Proceedings Magazine - March 2002 Vol. 128/3/1,189

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The dates 7 December 1941 and 11 September 2001 will forever be ones of infamy for our country. But did you realize that on 7 December 1941, the USS Enterprise (CV-6) was 400 nautical...

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    By Vice Admiral John B. Nathman, USN

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    This country's war against terrorists and those who support them requires a tough strategy built on five pillars. First, we must demonstrate the will to provide the resources and accept the sacrifices required to win. This resolve must be...

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    "No More Catch Phrases, Please"

    (See J. Murphy, pp. 30-31, February 2002 Proceedings)

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    By David Patten, author of forthcoming book on the post-September 11 Chaplain Corps

    Immediately following the terrorist attack of 11 September 2001, frantic callers were unable to contact Chief of Navy Chaplains Rear Admiral Barry C. Black. Unbeknownst to the public, Admiral Black was 200 feet below the surface of the Pacific...

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    By Norman Polmar

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    By A. D. Baker III

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    By Andrew Cummings

    Winner, International Navies Essay Contest

    With the new global war on terrorism, Japan is coming to grips with Article 9 of its 1947 Constitution-which bars its armed forces from acts of "belligerency." What will be...

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    By Major Tai-Tiong Tan, Singapore Navy

    First Honorable Mention, International Navies Essay Contest

    The jury is out on how the 11 September terrorist attacks will affect long-term U.S. military commitments to East Asia. For the Carl Vinson (CVN-70) battle group and...

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    By Alexander Wooley

    Second Honorable Mention, International Navies Essay Contest

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    By Steven Forsberg

    As China's and India's navies grow stronger and these nations realize they have some common interests, such as pursuing seagoing trade routes to boost economies, they could give the United States and its Navy the cold shoulder....

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    By Captain G.A.S.C. Wilson, Royal Navy (Retired)

    Stung by Europe's seeming ineffectiveness in dealing with the Balkans crises the British championed a military capability for the European Union. The resultant plan for a rapid reaction force must be handled carefully if it is not to...

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    By Juan Carlos Campbell-Cruz

    The new F-100 frigate, fitted with the U.S. Aegis antiair combat system, gives Spain the only European antiballistic missile capability and could lead to a much larger role on the global stage.

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    By Ingemar Dorfer

    With the decline of Russian strategic forces the military complex on the Kola Peninsula is becoming increasingly irrelevant.

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    China often is characterized as our "strategic partner," a nation with goals and dreams similar to those of the United States. We even have embraced Beijing as a contributor to our war on terrorism. The press, academicians, and...

  • The QDR and East Asia
    By Rear Admiral Michael McDevitt, USN (Ret.)

    Recognizing East Asia as a long-term U.S. interest, the recent Quadrennial Defense Review places great importance on combat-credible forward-deployed U.S. forces—and by implication, on the central role of naval forces such as the USS...

  • Jack of all Trades, Master of None
    By Lieutenant Commander D. J. Harris, USN

    The incredible versatility of the F/A-18 has overwhelmed Hornet aircrews, reducing their effectiveness at any single strike-fighter mission. A transition to specialization will result in greater readiness and a better warfighting machine....

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    By Lieutenant (junior grade) Bradley H. McGuire, U.S. Navy

    Maritime interdiction and law enforcement/counterdrug operations are critical missions, but too often the sailors who perform them are forced to make do. A consistent approach to training, equipping, and funding is needed to ensure their...

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    By Commander Frank G. Coyle, U.S. Navy

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  • Book Reviews

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    Bradley Graham. New York: Public Affairs, 2001. 430 pp. Photos. Glossary. Notes. Index. $27.50 ($24.75).

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