The U.S. Naval Institute

The U.S. Naval Institute (USNI) provides an independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write in order to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to national defense. Proceedings, the flagship magazine of the USNI, aims to stimulate, illuminate, provoke, and, when appropriate, entertain.

“The uncertain environment in some ways is more problematic than the openly hostile environment because the maxim of naval combat is he who fires first effectively wins.”

Continue on for a link to Admiral Richardson’s U.S. Navy Guidance.

“A worst-case ‘pre-mortem’ analysis of the Marine Corps’ latest operating concept is the way ‘to avoid failure when failure is not an option.’”