Proceedings Magazine - April 1997 Volume 123/4/1,130

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The CVX design for Navy aircraft carriers will be the centerpiece of naval power projection well into the 21st century.




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  • The Next Carrier Piece by Piece
    By Commander Donald Bouchoux, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The CVX design for Navy aircraft carriers will be the centerpiece of naval power projection well into the 21st century.

  • Running Too Silent and Too Deep?
    By Lieutenant Commander Gary Watson, Jr., U.S. Navy

    Watson questions whether the Navy will produce the correct submarine force for the future and whether the US will be able to afford it.

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    By Jean Dufourcq

    Preamble: The Atlantic Alliance in 1994 began an internal restructuring process intended to prepare its military organization for the challenges of tomorrow. This also was the prime objective of the NATO Long Term Study, designed to provide...

  • Comment and Discussion

    "Monsarrat Was Wrong"

    (See R.B. Hunt, pp. 30-32, February 1997 Proceedings)

    Firecontrolman First Class Ronald C. Hageman, U.S. Navy (Retired)—Chief Hunt is exactly right. I served on five...

  • War and Peace in a Virtual World
    By Rear Admiral Brent Baker, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    In the future, the US military will face a better equipped, more independent media and will not have as much control of the media as it had during the Persian Gulf War.

    I spent more than 29 years in the Navy and Defense...

  • Proteus Shackled: The Future of War
    By Lieutenant Colonel Russell W. Glenn, U.S. Army

    With the end of Cold War bipolarity, one aspect of war—the threat of superpower conflict—was shackled. But like Proteus, war is again metamorphosing, and as US. troops in Somalia discovered, its new forms likely will be urban,...

  • The Commanders Respond

    Last month, 13 commanders of the world's navies entered the forum to comment on the question: "How does your Navy intend to exploit the capabilities of your Air Force and Army to conduct littoral warfare more effectively?"...

  • Operation Entitlement
    By Colonel Lawrence B. Wilkerson, U.S. Army and Lieutenant Colonel Roger D. Kirkpatrick, U.S. Marine Corps

    There is a way to structure and finance the military retirement program that would cost the government less while providing better benefits to retirees.

  • Follow Me!
    By William P. Mote

    In the early 1960s, our electronics research and development destroyer, Richard E. Krause (EDD-849), was assigned to Task Group Bravo for exercises. Normally at the dock or anchored in the Chesapeake Bay, we were plagued with minor...

  • The Navy That Almost Was
    By Lieutenant Michael G. Forsythe, U.S. Navy

    The Chinese Navy's modernized 19th-century fleet was destroyed during the first Sino-Japanese War, but Chinese historians and military strategists have learned some lessons for today from the incident.

  • Time for Real Reform
    By Commander Marvin E. Butcher, Jr., U.S. Navy

    First, establish a single administrative CinC with one set of type commanders. Then restructure the staff and restricted line communities to return the officer corps to our main mission: war fighting.

    Our operational Navy is...

  • Does Maritime Patrol Have a Future?
    By Commander Scott Jasper, U.S. Navy

    As the P-3 Orions reach the end of their service lives, force planners must decide whether to build a follow-on aircraft or use other platforms to accomplish the maritime patrol mission.

  • Sea Control Remains Critical
    By J. Michael Robertson

    The importance of US dominance of the ocean, which is believed to be assured by technological advances and unmatched naval capabilities, deserves renewed attention.

  • Poor Man's A-Bomb?
    By Captain H. Lee Buchanan, U.S. Naval Reserve

    Biological weapons are a fearsome dimension of modern warfare, but defense is possible if government and industry work together.

    The threat of exposure to virulent disease has been a source of crippling fear since man first...

  • Nobody Asked Me But . . . Warrior Training Must Be the Highest Priority
    By Lieutenant Commander Randall Bowdish, U.S. Navy

    John Paul Jones once described how a naval officer must be part warfighter and part gentleman. He felt it was important for a naval warrior to have a balance between the two. The carriage and manners of a gentleman were needed to earn the respect...

  • Nobody Asked Me But . . . Maneuver Warfare Lives Inside the Lifelines
    By Senior Chief Operations Specialist (SW) Thomas C. Southwell, U.S. Navy

    For the past several months, I have been inundated with the concept of maneuver warfare. Selected readings from Lord Nelson, Sun Tzu, Clausewitz, Admiral Arleigh Burke, and others have added new light to the conduct of war. After devouring these...

  • Professional Notes

    SWOs: Who Are We?

    By Lieutenant R.K. Morrison III, U.S. Navy

    I've been thinking about that for years, particularly since I recently completed the new Intermediate Officer Leadership Course (Total Quality...

  • Book Reviews & Books of Interest

    NAVY Volume III in Russia's Arms Catalog

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  • Points of Interest: Food Allowance Reform Helps Some, Hurts Others
    By Tom Philpott

    The Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) reform plan in President Clinton's 1998 defense budget would allow enlisted personnel in pay grade E-6 and below to keep a portion of their BAS when living on ships or in barracks.


  • World Naval Developments: Japan Rejects Missile Defense
    By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems

    Friedman considers the complex reasons why Japan declined to join in a US-theater ballistic missile defense system.

    In February, Japan declined to join in a U.S.-sponsored theater ballistic missile defense system. Although no...

  • Combat Fleets
    By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World

    Only four of the original 20 Kashin-series (Russian Project 61) guided-missile destroyers remain in the Russian Navy inventory, all in the Black Sea Fleet, whose fate has yet to be determined in the dispute over fleet assets between Russia and...

  • Lest We Forget: Patrol Squadron Nine (VP-9)
    By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Patrol Squadron Nine (VP-9) was established at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, on 15 March 1951. Equipped with the P4Y-2 Privateer (below), VP-9 deployed to Kodiak, Alaska, only four months later. By 1952, the squadron was home-based at NAS...

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