Proceedings Magazine - September 2016 Vol. 142/9/1,363

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The Navy should fully integrate manned and unmanned aviation assets, particularly within the carrier air wing, and pursue the strike capability of unmanned platforms as...


  • Comment & Discussion
  • Now Hear This - Sailing into the Gray Zone
    By Commander Daryk Zirkle, U.S. Navy

    ‘Competitive interactions among and within state and non-state actors that fall between the traditional war and peace duality,’ are defined as the “gray zone” by a recent U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) white paper...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - Stop "Engagement at all Costs"
    By Captain James Fanell, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral John Richardson’s visit to China, in the aftermath of the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s (PCA’s) ruling on the South China Sea case between the...

  • From the Deckplates - Build Trust Early
    By Information Systems Technician Third Class Sha’Nae Wilson, U.S. Navy

    According to the 2014 Navy Retention Study, Sailors are more likely to leave uniformed service because of a perception of increasingly high operational tempo, poor work/life balance, low service-wide morale, and a waning desire to hold leadership...

  • Cyber Secrecy Undermines Deterrence
    By Lieutenant Blake D. Herzinger, U.S. Navy
    Revealing a credible, clear, and codified U.S. ability to counterattack decisively in the cyber domain will force hackers and attackers to reconsider their actions....
  • Rethink the Triad
    By Rear Admiral F. W. Lacroix, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    Strategic deterrence remains as vital as ever, but the nuclear triad no longer adequately addresses current challenges.
  • It Takes a Few Good Men
    By W. Brad Johnson and Captain David Smith, U.S. Navy
    In the battle for talent, it is imperative that men do their part in mentoring women.
  • These Men Are Our Warriors
    By Major General Bob Scales, U.S. Army (Retired)
    “Four out of five Americans killed at the hands of the enemy have come from a force that makes up less than 4 percent of the men and women in uniform.”
  • Leadership Forum - Read to Lead
    By Commander Tom Clarity, U.S. Navy

    Military leaders must take time to read. In his blog entry “With Rifle and Bibliography,” retired Marine General James Mattis explained that the “problem with being too busy to read is that you learn by experience (or by your...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But. . . - Practice Where You Play
    By Lieutenant Jason Chuma, U.S. Navy

    Russian submarine activity is at the highest levels seen since the end of the Cold War. More submarines are under way and extending their patrols ever farther from traditional Russian home waters to include deployments to the East Coast of the...

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  • Editor's Page

    The U.S. Naval Institute and Proceedings have featured special coverage of Naval Aviation in the September issue for a long time. This tradition supported our presence at the annual Tailhook Symposium, where we successfully recruit new members...

  • CEO Notes

    Heroines of Past, Present, and Future

    The focus of this year’s Naval History Conference—hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Naval Institute and made possible by a generous grant from the William M. Wood Foundation...

  • Charting A Course - Are We All Sailors?
    By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    To the American people there are five types of service members: Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen. By the lights of the people whom you serve, if you are in the Navy, regardless of rank,...

  • 'Flying Trucks'? No. Strike Assets? Yes!
    By Lieutenant Commander Daniel M. Marzluff, U.S. Navy
    The Navy should fully integrate manned and unmanned aviation assets, particularly within the carrier air wing, and pursue the strike capability of unmanned platforms as aggressively as possible to meet the growing threats...
  • The Next Act: Bravo, Romeo!
    By Rear Admiral Jeff Hughes, Commander Matt Schnappauf, and Commander Tom Foster, U.S. Navy
    As U.S. naval aviation accelerates integration of its maritime warfighting capability, helicopter maritime strike brings 30 years of experience to the fight.

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral John...

  • The Navy–Boeing 100-Year Partnership
    By Vice Admiral Robert Dunn, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    This year the Boeing Company celebrates its 100th anniversary. This is noteworthy to the naval services in that Boeing’s heritage includes a large number of famous Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, the company got its start because of early...

  • Aviation Order of Battle
    By Lieutenant Jim Dolbow, USCGR

    Click below to download or open a PDF from the October 2016 issue of Proceedings: ...

  • Navies Must Develop a Multinational Mind-Set
    By Steven Paget

    Winner, 2016 International Navies Essay Contest, Sponsored by Leonardo Finmeccanica


  • Special - Plebe Year at USNA vs. 4/C Year at NROTC
    Midshipman Third Class Joshua Womack, U.S. Naval Academy


  • Now Hear This - What Are Ethics of Going Political?
    By Lieutenant Colonel Frank Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    Appearance of two retired distinguished general officers at the recent Republican and Democratic conventions has reenergized long-standing debates about the underlying values and norms that define the U.S....

  • Book Reviews

    The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942–1944
    Volume II of the Pacific War Trilogy

    Ian W. Toll. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2015. 562 pp. Illus. Maps. Notes. Biblio. Index. $35

    Reviewed by...

  • Professional Notes

    Experienced Technicians Matter

    By Commander Matthew T. Ventimiglia, U.S. Navy

  • Oceans - The Dragon Dives Deeper—Again
    By Don Walsh

    In 1992 the world undersea-research community was surprised by the news that the People’s Republic of China intended to build various types of submersibles, platforms, and the supporting infrastructure to do deep-ocean exploration for...

  • Combat Fleets
    By Eric Wertheim

    In late April the Algerian National Navy commissioned the newly built frigate Erradii, the first of at least two German-designed and -constructed MEKO A-200-class warships planned for the North African nation. The MEKO A-200s are similar to the 3...

  • World Naval Developments - What Was Behind Putin's Stalin-Style Purge?
    By Norman Friedman

    In July it was reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin had fired the entire leadership of his Baltic Fleet, a purge on a scale not seen since Soviet leader Joseph Stalin’s bloody purges of the 1930s. At that time Stalin decapitated...

  • Lest We Forget - Admiral Stanley R. 'Stan' Arthur, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
    Reviewed by A. Denis Clift

    During air-combat missions over Vietnam, Soviet-supplied surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) became more and more lethal. Stan Arthur, then a lieutenant commander flying in A-4 Skyhawk squadrons, describes the challenge:


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