Now Hear This - Read. Write. Fight.

By Admiral John Richardson with Lieutenant Ashley O’Keefe, U.S. Navy
June 2016
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 ...

Editor's Page

June 2016
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 are wide-ranging—from the lead ...
VX-23

Bronco 12 Cleared Hot

By Captain Andy Walton, U.S. Navy
June 2016
This article is one example of just how a portion of the future counterinsurgency mission could be accomplished using an old/new approach: melding an open-architecture construct that marries existing/repurposed communications, ...
U.S. Navy (Jason R. Zalasky)

‘Launch the Flyswatter!’

By Lieutenant Jeff Vandenengel, U.S. Navy
June 2016
The officers and crew of the USS Cheyenne (SSN-773) knew their proud ship was about to be destroyed. They had sunk four enemy warships and a submarine on the current ...
Courtesy of the Author

Share Who We Are

By Hospital Corpsman Second Class Crystal Tao, U.S. Navy Reserve
June 2016
Something special began on a warm Friday in November two years ago in an eighth-grade classroom. The bell for dismissal had just blared across campus and an explosion of life ...
U.S. Navy (Corey T. Jones)

Professional Notes

June 2016
Sharper Minds, Sharper SailorsBy Lieutenant Adam Thomas Biggs, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy, and Captain Rees L. Lee, Medical Corps, U.S. NavyComprehensive military training is essential to our ...
Courtesy of J.F. Callo

Naval Institute Foundation

June 2016
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 ...
Associated Press

The Lives of a Chinese Gunboat

By Ryan D. Martinson
June 2016
Among the dozens of law enforcement ships patrolling China’s maritime periphery, some have shown a special knack for feuding with foreign mariners—none more so than the fisheries cutter Yu Zheng-310 ...
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Containing the Nuclear Threat

By Captain Geoff P. Gagnier, U.S. Coast Guard, and Captain Larry LeGree, U.S. Navy
June 2016
Imagine the day a terrorist organization announces three shipping containers loaded with nuclear devices have arrived in Los Angeles, Rotterdam, and Shanghai. The devices will detonate in 24 hours, unless ...

The Fourth Battle of the Atlantic

By Vice Admiral James Foggo III, U.S. Navy, and Alarik Fritz
June 2016
One hundred and one years ago, a great power released a new weapon on the world. They allowed it to sidestep its adversaries’ military advantages and deal them a near-crippling ...
U.S. Navy (Walter M. Wayman)

Submarines Reign Supreme

By Ensign Gavin Fuller, U.S. Navy
June 2016
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Captsone Essay Contestting arsenal of weapons and capabilities—have an overwhelming fighting advantage in the maritime domain. While submarines do not offer many of ...
U.S. Navy (Carlos M. Vazquez)

From the Deckplates - Take Back Block 43

By Petty Officer First Class Harrison J. Goforth, U.S. Navy
June 2016
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 ...
Naval Press Service (M. Nitz)

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
June 2016
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 ...

CEO Notes

June 2016
Annual MeetingAs 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 ...
Navy Times (Meghann Myers)

Comment & Discussion

June 2016
U.S. Naval Aviation and Weapons Development in Review(See G. M. Snodgrass, pp. 84–89, May 2016 Proceedings)Commander J. Patrick Thompson III, U.S. Navy—While Commander Snodgrass provided an ...

Book Reviews

June 2016
Black Flags: The Rise of ISISJoby Warrick. New York: Doubleday, 2015. 368 pp. Map. Notes. Index. $28.95Reviewed by Admiral James G. Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Retired)In June 2006, ...
Naval Postgraduate School (Javier Chagoya)

Cyber Weapons Are Not Created Equal

By Captain Christopher A. Bartos, U.S. Marine Corps
June 2016
Today’s prevailing wisdom, both inside and outside the Department of Defense, is that offense dominates in the cyber domain.1 Determining the balance between offense and defense arises with the emergence ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

June 2016
“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” is the World War II Navy ...
U.S. Navy (Kyle D. Gahlau)

SEAL Training Is A Choice

By Ensign Joseph Dinkel, U.S. Navy
June 2016
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Captsone Essay Contestare officer (NSW) is a hallowed and humbling honor, but with it comes a sobering reality cautioning that any celebration would ...
U.S. Marine Corps (Lillian Stephens)

Pivot to the Pacific—at Hypersonic Speed

By Ensign Shane Kravetz, U.S. Navy
June 2016
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Captsone Essay Contestenerational transformation in the nature of combat. The U.S. Navy is no exception. Just as jet-engine technology redefined air combat during ...
U.S. Marine Corps (James J. Vooris)

Embrace the Digital-Native Marines

By Second Lieutenant Robert Vachon, U.S. Marine Corps
June 2016
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay Contest stage the obsolescence of American military strategy. It was the product of a Cold War-inspired acquisitions cycle, coupled with the ...