Proceedings Magazine - July 1998 Volume 124/7/1,145

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Highlights

  • The DD-21 as Deus ex Machina
    By T. J. McKearney

  • 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 and readers to answer the question: What does the Naval Institute mean to you as a person and/or...

  • Comment and Discussion

    "The Casualty Myth"

    (See R. Peters, p.10, May 1998 Proceedings)

  • War Isn't a Rational Business
    By Colonel T. X. Hammes, U.S. Marine Corps

    The information revolution notwithstanding, war will continue to be a brutish, chaotic, and emotional battle of wills. Network-centric warfare will not change that.

  • Is American Military Professionalism Declining?
    By Thomas E. Ricks

    Editor's Note: On 23 April 1998, The Wall Street Journal's Pentagon correspondent and the author of Making the Corps (Scribner, 1997), delivered this address to several hundred active duty and retired military professionals at the...

  • Why They Called the Scorpion "Scrapiron"
    By Mark A. Bradley

    Based on newly declassified information and existing evidence, a former CIA intelligence officer theorizes on how we lost the submarine Scorpion and why many of her crew came to call her the USS Scrapiron.

  • Paperless Navy . . . Pshaw!
    By Lieutenant Michael Junge, U.S. Navy

    Paperless Navy . . . Pshaw!

    By Lieutenant Michael Junge, U.S. Navy

    Ten years ago, Navy visionaries dreamt of ending the burgeoning flood and monetary drain of paper. There were flights of fancy about...

  • It's Time to Face the Gender Paradox
    By Mackubin Thomas Owens

    Society and the military have different purposes—the former to live, the latter to die, if need be. Nowhere is this paradox illustrated more clearly than in the debate over women in combat.

  • Obligations of the Citizen-Soldier
    By First Lieutenant John P. Brown, U.S. Marine Corps

    First Honorable Mention, Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership Essay Contest

    In the United States, soldiers and citizens are all members of the same society. But the warriors have a special responsibility to it.

  • The Total Force Is the Future
    By Stephen M. Duncan

    "This victory belongs . . . to the regulars, to the reserves, to the National Guard. This victory belongs to the finest fighting force this nation has ever known in its history." President George Bush, Address to the Congress, 6 March...

  • Let the Fleet Design the Carrier
    By Captain Pierre G. Vining, U.S. Navy

    What characteristics should the next aircraft carrier have? Those who will sail the next-generation carrier may answer quite differently than those who are designing it.

  • ANGLICO: Deep Fires or Deep Six?
    By Major Michael Morris, U.S. Marine Corps

    Marine ANGLICO companies fill an important niche in directing fires. We must rethink this decision to disband this potent force, and reshape it for the 21st century.

  • Nobody Asked Me But…A Different Kind of Hollow Force?
    By Lieutenant Frank Watanabe, U.S. Naval Reserve

    Since the beginning of the current defense drawdown, we have heard warnings against the "hollowing" of the military services, a return to the 1970s situation when too few personnel and insufficient operation and maintenance funding...

  • Because We Can, We Should
    By Ensign Matthew Gilbreath, U.S. Navy

    Capstone Essay Contest

    The U.S. military has served as the big stick in U.S. politics for the last 50 years. Since the end of World War II, it has had few rivals. The Cold War saw two superpowers with opposing ideologies, goals, and...

  • End the Zero-Defects Mentality
    By Ensign Bethany Craft, U.S. Navy

    Capstone Essay Contest

    The U.S. military long has been one of the most respected and trusted institutions in the United States. While the armed forces continue to strive for excellence, constraints of the post-Cold War drawdown have...

  • Do More with Less
    By Ensign Nicholas Pinson, U.S. Navy

    Capstone Essay Contest

    Because of military cutbacks and budgetary streamlining, less money is available to perform military missions. Yet the volatile state of world affairs demands that our armed forces be more vigilant than ever...

  • Get Psyched!
    By Second Lieutenant Richard M. Rusnok, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps

    Capstone Essay Contest

  • Professional Notes

    Exercising the Operational Art in Steel Knight VII

    By Lieutenant Colonel Drew A. Bennett, U.S. Marine Corps

  • Nobody Asked Me But…Don't Trade on the Uniform
    By Lieutenant Commander Carl R. Graham, U.S. Navy

    By posing nude in Playboy, Lieutenant Frederica Spilman cheapened the real contributions and sacrifices that she and the rest of us have made to this country. She chose to go from being a pioneer and a potential warrior—breaking...

