Proceedings Magazine - April 1999 Volume 125/4/1,154

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Why I Will Leave the Navy

I do not want to leave the Navy, but I will. I know this, even as I discuss—with my husband on a weekly basis—the...

We're Recruiting Another Great Generation

Tom Brokaw's runaway best-seller The Greatest Generation recounts the story of the World War II generation of Americans who...

Comment and Discussion

"End of the Continental Century"

(See R. Fry, pp. 40-43, March 1999 Proceedings)

Masters, Martyrs & Spectators

The establishment of the all-volunteer force marked the beginning of the end for most families' connection with or contribution to...

Reflections on the 1979 Fastnet Race

On 11 August 1979, the U. S. Naval Academy yacht Alliance crossed the starting line off the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, Isle of...

Desert Fox: The Third Night

This first-hand account of an Operation Desert Fox carrier strike reflects the lessons naval aviation learned from Desert Storm; this...

Mined Beaches: If You Can't Avoid 'em, Breach 'em

Despite the best intentions of the Ottawa Convention, the day when the world is rid of landmines will be a long time in coming. Today, the...

There Are Limits on Sea-Based NMD

Pursuing a capability to counter ballistic missiles is an excellent idea, but the course to a seabased national missile defense is not quite...

A "National Fleet" for America

The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard have worked together to conduct maritime interdictions in the Persian Gulf before, during, and after...

A Snapshot of Pyongyang

On 25 June 1950, Kim II Sung's forces invaded the Republic of Korea. This was a rude shock to the United States, confident of its military...

Absence of Purpose

Marines have a strong sense of community and purpose, and a personal connection with their leaders—things that appear to be missing in...

With the Marines at Tarawa

Numerous books and articles have explored every detail of the World War II assault on Tarawa, a battle that ranks alongside Iwo Jima and Okinawa...

Can a Minimum-Manned Ship Survive Combat?

Sustaining the ability to fight on after suffering heavy damage must be a primary goal as designers and decisionmakers envision the...

Nobody Asked Me But…Maintain Our Corps' Values

Standards-based qualities such as discipline, uniformity, physical fitness, professionalism, and competency are but a few of the qualities...

Professional Notes

Ethics for Those Who Go Down to the Sea in Ships

By Dr. Nancy Sherman

It's the Monday morning after Christmas break, the...

The U.S. Navy: Satellites from the Sea

An idea more than 50 years old soon will come to fruition—the sea launch of satellites. The multinational Sea Launch system is expected to...

Book Reviews

Hitler's U-boat War: The Hunted, 1942-1945

Clay Blair. New York: Random House, 1998. 909 pp. Photos. Maps. Bib. Index. $45.00 ($...

Oceans: ROVing the Seas, Lands and Space

A "remotely operated vehicle" (ROV) usually is defined as a tethered, unmanned submersible. That is not entirely correct. Man is still...

Points of Interest: The Fight for S-4

In late February, on a bipartisan vote of 91 to 8, the Senate passed the Soldiers', Sailors', Airmen's, and Marines' Bill of...

World Naval Developments

Why Are We Going Into the Balkans?

Combat Fleets

Lest We Forget

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