Proceedings Magazine - April 2018

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  • Your Allies Have the Littorals – Send the LCSs!
    By Dr. Sebastian Bruns and Jeremy Stöhs

  • Now Hear This: The Navy is Unprepared for Analog War
    By Jonathan Panter

    When electronics fail, the Navy must be able to fall back on analog equivlents, such as the marine sextant, to navigate, communicate, and fight....

  • Nuclear SWOs Are Ready to Fight
    By Lieutenant Commander Desmond Walker, U.S. Navy

  • Deckplates: Reach the 21st-Century Sailor
    By Phillip Osbourn

  • In His Own Words: Captain Brian T. Smith, USN (Ret.)
    Captain Brian T. Smith, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

    As I pack for an Outward Bound canoe trip to the Everglades, I pause to reflect on my well-spent, and occasionally misspent, youth. Growing up in a small North Carolina textile town, I had but one thought . . . being somewhere else.

  • Marines Need 360-Degree Evals
    By Major William Schick, U.S. Marine Corps

  • We Can Fix the SWO Career Path
    By Admirals Michael Mullen and Robert Natter, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • New Russian Missiles May Be Aimed East
    By Norman Friedman

    Russian President Vladimir Putin devoted a March 2018 speech on the state of Russia to a...

  • Leadership Forum: Breed Leaders of Innovators
    By Commander Frank T. Goertner, U.S. Navy

  • CEO Notes: Come To Our Annual Meeting
    Vice Admiral Peter H Daly, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

    The Naval Institute is 145 years old this month, and we will hold the organization’s 144th Annual Meeting on 2 May at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. Please register for the meeting and outstanding...

  • The Proceedings Podcast
    Ward Carroll and Bill Hamblet
  • Every Navy Ship needs a Mine Countermeasures Capability
    By Lieutenant Commander Ryan Hilger, U.S. Navy

  • Russian Tactical Nukes Are Real
    By Mark B. Schneider

  • Book Reviews

    Edited by George Perkovich; Ariel E. Levite. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017. 297 pp. Index. Illus. $34....

  • Nobody Asked Me, But... Beards Can Save Lives
    By Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Brian Jacobson, U.S. Navy

    U.S. Special Forces in Afghanistan - as depicted in the movie 12 Strong - adopted beards and longer hair to better blend with and be accepted by...

  • One Way Out of Afghanistan
    By Commander Daniel Dolan, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • Naval Systems: Electric Drive Becomes Reality
    By Edward J. Walsh

    The Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001), the second of the three 16,000-ton guided-missile destroyers of the Zumwalt (DDG-1000) class,...


  • Rethinking the Naval Academy Curriculum
    By Midshipman First Class W. Kirk Wolff, U.S. Navy

  • U.S. & Japan Can Counter Chinese A2/AD
    By Captain Takuya Shimodaira, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

    Chinese antiaccess/area denial (A2/AD) capabilities in the Indo-Pacific region are alarming. China seeks to...

  • Proceedings Photo of the Week: 20 April

    This week's photo shows sailors competing in a four-man pushup contest at Camp Foster in Okinawa, Japan. 

    U.S. Marine...

  • Where Have All the Warriors Gone?
    By Admiral Richard Macke, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • The Navy Can Learn from Coast Guard Lessons
    By Lieutenant Nicholas Monacelli, U.S. Coast Guard

  • Build an Island of Freedom
    By Captain Sam J. Tangredi, U.S. Navy (Retired)


  • XO–CO Fleet-Up Works
    By Captain Jordy Harrison, U.S. Navy

    In December 2005, the surface force’s leaders decided to transition from a traditional executive officer (XO) and commanding...

  • Deterrence Will Make North Korea Great Again
    By Chris Kapsaroff

    There is consensus among many U.S. national security professionals and academics: We all just need to learn to live with a nuclear North Korea....

  • Leaders Must Build Individual and Group Self-Esteem
    By Vice Admiral A. H. Konetzni, Jr. U.S. Navy (Retired)

    I have always wished that, above all, my children like who they are as individuals. Good self-esteem allows an individual to face any...

  • French Naval Aviation Trains with U.S. Navy
    By Captain Jean-Emmanuel Roux de Luze, French Navy

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  • Tactical Nuclear Weapons Are Back
    By Lieutenant (J.G.) Andrea Howard, U.S. Navy
    The United States and the Navy need to make changes to confront the threat.

    In the wake of...

  • Charting the Course: the U.S. Needs an Arctic Fleet
    By Captain Kevin S. Eyer, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Russia (here the nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Years of Victory) and many other countries invest a great deal in the Arctic....

  • Combat Rescue Needs a Renaissance
    By Lieutenant Ben Foster, U.S. Navy
    The Navy must revisit its surface combat rescue capability.

    For the first time since the end of the Cold...

  • China Envisions Growing Role in Regional Security
    By Commander Mark Metcalf, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    China sees itself and the United States as key power brokers in Asia, but on regional issues, it often views the...
  • Keep the Newest Frigate On Course
    By Commander Daniel Straub, U.S. Navy

  • Combat Fleets of the World
    By Eric Wertheim

  • Bring Analytics Back to Theater ASW
    By Lieutenant Michael Glynn, U.S. Navy

    For two decades at the height of the Cold War, the Navy used cutting- edge computing technology and operational intelligence to predict the location of, and search for, Soviet submarines. This technology was very successful—finding targets...

  • Malaysia Coast Guard Is One to Watch
    By Jim Dolbow

    The Malaysia Coast Guard, also known as the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), is that nation’s 24/7 civilian maritime law enforcement...

  • Reflections on CPOs's 125th Birthday
    By Fleet Master Chief Paul Kingsbury, U.S. Navy<p>

    In 1893, several hundred men were selected for advancement to the grade of chief petty officer (CPO). Since then, the rank of chief has been a...


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