Proceedings Magazine - April 1998 Volume 124/3/1,142

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Today, our troops are called on to be soldiers, and policemen, and aid workers. Will this dilution of mission mark the end of the warrior and a concomitant degradation in...


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Interoperability: More Important Than Ever

A commonly articulated concept within the U.S. defense community is that the United States will not fight future conflicts or engage in crisis-...

Who Defines Operational Necessity?

Operational Necessity: A mission associated with war or peacetime operations in which the consequences of an action justify...

U.S. Naval Institute 1873-1998: The Sea Service Forum

To help celebrate 125 years as the sea services’ “premier forum for thoughtful dialogue,” the Naval Institute asked some of...

Comment and Discussion

"A View from the Gender Fault Line"

(See G. D. Roncolato and S. F. Davis, pp. 102104, March 1998 Proceedings)


Nobody Asked Me Either, But...Could Forgotten A-12 Lessons Haunt the Super Hornet?

Counterbattery from the Sea

A landing force needs counterbattery detection and location capability from a shipboard system to fill the gap between landings and the...

Behind Titanic - Way Behind

A technical adviser for the blockbuster motion picture takes a look at how they made rocks look like coal, how they...

Where's the Adventure?

This is the question today's junior officers are asking themselves, and with increasing frequency the answer they are coming up with is...

New Tools for New Jobs

Unlike combat, operations other than war emphasize nonlethal response, and they require a different set of tools—such as these...

The Cisco Kid

Recently I ran into a former Marine who had been in my platoon during boot camp, and I was reminded of an incident that occurred one night while...

Finally Home, Again

A Vietnam-era Marine has sentimental memories of his old carrier Kitty Hawk and the sights, sounds, smells, and high emotions that...

Dear Mr. President:

We, the officers and crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Persistent, write this letter to offer you new and more efficient ways to...

Old Joint Team Needs a New Approach

If the Navy and Marine Corps are serious about bringing their new operational concepts to fruition—and if the nation's oldest...

Malachite Subs Post Proud Tradition

Malachite Subs Post Proud Tradition

By Anatoly V. Kuteinikov

Soviet—and now Russian—Bureau...

Naval Institute 36th Annual Photo Contest
Nobody Asked Me But…TQL: "They Quit Leading"

Nobody Asked Me But...Bearing Zero, Zero, Zero

The 21st century has arrived. Sailors are returning from liberty and linger with their loved ones prior to departing on a ten-year...

TBMD (Theater Ballistic Missile Defense) Could Backfire

Despite advances in technology, the theater ballistic missile threat has changed little in the 50 years from V-2 to Scud. Spending a fortune...

Professional Notes

All Dressed Up—But Where Are We Going?

By Lieutenant Commander Jason Hines, U.S. Navy

The USS Nimitz (CVN-68...

"Down to the Sea…"

Book Reviews

Citizen Soldiers

Stephen E. Ambrose. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. 471 pp. Bib. Ind. Maps. Notes. Photos. $27.00 ($24.30)....

The U.S. Navy: Carrier Questions—and Some Answers

The recent threat of a military showdown against Iraq again showcased the Navy's large aircraft carriers: the Independence (CV-62)...

Oceans: Soviet Sub Penetrates Sydney Harbor!

Although the Cold War ended with dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1989, Russian submarines still conduct limited patrol activities off the...

Points of Interest: Navy Told to Phase Out Undertrained Doctors

Many Navy physicians serving on board ship or in remote, unsupervised billets are undertrained and must be phased out of such assignments,...

World Naval Developments: Getting Ready to Strike Iraq

Combat Fleets

Lest We Forget

The cruiser USS New Orleans (CA-32) was built at the New York Navy Yard and launched on 12 April 1933. She was commissioned on 15...

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Wither the Warrior?

Today, our troops are called on to be soldiers, and policemen, and aid workers. Will this dilution of mission mark the...

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