Too Many SWOs per Ship

By Lieutenant Brendan Cordial, U.S. Navy
March 2017
USS McCampbell (ddg-85) completes an under way relenishment at sea. U.S. Navy (Sharif Calfee) Surface warfare officer (SWO) division officer tours currently provide inadequate opportunities to develop and strengthen an ...

CEO Notes

Peter H. Daly VADM, USN (Ret.) <p>Life Member and Member since 1978
March 2017
Editorial Board Selects Winners of the General Prize Essay Contest The Naval Institute’s longest-running essay contest is the General Prize Essay Contest. First conducted in 1879, this competition has produced ...

Oceans—The Smoking Lamp Is Out!

By Don Walsh<p>
March 2017
The Smoking Lamp Is Out! Shutterstock During the 1930s and ‘40s, imagery of a vibrant, working economy was represented by tall factory smokestacks belching black smoke. The reality was that ...

Book Reviews

March 2017
Assessing War The Challenge of Measuring Success and Failure Leo J. Blanken, Hy Rothstein, and Jason J. Lepore, eds. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, December 2015. 376 pp. Notes. Index. ...

Professional Note—Go Under the Antiaccess Wall

By Ensign Jonathan Z. French, U.S. Navy
March 2017
Go Under the Antiaccess Wall U.S. NAVY (JOHN PARKER) p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 5.0px; font: 4.0px 'Gotham Narrow'} In “Breaking the Antiaccess Wall” (Proceedings May 2015), Captain ...

Charting a Course—Restoring American Power

By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)<p>
March 2017
Restoring American Power In January, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the white paper “Restoring American Power.” In it, he unexpectedly usurped the executive branch’s prerogative by making page after page ...

Nobody Asked me, But—Paper Dragon(s)?

By Captain James Fanell, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 2017
Paper Dragon(s)? Reuters/Alamy p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 5.0px; font: 4.0px 'Gotham Narrow'} On Christmas Day 2016, the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) announced the Liaoning (CV-16) aircraft ...

Now Hear This—Embark JMSDF Officers on Board U.S. Ships

By Captain Takuya Shimodaira, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
March 2017
Embark JMSDF Officers on board U.S. Ships p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 5.0px; font: 4.0px 'Gotham Narrow'} span.s1 {letter-spacing: -0.1px} U.S. NAVY (DEVIN LEIGH ELLIS) With increasing tensions ...

Comment and Discussion

March 2017
To the New Administration: Deliver Real Changes (See W. J. Toti, p. 11, February 2017 Proceedings) It is very good that Captain Toti takes President Donald J. Trump’s “administration at ...

Editor's Page

March 2017
The Proceedings pages and the Naval Institute always have welcomed contributions by professionals serving in the world’s navies. One of our Strategic Plan’s initiatives is to “increase the Naval Institute’s ...

Why Did You Stay In?

By Commander Brian C. Kesselring, U.S. Navy
March 2017
Our naval strike-fighter (F/A-18) community is confronted with sinking morale and reduced retention among its junior officer (JO) aviators. 1 With the loss of these JOs, we lose the millions ...

World Navies in Review

By Eric Wertheim<p>
March 2017
This review of the world’s navies presents snapshots of activities and developments during the past year. It is arranged by region, with nations discussed alphabetically under each subheading. Australia/Asia Australia ...

What the Heck is NCAGS?

By Commander Luis Perales Garat, Spanish Navy
March 2017
Royal Netherlands Navy Two years ago, I served as the officer in charge of Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) in the Spanish Maritime Action Force Headquarters in Cartagena, ...

From Submarines to Smuggler Skiffs

By Magnus Nordenman
March 2017
U.S. friends and allies in Europe face maritime security challenges that were unthinkable just a few years ago. The U.S. Navy has a huge role to play in helping their ...

Pakistan's Port is Pivotal

BY Commander Muhammad Azam Khan, Pakistan Navy (Retired)
March 2017
China’s investment in strategically located Gwadar could impact economic and maritime security interests in the Asia-Pacific region. Alamay Pakistan’s long dream for a deep-water port at Gwadar has come true. ...

Decoding China's Maritime

BY Captain Sukjoon Yoon, Republic of Korea Navy (Retired)
March 2017
In execution, China’s maritime policy is centered on the “21st Century Maritime Silk Road” which aims to foster collaboration in Southeast Asia, Oceania, and North Africa through the trade routes ...

Create an Asia-Pacific Combined Maritime Force

By Lieutenant Sean Patrick Quirk, U.S. Navy
March 2017
U.S. Navy (Paul Kelly) The George Washington (CVN-73) steams with destroyers from Japan and Republic of Korea. The high seas are free from claims of sovereignty and therefore uniquely conducive ...

The Commanders Respond

March 2017
This year, Proceedings asked the commanders of the world’s navies, “What is your nation’s most difficult maritime challenge and how could the U.S. Navy better partner with your Navy to ...

Lest We Forget—Sabalo to Tailhook

By A. Denis Clift
March 2017
Sabalo to Tailhook p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 5.0px; font: 4.0px 'Gotham Narrow'} USNI Archives My experience on the Sabalo was always good. We had a wonderful skipper, ...