Proceedings Magazine - July 2015 Vol. 141/7/1,349

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The key to rebuilding and retaining naval readiness? Take greater advantage of the Military Sealift Command fleet’s potential versatility.

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  • Editor's Page

    When weighing U.S. military capabilities against those of peer competitors or regional troublemakers, we tend to look at the hard numbers first: personnel, ships, aircraft, tanks, etc. That...

  • Now Hear This - Closing on Steady Bearing—Decreasing Range
    By Captain Bernard D. Cole, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The rise of other nations, prickly domestic issues, and simply the hard lessons of history are placing the future of the United States as the dominant world power in doubt. The Navy is the prime...

  • From the Deckplates - Shake Things Up on the Yard
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus is leading change. He has made or recommended modifications in everything from general military training to paternity leave. He is influencing changes to ...

  • Keeping Our Asymmetric Edge
    By Representative J. Randy Forbes
    Congress must take a strong position in promoting naval innovation.

    Among the powers that the U.S. Constitution grants to Congress is the authority to “provide and maintain a Navy.” Like most...

  • The Deadly Future of Littoral Sea Control
    By Commander Phillip E. Pournelle, U.S. Navy
    In an age of precision-strike weapon proliferation, a big-ship navy equals a brittle fleet. What’s needed is a revamped force structure based on smaller surface combatants.

    The U.S. Navy is building...

  • Charting the 'Invisible Terrain'
    By Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet, U.S. Navy
    Variables such as weather and topography affect electromagnetic warfare, and the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command can make their implications on the battlespace clearer.

    Throughout history,...

  • Next Exit: Joint Information Environment
    By Commander John M. Dahm, U.S. Navy

    2015 Information Dominance Essay Contest Winner, Sponsored by HP


    Proponents of the newest method for putting information technology and networks to best military use must build a superhighway to the...

  • The Man Behind the Art
    By Fred Schultz
    From the White House to the Vatican, From Reader’s Digest to Proceedings, Tom Freeman’s peerless artistry had universal appeal.

    Underlying all the ideals he held dear—foremost among them...

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  • CEO Notes

    The Naval Institute staff, Board of Directors, Trustees, and I continue to develop an updated strategic plan for the Institute. The project is exciting, and I am always impressed by the new...

  • Comment & Discussion

    People Development is Key to Acquisition

    (See J. E. Colvard, p. 10, June 2015 Proceedings)

  • Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - It’s Time to Take the ‘Petty’ Out of the American Sea Services
    By Lieutenant Commander Brian Moore, U.S. Coast Guard

    Since entering the Coast Guard, I have chafed at the term “petty officer.” As a prior enlisted U.S. Army Air Cavalry member, I took pride when I was addressed as PFC or Specialist Moore,...

  • Maintenance, Modernization & Modules
    By Captain Robert N. Hein, U.S. Navy
    The key to rebuilding and retaining naval readiness? Take greater advantage of the Military Sealift Command fleet’s potential versatility.

    On 17 October 2014 the U.S. Navy’s oldest warship, the...

  • Special - ‘I Was Made for This’
    By Lieutenant Commander Greg Adams, U.S. Navy

    At 0617 on 28 December 2014, Air-Asia flight QZ8501 traveling from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore disappeared from radar. Later that morning, the Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency (...

  • From Readiness to Resiliency
    By Lieutenant Commander Brian A. Evans, U.S. Navy, and Pratik Joshi
    The newly established Task Force Cyber Awakening has created a novel strategy to enhance the Navy’s ‘cyber posture.’

    The 1MC on board a U.S....

  • The Face of Battle in the Information Age
    by Lieutenant Commander DeVere Crooks, U.S. Navy, and Lieutenant Commander Mateo Robertaccio, U.S. Navy
    With new high-tech capabilities come new high-tech threats, and the Navy needs to train accordingly for an era in which naval conflict won’t look anything like Leyte.

    The U.S. Navy is entering a new...

  • Rethinking Retirement
    By Brigadier General Raymond E. Franck, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
    The current reasoning that determines when service members must retire is based on obsolete trends.

    Retired Marine Corps Major General Arnold Punaro, former Senate Armed Services Committee staff member,...

  • Book Reviews

    The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia

    James Bradley. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2015. 384 pp. Notes. Index. $35.

    Reviewed by Captain Fred W. Kacher, U.S. Navy

  • Professional Notes

    Training and Readiness on the Cheap

    By Commander David Dees and Lieutenant John Horn, U.S. Navy

  • U.S. Navy - The New Approach to Mine Warfare
    By Norman Polmar

    With the advent of reliable unmanned systems, the U.S. Navy’s approach to mine countermeasures (MCM) is evolving from surface ships, helicopters, and explosive-ordnance disposal ...

  • Oceans - Maritime Cyber Security: Shoal Water Ahead?
    By Don Walsh

    Maritime shipping moves 90–94 percent of world trade. Any significant disruptions have global impacts. The maritime transportation system is composed of not only the ships but also the ...

  • World Naval Developments - Collective Defense in the Pacific
    By Norman Friedman

    In May, Japan held its first-ever defense show, in Yokohama. The event coincided with an attempt by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to modify Japanese laws so that Japan can participate fully in collective...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    On 23 May the first of a new class of air-warfare destroyers, the Hobart, was launched in South Australia. Intended to provide advanced fleet air defense for the Royal Australian Navy, this new class of Aegis-equipped warships is based...

  • Lest We Forget - ‘They Died So Hard’
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    On 20 November 1861, an unusual flotilla got under way from New Bedford, Massachusetts. Flags flew along the shore, crowds cheered in wild encouragement, and windows rattled along the ...

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