Proceedings Editor-in-Chief Bill Hamblet standing at a podium

From the Editor’s Desk

By Captain Bill Hamblet, U.S. Navy (Retired), Editor-in-Chief
November 2019
After 18 years of operating largely as a land force in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, the Marine Corps is returning its focus to naval integration.
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Where We Were

By A. Denis Clift
November 2019
Studying naval history in 1919, Vietnam's Stingray guerrilla operations in 1969, and the costs of Marine recruiting in 1994.
Oblique view of the book Chinese Communist Espionage

CEO Notes

By Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, U.S. Navy (Retired), CEO and Publisher
November 2019
Judged in the blind, Naval Institute essay contests represent the finest thinking about the Sea Services and are a true meritocracy of ideas.
Spread of book covers for One Hundred Days: The Memoirs of the Falklands Battle Group Commander, Operational Research for Unmanned Vehicles, and the U.S. Naval Institute on Tactics
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger, 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks to attendees during a change of command ceremony
British soldiers posing with captured Imperial German equipment during World War I

The Movie Every Marine Should See

By Damien O’Connell
November 2019
They Shall Not Grow Old is a marvel of filmmaking every Marine should see, to learn what “they,” the British ghosts of the Great War, have to teach us.
Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment transit to the beach in one of HMAS Canberra'sLCM-8 Landing Craft during Exercise Talisman Saber 2017

Australia’s Amphibious Resurgence

By Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Kirby, Australian Army, and Commander Nicholas Trongale, Royal Australian Navy
November 2019
Newly bolstered amphibious capabilities are making significant contributions to engagement, relief, and security ops.
Australian Marines landing from the HMAS Adelaide

A Strategic Imperative

By Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Kirby, Australian Army, and Commander Nicholas Trongale, Royal Australian Navy
November 2019
Australia requires the ability not only to deter and defeat threats in a potential high-end conflict but also to shape and influence the region in the present.
Marine gunnery sergeant directs his Marines from a jetski during a water rescue training event off the shore of Marine Corps Base Hawaii
Concept art of a grid of satellites over the earth with the sun rising in the background

The End of Deception

By Lieutenants Tom Wester and Richard Kuzma, U.S. Navy
November 2019
As signals intelligence and synthetic aperture radar satellites proliferate, the Navy is losing its stealth advantage.
Sailors assigned to the Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Indiana (SSN-89) eat dinner in the crew’s mess while under way
Cuttermen scrub down the cutter Bainbridge Island (WPB-1343)
Call Sign Chaos Book Cover

Book Reviews

November 2019
Experts review Call Sign Chaos, The Warriors of Anbar, Dawn of the Code War, Scapa 1919, and other new and noteworthy books.
Aerial port quarter view of a Chinese Type-075 class amphibious assault ship

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
November 2019
China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy launched its first Type 075 and Italy decommissioned its last two Minerva-class corvettes in September.
War College 2017

Put Marine Corps Officer Competence to the Test

By Colonel Eric Reid, U.S. Marine Corps
November 2019
It is past time for the Marine Corps to make competitive officer-qualifying examinations a prerequisite for both command screening and resident officer professional military education at a war college.
Stern-on view of the battleship Oregon (BB-3) at anchor with boat booms extended

The Oregon and the Panama Canal

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U.S. Navy (Retired)
November 2019
The battleship Oregon's 14,000-mile voyage around South America was an impetus for completing the long-sought Panama Canal.
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