Proceedings Magazine - May 2015 Vol. 141/5/1,347

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Digitizing Proceedings

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



  • Editor's Page

    Forward. Engaged. Ready. These are the signature words of America’s newly updated maritime strategy, which publicly debuted in March and appeared in our pages last month. That document...

  • Now Hear This - Collective Self-Defense for Japan—and Asia?
    By Lieutenant (junior grade) Sean P. Quirk, U.S. Navy

    On 1 July 2014 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced an official shift in Japan’s defense posture, stating that his government had “reinterpreted” Article IX of the Japanese...

  • From the Deckplates - A Matter of Compensation, Not Rank
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy, Retired

    Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter recently called for the services to find new ways to “attract, inspire, and excite people,” especially those with advanced technical skills. Inspiration...

  • Putting CS-21R to Work
    By Vice Admiral James G. Foggo and Commander Philip R. Rosi II, U.S. Navy
    A view from the 6th Fleet, where the ‘operationalizing’ of the new maritime strategy is well under way.

    The U.S. Navy has revised its Cooperative...

  • Breaking the Anti-Access Wall
    By Captain Sam J. Tangredi, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    Reviving the forgotten ‘arsenal ship’ concept could give the Navy the edge in destroying an enemy’s communication and weapon systems.

    Defeating an anti-access strategy requires three core...

  • Deconstructing Navy Inc.
    By Ensign Daniel S. Stefanus, U.S. Navy<p>
    On the surface, hiring contractors would seem a wise choice. But the Navy does so at grave risk to its budget and culture of self-sufficiency.

    The 21st-century Navy has taken the inherent efficacy of...

  • Recruit, Reward, Retain
    By Lieutenant Commander Brendan R. Stickles, U.S. Navy
    The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill revived a great idea. Now the Navy must attract and keep its new wave of talent with relevant and competitive options for service members.

    The 2009 passage of the “Post-9/11 G...

  • Coast Guard Year In Review
    By Joe DiRenzo III and David Boyd

    The U.S. Coast Guard experienced another exceptionally busy year. There was a change in senior leadership, an ever-increasing set of mission requirements conducted by an aging asset inventory, and an...

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  • CEO Notes

    As I reported at the 142nd Annual Meeting on 22 April, the state of the Naval Institute is strong, and we had a banner year in 2014. We keep our mission in the fore. We are dedicated to guiding...

  • Comment & Discussion

    PCs Are Small Ships with a ‘Big Navy’ Wake

    (See M. Hipple, D. Follet, and J...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - It’s Time to Rethink the PHIBRON Commodore Billet
    By Captain Pete Pagano, U.S. Navy

    With most amphibious ships now or soon to be commanded by captains (O-6 paygrade), it’s time to revisit the amphibious squadron (PHIBRON) commodore billet and make it a ...

  • Special - Anticipation and Surprise: The U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, 1990–99
    By Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Digitizing Proceedings

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

  • A Proactive Defense
    By Colonel William J. Nemeth, U.S. Marine Corps
    A regionally focused Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Eastern Europe would support NATO allies and friends at odds with a resurgent Russia.

    In the immediate post-...

  • Silence on the Net
    By Captain Patrick Molenda, U.S. Navy
    Mission command is the missing link in the Navy’s quest for information dominance.

    With accelerating advances in information capabilities, some profess that information dominance is not only a...

  • The Small-Craft Advantage
    By Lieutenant Michael S. Proctor, U.S. Navy Reserve, and Commander Robert E. Poling, U.S. Navy
    When it comes to executing missions in the littorals and rivers—especially in Latin America—and engaging with regional allies, no conventional-warfare unit is better suited than the Navy’s coastal riverine...
  • U.S. Navy In Review
    By Robert D. Holzer and Scott C. Truver

    During 2014, at any given time, about 95 ships—one-third of the U.S. Navy—were deployed around the world, fighting adversaries as deadly yet diverse as ISIL and the Ebola virus. They were...

  • U.S. Naval Aviation and Weapons Development in Review
    By Commander Jan C. Jacobs, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)

    The aftermath of sequestration and military budget cuts still echoed through the halls of the Navy and Marine Corps aviation establishment in 2014. With increasing weapon-system costs and decreasing...

  • U.S. Marine Corps in Review
    By Lieutenant Colonel John C. Berry Jr., U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    It was a year of transition, as the Marine Corps’ role in Operation Enduring Freedom ended in 2014. Over the course of the year the Marines continued evolving in their approach to crisis...

  • U.S. Merchant Marine and World Maritime Review
    By Shashi Kumar

    The tantalizingly upbeat ambience that prevailed toward the end of 2013 led most pundits to predict an improving world economy in 2014 and a period of rising expectations in the shipping industry....

  • Naval Review Resources

    Click on the links below to download or open a PDF of these resources from the May 2015 issue of Proceedings...

  • Book Reviews

    A Higher Form of Killing: Six Weeks in World War I That Forever Changed the Nature of Warfare

    Diana Preston, New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2015. 340 pp. Biblio. Index. Illus. Maps. Notes. Sources. $28.

    Reviewed by...

  • Professional Notes

    Surface Contact Tracking On Board the USS Mahan

    By Ensign Gregory King, U.S. Navy

  • Oceans- Rigs to Reefs: Win-Win Recycling Offshore
    By Don Walsh

    Wherever an oil and gas platform is installed, most governments require complete removal and site cleanup when production is terminated. In the United States the time is one year in most ...

  • World Naval Developments - Decoy, Deceive, Defeat
    By Norman Friedman

    There is a renewed U.S. interest in the electronic-warfare methods developed during the Cold War to counter the Soviet navy. That makes sense; the Chinese, our most threatening potential antagonists...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    On 31 March the USS Peleliu (LHA-5), the last active Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship, was decommissioned from the U.S. Navy. Built by Ingalls Shipbuilding at Pascagoula, Mississippi, the Peleliu was launched in...

  • Lest We Forget - ‘ROCs’ and Other Denizens of ‘the Yard’
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    In the December 1968 Proceedings, Lieutenants Alexander Monroe and Thomas Lane wrote: “There was an inescapable sense of history. . . . This ‘sense of the place’ will...

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    ‘Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.’...


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