Proceedings Magazine - May 1997 Volume 123/5/1,131

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Freedom Isn't Free

The military loses scores of personnel every year in training or operational accidents. Each one risked and lost his or her life for something...

Goldwater-Nichols: Where Have Ten Years Taken Us?

It has been ten years since the Defense Department Reorganization Act (Goldwater-Nichols)...

Comment and Discussion

"We Don't Need Armed Forces Service Medals"

(See J.T. Rees, p. 116, March 1997 Proceedings)


The Use of Force and Getting It Right: Interview with Dr. William J. Perry

The Clinton administration's second Secretary of Defense spoke recently with editors Fred Schultz and Michael Collins about his service as...

We Are Not Invincible

The littoral is potentially the bloodiest arena in which a modern navy has ever dared to fight, yet we continue to encourage the public...

SSNs: Supporting the Battle Group?

It's a dirty little secret, one of those things most in the business know but are too polite or perhaps too politic to say: U.S. nuclear...

The Battle of the Lasting Impression

With their growing power to sway public opinion, the media have become part of the military strategists' decision cycle. To use this...

Who Does Ground War?

As defense resources dwindle, the overlap in Army and Marine Corps expeditionary roles - these Marine Corps air-cushion landing craft conduct an...

IT21—Moving to the 3rd Stage

Exporting Coast Guard Expertise

Long involved in international programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Coast Guard now is supporting U.S. peacetime engagement efforts...

Air Operations over Bosnia

As one of the largest-scale U.S. military operations other than war and the first significant military operation ever undertaken by NATO, the...

"Gas Attack, This Is No Drill!"

For weeks, the force had been steaming back and forth within the restricted waters of the littoral operating area. Operating so close to land...

U.S. Naval Academy: Stewardship and Direction

"The traditional ideals of duty, honor, and loyalty to country will continue to be a wellspring of inspiration for nearly all...

Framing the Defense Debates

The numbers frame the story-there simply are not enough forces to handle two major regional conflicts. The upcoming debates will further shape...

When Russia Invaded Disneyland

The U.S. Navy In Review

Tragedy and triumph . . . two words that sum up 1996 for the U.S. Navy-a year in which the Navy lost two Chiefs of Naval Operations and...

The U.S. Marine Corps in Review

Calling Down the Sea Dragon Thunder

"Creativity and innovation are absolutely essential if we are to anticipate events and win across the spectrum of conflict. We must be...

The U.S. Coast Guard in Review

"Good morning, Mr. Chairman. It is a pleasure to appear before this distinguished subcommittee to discuss our fiscal year 1998 budget...

World Naval Developments in Review

Strategic and Tactical Ballistic Missiles: How Large a Threat?

Sweden Lays Keel for YS 2000

The keel laying of the new corvette Visby at Karlskrona last 17 December marked a major milestone in the Royal Swedish Navy's YS...

The U.S. Merchant Marine and Maritime Industry in Review

U.S. Naval Aircraft and Weapon Developments

Congressional Watch

In the fall of 1996 while preparing the budget for fiscal year 1998, then Defense Secretary William Perry signaled that his final numbers would...

We Can't Afford Perfection

Notable Naval Books of 1996

Combat Fleets

Lest We Forget

The Welles (DD-628) was launched 7 September 1942 and commissioned 16 August 1943. The Welles, a Livermore (DD-429)-...

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