Proceedings Magazine - November 1998 Volume124/11/1,149

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The Fleet: Here or Abroad, Modern or Antique, Powerful or Weak?

The United States is building about six new warships per year, and there is no evidence that a change of national administration from Democrat...

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

"Listen to the JOs: Why Retention Is a Problem"

(See J. Natter, A. Lopez, and D. Hodges, pp. 58-62, October 1998 ...

Semper Fidelis

I can still see the twin grooves the heels of his jungle boots made in the mud. Four friends were struggling to carry his body through the rain...

The Writing on the Wall

Winner, Marine Corps Essay Contest

The Marine Corps' most critical...

Bottom Line: It's Infantry

First Honorable Mention, Marine Corps Essay Contest

We need an infantry-based concept for employing forces during operations...

Don't Forget the Fleet

Second Honorable Mention, Marine Corps Essay Contest

The Marine Corps is in danger of becoming a smaller, less-capable version of...

The Price of 'Marine Green' Still Is High

Forty years after graduating from Parris Island, former Marine returns to find not much has changed.

A rare opportunity...

So You Want to Be a Marine

A former Marine and good friend of mine, George Fuska, recently told me how he came to join the Marine Corps.

Ring of Fire or Ring of Smoke?

Decreasing resources will drive the change to a network-centric "ring of fire," but practical problems must...

What Was Nimitz Thinking?

One of the most controversial operations of World War II in the Pacific was the 1944 invasion of Peleliu. A military historian has analyzed...

Marine Corps Snaps

Following the untimely death early in 1997 of Master Sergeant Tom Bartlett, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), Managing Editor of Leatherneck...

Until Death Do Us Part?

They met at A-School. Their passion quickly grew from innocent attraction to what they thought was love. They married, and a year later they...

No Home on the Range

Challenges to military use of federal lands and airspace are growing. To maintain land for testing and training, the services are going to...

Forward . . . From Long Island

At 2031 on 17 July 1996, TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747 flying from New York to Paris, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the south shore of...

What We Need to Win the Drug War

Nine areas—from sensors to judicial enforcement—must be addressed if we art to defeat drug traffickers in the eastern Caribbean...

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

Five Fleets

Part III


Professional Notes

The Surface Navy Needs Spotters

By Lieutenant Darren McPherson, U.S. Navy

U.S. Navy surface combatants, lacking organic...

Nobody Asked Me But…It's A Great Time To Be At Sea

There is a revolution under way in surface warfare that has caused us to rediscover our roots. The likes of John Paul Jones, Stephen Decatur,...

Book Reviews

Kilo Class

Patrick Robinson, New York: Harper Collins, 1998. 484 pp. $25.00 ($22.50).

Reviewed by Rear Admiral Charles J...

The U.S. Navy: Where Have All the Nukes Gone?

The U.S. Navy currently deploys almost one-half of all U.S. nuclear weapons. The total number of U.S. "nukes" is declining, while the...

Naval Systems: Interoperability—Coming Soon?

The Naval Sea Systems Command, at the direction of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), is leading a Navy wide campaign to overcome what for...

Points of Interest: Retirees Lose Second Suit Over Promised Land

Promises of free lifetime healthcare made to several generations of military careerists were not backed by law or regulation, so there is no...

World Naval Developments

North Korean Satellite Launch Fails

At the end of August, the North Koreans launched their two stage Taepo-Dong I missile...

Combat Fleets

Lest We Forget

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 333 (VMFA-333) originally was activated on 1 October 1943 at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North...

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