Proceedings Magazine - August 1998 Volume 124/8/1,146

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Answers Are on the Waterfront

The Type Commanders—because they build the foundation of shipboard combat readiness—represent our ships' interests against...

Headline Blues: Ethical Crisis at CNN

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...

Comment and Discussion

"Why They Called the Scorpion Scrapiron"

(See M. Bradley, pp. 30-38, July 1998 Proceedings)

Five and Out?

A career surface warfare officer considers whether he would stay in the Navy past his initial five-year obligation...

The Chiefs Are Not Happy

Keeping the right number of sailors on ships and achieving steady advancements across all ratings of the same pay...

Ship-to-Objective Maneuver: Will This Dog Hunt?

In this case, the “dog” is movement from ships directly to the objective ashore. To make it work will require changing more than...

Don't Wear that D.C. Jacket

As a Naval Sea Systems Command fleet support officer, I was preparing to visit a naval shipyard and called a friend there to ask about...

Trident Can Fire More than Nukes

The survivable Trident submarine force could carry enough nuclear firepower to deter adventuristic superpowers with room to spare to launch...

No Democracy Can Feel Secure

In the very near future, U.S. armed forces almost assuredly will encounter a biological agent. The challenge, then, is to train and equip...

Sulfur, Serpents, and Sarin

President Bill Clinton has told us that our military no longer need fear chemicals on the battlefield because the U.S. government has approved...

Russia's Navy Remains in Decline

The Russian Navy spared no expense in celebrating its 300th anniversary. But the lavish festivities were accomplished at the expense of the...

Nobody Asked Me But…Embrace the Challenge

Will Our Forces Match the Threat?

On 26 October 1415, at the Battle of Agincourt, an English army of 6,000 archers, 1,000 men-at-arms, and a few thousand footmen defeated a...

I Found My Rainbow

We spent our free time playing softball in the fenced-in area across from the train station in Speonk, New York. The trees were positioned just...

Navy Blue Goes Green

With growing national emphasis on environmental issues, the Navy is taking steps to seize the initiative, including changes in its at-sea...

We Are Products of 1898

Despite its relegation to the backwater of world history, the Spanish-American War—with displays of naval might at such places as...

Redefining Coastal Warfare

The coastal warfare community is at a crossroads. It can go back to business as usual, or it can become a force shaped for the future. We...

Use Technology . . . But Don't Trust It!

Second Cohonorable Mention, Vincent Astor Leadership Essay Contest

As technology proliferates, human leadership becomes even more...

Professional Notes

Electric Propulsion: Commonality Is the Only Way

By E. L. Bartlett, Jr.

Electric propulsion remains one of...

Book Reviews

Inventing Grand Strategy and Teaching Command: The Classic Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan Reconsidered

Jon Tetsuro Sumida. Washington D...

The U.S. Navy: The Battleships Are Back!

Ardent battleship supporters have won another round; the Navy has reinstated two battleships—the Iowa (BB-61) and the ...

Oceans: Buy the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea

The first National Ocean Conference was held in Monterey, California, 11-12 June. It really began in April 1977 when 70 members of Congress sent...

Points of Interest: A New Prescription Drug Benefit

The military pharmacy benefit is seriously ill and part of the cure is to charge dependents and retirees a fee for at least some prescriptions...

World Naval Developments: What Is "Military" Technology?

The recent controversy over the sale of satellites to China highlights a central problem: civilian technology is getting closer and closer to...

Combat Fleets

Lest We Forget

The second U.S. Navy warship to bear the name Guam was the second of the controversial large cruisers of the Alaska class. Hull number...

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