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Editor's Page

January 2017
As has been our tradition since 2000, we feature additional surface warfare coverage in the January issue. This year we have a strong lineup of solid content. In addition to ...
ceo notes

CEO Notes

January 2017
2016 Ended Well. I am delighted to report the Naval Institute closed out 2016 well in numerous categories. For the fifth year in a row, our membership grew. For the ...

Comment & Discussion

January 2017
Pizza! Everybody Loves Pizza, But…(See M. Johnson, pp. 76–77, December 2016 Proceedings)Commander Mark Swinger, U.S. Navy––Kudos to Commander Johnson for his excellent analysis on why we all lose with the ...
search and rescue exercise

Indispensability Is Not Enough

By Lieutenant Commander Kevin Duffy, U.S. Coast Guard
January 2017
A claim of indispensabilty—even if true—is too abstract to convince citizens and stakeholders of the value of the Coast Guard. The service must tailor its message to each unique beneficiary ...
fleet review

All the Queen's Ships

By James C. Bennett
January 2017
The prospect of a unified European military, only recently seen by many as an inevitable step, recently received a rather important message from the voters of Britain: “Count us out.” ...
Calfee f2

The Best Job in the Navy

By Commander Sharif H. Calfee, U.S. Navy
January 2017
The author—with his executive officer, Commander Ed Sundberg (center), and Command Master Chief (SW/AW) Loren Rucker (right)—observes replenishent at sea from the starboard bridge wing on the USS McCampbell (DDG-85) ...

In Charge

Dan Daly
January 2017
One year ago, on 12 January 2016, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy captured ten U.S. Navy personnel (one officer and nine enlisted sailors) and seized two Navy riverine boats. One ...
Black Sea Fleet Kashin-class destroyer

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

By Norman Polmar and Michael Kofman
January 2017
The surface combatants in today’s Russian Navy are an eclectic mix of mostly Soviet-era designs built in the 1980s and early 1990s—from guided-missile cruisers to a host of small missile ...

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman
January 2017
Theater Missile Defense Is Destabilizing?An ongoing dispute about missile defense in the Far East echoes some Cold War arguments. In the wake of North Korean missile tests, the South Koreans ...
SS Cosco-Shipping Panama

From Our Archive

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)
January 2017
On 26 June 2016, the SS Cosco-Shipping Panama, with 9,472 containers on board, crosses the Agua Clara locks during the inauguration of the expansion of the Panama Canal. Waterborne tugs ...
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Charting A Course -Navy Needs a New Cruiser

By Captain Kevin S. Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2017
This approach is in stark comparison to what many consider to be the gold standard of ship design and construction—i.e., the program that led to the Aegis Ticonderoga (CG-47)-class cruiser ...
(Antarctic Ocean Alliance)

Oceans - Keep Out of the Ross Sea

By Don Walsh
January 2017
Keep Out of the Ross SeaIn October 2016, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) created a new marine protected area (MPA) in the Ross Sea ...
Rear Admiral Daniel Gallery, U.S. Navy on the bridge of the German U-Boat U-505

With U-boat in Tow

By A. Denis Clift
January 2017
Dan Gallery cut a colorful path during his 44-year naval career. His parents decreed that three of their four sons would go into the Navy and the fourth would enter ...
division officers perform zone inspections

Integrity Is Not Binary

By Lieutenant William Spears, U.S. Navy
January 2017
Throughout their most basic training, prospective division officers are repeatedly taught they must be persons of integrity. It is driven and rehashed to the point that it borders on cliché ...
U.S. Navy (Mackenzie P. Adams)

They Sure Don’t Make ’Em Like They Used To

By Senior Chief Jesse L. Weaver, U.S. Navy
January 2017
We’ve all heard the sayings. I certainly have uttered them, usually in the frustrated throes of a real or perceived shortcoming of one of my “kids” (a.k.a. Sailors). You have ...
U.S. Navy (Andrew Schneider)

Commentary - Sea Control First

By Vice Admiral Thomas A. Rowden, U.S. Navy
January 2017
Sea Control FirstOur Navy must control the sea to project power anywhere around the globe. Yet despite the primacy of sea control to all other naval operations and to our ...

Another Course Change for LCS

By Captain Anthony Cowden, U.S. Navy
January 2017
The Navy has scrapped “3-2-1” crew manning of the Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs) in favor of a Blue-Gold crew concept. It also will permanently assign mission modules to hulls and ...
U.S. Navy (A.P. Turretto)

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
January 2017
This past November, the United States and New Zealand put decades of nuclear controversy behind them as the USS Sampson (DDG-102) sailed for Auckland to celebrate the New Zealand Navy’s ...

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