Proceedings Magazine - July 1970 Vol. 96/7/809


  • Of Diplonauts* and Ocean Politics
    By A. Denis Clift

    International oceanic affairs since the mid-1960s have experienced a distinct, evolutionary change of major importance. Politically, militarily, and—most important—economically, the nations of the world have exhibited intensified...

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  • Soviet Seapower: Ripple or Tidal Wave
    By Cdr. James F. McNulty, USN
  • Manpower and the Merchant Marine
    By Lt. (j.g.) Joseph Locetta, USNR

    Since the Summer of 1965, when the U. S. government began reactivating ships from the reserve fleet to participate in the Vietnam sealift, the demand for seagoing manpower has been unusually high.

    This sudden increased demand for seagoing...

  • Graduated Pressure in Theory and Practice
    By Col. A. P. Sights, Jr., USAF (Ret.)

    The theory was to arrange a series of offensive actions in a stairstep progression of increasing violence, then ascend the stairs a step at a time, pausing long enough at each level to give the enemy time for reflection. Surely, he would...

  • V/STOL: New Force for the Amphibious Task Force
    By Cdr. Henry C. Boschen, Jr., USN

    During recent years, a great deal of U. S. technical know-how has been brought to bear on rocketry, missilery, antisubmarine warfare, and the development of supersonic aircraft. Ships, by and large, have remained basically the same—with one...

  • Drug Abuse in the Navy
    By Cdr. J. A. Pursch, MC, USN

    “Life as we find it is too hard for us; it entails too much pain, too many disappointments, impossible tasks. We cannot do without palliative remedies. There are perhaps three of these means: Powerful diversions of interest, which lead us...

  • A Black Shoe in a Brown Shoe World
    By Capt. Andrew G. Nelson, USN

    As a surface officer joining an aviation staff, you must first make yourself stop referring to yourself as a line officer, and to the others as aviators. They, too, are line. They, too, are officers. Social terminology is “shoe”...

  • Saga of Drydock One
    By Lt. Cdr. Thomas B. Buell, USN

    “Drydock One” at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, now dwarfed by adjacent mammoth concrete dry docks, has been docking ships of the American Navy for 136 years. Only with difficulty can one envisage that the old stone drydock,...

  • The Low Cost of Freedom
    Remarks of Lieutenant General Victor H. Krulak, U. S. Marine Corps (Ret.)

    On 8 December 1969, as part of the U. S. Naval Institute’s continuing Distinguished Visitor Program, one of the U. S. Naval Academy’s most eminent alumni spoke to a new generation of midshipmen. Presented here is a condensation of the...

  • Pictorial—UNITAS X
  • The Abolition of the Rum Ration
    By Lawrence Phillips

    A time-hallowed British naval tradition, the sailors’ rum ration, is to disappear in August 1970, following the Admiralty Board’s decision to discontinue the issue of “grog” to ratings of the Royal Navy. The...

  • Comment and Discussion

    “Against All Enemies”

    (See R. J. Hanks, pp. 22-29, March; and pp. 97-101, June 1970 PROCEEDINGS)

  • Book Reviews and Book List

    Jane’s All the World’s Fighting Ships 1898

    Fred T. Jane (ed.). New York: Arco, 1969. 228 pp. Illus. $14.95.

    Jane’s All the World’s...

  • Professional Notes and Notebook

    Professional Notes

    NS Otto Hahn—Germany’s First Nuclear Ship

    By Helmut K. Bianchi, Company for the Utilization of Nuclear Energy in Shipbuilding and Shipping, Ltd...

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