Ships in Philipine Sea

CEO Notes

April 2021
Our first "page-to-stage" event for the American Sea Power Project will be on 22 April. We hope you'll join us!

Pivot Fleet Design

By Captain Robert Rubel, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2021
If the missile has supplanted the aircraft-delivered bomb as the decisive weapon of the future, then future fleet design must pivot on the logic of missile combat.

Resurrect the Hunter-Killer Group

By Captain Stephen J. Ilteris and Commander Michael E. Ilteris, U.S. Navy
April 2021
A 21st-century antisubmarine task group could bring the fleet a substantial increase in capability, operational flexibility, and lethality.

Implementing Expeditionary ASW

By Captain Walker D. Mills, U.S. Marine Corps, Lieutenant Commanders Collin Fox, Dylan “Joose” Phillips-Levine, and Trevor Phillips-Levine, U.S. Navy
April 2021
The Marine Corps needs to develop new capabilities to support the Commandant’s call to play a role in ASW.
Paraguayan Navy

Why Care about a Landlocked Navy?

By Commander Daniel Upp, U.S. Navy
April 2021
The Paraguayan Navy is a worthy and critical partner in the fight against transnational criminal organizations that threaten regional security in Latin America.
Book Cover - Last Platoon

Book Reviews

April 2021
Experts review The Last Platoon: A Novel of the Afghanistan War, T-Minus AI, Stopping Military Suicides, and other new and noteworthy books.

Where We Were

April 2021
Twisted, jagged steel was all that was left of the bow and forward hull section of the USS Lindsey (DM-32); and a look back at the pages of Proceedings.

Rethinking SEAD for A2/AD

By Second Lieutenant David Ingels-Thompson, U.S. Army
April 2021
The value of a weapon that can strike from the sea suddenly, decisively, and without risk of losing a single U.S. warfighter should not be overlooked.

‘King Bee’

By A. Denis Clift
April 2021
Captain Ben Moreell captures the history and spirit of what would be his greatest enduring achievement: creation of “The SeaBees in World War II.”
The M/V Ever Given grounded in the Suez Canal

Alchemy of the Ever Given

By Shashi Kumar and Salvatore Mercogliano
April 2021
The recent blockage of the Suez Canal put a spotlight on the global maritime industry and showed the world’s dependence on it.
Ballistic missile test

A Target-Rich Environment

By Vice Admiral Jon A. Hill, U.S. Navy
April 2021
The Director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency Talks about Rogue Actors, Great Power Competition, and Today’s Technology Race.
Sailors with face masks

Relax the Navy COVID-19 Restrictions Now

By Commander Matt Wright, U.S. Navy
April 2021
The Navy’s COVID restrictions are too stringent and not consistent with those of the other services and government civilians. The negative impact to morale and retention is growing.

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