Comment & Discussion

February 2015
‘Distributed Lethality’(See T. Rowden, P. Gumataotao, and P. Fanta, pp. 18–23, January 2015 Proceedings)Commander Phillip E. Pournelle, U.S. Navy—Admirals Rowden, Gumataotao, and Fanta present a way for ...

Editor's Page

February 2015
Unmanned systems have become such a ubiquitous part of the U.S. military arsenal that they barely elicit much notice among the broader population anymore. Indeed, if Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ...
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Finding Funding for the New Boomer

By Eric J. Labs
February 2015
The question of how the Department of Defense will pay for the Ohio-class submarine replacement program, which will build new ballistic-missile submarines (SSBNs) as the Ohio class retires from ...

Naval Institute Foundation

February 2015
Top Naval Institute Supporters of 2014The Naval Institute enjoys the support of thousands of donors who made 2014 the Foundation’s best year ever. Our special thanks to the record number ...
Chris Sattler

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
February 2015
In recent years the Australian amphibious fleet has been woefully lacking in capacity, but on 28 November 2014 all of that changed for the better. The Royal Australian Navy gained ...

Book Reviews

February 2015
The End of Intelligence: Espionage and State Power in the Information AgeDavid Tucker. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014. 241 pp. Biblio. Index. Notes. $22.64.Reviewed by Captain Steven ...
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Professional Notes

February 2015
What Are We Doing Right?By Rear Admiral Paul Becker, U.S. NavyFor the past 40 years, there has been a Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Director for Intelligence (J2). ...
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Kamikazes and a Barking Dog

By A. Denis Clift
February 2015
“We were at GQ [general quarters] before the first hit. We took one plane on the starboard side that actually was glancing. But it hit next to the 40-mm sponson ...
U.S. Navy (Chase Hawley)

Getting and Staying Connected

By Captain Edward Lundquist and Captain Larry Osborn, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2015
The best operations are often the most simple, but this is the story of an operation that’s not so simple. The one depicted here is fictional and involves multiple systems, ...
U.S. Navy

On a Collision Course with Green Energy

By Rear Admiral Steven R. Eastburg, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2015
America’s military test- and training-range infrastructure is positioned squarely at a crossroads. Challenged by the prospect of a decade of defense-budget sequestration impacts and with increasing modernization and sustainment costs ...

CEO Notes

February 2015
This year’s WEST Conference, “Lower Budgets and Higher Demands: How Do the Sea Services Strike the Right Balance?” has a laser focus on:• The Nation’s growing demand for maritime forces• ...
U.S. Navy (Kelly Schindler)

The Trouble with High-Tech

By Dave Majumdar
February 2015
In the Western Pacific, China is building up its anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) capabilities—including communications jamming, cyber-warfare, and antisatellite weapons. In the event of a conflict, Chinese forces are likely to attack ...
U.S. Navy (Jonah Stepanik)

Keeping Humans in the Loop

By Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2015
In his best-selling book, War Made New, military historian Max Boot notes: “My view is that technology sets the parameters of the possible; it creates the potential for a ...
U.S. Navy

Lead Us!

Lieutenant Michael Mabrey, U.S. Navy
February 2015
Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert’s 2011 vision for the future Fleet emphasized the need to develop “a motivated, relevant and diverse 21st-century workforce.”1 The article reminded us that ...
U.S. Coast Guard

A Search-and-Rescue Guide for Senior Officers

By Commander Sean Carroll, U.S. Coast Guard; Lieutenant Preston Hieb, U.S. Coast Guard; and Chief Boatswain's Mate Jay W. Woodhead, U.S. Coast Guard, (Retired)
February 2015
It could happen to you. One day you are entrusted with a major mission area that you have never previously studied or executed: search and rescue. Suddenly, you are expected ...
U.S. Navy (Michael McNabb)

South Is Forward

By Rear Admiral Sinclair M. Harris, U.S. Navy
February 2015
As our nation’s strategic attention continues to be rightly focused on the Western Pacific, Mediterranean Levant, and the Middle East, we must not take for granted the opportunities, nor ignore ...
U.S. Army (Jeremy J. Fowler)

From the Deckplates - The Paramount Duty of Us All

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2015
Countless writers, bloggers, and speakers are concerned with military policy and readiness. This column has sought to highlight overlooked issues, examine problems in different ways, and challenge generally accepted thought. ...
U.S. Navy (Liz Wolter)

Now Hear This - Innovate, Adapt, and Prepare

By Lieutenant Brandon Euhus, U.S. Navy
February 2015
The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in the use of unmanned systems, with every service branch seeking the latest technology to increase efficiency and reach mission accomplishment. These ...
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From Our Archive

February 2015
‘Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.’ —Augustus J. C. Hare (1834–1903)The screw steam frigate USS Pensacola was the backdrop for this Alexandria, Virginia, waterfront ...

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