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Editor's Page

September 2016
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 ...
U.S. Army

These Men Are Our Warriors

By Major General Bob Scales, U.S. Army (Retired)
September 2016
After 14 years of war the ground services, the Army and Marine Corps remain starved of new, cutting-edge, lifesaving matériel, while the Department of Defense and its big defense company ...

Standing for Our Flag

September 2016
In the June Proceedings, Captain Eyer in his “Charting a Course” column introduced retired Navy Admiral William H. McRaven’s warnings about the possible compromise of the foundation of civil-military ...

Proceedings Survey

September 2016
Navies in general, and the U.S. Navy in particular, have always been innovative in cooking up various ways of hurling hardware from vessel to vessel or from vessel to shore ...
Naval Press Service (M. Nitz)

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
September 2016
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 ...
Shanghai Ocean University

Oceans - The Dragon Dives Deeper—Again

By Don Walsh
September 2016
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 ...
U.S. Navy (Clemente A. Lynch)

Professional Notes

September 2016
Experienced Technicians MatterBy Commander Matthew T. Ventimiglia, U.S. NavyThere are many aspects to aviation readiness. None is more significant, however, than having experienced aircrew and technicians. The mission ...

Book Reviews

September 2016
The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942–1944Volume II of the Pacific War TrilogyIan W. Toll. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2015. 562 pp. Illus. Maps. Notes ...
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Now Hear This - What Are Ethics of Going Political?

By Lieutenant Colonel Frank Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
September 2016
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. military and ...

Leadership Forum - Read to Lead

By Commander Tom Clarity, U.S. Navy
September 2016
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 ...

Navies Must Develop a Multinational Mind-Set

By Steven Paget
September 2016
Winner, 2016 International Navies Essay Contest, Sponsored by Leonardo Finmeccanicaa U.S. Navy air cushion landing craft enters the well dock of the HMAS Canberra during RIMPAC 2016—today’s sailors must be ...

CEO Notes

September 2016
Heroines of Past, Present, and FutureThe 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 ...
U.S. Navy (M. Orr)

It Takes a Few Good Men

By W. Brad Johnson and Captain David Smith, U.S. Navy
September 2016
Recruiting, developing, and retaining talent must be an inclusive process. Men and women must have an equal shot at the top rungs of leadership. When it comes to gender, those ...

Rethink the Triad

By Rear Admiral F. W. Lacroix, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2016
In the aftermath of the first use of atomic weapons in 1945, and with the expectation that there soon would be another nuclear-weapon-capable state, strategist Bernard Brodie wrote, “The chief ...

Cyber Secrecy Undermines Deterrence

By Lieutenant Blake D. Herzinger, U.S. Navy
September 2016
Cyber operators can learn a succinct lesson on effective deterrence from Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 Cold War-era satire about nuclear war, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and ...

The Navy–Boeing 100-Year Partnership

By Vice Admiral Robert Dunn, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2016
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 ...
U.S. Navy (Kerrin Kim)

The Next Act: Bravo, Romeo!

By Rear Admiral Jeff Hughes, Commander Matt Schnappauf, and Commander Tom Foster, U.S. Navy
September 2016
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral John Richardson recently asserted that “America is a maritime nation, and our prosperity is tied to our ability to operate freely in the maritime ...
U.S. Navy/Northrop Grumman (Alan Radecki)

'Flying Trucks'? No. Strike Assets? Yes!

By Lieutenant Commander Daniel M. Marzluff, U.S. Navy
September 2016
Recent discussions concerning the relevance of the supercarrier in the face of emerging long-range anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) systems have focused on the absence of a deep-strike, persistent combat presence within the ...
Corinne Thompson

Charting A Course - Are We All Sailors?

By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2016
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 ...
U.S Navy (Sue Krawczyk)

From the Deckplates - Build Trust Early

By Information Systems Technician Third Class Sha'Nae Wilson, U.S. Navy
September 2016
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 ...
CNO Admiral John Richardson (left) shakes hands with Admiral Wu Shengli, Commander of the PLAN, at Chinese Navy Headquarters in Beijing during a July visit—just five days after the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled against China in a South China Sea island territorial dispute. What signals do such engagements send to longtime U.S. allies?

Stop "Engagement at all Costs"

By Captain James Fanell, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2016
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 ...
AP Photo/George Osodi

Now Hear This - Sailing into the Gray Zone

By Commander Daryk Zirkle, U.S. Navy
September 2016
‘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 ...
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Comment & Discussion

September 2016
‘Clinton Defense’ Will Undercut Classification/Clearance System(See T. A. Brooks, p. 10, August 2016 Proceedings)Captain Raymond J. Brown, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)—Concerning Admiral Brooks’ statement that FBI Director James Comey’s “decision ...

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