Proceedings Magazine - August 1970 Vol. 96/8/810

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U. S. Navy In the fall of 1968, more than 38,000 officers and men had been assigned to U. S. Naval Forces Vietnam. The three principal task forces- TF-115 (Market Time), TF-116 (Game Warden), and...



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  • Sea Lords
    By Commander Richard L. Schreadley

    U. S. Navy In the fall of 1968, more than 38,000 officers and men had been assigned to U. S. Naval Forces Vietnam. The three principal task forces- TF-115 (Market Time), TF-116 (Game Warden), and TF-117 (Mobile Riverine Force) were either at or...

  • Battle: No Longer the Pay-off?
    By Stefan T. Possony

    Generations of military men found it true: Battle was the harsh, unequivocal arbiter of war’s outcome, with vindication for the victor, acquiesence [sic] by the loser. Yet, in Southeast Asia, as we destroy the enemy’s...

  • India’s Russian Navy
    By Lieutenant Commander R. Kaul, Indian Navy (Retired)

    The prospect of the West one day finding India on “the other side" should be a chilling thought—a turn of events that the West should make strenuous efforts to avoid.

  • TACRON Eleven: "T" as in "Terrible"
    By Lt. Charles R. Parsley, USN

    I could hardly believe my ears. Yours truly, one of the Navy’s great...

  • Naval Warfare Specialists
    By Capt. Charles R. Bowling, USN

    In a relatively short time, the Navy will become smaller in size and, technically speaking, more sophisticated, at a rate limited only by the amount of new construction. The resulting compact, modern Navy must be led by officers and enlisted men...

  • Across the Top
    By Lt. Virgil R. Keith, USCG

    The ship was on a collision course with the target. From my vantage point, I estimated we were making 10 knots. The span of blue water separating us from the solid mass ahead shrank rapidly. From the height of the target above water, I estimated...

  • And the Walls Came Tumblin’ Down
    By JOC G5arles K. Ferguson, USN

    Washingtonians, enduring their first winter of World War I, watched the erection of the three-story-tall walls of the Navy Department’s “emergency office buildings” on what had been a lovely park area, and had one more reason to...

  • Pictorial — Naval Air Development Center
    Photography by Robert D. Moeser

    Pennsylvania’s Bucks County, about 20 miles north of Philadelphia, is the location of the Navy’s principal laboratory for the development of naval air systems—the Naval Air Development Center (NADC).

    Numbering over...

  • Admiral Moorer's Message on Departing

    After more than 41 years of serving in our Navy, I will soon assume the responsibilities of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. I am deeply honored that our Commander-in-Chief has shown his confidence by appointing me to this position. At the...

  • Torpedo on the Starboard Beam
    By Commander Charles F. Pick, Jr., U. S. Naval Reserve (Ret.)

    Commander Jack Pohl, the ship’s navigator, and I were standing on the navigation bridge, looking down on an august assembly. The group was dominated by a figure in a wheelchair wearing a turned-up grey fedora and having a cigarette in...

  • Comment and Discussion

    Against All Enemies”

    (See R. J. Hanks, pp. 22-29, March; pp. 97-101, June; pp. 89-96, July; and p. 95, August 1970 PROCEEDINGS)

    John Kenneth Galbraith, Harvard...

  • Book Reviews and Book List

    Aircraft Carriers

    Norman Polmar. New York: Doubleday, 1969. 788 pp. Illus. $17.95.

    Reviewed by Clark G. Reynolds

    (Author of The Fast Carriers: The Forging of an Air Navy, Dr. Reynolds is...

  • Professional Notes and Notebook

    Air Assault

    John R. Galvin. New York: Hawthorne, 1969. 365 pp. Illus. $8.95.

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