Proceedings Magazine - August 2016 Vol. 142/8/1,362

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Support functions usually take the first hit in austere times, but when cuts begin to negatively affect operators, it’s time for the Coast Guard to rethink its...


  • Now Hear This - 'Clinton Defense' Will Undercut Classification/Clearance System
    By Rear Admiral Thomas Brooks, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The Clinton email saga will provide grist...

  • From the Deckplates - No Border, No Nation
    By Maritime Enforcement Chief Petty Officer Kurt Yockel, U.S. Coast Guard

    Europe currently faces a massive migrant and refugee influx not seen since World War II. Europeans have witnessed the flow of more than 1 million immigrants and have seen the tragedy of migrants losing their lives during the treacherous transits...

  • Charting A Course - Who Watches the Watchmen?
    By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    In the U.S. 5th Fleet, perhaps the most important attribute for any commander is forbearance. The Persian Gulf...

  • Go to '27-Section Duty'
    By Captain John Cordle, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    One ship’s innovative approach to import manpower, during a long maintenance availability, sustained high standards while greatly improving performance and morale.


  • Fight Terrorism with a Time-Proven Approach
    By Vice Admiral Colin J. Kilrain, U.S. Navy
    ‘. . . Intelligence agencies should take every opportunity to engage their targets, including aiding in the prosecution of foreign terrorist fighters and facilitators for “traditional” criminal activity....
  • Disrupt or Be Disrupted
    By Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Tlapa, U.S. Marine Corps
    Stability exists—like the equilibrium of force exerted on the walls of a balloon—until disrupted by a revolution: i.e., a needle punctures the balloon. The United States needs to pop the balloon instead of...
  • R&D Center Delivers Big Punch
    By Captain Dennis Evans, Lieutenant Commander Samuel Nassar, and Lieutenant Keely Higbie, U.S. Coast Guard, and Joe DiRenzo III
    Through its wide-ranging portfolio, Coast Guard R&D generates significant returns on investment.
  • Leadership Forum - Create and Value Early Commands
    By Lieutenant Alan Cummings, U.S. Navy

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  • Editor's Page

    Beginning in October 1989, when the Coast Guard was preparing to celebrate its bicentennial the following year, Proceedings has provided extra coverage of the nation’s third Sea Service in one issue annually. From that time through 2001,...

  • CEO Notes

    Great Patriot & Friend Passes

    Over the Independence Day weekend, the United States lost one of its great patriots, Jack Crawford Taylor of St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Comment & Discussion

    LCS Delivers

    (See S. H. Swift, pp. 34–38, July 2016 Proceedings)

  • Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - Promote the Best Leaders
    By Lieutenant Commander Dave Johnson, U.S. Coast Guard

    When I joined the Coast Guard, we were told: “The Coast Guard always takes care of its people.” A more current refrain goes like this: “I love the service, but I hate the organization.” Loyalty to the organization is dying...

  • Sustain Operational Crews & Support
    By Captain Gregory Stump, U.S. Coast Guard
    Support functions usually take the first hit in austere times, but when cuts begin to negatively affect operators, it’s time for the Coast Guard to rethink its approach.

    The United States’...

  • A Century in the Air
    By Paul Stillwell

    Even before it became the Coast Guard, one of the service’s predecessor organizations was fostering the development of aviation in the United States. In 1900, Ohio’s Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, began experiments with gliders...

  • U.S. Coast Guard Resources

    Click on the links below to download or open a PDF of these resources from the August 2016 issue of Proceedings.

    U.S. Coast Guard...

  • 1941 Asiatic Fleet Offers Strategic Lessons
    By Hunter Stires
    In the days after Pearl Harbor, U.S. naval forces managed to hold on, but Japanese successes shattered all assumptions; therein lie some prescient warnings.

    “Air-Sea Battle.” What comes to mind...

  • Now Hear This - Open Dissent Channel for the Military
    By Arnold Haiman

    I have become increasingly disturbed by media reports that senior active-duty flag and general officers have spoken to reporters, on condition of anonymity, of their disagreements with the Obama administration’s policy regarding the war on...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - Calvin Ball and the Network: Develop Cyber Problem Solvers
    By Commander Thomas E. Clarity, U.S. Navy

    When someone states that cyber warfare and cyber security are the ultimate team sport between the public and private sector, what sport comes to mind? Are the public and private sectors rowing in unison to outpace a rival crew team, potentially...

  • Book Reviews

    Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War

    Fred Kaplan. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016. 352 pp. Notes. Index. $28.00.

    Reviewed by Chris Demchak

    Fred Kaplan’s Dark Territory may become a...

  • Professional Notes

    The Coastal Riverine Community Needs Attention

    By Lieutenant Ryan C. Law, U.S. Navy

  • Naval Systems - Solid-State Technology Promises Gains for Aegis
    By Edward J. Walsh

    Cobham Advanced Electronics plans to demonstrate late this summer or in early fall a solid-state radar transmitter that could replace the older vacuum-tube designs of current transmitters—as well as those of airborne and land-based radars...

  • World Naval Developments - Brexit Exposes EU Fault Lines
    By Norman Friedman

    In June, the British voted to leave the European Union, a move called “Brexit.” The runup to the vote had been marked by dire and probably grossly exaggerated predictions of the disaster that Brexit might cause, so it is not...

  • World's Coast Guards - Taiwan CGA Committed to Maritime Security
    By Jim Dolbow

    The Taiwan Coast Guard Administration (CGA) is a civilian law enforcement agency with both homeland security and non-homeland security missions. Founded in January 2000 as part of a government-wide effort to streamline and unify Taiwan’s...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    On 12 May the first of two planned Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defense (BMD) sites was certified as operational at Deveselu, Romania, by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet. Aegis Ashore is the land-based missile defense component...

  • Lest We Forget - In Love and War
    By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The role of the Navy spouse often is legitimately touted as a vital component to a sailor’s success. For most, it is a matter of “keeping the home fires burning” under less-than-ideal conditions, raising children and running the...

  • Naval Institute Foundation

    In His Own Words: Ali Wambold

    I first became involved with the Naval Institute through a former Institute Board member and business associate who knew of my father’s career as an Air Force officer and my interest in security. He...


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