Proceedings Magazine - February 1999 Volume 125/2/1,152

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Socking It to U.S. Taxpayers in the Persian Gulf

It is time that we stop treating the perpetual Persian Gulf crisis as an international issue. There has been only one international question...

Comment and Discussion

"The Silence of the Admirals"

(See J. Webb, pp. 28-34,January 1999 Proceedings)

"What Will This SecNav Do?...

Ask the Chief

Prize Winner, Enlisted Essay Contest

In today's smaller Navy, on ships that...

Let's Fix Retention Now

First Honorable Mention, Enlisted Essay Contest

The way the Navy rewards its boatswain's mates may be the solution to falling...

Gender Integration: What's Next?

Second Honorable Mention, Enlisted Essay Contest

Women are entering the fleet in increasing numbers—and now are commanding...

The A-12 Legacy: It Wasn't an Airplane - It Was a Train Wreck

The A-12 never amounted to more than a mockup, but the consequences of this unfortunate program are going to affect...

Maneuvering Jointly from the Sea

Operational Maneuver From the Sea requires the integration of "all organic, joint, and combined assets." To attain this condition...

DD-21's Fatal Flaw

She may not have enough sailors to handle the demands of wartime damage control; reservists could fill the gap.


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

Five Fleets

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Does the Navy Need the 1700 Community?

The fleet support community (1700 designator) is supposed to provide critical shore station expertise to the Navy. But its mission areas...

Infrastructure Networks Are Key Vulnerabilities

U.S. armed forces are dependent on a complex system of interwoven networks—e.g., transportation, telecommunications, financial—...

The Reserves: Ready to Fight . . . World War I?

The reserves have been a key component of Defense planning for several generations, but their organization has changed little in 80 years....

Access Is Key to Power Projection

Naval forces depend on a network of facilities worldwide and access to those facilities depends on the political support of the host nation...

Another Great White Fleet?

February 1999 is the 90th anniversary of the return of the Great White Fleet from its epic voyage around the world, a perfect time to look...

Tomorrow's Fleet

Editor’s Note: This is the conclusion of “Tomorrow’s Fleet,” which began in the January Proceedings.

Saving Trader Jon's

Virtually everyone who wears wings of gold has been welcomed through the great oaken doors of Trader Jon's, the historic tavern in downtown...

Professional Notes

High-Altitude UAVS Should Be Naval Players

By Michael L. McDaniel

Nobody Asked Me But…Revolt of the Admirals: Part Deux

I assume that I am not the only one who saw the irony in the commissioning of the Navy's newest aircraft carrier. The USS Harry S....

Nobody Asked Me But…Cease Fire on SWOS!

Book Reviews

Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage

Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew with Annette Lawrence Drew...

The U.S. Navy

Innovation in Sub Design, at Last

The U.S. Navy and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have initiated what could...

Oceans: Cruising On High-Tech Megaships

Cruising is a diverse and fast growing business. Five and a half million people took cruises in 1998, producing an industry revenue of over $5...

Points of Interest: Interpreting Clinton's Pay Package

Expectations are now high among mid-grade officers and career enlisted service members that the Clinton administration and the 106th Congress...

World Naval Developments: The Typhoon Saga Ends

In December 1998, the U.S. government announced that it would assist the Russians in breaking up their six massive Typhoon (Project 941)-class...

Combat Fleets

Lest We Forget

Laid down under a Maritime Commission contract on 1 July 1944, the attack transport Allendale (APA-127) was launched on 9 September and...

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