Proceedings Magazine - November 1997 Volume 123/11/1,137

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May There Be No More U.S. War Crimes

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"Fix SWOS for Good!"

(See S. F. Davis, p. 53, October 1997 Proceedings)

Obey the Iron Law

Amphibious operational effectiveness is related directly to the degree to which one commander has authority over all parts of the naval...

Technology Alone Cannot Win

Dominant battlespace awareness technology will enhance our command-and-control capability, but counting on it to remove all complexities of...

It Takes More than Technology

Can technology make a typical grunt squad capable of carrying out deep reconnaissance missions 150 miles behind enemy lines? Can it substitute...

Santa Wears Dress Blues

This holiday story begins almost 50 years ago in the tough neighborhoods of Los Angeles, where disadvantaged children looked to Christmas with...

Maneuvering the LCAC into the 21st Century

After more than a decade forging an extraordinary transformation in amphibious operations, the air-cushion landing craft (LCAC) remains a...

Myths of Maneuver

". . . P'lice up a little brass"

Hal Spencer qualified as an expert rifleman with his Springfield '03 at Quantico, but he carried a French machine gun at Belleau Wood.

Anytime, Anywhere: A Navy for the 21st Century

As it looks to the 21st century, the Navy is redefining sea power: to shape the strategic environment, fight through...

The Boomer Reborn

Converting the four retiring ballistic missile submarines-here, the Georgia (SSBN-729)-to carry conventional missiles and special operations...

Naval Fire Support: Ring of Fire

It's the first day of hostilities and the land attack has just started. A 180-missile strike, integrated with Navy and Air Force...

Must We Repeat History?

"I spoke recklessly and said . . . that when we lost the next war, and an American boy, lying in the mud with an enemy...

Leave Our Flight Jackets Alone!

Yet another Navy tradition is under attack and I have not heard so much as an official whisper in its defense. A recent naval directive...

The Surface Navy Must Protect Its Young

Many years ago, one of my contemporaries countered a burst of my surface warfare professional bravado by saying "the surface navy eats its...

Where's the !@*&#ə¡ Promotion List?

Don't Forget the Sea Dragons

The U.S. Navy's MH-53E minesweeping helicopters offer capabilities unmatched by current and projected fleet aircraft-but if the service does...

Haze Gray and . . . Sunk?

Haze gray and under way evokes the high-tempo, far-flung operations of U.S. Navy ships. The color of our ships virtually unchanged since World...

Achilles' Heel? The Wave Piercer Hull Form

Scott Truver's "Tomorrow's Fleet," (see September 1997 Proceedings. pages 90-96) discusses Navy plans to design advanced...

"What the Marine Corps Really Needs..."

Lieutenant General Paul Van Riper, who commanded the Marine Corps Combat Development Command, is convinced that the Navy's much-touted, slow...

LCUs: The Forgotten Landing Craft

The Landing Craft, Utility-the Navy's largest boat for ship-to-shore movement-can carry 160 tons of cargo through 12-foot seas and deliver...

'Gators on the Other Side of the Pond

The U.S. Navy does not have a corner on the Western amphibious warfare market. The British and Dutch contingent across the Atlantic may be small...

Mine Warfare Moves Forward . . . From the Sea

Late August 1997 found the George Washington (CVN-73) Carrier Battle Group and the Guam (LPH-9) Amphibious Ready Group completing their...

Book Reviews

Making the Corps

Thomas E. Ricks, New York: Scribner's, 1997, 324 pp. Ind. Photos. $24.00 ($21.60).

Reviewed by...

Arsenal Ship Survives . . . for Now

The joint House-Senate conference for fiscal year 1998 defense appropriations recently funded $35 million for continuing work on an arsenal ship...

Marines Engage Cooperatively

In a pair of successful proof-of-concept demonstrations, the Marine Corps integrated a Marine air-ground task force's primary air...

‘Our People Are Not Bad Off’

Twenty years ago, Congress and the White House adopted a makeshift philosophy on military pay that one proponent described at the time as "...

World Naval Developments

Look Who's Talking Two-Way

Combat Fleets

Lest We Forget

The Death Angels of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron-235 (VMFA-235) were activated at Marine Corps Air Station EI Centro, California, on 1 January...

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