Proceedings Magazine - September 1998 Volume 124/9/1,147

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Network Centric Works for Marines

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

"The Total Force Is the Future"

(See S. Duncan, p. 52, July 1998 Proceedings)

Captain Tom Daniel, U.S...

Translating Concepts into Capabilities

Centers of Gravity Are a Myth

Colin L. Powell Joint Warfighting Essay Contest Winner

Deny U.S. Access?

Colin L. Powell Joint Warfighting Essay Contest 1st Honorable Mention

The growth of potential adversaries’ area-denial...

Joint but Unique

Colin L. Powell Joint Warfighting Essay Contest 2nd Honorable Mention

The U.S. Navy must retain its unique capabilities—e.g...

When It's Time to Pay Their Dues...

. . . they're getting out. Today's junior ground officers are less likely to accept the unpleasantness of non-fleet tours....


When pilgrims seek to find themselves, they must first discover their roots—where their life's journey began. For naval aviators,...

You Can't Fool the Troops

If performance evaluations measure officers’ leadership capabilities, why not get input from the people they lead?


Ain't No Way To Mobilize

Mobilization is unspeakable—until we need to do it. Then, mobilizing our forces and our industrial base is a long process. With the...

Training for Measured Response

To execute some peacekeeping missions will require nonlethal weapons and new tactics and training on how to use them.

The Asian Anchor

"Whoever controls the Indian Ocean dominates Asia. The Ocean is the key to the seven seas. In the 20th century, the destiny of the...

Cracking the Nuclear Club

India and Pakistan appear to be in a straitjacket after conducting underground nuclear tests in May. The radioactivity may have been contained,...

Bravery Will Not Be Enough

As Saving Private Ryan showed, war—on land or sea—is a violent, chaotic business. We must improve our damage control...

Admiral With Wings

Rear Admiral J. M. "Bull" Reeves is responsible in many respects for the way carrier aviation still operates.

Five Fleets: Around the World with the Nimitz

Five Fleets

Part I


Surge 97: Demonstrating the Carrier's Firepower Potential

On 20 July 1997, as part of Joint Fleet Exercise 97-2, the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) with Commander, Carrier Group Seven, and Carrier Air...

A J.O. Looks at TacAir Readiness

Fighter Squadron (VF)-211 recently completed an overseas deployment spent largely in the Persian Gulf policing Iraqi violations of no-fly zones,...

"The Battle Fleet Must Have Eyes"

Almost a century after Sir Julian S. Corbett penned this axiom, technology is improving the fleet's vision dramatically. At the tactical...

Network-Centric Antisubmarine Warfare

Significant benefits can be realized by applying network-centric concepts to antisubmarine warfare, but first the Navy must develop an...

Walking the Missile Defense Tightrope

Getting Back to Basics

Second Cohonorable Mention, Vincent Astor Leadership Essay Contest

Building a better Navy depends on setting higher standards,...

Book Reviews

Sailing New Seas: Newport Paper Thirteen

Adm. Paul Reason, USN, and David G. Freymann, Newport, RI: Naval War College Press, 1998. 90...

The U.S. Navy: Sailing Toward Troubled Waters

 The Navy's carrier program, which had enjoyed relatively smooth seas for the past two decades appears to be sailing into troubled...

Naval Systems: Automated Support for Combat Systems from the Machinery World

Technologists from the Dam Neck, Virginia, detachment of the Naval Surface Warfare Center's (NSWC) Port Hueneme Division are seeking allies...

Points of Interest: Health Chief to Avoid Co-Pays

"I am struggling to not increase costs to the beneficiary above what they are today," said Dr. Sue Bailey, new Assistant Secretary of...

World Naval Developments

British Consider Larger Carrier

Combat Fleets

Nobody Asked Me But…Don't Blame the Politicians!

Recent articles about pilot retention all miss the mark. Retention is a symptom, not the problem. There are serious flaws in the institution...

Nobody Asked Me But…End the Optempo Game

Since the end of the Cold War, our military forces have increased their operational tempo (optempo), which measures how often servicemembers are...

Professional Notes

Tactical Information Technology . . . From the Sea

By Fred C. Belen

The U.S. Navy's Information Technology for the 21st...

Lest We Forget

Patrol Squadron 50 (VP-50) had its beginnings as a reserve squadron, VP-917, flying PBY-5A Catalinas out of NAS Seattle, Washington. The...

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