Proceedings Magazine - February 1997 Volume 123/2/1,128

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How Smithsonian Sells Us Short

In the wake of the Enola Gay fiasco at the Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum—when revisionist historians acting as...

A Report from the Front

What takes 16 hours a day, lasts seven months, costs a fortune, brings you under constant attack, and carries with it both great risk and great...

Monsarrat Was Wrong

Enlisted Essay Contest Prize Winner

Naval officers may command a good ship, but it is not acceptable for...

All in a Day's Work

Enlisted Essay Contest, First Honorable Mention

What Is Really Important

Enlisted Essay Contest, Second Honorable Mention

The Super Hornet Is a Winner

In the context of joint warfare, naval aviation has charted a solid course—one implicitly supported by the 1996 Defense Science Board...

Don't Forget the Spruances

Mainstays in the U.S. Navy's blue-water operations, the Spruances require modernization to be all they must be for success in the...

It's What's Inside That Counts

The first major U.S. weapon system designed for the post-Cold War era, the NSSN features revolutionary design processes and characteristics...

While England Slept

An integrated, flexible joint vision—tested through war games and field experiments—is critical to peacetime military innovation...

Can the Corps Counter the Threat?

When operational considerations prohibit other services from performing theater missile defense for the Marine air-ground task force, the...

'Building the Future Now': An Interview with Captain William F. Readdy, U.S. Naval Reserve

The naval aviator and commander of Space Shuttle mission STS-79 spoke recently about the complexities of Shuttle flight and the future...

The "Q" Transition

The Blue Ridge (LCC-19) and other aging Navy command ships must be replaced by a platform capable of operating across all areas of...

Working Smarter on Board the Yorktown

Although arguably the most tradition-bound service, the U.S. Navy recently has embarked on one of the Defense Department's most innovative...

Training Tomorrow's Navy

Navy training is like a dreadnought whose mission now demands sustained operations in shallow waters—tossing over the side all the...

We Need to Understand

What Happened to Butch?

In this excerpt from the new Naval Institute Press book, Fateful Rendezvous: The Life of Butch O'Hare, two distinguished World...

Nobody Asked Me But…A Few Good Men...But Not Always

For 26 years, I have had first-hand experience with the Marine Corps' selection system. A reasonable amount of human error will be present...

Nobody Asked Me But…We Still Need Nukes

General Lee Butler, the former Commander in Chief of the U.S. Strategic Command, recently held a press conference in which he called for...

Professional Notes

Reserve Helos Get Magic Lantern

By Lieutenant Commander Wade Burchell, U.S. Naval Reserve

U.S. Naval...

Book Reviews

It's Our Military, Too! Women and the U.S. Military

Judith Hicks Stiehm, Editor. Philadelphia, PA: Temple...

The Republic Navies: The Last Cruiser...Probably

The nuclear-propelled battle cruiser Petr Velikiy (Peter the Great)—delivered to the Russian Fleet this year—probably will...

Points of Interest: How Congress Made a Lousy Program Worse

The post-Vietnam era Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) is hands down the most unpopular veterans education program ever devised by...

World Naval Developments

Radar Shadowing Lights Up Stealth

Radar shadowing, a new antistealth technique, is out of the closet. Airplanes and, presumably,...

Combat Fleets

Lest We Forget

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