Proceedings Magazine - April 2018 144/4/1,382

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  • In His Own Words: Captain Brian T. Smith, USN (Ret.)
    Captain Brian T. Smith, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

    As I pack for an Outward Bound canoe trip to the Everglades, I pause to reflect on my well-spent, and occasionally misspent, youth. Growing up in a small North Carolina textile town, I had but one thought . . . being somewhere else.

  • U.S. & Japan Can Counter Chinese A2/AD
    By Captain Takuya Shimodaira, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

    Chinese antiaccess/area denial (A2/AD) capabilities in the Indo-Pacific region are alarming. China seeks to...

  • CEO Notes: Come To Our Annual Meeting
    Vice Admiral Peter H Daly, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

    The Naval Institute is 145 years old this month, and we will hold the organization’s 144th Annual Meeting on 2 May at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. Please register for the meeting and outstanding...


  • It's Not Just the Forward Deployed
    By Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • Two Vietnams: Ken Burns’ & Ours
    By Ed Bergin and Dan Daly

    U.S. Navy Swift boats, like PCF-76 shown here, operated independently and quite effectively shut down the coastline of...

  • Proceedings Photo of the Week: 20 April

    This week's photo shows sailors competing in a four-man pushup contest at Camp Foster in Okinawa, Japan. 

    U.S. Marine...

  • French Naval Aviation Trains with U.S. Navy
    By Captain Jean-Emmanuel Roux de Luze, French Navy

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  • Amphibs in Sea Control and Power Projection
    By Jonathan D. Caverley and Captain Sam J. Tangredi, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    The Navy must move toward a real ‘Single Naval Battle’ concept

    When the U.S. Marine Corps...

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  • We Can Fix the SWO Career Path
    By Admirals Michael Mullen and Robert Natter, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • Tactical Nuclear Weapons Are Back
    By Lieutenant (J.G.) Andrea Howard, U.S. Navy
    The United States and the Navy need to make changes to confront the threat.

    In the wake of...

  • Russian Tactical Nukes Are Real
    By Mark B. Schneider

  • Charting the Course: the U.S. Needs an Arctic Fleet
    By Captain Kevin S. Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Russia (here the nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Years of Victory) and many other countries invest a great deal in the Arctic....

  • Combat Rescue Needs a Renaissance
    By Lieutenant Ben Foster, U.S. Navy
    The Navy must revisit its surface combat rescue capability.

    For the first time since the end of the Cold...

  • Marines Need 360-Degree Evals
    By Major William Schick, U.S. Marine Corps

  • Childhood Adversity Impacts the Corps
    By Lieutenant Jeremy Mandia, MD, U.S. Navy
    New findings suggest that challenging and traumatic experiences during formative years may lead to harmful outcomes...
  • Now Hear This: The Navy is Unprepared for Analog War
    By Jonathan Panter

    When electronics fail, the Navy must be able to fall back on analog equivalentssuch as the marine sextantto navigate,...

  • China Envisions Growing Role in Regional Security
    By Commander Mark Metcalf, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    China sees itself and the United States as key power brokers in Asia, but on regional issues, it often views the...
  • Leadership Forum: Breed Leaders of Innovators
    By Commander Frank T. Goertner, U.S. Navy

  • Every Navy Ship needs a Mine Countermeasures Capability
    By Lieutenant Commander Ryan Hilger, U.S. Navy

  • Keep the Newest Frigate On Course
    By Commander Daniel Straub, U.S. Navy

  • New Russian Missiles May Be Aimed East
    By Norman Friedman

    Russian President Vladimir Putin devoted a March 2018 speech on the state of Russia to a...

  • Combat Fleets of the World
    By Eric Wertheim

  • Nobody Asked Me, But... Beards Can Save Lives
    By Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Brian Jacobson, U.S. Navy

    U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan - as depicted in the movie 12 Strong - adopted beards and longer hair to better blend with and be accepted by...

  • Bring Analytics Back to Theater ASW
    By Lieutenant Michael Glynn, U.S. Navy

    For two decades at the height of the Cold War, the Navy used cutting- edge computing technology and operational intelligence to predict the location of, and search for, Soviet submarines. This technology was very successful—finding targets...

  • Deckplates: Reach the 21st-Century Sailor
    By Phillip Osbourn

  • Malaysia Coast Guard Is One to Watch
    By Jim Dolbow

    The Malaysia Coast Guard, also known as the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), is that nation’s 24/7 civilian maritime law enforcement...

  • One Way Out of Afghanistan
    By Commander Daniel Dolan, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • Reflections on CPOs's 125th Birthday
    By Fleet Master Chief Paul Kingsbury, U.S. Navy<p>

    In 1893, several hundred men were selected for advancement to the grade of chief petty officer (CPO). Since then, the rank of chief has been a...

  • Naval Systems: Electric Drive Becomes Reality
    By Edward J. Walsh

    The Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001), the second of the three 16,000-ton guided-missile destroyers of the Zumwalt (DDG-1000) class,...

  • Book Reviews

    Edited by George Perkovich; Ariel E. Levite. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017. 297 pp. Index. Illus. $34....


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