Proceedings Magazine - June 2016 Vol. 142/6/1,360

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Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Captsone Essay Contest

Fast-attack, cruise-missile, and ballistic-missile submarines with their covert, yet revered...


  • Now Hear This - Read. Write. Fight.
    By Admiral John Richardson with Lieutenant Ashley O’Keefe, U.S. Navy

    Warfare is a violent, intellectual contest between thinking and adapting adversaries. Usually, the team that can think better and adapt faster will win. Today, as we prepare for operations and war with an increasingly complex set of potential...

  • Cyber Weapons Are Not Created Equal
    By Captain Christopher A. Bartos, U.S. Marine Corps
    Despite public phobia to the contrary, cyber attacks are no simple thing; great sophistication is required to bridge the ‘logical-physical divide,’ where defense has a distinct advantage over offense....
  • Book Reviews

    Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

    Joby Warrick. New York: Doubleday, 2015. 368 pp. Map. Notes. Index. $28.95

    Reviewed by Admiral James G. Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • Charting A Course - A Second Revolt of the Admirals?
    By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    On 24 April 2016, in a column in the Tampa Tribune, retired Navy Admiral William McRaven (recently Commander, Special Operations Command) objected strongly to what he saw as the ...

  • The Fourth Battle of the Atlantic
    By Vice Admiral James Foggo III, U.S. Navy, and Alarik Fritz
    With ‘more activity from Russian submarines than we’ve seen since the days of the Cold War,’ an improved European force posture becomes vital for the U.S. Navy and NATO.

    One hundred and...

  • Share Who We Are
    By Hospital Corpsman Second Class Crystal Tao, U.S. Navy Reserve

    Enlisted Prize Essay Contest Winner—sponsored with Textron Systems


  • Bronco 12 Cleared Hot
    By Captain Andy Walton, U.S. Navy
    A great deal of recent discussion has focused on the need to find innovative, cost-effective ways to accomplish our military mission in the future.

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  • Submarines Reign Supreme
    By Ensign Gavin Fuller, U.S. Navy

    Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Captsone Essay Contest

    Fast-attack, cruise-missile, and ballistic-missile submarines with their covert, yet revered range of capabilities have usurped the super carrier...
  • Embrace the Digital-Native Marines
    By Second Lieutenant Robert Vachon, U.S. Marine Corps

    Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay Contest

    The expeditionary nature of the Marine Corps will be well served by millennials, who have the right skills to successfully wage a war of...
  • Pivot to the Pacific—at Hypersonic Speed
    By Ensign Shane Kravetz, U.S. Navy

    Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Captsone Essay Contest

    As anti-access/area-denial challenges rise in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, the way forward for the U.S. Navy will be found in emerging, envelope-...
  • SEAL Training Is A Choice
    By Ensign Joseph Dinkel, U.S. Navy

    Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Captsone Essay Contest

    Assignment to compete to be a Navy Special Warfare Officer is an honor.

    Being selected from the U.S. Naval Academy to serve as...

  • From Our Archive

    “Let there be gall enough in thy ink, though thou write with a goose-pen, no matter.”

    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    “A well-tattooed PT boat crewman...

  • Comment & Discussion

    U.S. Naval Aviation and Weapons Development in Review

    (See G. M. Snodgrass, pp. 84–89, May 2016 ...

  • CEO Notes

    Annual Meeting

    As I reported briefly in my column last month because Proceedings was on deadline, the Annual Meeting was a winner. The highlight of the program was the address by Admiral Mike Rogers, U.S. Navy, Commander of the...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    Work is continuing to progress on Germany’s new Type 125 frigates, known as the Baden-Württemberg class. As pictured here, the bow section of the fourth and final unit, the Rheinland-Pfalz, recently was towed from L...

  • From the Deckplates - Take Back Block 43
    By Petty Officer First Class Harrison J. Goforth, U.S. Navy

    The greatest threat to our Navy does not come from the Russians, the Iranians, or the Chinese. It comes from our own ranks. We weaken the world’s strongest Navy by promoting the wrong people, ...

  • Lest We Forget - Give ’em Hell Harry’s Unification Fight
    By A. Denis Clift

    President Harry S Truman had served in the National Guard, with Army artillery in World War I, and as a colonel in the reserve after the war. As a senator in World War II, he had been struck in the ...

  • Editor's Page

    The June Proceedings traditionally publishes extra coverage on submarines and submarine warfare. We feature each of the warfare communities during the year. This issue’s submarine offerings...

  • Containing the Nuclear Threat
    By Captain Geoff P. Gagnier, U.S. Coast Guard, and Captain Larry LeGree, U.S. Navy
    Nuclear terrorism is an ever-present danger that the military cannot combat alone. Governments and private industry must work together to prevent a U.S. port from becoming the next Ground Zero.

    Imagine the...

  • Leadership Forum - Critical-Thought Leaders Achieve Best Outcomes
    By Ensign Justin K. Chock, U.S. Navy

    After our commissioning, my junior-officer peers deployed all over the world. My chance to join them was delayed because I was given the opportunity to attend Oxford University.

  • The Lives of a Chinese Gunboat
    By Ryan D. Martinson
    In one tense confrontation after another, YZ-310 cut a swath across the South China Sea, earning herself homefront rock-star status.

    Among the dozens of law enforcement ships patrolling China...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But . . . - The Coast Guard Should Embrace Its 12th Statutory Mission
    By Lieutenant Commander J. Grant Thomas, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard

    The Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Admiral Paul Zukunft, said in his State of the Coast Guard speech on 23 February, “By leveraging the intelligence community we are able to attack maritime

  • Naval Systems - Sub Navy Continues Fast Hi-Tech Insert for Sonars
    By Edward J. Walsh

    The U.S. Navy this spring awarded Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training (MST) $21 million under a previously awarded contract for new work on the Virginia-, Seawolf-, and Los Angeles...

  • Naval Institute Foundation

    In His Own Words: Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo, USNR (Ret.)

    I first became involved with the Naval Institute when I responded to a mail solicitation immediately after coming off two years of active duty that followed my NROTC...

  • Professional Notes

    Sharper Minds, Sharper Sailors

    By Lieutenant Adam Thomas Biggs, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy, and Captain Rees L. Lee, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy

    Comprehensive military training is essential to our national...

  • ‘Launch the Flyswatter!’
    By Lieutenant Jeff Vandenengel, U.S. Navy
    Arming U.S. submarines with subsurface-to-air missiles would help mitigate one of the undersea fleet’s last remaining vulnerabilities.

    The officers and crew of the USS Cheyenne (SSN-773)...

  • World Naval Developments - Smartphone Cracked, Documents Hacked—Welcome to Cyber Reality
    By Norman Friedman

    The world was treated to two public examples of cyber warfare in April. The most spectacular was the release of about 11.5 million documents stolen from the Panamanian law firm Mossack ...


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