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Editor's Page

By Captain Bill Hamblet, U.S. Navy (Retired), Editor-in-Chief
May 2019
Readers often tell us if they keep only one issue from the year, the May Naval Review is the one.
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Where We Were

By A. Denis Clift
May 2019
LCDR H. T. Bartlett, USN's “Mission of Aircraft with the Fleet,” LCDR John W. McCurdy, USCG's “The Emancipated, Aggravated, Indispensable American Seaman,” and CDR James A. Winnefeld Jr., USN's “Staying ...
U.S. Naval Institute Strategic Plan 2019-2023 Booklet

CEO Notes

By Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, U.S. Navy (Ret.), CEO and Publisher
May 2019
The Naval Institute’s new strategic plan sets the conditions for the continued success of our open, independent forum through our 2023 sesquicentennial.
Cryptologic Technician (Collection) 3rd Class Ambar Morales-Diaz analyzes data aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)

Build a True Navy Cyber Corps

By Lieutenant Commander Travis Howard, U.S. Navy
May 2019
The Navy should merge its information professional and cryptologic warfare communities into a true cyber corps that is competent in both cyber defense and offense.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Colin Powell greets Captain Swartz at his retirement ceremony in 1993

A Naval Strategist Speaks

By Commander Christopher Nelson, U.S. Navy
May 2019
An interview with retired Navy Captain Peter Swartz on his career as a naval strategist, which has spanned more than five decades.
U.S. sailors and Georgian coast guardsmen conduct an integrated visit, board, and search-and-seizure exercise on board the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) in the Black Sea in late January 2019

The U.S. Navy in Review

By Robert D. Holzer and Scott C. Truver
May 2019
During the past year, the U.S. national security community focused on the return of great power competition and how to filter through that long-term competitive lens the improvement of every ...
A Marine posts security after disembarking a CH-53E Super Stallion in Gjora, Norway during an air assault in support of Trident Juncture 18, Oct. 31, 2018

U.S. Marine Corps in Review

By Lieutenant Colonel James W. Hammond III, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
May 2019
Consistent themes throughout 2018 were the changing operational challenges and the increasingly contested maritime environment resulting from emerging competitors.
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Congressional Committees

May 2019
Listing of Congressional committee members for the Committee on Armed Services, Committee on Appropriations, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Committee on Transportation and ...
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Information Sources

May 2019
Sources of information for U.S. Navy, Military and Maritime Agencies, Associations, Conferences and Exhibitions, The Naval Institute Foundation, and the U.S. Naval Institute.
Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Sergey Gorshkov

I Knew Admiral Gorshkov

By Rear Admiral Ronald J. Kurth, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2019
As a naval attaché in the mid-1970s, the author would have multiple interactions with Commander-in-Chief of the Soviet Navy Admiral Sergey Gorshkov, a man he found to be both gracious ...
U.S. flags beside the graves of deceased military members at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, Texas on Memorial Day, 2018.

The Catharsis of Grief

By Colonel John C. McKay, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
May 2019
This speech was given at the Marines’ Memorial Club in San Francisco, California on 22 February at the 2019 California Gold Star Families’ Honor and Remembrance Formal Dinner.
An artist's rendering of a 20-ton hybrid airship operating in a remote area.

Airships? Yes, Really!

By Lieutenant Commander Ryan P. Hilger, U.S. Navy
May 2019
Hybrid airships have the potential to transform military logistics, command-and-control, and surveillance and reconnaissance.
Computer rendering of the new MCM vessel ordered by Belgium and the Netherlands in 2019

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
May 2019
Belgium and the Netherlands will acquire 12 new mine countermeasures (MCM) vessels, Japan commissioned the submarine Shōryū, and Spain commissioned the offshore patrol vessel Furor.
Troops in life jackets crowd the main deck of the USS President Lincoln as she steams through the submarine “danger zone” in the Atlantic on 25 December 1917.

From Our Archive

May 2019
Troops in life jackets crowd the main deck of the USS President Lincoln as she steams through the submarine “danger zone” in the Atlantic on 25 December 1917.

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