Proceedings Magazine - September 1997 Volume 123/9/1,135

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The QDR: Make a Bold Move

The Defense Department's Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) issued in May 1997 said that "it is imperative that the United States now and...

Comment and Discussion

"A Tangled Webb"

(See P. E. Roush, pp. 42-45, August 1997 Proceedings)

Dr. Richard Hegmann, National Imagery...

All Volunteer Force Is in Crisis

With fewer resources, increasing commitments, changing missions, and now the added pressures to put women in combat,...

The Lost Obligation

Catch F-22

I keep looking at the table, but all I see is a great big price tag. The first F-22 airframe-"Raptor 01 - The Spirit of America"-...

Super Hornet Is the Bridge

There is no alternative to the F/A-18E/F-here, on board the John C. Stennis (CVN-74). It must be purchased to the programmed numbers until the...

Mergers Generate Political Clout

An unprecedented string of mergers is creating companies so large that the concentration of money, technical prowess, and influence is beginning...

Flying in Hunter-Warrior

In March 1997, I flew Hunter Air missions supporting ground forces during the Hunter-Warrior advanced warfighting experiment at the Marine Corps...

Does Maritime Patrol Have a Future? (Part II)

Commander Scott Jasper wrote an enlightening article on maritime patrol aviation's future ("Does Maritime Patrol Have a Future?"...

The F-14D is the New Bird Dog

U.S. Navy F-14Ds have been assigned the Forward Air Control Airborne FAC(A)-mission, and the promise is unlimited. Rarely in the history of the...

We Can Fix Combat SAR in the Navy

During the Vietnam War, the Navy lost one aircraft for every 1.4 successful rescues and one airman for every 1.8 successful rescues. Unprepared...

To Be or Not to Be?

Fifty years ago this month, the question of whether an independent air force should be established was answered with the creation of the U.S....

The Dark Side of Expeditionary

Busy touting the benefits of expeditionary operations, the Navy and Marine Corps have ignored the side effects. Carrier-based S-3 squadrons, for...

Countdown to 2000

All around the computer world, a warning sounds: Beware the year 2000. How have we gotten into this predicament, and how will we get out of it...

Who Will Cook the Food?

As the Navy stretches and breaks old paradigms about ship manning, new methods of performing traditional shipboard functions must be developed....

"Joint Vision 2010" Hale or Hollow?

To be relevant and lasting, "Joint Vision 2010" must get a fix on our military purpose and offer guidance on how to get there. The...

The Future of Land Power

Viewed separately, the Army's Experimental Force and the Marine Corps' Sea Dragon experiment-these Marines are part of a hunter-killer...

The Devil Is In the Details

Information warfare is a growth industry. Here are seven tests to help operators-who will have to implement its concepts in the field and fleet-...

Tomorrow's Fleet

"We're out of the ‘do more with less business,"' Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jay Johnson declared at the Naval War...

Memories

When I wrote Crossing the Line, my memoir of life on aircraft carriers from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo, 50 years after the events, I was amazed at...

Training Against the Navy's #1 Threat

As surface warriors will tell you, the threat that keeps them awake nights is the Supersonic Sea-Skimming AntiShip Cruise Missile (ASCM).

A Single Coast Guard

Sorry, we don't do that here. You need to talk to our other Baltimore office," came the Coast Guard voice on the telephone.

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Recruit Leaders, Not Scholars

Book Reviews

Annapolis

William Martin. New York, NY: Warner Books, 1996. 685 pp. $24.95 ($22.45) hardcover, $7.99 paper.

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The Republic Navies

NATO: Expansion or Aggression?

Nulka on Track for 1998

The new "Naval Systems" column will appear bi-monthly, written by Ed Walsh, editor of Naval Systems Update and a former Senior Editor...

Interest in Military Service Wanes

One can blame post-Cold War peacekeeping missions to unpopular areas of the globe like Haiti and Bosnia. Or increasing emphasis today on college...

World Naval Developments

Lockheed buys Northrop Grumman

Another famous name in U.S. aerospace is no more-Northrop Grumman is to be absorbed into Lockheed...

Combat Fleets

Lest We Forget

A pioneer helicopter squadron, Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HC-1), the Fleet Angels, pushed the threshold of naval helicopter...

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