Proceedings Magazine - October 1998 Volume 124/10/1,148

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The Civilian-Military Gap: Keep It, Defend It, Manage It

If life was fair, perhaps the only legacy of Air Force Lieutenant Kelly Flinn's saga last year would be her appallingly bad book....

Comment and Discussion

"No Democracy Can Feel Secure"

(See R. Shelton, pp. 39-44, August 1998 Proceedings)

First Lieutenant...

Sea Services Forum: Letter from the Publisher

On the third Thursday of each month, our Editorial Board gathers in the President's Room of Preble Hall to reach collective judgment on that...

"Let Us Dare To Read, Think, Speak, And Write."

When it comes to Proceedings, I have a confession to make. I am a user—not a browser or a scanner or a leafer, but a user. For...

The Sea Services

In 1873 the Naval Institute was established to help the U.S. Navy deal with the difficult transition from sail to steam, among other issues...

100 Years of Naval Institute Book Publishing

"It is only by a close study of the science and art of war that we can be prepared for war…" –Stephen B. Luce

Listen to the J.O.'s: Why Retention Is a Problem

"I always wanted to serve my country. After four years as a midshipman, was excited about my naval career. My idealism may have been...

Kara Hultgreen Quals at the Boat

“I made it to the fleet! Qual’ed at the July boat in the RAG and then joined VF-213, the world famous Fighting Black-lions,...

UK Defense Review Sets Out the Plan

Recognizing that a nation's security starts a long way from home, the UK Strategic Defense Review outlines an expeditionary strategy...

Defend America—From the Sea

The U.S. Navy is well positioned to help the nation counter the growing ballistic missile threat. The only impediment is an obsolete...

Private Ryan Educates a Nation

Saving Private Ryan is a provocative film for many reasons. It makes us think about the human dimension of war—how...

Where Surface Warfare Is Headed--and Why

As the Information Age unfolds, the Surface Navy must develop a blueprint for a strategy-based, balanced, and affordable...

Air Detachment or Air Department?

LAMPS IIIs offer their ships a lot of capability—standoff sensors and weapons, for starters—but whether this capability is...

Hellfire 14

Could a Small Crew Have Saved the Stark--or the Samuel B. Roberts?

Part II: Five Fleets: Around the World with the Nimitz

Five Fleets

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"That No Call For Help Goes Unanswered"

A father and son attempting to cross the North Pacific Ocean en route to Vancouver, British Columbia, from New Zealand encountered a devastating...

Oceans: Sub Wars off Waikiki

Seven submarines, not any of which belong to the U.S. Navy, operate daily in Hawaii. They are tourist submarines located at Kona, Maui, and...

Points of Interest: Addressing the "Redux" Problem

Matthew March, a first class electronic technician at the Corry Station Naval Technical Training Center near Pensacola, Florida, is entering his...

World Naval Developments: Launching Tomahawks at Terrorists: To What Effect?

On 19 August, U.S. warships off Pakistan and in the Red Sea fired Tomahawk cruise missiles at a terrorist training camp near Khost in...

Combat Fleets

Lest We Forget

The destroyer USS Morris (DD-417) was the seventh Morris to serve with U.S. naval forces. Built by Norfolk Navy Yard, she was launched...

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