Proceedings Magazine - August 1997 Volume 123/8/1,134

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"The Captain's Down!"

The commanding officer sets the tone for the way a ship's crew responds to emergencies, relates to shipmates, and conducts itself ashore and...

Comment and Discussion

"Much Ado About Nothing"

(See P. Ryan, pp. 66-68, June 1997 Proceedings)

Lieutenant Commander Erick W. and Mrs...

Reading More than the Message Traffic

If the written word is the backbone of our communication and learning, why is there such a disdain for reading books?

Relighting the Surface Fire

Operations in the littorals will require fire support. This five-inch 54-caliber MK45 gun on the USS Benfold (DDG-65), is ready to...

We Gotta Have a War-Fightin' Revival

The U.S. military is in a pitched battle for its soul. Does the future belong to machines or people? General Krulak and Admiral Boorda started a...

Strategic Attack Is No Myth

The massed bomber formations of World War II are history; strategic attack today is measured by massed effects, and just about any Air Force (or...

Boatswain's Mates Never Cry

Since 1878, a group of people have left the shelter of land and rammed small boats into the angry sea with a single purpose: to save others from...

A Tangled Webb

The Officer in Charge of Risk

Earlier this year, Captain Vince Thomas conducted this interview for Proceedings with Vice Admiral William Hancock, Deputy Chief of Naval...

Foundering on Rocks, Shoals & Mines

Seeing the need for mine countermeasure capabilities in very shallow waters, the Navy has established a test detachment these EOD Marine Mammal...

Marine Mammals Are a Force Multiplier

To Build a Better Sub

Modern submarine development in Russia originated on 22 December 1900 (4 January 1901 in the new style) with the appointment of a commission on...

When the Alarm Can't Sound

In casualty response-here, during Desert Storm-knowing how many are coming, when, and to where can be life or death information.

Let the Deltas Soar

Paperwork is Choking the Reserves

I am continuously amazed at the endless paper shuffle in the Naval Reserve. Most reservists have only 16 hours per month for their training. We...

What Kind of Marine Corps Is This?

Survivability: What's in a Name?

There has been considerable debate in recent years on the issue of the survivability of aircraft in combat. Issues addressed include:

Tractor Tugs Are the Answer

While on annual training with the Harbor Operations Department of the Mayport Naval Station near Jacksonville, Florida, I observed new,...

Reorganizing for Littoral Warfare

Urban Naval Engagement

With the end of the Cold War and the onset of a new world order, the United States is faced with many challenges. Exceeded in importance only by...

Put a Coast Guard Stripe on the FFG-7s

The Coast Guard is launching a program to replace its Hamilton (WHEC-715) and Bear (WMEC-901) class high- and medium-endurance cutters just as...

Book Reviews

All That We Can Be: Black Leadership and Racial Integration the Army Way

By Gregory Douquet

Charles C. Moskos and John...

A Different Angle of Attack

The accelerating debate over the potential place of nonnuclear submarines in the U.S. Navy recently was joined by a pair of unlikely...

Jacques Yves Cousteau: A Sailor Remembered

Older Retirees Win a Round

"It's a staggering victory," said retired Air Force Colonel George "Bud" Day.

The Fort Walton Beach, Florida,...

World Naval Developments

They Built It - and People Came

By Norman Friedman

Combat Fleets

Lest We Forget

Built by Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation of Quincy, Massachusetts, the USS Detroit (CL-8) was the fifth of ten Omaha-class...

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