Proceedings Magazine - January 2000 Vol. 126/1/1,163

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Eight new flag officers have laid out what they believe are the central issues for the surface Navy in the coming century—such as acknowledging that "free" labor really isn't....

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  • Cultural Changes: What Stays & What Must Go
    By Rear Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN

    Eight new flag officers have laid out what they believe are the central issues for the surface Navy in the coming century—such as acknowledging that "free" labor really isn't. Now it's time for community input.

  • Gender and the Civil-Military Gap
    By Sara E. Lister

    There appears to be a growing gap in understanding between civilian society and the U.S. military. If there is such a gap, does it mandate a reduced role for women?

  • Muzzling Admiral Burke
    By Elian P. Demetracopoulos

    Timing is everything. When Admiral Arleigh A. Burke stated, "I don't think Russia will dare start a general nuclear war, because she would be destroyed," Dwight D. Eisenhower was still President. When this and...

  • On Kosovo
    By Brantley O. Smith

    On War, Carl von Clausewitz's timeless analysis of conflict, provides a framework for dissecting a war that remains relevant today—even a war as unlike 19th-century warfare as the one just ended in Kosovo.

  • World Naval Developments: Was Kosovo the Future?
    By Norman Friedman

    Was the war in Kosovo the sort of war the United States is likely to fight in the early part of this new century? The U.S. Air Force apparently believes so and is raising this question by making the Kosovo air war its typical major theater war (...

  • Comment and Discussion

    "The Navy Is the Best Thing That Has Happened to Vieques..."

    (See J. O'Neil, pp. 62-66, November 1999;

    P. Santiago, p. 8, December 1999 Proceedings)

  • Tomorrow's Sea Power Plays Today
    By Captain Jacob L. Shuford, USN

    Equipped with the Navy's latest information technology initiatives, the Enterprise Carrier Battle Group's recent operations provide a glimpse into the future of sea power. From the vantage point of the Aegis cruiser Gettysburg (above...

  • The Allure of Service
    By Rear Admiral John G. Morgan Jr., U.S. Navy, and Colonel James McGinty, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)

    One danger facing the Navy today is the prospect of neither attracting nor keeping enough people to man the pulling oars. To prepare to counter such an exigency, we must answer one key question: What is the allure of service in the military...

  • Early Command: Yes, or No Thanks?
    By Commander Robert P. Girrier, USN

    No one said taking command early was easy. Lieutenant commanders, however, contemplating whether to become executive officers of larger ships or commanding officers of smaller vessels—like this mine countermeasures ship—should not...

  • The Sooner You Can Get This Job, The Better
    By Lieutenant Commander Daniel P. Shaw, USN

    I love my job—no kidding. Granted, I just finished a tour as a lieutenant in command and that is—hands down—the best job in the Navy. We hear a great deal of negative comments about all that is wrong with the Navy, but I would...

  • Keep the Big Guns
    By John F. Lehman, Jr., and William L. Stearman

    The Iowa (IM-61)-class battleships with their 16-inch main battery are national assets when it comes to littoral warfare—but the Navy is not interested. What do you do when one of the U.S. armed services decides to deep-six in asset...

  • The Sailor Is the Constant
    By Intelligence Specialist Chief Billy Jack Whitley, U.S. Navy

    We must ensure that the technology we develop will aid in war fighting, not just in reducing manpower. There are people behind those machines, and they are what will win the wars.

    Manpower always has been, and will be, recognized...

  • Interview: Australian Chief of Navy
    By Fred Rainbow and Brendan Greeley

    Proceedings' Fred Rainbow and Brendan Greeley interviewed Vice Admiral D. J. Shackleton, Australia's tie", Chief of Navy, while he was visiting Washington D.C., on 4 November 1999. Portions of the interview concerning Australian...

  • Piracy Is Deadlier Than Ever
    By Lieutenant Commander I. D. H. Wood, Canadian Navy

    Violent pirates continue to plague merchant shipping in regions all over the world. As the crimes become more lethal, how can the seas be made safer?

    The international crime of piracy is an ancient one. It has had an impact on...

  • Navy Bogeys One
    By Commander Ward Carroll, U.S. Navy

    Men and women of the Navy: on 25 October 1999 you lost an important friend when professional golfer Payne Stewart was killed in a plane crash. The event received worldwide coverage around the clock for two days, testimony to how popular and...

  • 100 Years of Submarines
    By Rear Admiral William J. Holland, Jr., USN (Ret.)

    One hundred years ago the U.S. Navy bought its first submarine (the USS Holland [SS-1], pictured above at the U.S. Naval Academy) from one of my very distant relatives. The purchase was made over the objections of most of the Navy...

  • How to Evaluate Technology in the Real World
    By Commander Peter W. D. Morford, U.S. Navy and John E. Miller

    Correctly applying the wonders of technology to long-standing, intractable warfare problems, making sure that "the right (and also affordable) stuff' ends up in the hands of the warfighters—and doing all of this within a compressed...

  • Searching for EgyptAir Flight 990
    By Ensign J. S. Howard, U.S. Coast Guard

    Saturday night under way on board the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spencer (WMEC-905) is traditionally "morale night." The night of 30 October 1999 was particularly special; it was Halloween eve and included a costume contest with a...

  • Book Reviews

    Under Ice: Waldo Lyon and the Development of the Arctic Submarine

    By William M, Leary. College Station, TX: Texas A&M Press, 1999. 320 pp. Photos. Notes. Bib. Index. $32.95 ($29.65).

    Reviewed by Captain Don Walsh, U.S...

  • NATO Navies: Hello, Sailor: Gays in the European NATO Navies
    By Rear Admiral Richard Cobbold, Royal Navy, Director, Royal United Services Institute

    Navies must get this issue right: the consequences of getting it wrong would be grave. Misplaced pride and outdated prejudice will not be needed, rather it will take plenty of quiet and purposeful persuasion—and time.

  • Naval Systems: Commercial Data Link Processors
    By Edward J. Walsh

    Two Navy carrier battle groups recently completed a two-month battle group integration test. However, the satellite tactical digital link (TADIL)-J was not evaluated. TADIL J will not be evaluated until the next battle group test scheduled...

  • Points of Interest: Slower Minority Promotions Tied to Pre-Service Education
    By Tom Philpott

    Minority officers in the Navy receive slower promotions and lower performance evaluations than their white peers, recently released service data show. But the key reason appears to be pre-service education that is less competitive, rather than...

  • Combat Fleets
    By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World

    The prototype of a new Norwegian Navy venture into rigid-sidewall air-cushion vehicle technology, the guided-missile patrol craft Skjold (Shield) was commissioned on 17 April 1999. The 260-ton (full load displacement), 153.5-root ...

  • Lest We Forget
    By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Attack Squadron 215 (VA-215) was established at NAS Moffett Field, California, on 22 June 1955 and operated as part of Carrier Air Group 21 (CVG-21, later Carrier Air Wing 21). The Barn Owls were equipped with AD-6 (later A-IH) Skyraiders and...

  • Notebook
  • Nobody Asked Me, But ... Seek Performance--Not Perfection
    By Captain Thomas Q. Donaldson V, U.S. Navy

    Donaldson fears that the Navy will lose many excellent sailors because selection-board members do not—or cannot—implement a change in organizational philosophy. He feels that the board should—as directed—begin to...

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