Proceedings Magazine - January 1999 Volume 125/1/1,151

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When the Birds Didn't Fly

Even though artist Arthur Beaumont depicted her as a mighty Cold Warrior, the guided-missile frigate King and her sister surface ships in the...

What Will This SecNav Do?

I'd like to address two fundamental questions: What is it that a Secretary of the Navy does? What is it that I plan to do?


Comment and Discussion

"Where Surface Warfare Is Headed—and Why"

(See M. Mullen, pp. 76-79, October 1998 Proceedings)

Educating the Navy for the Long Haul

"If you plan for one year—plant rice;

For ten years—plant trees;

For one-hundred...

The Silence of the Admirals

As the fleet shrinks—here, the ex-Joseph Hewes (FFT-1078), leased to Taiwan...

The Seven Deadly Sins of Network-Centric Warfare

Most of us read Vice Admiral Art Cebrowski's seminal 1998 Proceedings article on...

Moving the Navy into the Information Age

Spurred by the innovation and intellect of its people, the Navy has transformed itself; Fleet Battle Experiment Delta is just one sign that...

Nuclear Weapons in the Info Age: Who Needs 'em?

The appeal of a world without nuclear weapons is clear, but until someone finds a way to un-invent them, the United States must continue to...

We Don't Need an IW Commander

Information dominance is an integral part of all warfare areas—and far too important to be assigned to a single commander.

A Naval Concepts-Based Vision for Space

Space is not a separate area of responsibility. It is another medium in the warfighting continuum, and the U.S. Navy will influence events...

Space Is an Ocean

Space is an ocean—and I'm not speaking metaphorically. Ocean defines both "the entire body of salt water that covers...

Quality of Life at Sea

The sacrifice of time away from home is unavoidable, but the U.S. Navy could learn a lot from its European allies about making life at sea...

Navy Area Ballistic Missile Defense: Coming On Fast

With an appropriate interceptor surface-to-air missile, the Navy's Aegis combat system is capable of engaging ballistic missiles in...

High "Seize" Maritime Interdiction Works!

"The security of our maritime borders is an essential component of the National Drug Control Strategy, and I can assure you the Coast...

"Mariner-Class": A New Merchant Marine Officer

As the seagoing community nears a new century, our academies must develop new ways of training officers. The increasing complexity of...

Nobody Asked Me But...Taking Care of Our People?

I repeatedly hear others say, people are the Navy's number one resource, and taking care of them is our number one priority. Addressing some...

Deep Coalitions: Alternative Power Projection

When terrorists attacked two U.S. embassies in Africa last August, President Bill Clinton responded swiftly—but the damage already...

Nobody Asked Me But...The Last Days of Carrier-Based Aviation?

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

Five Fleets

Part V


Tomorrow's Fleet

Part of tomorrow’s fleet is here today.

Professional Notes

Soviet-Russian Polar Icebreakers: Changing Fortunes

By Captain Lawson W. Brigham, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)

Book Reviews

Full Dress Gray

Lucian K. Truscott IV. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1998. 384 pp. $25.00 ($22.50).

Reviewed by...

NATO Navies: Franco-British Carrier Cooperation

There is talk in London and Paris this New Year of Franco-British cooperation on future aircraft carriers. For the French, this is not about the...

Naval Systems: Sea Services Pursue Digital Targeting for Land Attack

United States Navy and Marine Corps program developments will converge in late 1998 to put something of an exclamation point on the sea services...

Points of Interest: Closing the "Pay Gap" or Merely Redefining It?

There are several ways to address the "pay gap" between military and private sector workers, which military leaders blame—in...

World Naval Developments

South African Navy Modernizes

Combat Fleets

Lest We Forget

Fighter Squadron One (VF-1), along with its sister squadron, VF-2, operationally introduced to the world the most capable naval interceptor ever...

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