Proceedings Magazine - July 1997 Volume 123/7/1,133

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In the cruise missile-stealth aircraft battle, winner-take-all may not be the best idea.

In late 1994, the Government Accounting Office strongly urged the Department of Defense to...

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Highlights

  • To Catch the Quiet Ones
    By Commander Leo Murphy, U.S. Navy

    The Russian submarine force remains formidable, and countering the quieting trend of Russian nuclear-powered submarines is the most important challenge facing the maritime patrol community.

  • A Mind of Her Own
    By Charles F. Adams

  • Professional Notes

    "...Can Spoil Your Whole Day."

    By Lieutenant Jeffrey Rees, U.S. Navy

    Commander Ozimek's excellent Professional Note on operational risk management in Proceedings...

  • Stern-Fired Torpedoes: An Engineering and Tactical Approach
    By Ensign Roland Tink, U.S. Navy

    Capstone Essay Contest

  • A Billion Dollar Blunder?
    By Ensign D.S. Dees, U.S. Navy

    Capstone Essay Contest

  • Marine Amphibious Force Operations in the Persian Gulf War
    By Second Lieutenant Michael Russ, U.S. Marine Corps

    Capstone Essay Contest

  • The Challenge of Media Scrutiny
    By Ensign David Wolynski, U.S. Navy

    Capstone Essay Contest

    Media ethics seems to have become an oxymoron, in the view of today's military. Has the relationship between the media and the military deteriorated to the point that an ethical code and professional...

  • Nobody Asked Me But…How About Real Quality of Life—At Work!
    By Commander T.A. Cropper, U.S. Navy

  • Nobody Asked Me But…What Happened to the Pyramid?
    By Lieutenant Greg D. Rowe, U.S. Navy

  • Book Reviews

    Digital Soldiers: The Evolution of High-Tech Weaponry and Tomorrow's Brave New Battlefield

    James F. Dunnigan; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. 296 pp. Gloss. $25.95 ($23.35).

    Reviewed by Vice Admiral Robert F....

  • The U.S. Navy: Reshaping the Wings
    By Norman Polmar, Author, The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet

  • Points of Interest: Congress Weighs Survivor Benefit Plan Reform
    By Tom Philpott

    Congress is deciding whether to include survivor benefit protection reforms in this year's defense bill, and low-cost reforms proposed by the Military Coalition are being examined.

    William Anderson, a retired Navy enlisted...

  • World Naval Developments
    By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems

    The Quadrennial Defense Charade

    Once more the mountain has labored, and once more a mouse has been born, in this case the Quadrennial Defense Review released in mid-May. Readers undoubtedly were shocked to discover that the United...

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

  • Lest We Forget
    By Lieutenant Commander Richard B. Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50) hauled passengers and cargo all over the Pacific and Indian Oceans during its 24 years of service. With its tiny fleet of aircraft, the Foo Dogs...

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  • Cruise Missiles of the Gods
    By Commander Jeff Huber, U.S. Navy

    In the cruise missile-stealth aircraft battle, winner-take-all may not be the best idea.

    In late 1994, the Government Accounting Office strongly urged the Department of Defense to conduct an extensive force planning analysis that...

  • Building Sailors Better
    By Rear Admiral Kevin Green, U.S. Navy

    Recruits come to boot camp with many of society's values—or lack of values. Training methods that worked in the old days don't work today. We must find new methods to instill basic skills and military values into new recruits....

  • Genghis John
    By Franklin C. Spinney

    John Boyd—who fought the establishment for more than 50 years and prevailed—set a standard for integrity seldom equaled in this era of flexible ethics. He's going to be a tough act to follow.

  • 'Stop Whining'
    By Walter Boomer

    When I was asked to appear on this panel, I asked myself: Why are we doing this again? How many panels have we had on the military and the media? I bring a little different view to this whole subject, and that is, if we haven't figured this...

  • Comment and Discussion

    "We Can't Afford Perfection"

    (See P. J. Vincent, p. 143, May 1997 Proceedings)

  • Riding the Dragon
    By Major David Fuquea, U.S. Marine Corps

    The Chinese have a saying that "change is a dragon." If you try to ignore him or control him, he will eat you. But if you can ride the dragon of change, you can survive, even prosper. I commit . . . that we're going to ride the...

  • Fifth Fleet, Arriving
    By Vice Admiral John Scott Redd, U.S. Navy

    Challenging issues faced by the Fifth Fleet, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa FL, include Iran, Iraq, ongoing maritime interception operations, the current "hot Button" and normal forward engagement activities....

  • Shooting from the Hip
    By Commander Ivan T. Luke, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard

    Improvisation has its limits, but shooting from the hip in some situations gives the Coast Guard the flexibility needed to accomplish today's rapidly changing missions, where the ability to plan on the go is key.

  • "Square Peg...Round Hole!"
    By Commander Donna Hopkins, U.S. Naval Reserve

    The Naval Reserve should view itself as a part-time peacetime Navy, with a secondary mission as a wartime augmentation force. It should divest itself of its obsolete and expensive infrastructure, refocusing scarce resources to provide maximum...

  • To Catch the Quiet Ones
    By Commander Leo Murphy, USN
  • Special: USS Constitution: "Old Ironsides"
  • A Mind of Her Own
    By Charles F. Adams
  • Stern-Fired Torpedoes: An Engineering and Tactical Approach
    By Ensign Roland Tink, USNR
  • A Billion Dollar Blunder?
    By Ensign D. S. Dees, USNR
  • Marine Amphibious Force Operations in the Persian Gulf War
    By Second Lieutenant Michael Russ, USMCR
  • The Challenge of Media Scrutiny
    By Ensign David Wolynski, USNR
  • Professional Notes
  • Nobody Asked Me, But ... How About Real Quality of Life--At Work!
    By Commander T. A. Cropper, U.S. Navy
  • Nobody Asked Me, But ... What Happened to the Pyramid?
    By Lieutenant Greg D. Rowe, U.S. Navy
  • Book Reviews & Books of Interest
  • The U.S. Navy: Reshaping the Wings
    By Norman Polmar
  • Points of Interest: Congress Weighs Survivor Benefit Plan Reform
    By Tom Philpott
  • World Naval Developments
    By Norman Friedman
  • Combat Fleets
    By A. D. Baker III
  • Lest We Forget
    By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)
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