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    There is no combat force in the world more powerful than the combined U.S. Navy-Marine Corps team. That team was shocked and saddened when a...

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    From the beginning of his tenure as Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert has been an active participant in our open forum.

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    It may seem paradoxical, but in order for the naval officer corps to provide the best leadership while projecting combat power at sea and in the...

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    China’s growing sea services and anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) capabilities pose complex challenges. Senior U.S. Navy leaders are working...

  • Comment & Discussion

    Restore the Culture of Command

    (See B. Scott, pp. 58–63, August 2015 Proceedings)

    Captain Peter Pagano, U.S. Navy, Executive Officer, Tactical Training Group Atlantic—Should the Navy...

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    We live in violent, uncertain, and complex times. The future is unpredictable...

  • The Age of Unmanned Systems
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    UAS must be fully integrated into the Navy’s fleet to enhance our ability to provide all-domain access.

    Long before unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) entered the naval-aviation arena, another revolutionary change in...

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    By Captain Sam Tangredi, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    Developing modular and interoperable systems for temporary installation on allied nations’ ships could help the U.S.

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    The Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval Academy Museum have enjoyed a close relationship through the years. An important highlight occurred in the late 1930s when the Academy made the decision to...

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    On 2 July the Polish patrol ship Slazak was relaunched at a shipyard in Gdynia following nearly 15 years of construction. Laid down in the fall of 2001, she was initially planned as the first of six heavily armed MEKO-A-100-class...

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    By Commander Jeremy Thompson, U.S. Navy
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    American military personnel are more educated, fit, and technologically equipped than ever; the time is right for an organizational reboot with an eye toward small-team agility.
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    Small combatants have always existed in America’s Navy; from the gunboats of the Revolutionary War to the patrol craft (...


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