prize Essay Contest

    George Washington once said that “To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.” That is as true today as when he coined...
  • The Coming Era of ‘Omnispatial Warfare’
    By Lieutenant Ryan Hilger, U.S. Navy

    Second Prize, General Prize Essay Contest

    Navy leadership needs to shake off the bureaucratic shackles, more fully embrace the robotic age, and foster a new breed of ‘cognitive warriors.’...
  • Sea Power & Fortitude
    By Lieutenant Roger Misso, U.S. Navy

    Third Prize, General Prize Essay Contest

    The adoption of beyond-visual-range technology has proven psychologically detrimental to the U.S. Navy....

  • Supporting Brothers—and Sisters—in Arms
    By Lieutenant Ashley O'Keefe and Lieutenant (junior grade) Chris O'Keefe, U.S. Navy
    The Navy must implement more flexible personnel policies to ensure that it doesn’t lose its most talented men and women.

    The Navy’s mission is...

  • Every Sailor a Cyber Warrior
    By Captain John Gelinne, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    The Navy must prepare for warfare in the information domain the same way it does for conflict at sea.

    As a surface warfare officer, and one of only a handful of unrestricted...

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  • CEO Notes

    The Sea Services launched the newly revised maritime strategy, “A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower: Forward, Engaged, Ready,” at a Maritime Security Dialogue event...

  • Comment & Discussion

    Cryptology at the Crossroads

    (See R. Bebber, pp. 30–35, March 2015 Proceedings)

  • Special - ‘We Win and They Lose’: The U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, 1980–89
    By John Lehman

    Digitizing Proceedings

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

  • Emerging from the Shadows
    By Lyle Goldstein
    While details about China’s emerging nuclear-attack submarines are rare, contemporary articles published in Chinese naval magazines offer several hints.

    Although the new Liaoning aircraft...

  • Cyberspace with Chinese Characteristics
    By Shannon Knight
    China’s literature shows that its experts are serious about cyber warfare.

    As world economic systems and militaries grow more reliant on cyberspace, that...

  • Cooperating in the South China Sea
    By Captain Takuya Shimodaira, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
    Humanitarian aid/disaster relief offers the ideal means for China to work in harmony with fellow Asian nations—and Japan is uniquely suited by hard experience to be a guiding force.


  • Book Reviews

    Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor

    James M. Scott. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2015. 672 pp. Biblio. Illus. $35.

    Reviewed by Stephen L. Moore

  • Professional Notes

    Combating the Evolving Threats of Tomorrow

    By Lieutenant Eric Zilberman, U.S. Navy

  • Naval Systems - Stable Power Key to Future Ship Systems
    By Edward J. Walsh

    DRS Power and Control Technologies and San Francisco–based Lithiumstart Inc. have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to develop energy-storage modules, or ESMs, for Arleigh ...

  • World Naval Developments - Sharpening the Tactical Picture
    By Norman Friedman

    In February, the destroyer USS Kidd (DDG-100) fired a Tomahawk cruise missile that hit a moving target ship. That might not seem terribly significant, except that the missile had no seeker,...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    Late in 2014 Portugal’s navy announced intentions to acquire four retired Flyvefisken-class (Stanflex 300) multifunction guided-missile patrol craft from Denmark. Fourteen of the 450-ton (full load) craft were originally built between the...

  • Lest We Forget - Sea Power in Korea
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Just as the first watch began on the evening of 11 July 1950, a team of four Marines and four Navy gunner’s mates, led by Commander William B. Porter, executive officer of the USS Juneau...

  • Naval Institute Foundation

    Still Making a Difference: Bob and Marjorie Austin

    Bequests to the Naval Institute are a true blessing, but also bittersweet as they signal the end of our association with a valued Member. When dedicated Members include the Institute in...

  • From Our Archive

    ‘Sanity is a madness put to good use.’ 


  • A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower 2015

    The following is the 2015 revision of A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower, the cooperative strategy between the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, released on March 13, 2015:



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