Proceedings Magazine - May 1998 Volume 124/3/1,143

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Debate over expanding NATO to include Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republichere, foreign ministers sit with the North Atlantic Council on 16...


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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 its members...

The Casualty Myth

Comment and Discussion

"Could Forgotten A-12 Lessons Haunt the Super Hornet?"

(See J. P. Stevenson, p. 24, April 1998 Proceedings)

Teaching Elephants to Swim

Winner, Arleigh Burke Essay Contest

In Desert Storm, the Navy was not joint enough, and this shortcoming limited its...

The Sailor & the State

First Honorable Mention, Arleigh Burke Essay Contest

There is a growing gulf between the sailor and the nation and people he...

Building Surface Warriors

Second Honorable Mention, Arleigh Burke Essay Contest

With more hands-on training and a stronger emphasis on developing...

Mines Remain the Weapons that Wait

Sure, enemy sea mines can be a problem—but we have forgotten how effective our own offensive sea mines can be. Unless we understand...

The (R)evolution of Mine Countermeasures

Lurking in the Deep-Sea Terrain

Does undersea terrain warfare have a future? Or is it pure fantasy? One of the world's foremost ocean explorers thinks that the U.S....

Navy after Next: Past Is Prologue

When Rear Admiral John Chase developed his list of nine Navy functions nearly 30 years ago, he helped set the stage for the Navy of today. A...

History of Arms Is the Difference

Military service is not a petri dish for social experimentation. It is an honorable profession with unique institutional values. If military...

A New Kind of Officer

Deak Parsons fought his primary battles in the laboratory and then went into combat with the weapons he helped to create.

Super Hornet: The Sailor's Aircraft Is on Track

The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet isn't just for naval aviators. It's for the Navy.

World Naval Developments in Review

In March, it was reported that the British plan to build two carriers, with a third to follow later. They are to supplement, and eventually to...

The U.S. Merchant Marine and Maritime Industry in Review

The U.S. maritime industry experienced a number of important and positive business developments in 1997. International maritime trade was...

U.S. Naval Aircraft and Weapon Developments

Naval Innovation

This annual feature normally focuses on the evolution of technology into weapon systems. Yet technology is only part...

Congressional Watch

Midway through the Navy's fiscal 1999 budget hearings, a frustrated Senator John Warner (R-VA) had grilled enough admirals and top civilians...

Notable Naval Books of 1997

Naval Systems: Commercial Technology: The Legend Continues

Everyone wants COTS, but no one knows what it costs.

The debate over approaches to introducing commercially developed systems...

Combat Fleets

Lest We Forget

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Starting Cold War II?

Debate over expanding NATO to include Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republichere, foreign...

Landmines, Lies, and Other Phenomena

Landmines have become an emotional issue. But in trying to save innocent victims around the world, activists have...

The U.S. Navy in Review

The U.S. Marine Corps in Review

One of the world's experts in business strategy breaks down every industry into three groups:

  • The rule...
The U.S. Coast Guard in Review

"All I remember is just going underneath the barge and I couldn't come up for air. I was really scared."


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