Proceedings Magazine - December 2015 Vol. 141/12/1,354

Adobe Folio ID: 
org.usni.mobile.dec15
Cover Story
Strengthening our alliance with Japan would boost regional security and benefit both nations.

Any strategy built on the mantra of “doing more with...

Overlay

Highlights

  • Editor's Page

    Often the debates that take place in these pages are over force structure or procurement plans, over ship architecture or the role of ethics in leadership. But sometimes we like to expand the lens to foster more of a big-picture, geopolitical...

  • Now Hear This - The End of a New World Order?
    By Tom Hone

    On 11 September 1990, President George H. W. Bush argued in a speech to Congress that a “new world order” was in the making. Two essential components of this new order in international affairs were globalization and the use of U.N....

  • From the Deckplates - Welcome to the Debate
    By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Hallelujah! The Enlisted Essay Contest has returned after a long absence, and it attracted a huge and diverse group of writers. Each submission was judged on its own merits without the author’s identity being known, but some factors were...

  • Charting A Course - Sister-to-Sister
    By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    In 1993, Congress repealed the law banning women from service in combat ships. Since then, the Navy has worked toward a seamless integration of men and women into ships, squadrons, and now,

    submarines. While significant strides have been...

  • 'Geopolitical Icebergs'
    By David P. Auerswald
    Hidden dangers lurk beneath the international-cooperation surface in the emerging Arctic.

    This past April, the United States assumed the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, the primary intergovernmental...

  • Special - A Mechanism for Arctic-Crisis Response
    By Paul Arthur Berkman and Admiral James G. Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    With the opportunities presented as the sea ice recedes also come risks. The United States should lead an international effort to increase Arctic infrastructure.

    The High North is opening to the world. In...

  • No Wake for Ares
    By Lieutenant Colonel Frank G. Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired), and Ryan Neuhard
    ‘New Peace Theory’ aside, the persistent nature of war has a way of giving the lie to rumors of its demise.

    The demise of Ares—the end of war—has been prematurely announced. A spate...

  • Leading Outside Command
    By Lieutenant Commander Jason Shell, U.S. Navy
    2015 Leadership Essay Contest Winner: Sponsored by Dr. J. Phillip London and CACI International

    ...

  • Succeeding in the Human Domain
    By Sergeant Dion J. Edon Jr., U.S. Marine Corps
    The U.S. Marine Corps’ Military Information Support Operations must evolve to improve Marine Expeditionary Units’ ability to influence and maneuver decisively.

    The free military occupational...

Members Only

  • 'The Britain of Asia'
    By Lieutenant Joshua Duran, U.S. Navy
    Strengthening our alliance with Japan would boost regional security and benefit both nations.

    Any strategy built on the mantra of “doing more with less” will fail. We must do more with more. To...

  • CEO Notes

    This month, the Naval Institute takes pride and great pleasure in publishing the new, illustrated edition of The Big E: The Story of the USS Enterprise. The work—hardcover, 9” x 12”, 576 pages, with 370 photos, maps,...

  • Comment & Discussion

    Admirals (and Generals) for Life

    (See D. Crowder, p. 10, November 2015 Proceedings)

  • Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - Technical Expertise Requires Its Own Career Path
    By Commander J. W. David Kurtz, U.S. Navy

    In the December 2014 issue of Proceedings Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Admiral Bill Moran wrote, “It costs a lot to train people from the ground up,” meaning that maintaining a sailor’s connection to the Navy makes...

  • Defending Polar Access
    By Lieutenant Commander David C. Sandomir, U.S. Navy
    To prevent the Arctic from devolving into an area of conflict, the United States and its partners must consider forming a task force.

    While there are hopeful signs of cooperation in the Arctic, the current...

  • More Assets for The Arctic
    By Captain Lawson Brigham, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
    The nation’s limited icebreaking capacity is finally attracting the attention it has richly deserved for so long.

    By any measure 2015 was a challenging and highly successful year for U.S. Coast Guard...

  • Networks: The Global Component
    By Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    It’s taken nearly a quarter-century for the Sea Services to get their collective heads around electronic technology. Today’s Joint Information Environment needs to get it right—internationally....
  • The 21st-Century Space Race
    By Captain Tuan Pham, U.S. Navy
    The United States needs a deeper, more balanced space posture or we risk losing our preeminent role in this vital warfighting domain.

    We live in a world where the ubiquitous benefits of space not only...

  • Book Reviews

    Coercion, Survival, and War: Why Weak States Resist the United States

    Colonel Phil Haun, U.S. Air Force. Stanford University Press, 2015. 271 pp. Index. Notes. Append. $65.

    Reviewed by Lieutenant Commander Jason Chiodi, U....

  • Professional Notes

    How to Handle the Freedom: Part I

    By Commander Dale Heinken, Captain Robert Butt (Retired), and Lieutenant George Kunthara, U.S. Navy

  • Russian Navy - Putin’s ‘Fleet in Being’
    By Norman Polmar

    The term “fleet in being” originally meant a naval force that was inferior to its enemy, but could be formidable enough to be a threat without being brought to battle....

  • Naval Systems - Electronic-Warfare Transformation Pushes Forward
    By Edward J. Walsh

    The Navy’s Program Executive Officer for Integrated Warfare Systems declared earlier this fall that the Block 3 iteration of the Navy’s Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program, or SEWIP, is...

  • World Naval Developments - The Hunt for a Small Surface Combatant
    By Norman Friedman

    At the end of September, the Navy decommissioned the USS Simpson (FFG-56), the last Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate. The 51 Perrys were the most numerous class of U.S. warships built...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    The British Ministry of Defence has announced plans to upgrade the power plants on board 12 of the Royal Navy’s 13 Type 23 (Duke-class) general-purpose frigates. The oldest surviving member of the class, HMS Argyll (pictured here...

  • Lest We Forget - Surprise Attack!
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Lieutenant Commander James J. Hughes, skipper of an anchored American gunboat, had just finished lunch when he was informed that a lookout on the bridge had sighted an approaching formation ...

  • Naval Institute Foundation

    In His Own Words: George W. Carmany III

    I grew up on eastern Long Island and in southern Florida. My family was in the resort hotel business, and I was on the water at a very young age. Naval history became my early hobby, followed...

  • From Our Archive

    ‘Self-trust is the essence of heroism.’
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) 

    This painting by Charles B. Falls depicts the gallant but...


 
 

Conferences and Events

2018 Coast Guard Academy Conference

Tue, 2018-09-11

As part of The U.S. Coast Guard Academy 2018- 2019 Leadership Lecture Series The U.S. Naval Institute presents Disaster Will...

The New China Challenge

View All

From the Press

21 August - Lecture

Tue, 2018-08-21

22 August - Author Talk

Wed, 2018-08-22

Why Become a Member of the U.S. Naval Institute?

As an independent forum for over 140 years, the Naval Institute has been nurturing creative thinkers who responsibly raise their voices on matters relating to national defense.

Become a Member Renew Membership