Proceedings Magazine - June 1997 Volume 123/6/1,132

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As demands on U.S. carriers increase, surface combatants must better their ability to operate independently. By leveraging current capabilities—especially in vertical-launching system...


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"Like Thunder and Lightning"

As demands on U.S. carriers increase, surface combatants must better their ability to operate independently. By leveraging current...

Somebody, PLEASE Rock the Boat!

Articles in "Naval Institute Proceedings" appear to be devoid of passion for concepts, beliefs, values, or principles, and...

Comment and Discussion

"Covering Today's Navy: Turning Around the Bad News"

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Seamon, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (...

Retaining the JOs: Looking Up or Going Down?

Which way is junior officer retention in the submarine force headed—up or down? Junior officers are key players, and low retention rates...

Battling Battery Boats

Any submarine has the potential to cause trouble, but the myth of diesel-electric submarine invincibility in the littorals can be shattered if...

The NSSN: A 21st Century Design

Running the defense industry in a post-Cold War democracy is a tough business—here's one approach.

Diving Deep

Excerpted from The Universe Below. Text copyright 1997 by William J. Broad. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc.


Revitalizing Naval Special Warfare

The needs and skills that the Naval Special Warfare community will need in 10 or 20 years from now will be many and varied, and an initiative...

"Hey, Loop": Learning Leadership from the Masters
Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership Essay Contest, Winner

Blessed with patient superiors and instructive chief petty officers during two...

Why Aren't We Buying Core Values?

Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership Essay Contest, First Honorable Mention

The U.S. military today is wrestling with issues of morality and...

There Is No Gray Area

Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership Essay Contest, Second Co-Honorable Mention

What is the difference between a leader and a naval leader?...

Loyalty Is the Highest Honor

Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership Essay Contest, Second Co-Honorable Mention

Those men on the line were my family, my home. They were...

Straight From the Top

At the Seventh Annapolis Seminar, those in attendance heard from:

  • Chief of Naval Operations
  • Vice Commandant of the Coast...
Amphibious Redux

New strategies are emerging to challenge traditional amphibious doctrine in favor of integrated battle group operations, or similar-sounding...

Much Ado About Nothing

Do we need to amend the words of Shakespeare, "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers…" to include "sisters"?...

Nobody Asked Me But… Warriors Are Meant to Fight

In this era of "rightsizing" and intense media scrutiny, the Navy's policies must be reexamined and carefully defined. Naval service...

Nobody Asked Me But…Military Pilot Retention: The Challenge

While flying a segment of an airline trip a few weeks ago I spoke with one of my company's senior pilot training managers. He was on his way...

Professional Notes

The Coast Guard Must Bridge the Gap

By Lieutenant Kevin E. Lunday, U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard officers face an unusual challenge...

Book Reviews

Hitler's U-Boat War: The Hunters, 1939-1942

By Clay Blair. New York, NY: Random House, 1996. 809 pp. App. Ind. Notes. Maps. Photos. $...

How I Won World War II

I just can't say enough about the U.S. Naval Institute—because I had never heard of it before now.

I asked one member what a...

Points of Interest: Pharmacy Users Confused by Maze of Restrictions

Charles B. Hunter, a retired Air Force master sergeant, visited the pharmacy at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, last January with a prescription...

World Naval Developments: What Aircraft Really Cost

In April, the Air Force unveiled its new F-22 Raptor fighter, expected to have a unit flyaway cost of about $90.6 million each in then-year real...

Combat Fleets

In November 1983, Egypt ordered a class of nine 93-foot patrol craft for service with its Coast Guard, a division of the Egyptian Navy. The first...

Lest We Forget: USS Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602)

The Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602) was the only one of the five George Washington (SSBN-598)-class strategic missile submarines to...



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