  • Nobody Asked Me But…You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
    By Lieutenant George S. Capen, U.S. Navy

  • Book Reviews

    A Fellowship of Valor: The Battle History of the United States Marines

    Col. Joseph. H. Alexander, USMC (Ret.). New York: HarperCollins, 1997. 390 pp. App. Ind. Photos. Maps. $35.00 ($31.50). The video is available through the U.S....

  • The U.S. Navy: The Sinking of a Carrier
    By Norman Polmar

    The CVX has been sunk. She was to have been the U.S. Navy's next-generation aircraft carrier, a major departure from the Nimitz (CVN-68)-class design. As lead ship for a new class, the CVX was to have been funded in fiscal year...

  • Naval Systems: Another Common Combat System
    By Ed Walsh

    The program executive office for theater air defense and surface combatants (PEO TAD/SC) is planning a preliminary design review this month to look at computer hardware used for control of ship self-defense weapons and sensors. This follows a...

  • Points of Interest: Military Retirees Will Test Federal Health Benefits
    By Tom Philpott

    In a bygone era, when active-duty service members outnumbered retirees and there were many more military hospitals, medical readiness goals guaranteed that most beneficiaries living near bases had access to quality health care.

    Today,...

  • World Naval Developments: Thunder Rolls out of India and Pakistan
    By Norman Friedman

  • Combat Fleets
    By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World

  • Lest We Forget
    By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Extra

  • Proceedings Survey

  • Standing for Our Flag

    In the June Proceedings, Captain Eyer in his “Charting a Course” column introduced retired Navy Admiral William...

  • SURVEY RESULTS: THE TOP THREE MOST EFFECTIVE NAVAL WEAPONS EVER USED!

    # 3 The Exocet Missile 

    ...

Members Only

  • The DD-21 as Deus ex Machina
    By T. J. McKearney
  • U.S. Naval Institute 1873-1998: The Sea Service Forum
    By Captain Peter T. Deutermann, U.S. Navy (Retired) And Lieutenant General John H. Cushman, U.S. Army (Retired)
  • War Isn't a Rational Business
    By Colonel T. X. Hammes, USMC
  • Is American Military Professionalism Declining?
    By Thomas E. Ricks
  • Why They Called the Scorpion "Scrapiron"
    By Mark A. Bradley
  • Paperless Navy . . . Pshaw!
    By Lieutenant Michael Junge, USN
  • It's Time to Face the Gender Paradox
    By Mackubin Thomas Owens
  • Obligations of the Citizen-Soldier
    By First Lieutenant John P. Brown, USMC
  • The Total Force Is the Future
    By Stephen M. Duncan
  • Let the Fleet Design the Carrier
    By Captain Pierre G. Vining, USN
  • ANGLICO: Deep Fires or Deep Six?
    By Major Michael Morris, USMC
  • Nobody Asked Me, But ... A Different Kind of Hollow Force?
    By Lieutenant Frank Watanabe, U.S. Naval Res
  • Because We Can, We Should
    By Ensign Matthew Gilbreath, USN
  • End the Zero-Defects Mentality
    By Ensign Bethany Craft, USN
  • Do More with Less
    By Ensign Nicholas Pinson, USN
  • Get Psyched!
    By Second Lieutenant Richard M. Rusnok, Jr., USMC
  • Professional Notes
  • Book Reviews & Books of Interest
  • Nobody Asked Me, But ... Don't Trade on the Uniform
    By Lieutenant Commander Carl R. Graham, U.S. Navy
  • Nobody Asked Me, But ... You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It Too
    By Lieutenant George S. Capen, U.S. Navy
  • The Sinking of a Carrier
    By Norman Polmar
  • Naval Systems: Another Common Combat System
    By Ed Walsh
  • Points of Interest: Military Retirees Will Test Federal Health Benefits
    By Tom Philpott
  • World Naval Developments: Thunder Rolls out of India and Pakistan
    By Norman Friedman
  • Combat Fleets
    By A. D. Baker III
  • Lest We Forget
    By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)
  • Notebook
  • Comment & Discussion
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