Editor's Page

May 2016
The Naval Review has a 54-year history. It started in 1962 as an annual hardback publication that looked very much like a book. Frank Uhlig, Jr., was the editor of ...

CEO Notes

Peter H. Daly, VADM, USN (Ret.) Life Member and Member since 1978
May 2016
General Prize Essay Contest SponsoredThe Naval Institute is grateful to Andrew and Barbara Taylor and to the Crawford Taylor Foundation of St. Louis for gifts that will fund in perpetuity ...
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Comment & Discussion

May 2016
#SavetheSkirt(See A. Scott, p. 12, April 2016 Proceedings)Captain Bernard D. Dunn, Supply Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired)—I agree with Lieutenant Scott. I find no valid reason for requiring ...
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Charting A Course - To an Incoming Major Commander

By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2016
Vice Admiral Doug Crowder, U.S. Navy (Retired),* earned a richly deserved service reputation for leadership of the highest caliber. From the most junior enlisted person to the most senior commander, ...
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How We Bridged a Wartime 'Learning Gap'

By Lieutenant Colonel Frank G. Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
May 2016
Looking back after World War II, many Navy officers believed that their prewar planning was superb. “War Plan Orange persevered for 40 years and eventually won the war,” claims one ...
U.S. Naval War College

A War-Gaming Renaissance

By Captain Thomas J. Culora, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2016
As the Department of Defense and the military services grapple with an increasingly complex security environment, the breakneck emergence of new technologies, and constrained defense budgets, war-gaming is experiencing a ...
People’s Liberation Army Navy

Chinese Navy Trains and Takes Risks

By Captain Dale C. Rielage, U.S. Navy
May 2016
In the past decade, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has added significant new capabilities to its order of battle. The average PLAN surface combatant is now a capable, ...
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Operating Under Constant Surveillance

By Sean Cate and Jesse Sloman
May 2016
Emerging & Disruptive Technologies Essay Contest Winner - Sponsored with Leidostal upending of stealth- and surprise-based naval strategy; it’s time to embrace the revolution.Since the dawn of naval warfare, sailors ...
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Putin's 'Potemkin-Plus' Navy

By Captain Thomas R. Fedyszyn, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2016
During the Cold War, the Soviet Navy was the clear rival to American sea power, but by the Soviet Union’s fall in 1990 its dominance had clearly dissolved. Twenty-five years ...
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Jutland Through a Hundred-Year Lens

By Andrew Gordon
May 2016
He “was the only man on either side who could lose the war in an afternoon.”2“God himself cannot forgive the hanger-back.”3“Get your bravery over young, before you command the British ...
U.S. Navy (Ryre Arciaga)

U.S. Navy In Review

By Robert D. Holzer and Scott C. Truver
May 2016
It was just another day in the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John M. Richardson recounted in testimony before the House Subcommittee on Appropriations in March of this year. ...
U.S. Navy (Josh Petrosino)

U.S. Marine Corps in Review

By Lieutenant Colonel James W. Hammond III, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
May 2016
For the Marine Corps, 2015 was a year focused on providing combatant commanders with the right force in the right place at the right time in the changing global environment ...
U.S. Coast Guard (LaNola Stone)

Coast Guard Year in Review

By Joe DiRenzo III and David Boyd
May 2016
In 2015 the Coast Guard proudly completed its 225th year in service to the nation as a premier maritime force. Reflecting on this history recalls part of the guidance Alexander ...

Naval Review Resources

May 2016
Click on the links below to download or open a PDF of these resources from the May 2016 issue of Proceedings.U.S. Battle Force ChangesCompiled by Lieutenant Jim ...

Book Reviews

May 2016
The President’s Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America’s Presidents from Kennedy to ObamaDavid Priess. New York: Perseus Books, 2016. 369 pp. Index. Notes. Illus. ...
Naval Press Service (M. Nitz)

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
May 2016
On 20 March the French Aquitaine-class frigate Provence, having recently returned from taking part in India’s International Fleet Review, was conducting maritime-security and counterterrorism operations in the northern ...
U.S. Navy

Lest We Forget - 'Guard and Guide Those Who Fly'

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2016
This coming fall, the Naval Institute Press will publish a book by retired Vice Admiral Robert F. Dunn. Although he is an accomplished writer with many articles in professional journals ...
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From Our Archive

May 2016
'In this modern world, the instruments of warfare are not solely for waging war. Far more importantly, they are the means for controlling peace.'Admiral Arleigh A. Burke (1901–1996)The ...

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