Editor's Page

April 2015
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 Jr., and Coast Guard ...
U.S. Navy (Christopher Jank)

Sea Power & Fortitude

By Lieutenant Roger Misso, U.S. Navy
April 2015
Third Prize, General Prize Essay Contest during World War II and subsequent conflicts, is crumbling in a new era. An overemphasis on threat avoidance and the growing cancer of administrative ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

April 2015
‘Sanity is a madness put to good use.’ — George Santayana (1863–1952) With one of their F4U-1 Corsair fighters in the background, members of VMF-114 “Death Dealers” of the Second ...
Maria Marron

Naval Institute Foundation

April 2015
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 ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

Lest We Forget - Sea Power in Korea

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2015
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 ...
Leo van Ginderen collection

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
April 2015
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 ...
U.S. Navy (Christopher Gaines)

Professional Notes

April 2015
Combating the Evolving Threats of Tomorrow By Lieutenant Eric Zilberman, U.S. Navy The addition of the infrared search-and-track (IRST) pod to the Super Hornet is an initiative to create a ...

Book Reviews

April 2015
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 ...
U.S. Navy (Carlos M. Vazquez)

Every Sailor a Cyber Warrior

By Captain John Gelinne, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2015
Defense in Depth On my arrival in summer 2012, I was immediately impressed with the breadth of missions assigned to 10th Fleet—long-haul/satellite radio-frequency communications, defensive cyber operations (DCO) and signals ...
U.S. Navy (Edward Guttierrez III)

Supporting Brothers—and Sisters—in Arms

By Lieutenant Ashley O'Keefe and Lieutenant (junior grade) Chris O'Keefe, U.S. Navy
April 2015
Such attrition demonstrates that we are under-leveraging our personnel assets. To solve complex, diverse problems, we require the best decision-making capability we can acquire. That means not only acquiring diversity ...
U.S. Navy (John F. Williams)

The Coming Era of ‘Omnispatial Warfare’

By Lieutenant Ryan Hilger, U.S. Navy
April 2015
Second Prize, General Prize Essay Contest d and Axis powers cemented the technological innovations of the preceding interwar period and marked a revolution in military affairs. The technologies that shaped ...

CEO Notes

April 2015
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 cohosted by the Naval Institute ...
Library of Congress

Operating in an Age of Austerity

By Lieutenant Commander Wolf Melbourne, U.S. Navy
April 2015
First Prize, General Prize Essay Contest l Operations Concept 2010 (NOC10), is the latest iteration of a decades-old concept originally implemented to counter the large dispersed Soviet navy of the ...
U.S. Marine Corps (Antoine Robinson)

Cooperating in the South China Sea

By Captain Takuya Shimodaira, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
April 2015
Increasing political friction in Asia has prompted Japan to alter its maritime strategy. In an important article published in 2011, former president of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Staff ...
Liu Jin Xing, Chen Shao Dong, and Wang Fang “The Tactical Maneuver in Cyberspace,” Electronics Optics & Control, vol. 21, no. 9, (September 2014).

Cyberspace with Chinese Characteristics

By Shannon Knight
April 2015
For example, at the end of 2014 private corporate data was extracted from Sony Corporation as a result of cyber activity—presumably by North Korea. International cyber experts are closely studying ...
Figure 1: Type 093G SSN Improvements, adapted from Shipborne Weapons

Emerging from the Shadows

By Lyle Goldstein
April 2015
Although the new Liaoning aircraft carrier has captured most of the limelight in the last couple of years, informed military analysts remain focused on the potential naval challenge posed by ...
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China's Second Navy

By Ryan D. Martinson
April 2015
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is in the midst of a major, much-publicized augmentation of its maritime law-enforcement forces. The familiar lamentations among Chinese navalists—our law-enforcement ships are small ...
U.S. Navy (Peter D. Lawlor)

An Imperative to Engage

By Captain Dale C. Rielage, U.S. Navy
April 2015
In summer 2014 the U.S. Navy welcomed the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) to Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014, the world’s largest international naval exercise. Four PLAN ships ...

Comment & Discussion

April 2015
Cryptology at the Crossroads (See R. Bebber, pp. 30–35, March 2015 Proceedings ) Commander Charles Turner, U.S. Navy (Retired) —Lieutenant Bebber hits on two key areas where the Navy can ...