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Editor's Page

By Captain Bill Hamblet, U.S. Navy (Retired), Editor-in-Chief, Proceedings
August 2019
The Naval Institute’s staff and editorial board do not have any agenda. We publish the best content people in the profession send us.
Professional portrait of Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, U.S. Navy (Retired)

CEO Notes

By Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, U.S. Navy (Retired), CEO & Publisher
August 2019
The smallest of the three U.S. Sea Services is the center of our the August Coast Guard-focused issue of Proceedings.
Concept image of multiple Curtis Wilbers (DDG-54) firing a missile

Numbers Matter

By Commander Brad Alaniz, U.S. Navy
August 2019
The Navy’s current fleet design is the opposite of what would be required to defeat a peer adversary.
A Senegalese sailor participates in a visit, board, search and seizure training scenario aboard the Gambian navy GNS Kuntah Kinteh during Exercise Obangame Express 2019

Guard the African Coast

By Lieutenant Commander Stuart J. Ambrose, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve
August 2019
A bigger presence in Africa could provide the United States opportunities to maneuver against China.
LCS in formation

7 Myths about LCS

By Lieutenant Commander Steven Wills, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2019
Part one of a two-part series discusses commonly held misperceptions about the LCS program. Part two will be published 7 August.
USS Wichita

Why LCS Has Been Slow to Deploy

By Lieutenant Commander Steven Wills, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 2019
Part two of a two-part series discusses why the LCS, the product of a non-traditional ship building program, has taken so long to deploy.
The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) steams ahead of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS Howard (DDG 83) and USS Shoup (DDG 86) during a demonstration

The Case for CVN(X)

By Lieutenant Douglas Cantwell, U.S. Navy
August 2019
The USS Nimitz (CVN-68) should be repurposed as an experimental carrier.
A view of Military Sealift Command's container, roll-on/roll-off ships USNS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (T-AK 3006) and USNS Maj Stephen W. Pless (T-AK 3007) pier-side,

Can Sealift Deliver?

By Captain Hans Lynch, U.S. Navy, and Lieutenant (J.G.) John Eady, U.S. Navy Reserve
August 2019
The U.S. military sealift fleet today is unprepared for the next major conflict.
A sailor nurses her child

The Reserves Need Parental Leave

Lieutenant Commander Alison E. Maruca, U.S. Navy Reserve
August 2019
The joint force depends on Reservists to fulfill many missions, but it doesn't have policies to allow new parents to take care of their families.
Unbecoming: A Memoir of Disobedience Cover

Book Reviews

August 2019
Unbecoming: A Memoir of Disobedience, Leaders: Myth and Reality, and other new and noteworthy releases.
Surface port bow view of the German frigate Baden-Württemberg underway

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
August 2019
In June 2019 Germany commissioned its first Type 125 frigate, Italy launched its first PPA patrol ship, and the RANS Success decommissioned.
Portrait of Coast Guard Seaman First Class Howard R. Larsen

From Our Archive

August 2019
As a fire crept toward the ammunition compartment on a burning LCI, Coast Guard Seaman First Class Howard R. Larsen and his shipmates went below to carry out four wounded ...

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