Proceedings Magazine - April 1970 Vol. 96/4/806

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Prize Essay 1970, First Honorable Mention

The first photograph of a successful U. S. intercept of an ICBM—a finely-scribed "X" marks the spot—was taken...



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  • After Vietnam
    By Captain Ralph E. Williams, Jr., SC, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Prize Essay 1970, First Honorable Mention

    The first photograph of a successful U. S. intercept of an ICBM—a finely-scribed "X" marks the spot—was taken over the ocean where, common sense tells us, all...

  • Seapower in the Seventies
    By Capt. IV J. Rube, USN, (Ret.)

    “Sea power in the broad...

  • The Universities; Trial By Fire
    By Col. Baylor Gibson, USMC

    For large private universities, 1970 may well prove to be a critical juncture. Will they continue to grow in quality and importance in our system of higher education, or will a continuation of campus violence provide the catalyst for a sharp...

  • The NFO and Squadron Command
    By Lt. Cdr. Peter T Smith, USN

    In his many years of service with naval aviation, the Naval Flight Officer and his prototypes—Navigator/Bombardier/Observer—have looked without hope to attain the status of Squadron Commander. Now, at last, there seems to be reason to...

  • A Submarine for the Tsar
    By Capt. Franklin G. Babbitt, USN

    The proof of the borscht is in the sipping and, as historians survey today’s Soviet silent service—350 post-World War II submarines, of which 70 are nuclear-powered—they might agree that a turn-of-the-century transaction,...

  • "Underway on Nuclear Power": The Development of the Nautilus
    By Capt. Sherman Naymark, USNR (Ret.)

    From the days of ancient Greece it has been recognized that by diving beneath the surface of the sea a warship could become invisible and perhaps invincible. Alexander the Great used some form of submersible vessel during the siege of Tyre in 332...

  • Terror
    By Howard R. Simpson

    Algeria, 1962, is a classic example of runaway terrorism. Passers-by were no longer startled to see a dead European in an Algiers doorway or a dead Moslem in the street as both terrorist and counter-terrorist put political and philosophical goals...

  • Resurgent Rotterdam
    By Lt. Gerard M. W. Acda, RNN

    Hitler’s Third Reich all but obliterated Rotterdam in May 1940; Germany’s subsequent partition ushered in an era of unprecedented progress, prosperity, and pre-eminence, for this great port city.

    For more than...

  • Pictorial—A Great Port of the World: Rotterdam
    Photography by Robert de Gast

    A Great Port of the World: Rotterdam

  • The Empress Sought a Navy
    By Captain George E. Gelm, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    It was in October 1908, when I was gunnery officer attached to the battleship Wisconsin (BB-9) that the Fourth Division of the Armored Cruiser Squadron, under Rear Admiral Seaton Schroeder cast anchor in the harbor of Amoy while on a cruise in...

  • Comment and Discussion

    For the Reserves: A Workable System

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