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Editor's Page

By Captain Bill Hamblet, U.S. Navy (Retired), Editor-in-Chief, Proceedings
April 2019
This is the first time we’ve published an issue focused on expeditionary warfare. The core of our expeditionary focus includes five feature articles.
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Where We Were

By A. Denis Clift
April 2019
The military necessity of a coast guard in 1919, reflecting on WWII escort carrier night fighting in 1969, and the imperative of honor in 1994.
Portrait of VADM Peter H. Daly, U.S. Navy (Retired)

CEO Notes

By Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, U.S. Navy (Ret.), CEO and Publisher
April 2019
At the end of February, we launched our redesigned Naval Institute website. Early reviews are very positive, and I’m happy to report that Proceedings and Naval History now look as ...
pproximately 40 refugees get rescued from distress at sea in the mediterranean sea offshore the libyan coast on 04 Dec 2016 by the NGO SOS Mediterranee

NATO Looks to the South

By Admiral James Foggo, U.S. Navy, and Mel McNulty
April 2019
NATO is not new to responding to threats beyond its European borders. Through responsiveness to its partners that NATO can best demonstrate its adaptation to challenges from its south.
USS San Diego (LPD-22) leading the America Amphibious Ready Group off the coast of Southern California.

Up-Gun the Amphibs

By Captain Kevin Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2019
Distributed lethality may be the only viable path to achieving sea control against a peer competitor in some areas of the world ocean.
Service members from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, His Majesty's Armed Forces (Tonga) and U.S. Marines disembark an Australian army Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM-8) during a multinational amphibious assault raid during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 28, 2018.

FAOs Lead the Way

By Captain Joshua P. Taylor, U.S. Navy
April 2019
Foreign area officers play a crucial role in preparing and planning exercises and operations with partners and allies.
A Chinese navy nuclear submarine takes part in a drill with other submarines in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province. China declassified its first fleet of nuclear submarines for the first time on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

ASW: Will We Ever Learn?

By Vice Admiral James R. Fitzgerald and Rear Admiral Richard F. Pittenger, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2019
The Navy must apply the lessons of history and develop a cross-platform antisubmarine warfare strategy.
Lieutenants (junior grade) Zac Dannelly, Ian Shaw, Drew Calcagno, and Richard Kuzma

Innovation Talk is Cheap—Start Innovating

By Lieutenants (junior grade) Richard Kuzma, Drew Calcagno, Zac Dannelly, and Ian Shaw, U.S. Navy
April 2019
To truly change, the Navy must create ideas-to-action processes that allow ideas from all corners to battle for backing and implementation
Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Nicholas Belflower, attached to U.S. 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), walks the main deck with his son during the ship's first Family Day Cruise in December 2018

Child Care Is a Fleet Problem

By Lieutenant Commander Alison Maruca, U.S. Navy Reserve
April 2019
Managing child care is a problem for every parent. But it's daunting for dual-military families and often is worse for Reservists.
President of the United States of America, Gerald R. Ford, (back to camera) presents the Congressional Medal of Honor to Rear Admiral James B. Stockdale, USN, during an awards ceremony in the East Room of the White House

Living the Stockdale Paradox

By Colonel Tom Gibbons, U.S. Army (Retired)
April 2019
It is not enough merely to employ the power of positive thinking; one must actively work to make the situation better.
View looking down the bow of the USCGC Midgett (WHEC-726) as it breaks through heavy seas

Leading Through Unforgiving Seas

By Lieutenant Commander Steven Baldovsky, U.S. Coast Guard
April 2019
Navigating leadership, like navigating the sea, can be difficult for junior officers. To succeed they must build trust, continue to learn, and pay it forward.
The Second Most Powerful Man in the World by Phillips Payson O’Brien. Rutherford Book Cover

Book Reviews

April 2019
The Second Most Powerful Man in the World by Phillips Payson O’Brien, White House Warriors by John Gans, and other new and noteworthy books.
Aerial port bow view of the French frigate Bretagne underway at sea

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
April 2019
February 2019 saw the French Navy commission the frigate Bretagne, the F-35C Lightning II achieve initial operational capability with the U.S. Navy, and Singapore launch its first Type 218SG submarine.

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