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Even though artist Arthur Beaumont depicted her as a mighty Cold Warrior, the guided-missile frigate King and her sister surface ships in the 1960s struggled with a missile technology that often fizzled.
Spurred by the innovation and intellect of its people, the Navy has transformed itself; Fleet Battle Experiment Delta is just one sign that it is moving from routine into creative exercises to explore the future. To continue, however, the...
By Commander Randall G. Bowdish, U.S. Navy, and Commander Bruce Woodyard, U.S. Navy
Space is not a separate area of responsibility. It is another medium in the warfighting continuum, and the U.S. Navy will influence events ashore, directly and decisively, from the sea—anytime, anywhere.
Navy Area Ballistic Missile Defense: Coming On Fast
By John D. Gresham
With an appropriate interceptor surface-to-air missile, the Navy's Aegis combat system is capable of engaging ballistic missiles in combat, providing deployed U.S. forces with urgently needed protection.
By Rear Admiral James F. McNulty, U.S. Maritime Service (Retired)
As the seagoing community nears a new century, our academies must develop new ways of training officers. The increasing complexity of computerized ships and global shipping companies demands a new breed of modern mariner.
By Lieutenant Commander Mark Werner, U.S. Naval Reserve
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 of the Navy's self-imposed quality-of-life issues would indicate that our leaders understand...
When terrorists attacked two U.S. embassies in Africa last August, President Bill Clinton responded swiftly—but the damage already had been done. We must develop innovative ways of using resources to promote U.S. interests—...
By Rear Admiral Richard Cobbold, Royal Navy, Director, Royal United Services Institute
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 Charles de Gaulle, which is due to commission later in 1999, but about the next carrier in...
Naval Systems: Sea Services Pursue Digital Targeting for Land Attack
By Ed Walsh
United States Navy and Marine Corps program developments will converge in late 1998 to put something of an exclamation point on the sea services' intentions to make the land-attack mission the centerpiece for future joint operations.
Points of Interest: Closing the "Pay Gap" or Merely Redefining It?
By Tom Philpott
There are several ways to address the "pay gap" between military and private sector workers, which military leaders blame—in part—for a recent slide in force quality. The first way might be called the direct approach. It...
Fighter Squadron One (VF-1), along with its sister squadron, VF-2, operationally introduced to the world the most capable naval interceptor ever built—the F-14 Tomcat. The F-14A was the only aircraft flown by VF-1 in the squadron's...