Proceedings Magazine - December 1970 Vol. 96/12/814

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During the past decade, as ICBMs and strategic aircraft have proliferated and have been dispersed throughout the Soviet Union and the United States, an increasing portion of the land masses of...

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  • The Vulnerable Homelands
    By Cdr. Paul H. Backus, USN (Ret.)

    During the past decade, as ICBMs and strategic aircraft have proliferated and have been dispersed throughout the Soviet Union and the United States, an increasing portion of the land masses of each country has been targeted by the other....

  • "Nothing to Report" A Day on the Vam Co Tay
    By Commander Richard L. Schreadley, U. S. Navy

    Moc Hoa. The northernmost "Giant Slingshot” advance tactical support base on the Vam Co Tay River, a short five miles from the Cambodian border.

  • The Service Force in Action
    By Capt. Daniel M. Karcher, USN (Ret.)

    In the continuing controversy over the future of carrier aviation a recurring theme is the great mobility of the carrier, her ability to move several hundred miles a day and to remain at sea almost indefinitely. The carrier can shift...

  • Safer, Saner Seaways
    By J. H. Beattie

    About a hundred years ago, the introduction of steam propulsion made it possible for steamships to navigate on direct routes from point to point, particularly in clear weather, and this started to concentrate shipping on these routes....

  • A Soviet Carrier on the Horizon
    By Cdr. T. G. Martin, USN

    It appears inevitable that the Russians, once innovators of naval aviation but, lately, merely witnesses to the carrier’s hot and cold war potential, will themselves take air power to sea in the not-too-distant future. Their carrier may be...

  • Me and My Dam Neck
    By Rear Adm, Philip D. Gallery, USN (Ret.)

    In November 1941, as a lieutenant serving as Executive Officer of the USS Clark (DD-361) in the Pacific, I received dispatch orders: YOU WILL REPORT TO THE COMMANDANT FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT FOR DUTY IN CONNECTION WITH ANTI AIRCRAFT RANGE...

  • Pictorial—The French Navy: 1870-1890
    By by Henri Le Masson

    “. . . there is no country where more ingenuity and audacity have been displayed in the designing of warships.”

    H. W. Wilson, Ironclads in Action

    A hundred years ago France was the second naval power in the...

  • Kunjali: The Great Hereditary Admiral of Calicut
    By Lieutenant Commander J. M. Windas, U. S. Naval Reserve

    For a naval organization and hierarchy unique in the annals of history, we can take a brief look at the wealthy and powerful kingdom of Calicut, on the Malabar coast of southwest India, in about the year 1500.

  • Comment and Discussion

    Against All Enemies”

    (See R. J. Hanks, pp. 22-29, March; pp. 97-101, June; pp. 89-96, July; pp. 95-96, August; and p. 85, October 1970 PROCEEDINGS)

    Chief Disbursing Clerk James A...

  • Book Reviews and Book List

    Military Law

    Edward M. Byrne, Annapolis, Md.: U. S. Naval Institute, 1970. 396 pp. $7.50.

    Reviewed by Lieutenant Robert D. Wooton, Judge Advocate General Corps, U. S. Naval Reserve

    (...

  • Professional Notes and Notebook

    Beans and Bullets For Sea Lords

    By Lieutenant Commander Robert C. Powers, U. S. Navy, Former Logistics Plans and Requirements Officer, Staff, U. S. Naval Forces, Vietnam

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  • Beans and Bullets for Sea Lords
    By Lieutenant Commander Robert C. Powers, U.S. Navy, Former Logistics Plans and Requirements Officer, Staff, U. S. Naval Forces, Vietnam

    On 2 November 1968, U. S. Navy river patrol boats (PBR) moved to Rach Gia, a small coastal town on the Gulf of Thailand, about 120 miles southwest of Saigon. Here is the western edge of the low, canal-laced lands of the Mekong Delta. By road, it...


 
 

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