Editor's Page

March 2015
We’re honored to start off this month by marking a very special milestone: the 100th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Navy Reserve. In celebration of this centennial year, ...
U.S. Navy (Amanda S. Kitchner)

The Commanders Respond: German Navy

March 2015
Vice Admiral Andreas KrauseDuring the past few years we have been confronted with numerous unforeseen crises around the world, which have arrived at our doorstep. Our navy has to be ...

The Commanders Respond: Hellenic Navy

March 2015
Vice Admiral Evangelos ApostolakisFor Greece, the maritime dimension of national security has been broadened to include challenges recently added to the international-security agenda. These challenges, such as piracy, terrorism, illegal ...

The Commanders Respond: Italian Navy

March 2015
Admiral Giuseppe de GiorgiIn the current multipolar world, characterized by widespread uncertainties and instabilities among different socioeconomic and political communities, the Mediterranean region represents a bridge between a stable north ...

The Commanders Respond: Portuguese Navy

March 2015
Admiral Luis Manuel Fourneaux Macieira FragosoPortugal faces both new and old challenges that impact global, regional, and local security. We also belong to a coalition that is maritime in nature. ...
U.S. Navy (Amanda S. Kitchner)

The Commanders Respond: Spanish Navy

March 2015
Admiral Jaime Muñoz-Delgado y Díaz del RioIf deterrence and defense made up the Spanish Navy’s predominant role just over 30 years ago, a recent and progressive array of threats has ...

The Commanders Respond: Finnish Navy

March 2015
Rear Admiral Kari TakanenFinnish national defense is based on general conscription, territorial defense, and military non-alliance. The main task of the navy is to defend Finland and its territorial waters, ...

The Commanders Respond: Turkish Navy

March 2015
Admiral Bülent BostanogluTurkey is exposed to the negative impacts of numerous ongoing crises in the north of the Black Sea and in various hot spots throughout Turkey’s southern borders. Furthermore, ...
W. Michael Young

World Navies in Review

By Eric Wertheim
March 2015
Events of the past year in Crimea, East Asia, and elsewhere have forced nations to reexamine their defense commitments and preparedness. Many major navies may be underinvested in high-end warfighting ...

Book Reviews

March 2015
Every Citizen a Soldier: The Campaign for Universal Military Training After World War IIWilliam A. Taylor. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2014. 232 pp. Notes. Index. $39.95.Reviewed ...
U.S. Navy (John Scorza)

Professional Notes

March 2015
“The Next Generation” of Afloat NetworkingBy Lieutenant Travis Howard, U.S. NavyThe future of the shipboard information-technology (IT) infrastructure was hinted at in Star Trek: The Next Generation. ...
U.S. Navy (Leah Eclavea)

U.S. Navy - LCS Frigate Update

By Norman Polmar
March 2015
Admirals, sailors, naval buffs, and historians should be thankful to the friends of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. According to Mr. Mabus, he directed that the littoral combat ship ...
Naval Institute Press

Lest We Forget - Of Salt Water and Bibliophilia

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 2015
In 1948, Chief Machinist’s Mate Richard McKenna had a bone to pick with the Navy. Postwar personnel assignment policies—probably made inevitable by massive adjustments in the wake of a global ...
U.S. Navy (Amanda S. Kitchner)

The Commanders Respond: French Navy

March 2015
Admiral Bernard RogelIn 2013, France released a new version of its White Paper on Defense and National Security. This review of defense policy takes into account future challenges lying ...

The Commanders Respond: Royal Danish Navy

March 2015
Rear Admiral Frank TrojahnFollowing a quite extensive transformation from a brown-water navy to a more oceangoing force, the Royal Danish Navy today is predominantly frigate-based in a high-low mix, with ...

CEO Notes

March 2015
The Naval Institute and our partner, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), are proud to announce the next segment in our ongoing Maritime Security Dialogue Series. The Sea ...
U.S. Navy (Joy Samsel)

Cryptology at the Crossroads

By Lieutenant Robert Bebber, U.S. Navy
March 2015
With a rebalance to Asia coming after more than a decade of land war, the U.S. Navy finds itself smaller and in certain respects weaker. One area that should be ...

Comment & Discussion

March 2015
Getting and Staying Connected(See E. Lundquist and L. Osborn, pp. 48–53, February 2015 Proceedings)Vice Admiral James G. Foggo III, U.S. Navy, Commander, 6th Fleet—Captains Lundquist and Osborn’s ...
U.S. Navy (Charles Cavanaugh)

A Century of Service

By Vice Admiral Robin Braun, U.S. Navy
March 2015
As the Navy Reserve recognizes its centennial on 3 March, we celebrate 100 years of dedicated service to the Navy and the nation. In every conflict from World War I ...
U.S Navy (Jacob G. Sisco)

'Straight Talk on Forward Presence'

By Captain Robert C. Rubel, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 2015
In autumn 2014, the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) carrier strike group departed on a scheduled ten-month deployment. And the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) will begin a cruise almost six ...
U.S. Coast Guard

After Normalization

By Lieutenant Paul Miller, U.S. Coast Guard
March 2015
The forementioned immigration policy centers on a hollow political and economic relationship dating back to the 1959 Cuban Revolution. The standing policy provides immediate status and financial incentives for most ...

The Commanders Respond: Croatian Navy

March 2015
Rear Admiral Robert HranjIt is difficult determine how the future security environment may affect the Croatian Navy’s force-posture requirements in the coming years. Since Croatia joined NATO in 2009 our ...
U.S. Navy (Elizabeth Merriam)

Teaching Naval Strategy—to All Who Matter

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 2015
To the uninformed, naval strategy is often confused with tactics—the maneuvering of ships on a “chessboard without squares.” To those better in the know, it becomes more strategic, embracing the ...
U.S. Navy (Amanda S. Kitchner)

The Commanders Respond

March 2015
The chiefs of 20 maritime services from all corners of the world outline what drives their countries’ national-security efforts.
Royal Australian Navy

The Commanders Respond: Royal Australian Navy

March 2015
Vice Admiral Tim BarrettA major change in Australia’s security situation is the growing prosperity of the Indo?Pacific region. This offers great potential to improve Australia’s security position: Not only will ...

The Commanders Respond: Benin Armed Forces

March 2015
The maritime-security environment is dynamic and complex, requiring nations—and their navies—to work together to effectively counter threats stemming from the sea. Proceedings asked sea-service commanders from around the globe: What ...
Brazilian Navy

The Commanders Respond: Brazilian Navy

March 2015
Admiral Julio Soares de Moura NetoMany changes with the power to affect the Brazilian Navy’s activities and, consequently, its force-posture requirements, are connected to advances in technological and maritime-trade fields, ...

The Commanders Respond: Bulgarian Navy

March 2015
Rear Admiral Dimitar DenevHistorically, Southern Europe and the Middle East have been the origin for conflicts and wars. For example, the Balkan Peninsula has been called the powder keg of ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

March 2015
‘Woman’s faith and woman’s trust, Write the characters in dust.’ Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)This striking illustration, created by John Philip Falter for one of his more than 300 ...

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