By Rear Admiral Worth H. Bagley, U. S. Navy
February 1970
The year is 1974 and, within a three-week period, eight U. S. merchant ships have been sunk by Soviet submarines, an American destroyer has been attacked, and a Soviet blockade ...

Small Boys and Whirly Birds

By Captain D. P. Ryan, Royal Canadian Navy (Retired)
February 1970
A Canadian captain tells how, in his country's navy, what began as a marriage of convenience between the birds (helicopters) and the small boys (destroyers), has now matured into a ...

Image of Command

By Lieutenant Commander Steven H. Edwards, U. S. Navy
February 1970
To the junior officer, it is what command at sea seems to be that keeps him in pursuit of his own. He is spurred on by mental images of how ...

Arms Control, No Simple Answers

By Colonel Ralph L Giddings, Jr., U. S. Army
February 1970
Arms control cannot eliminate all interstate conflict; it cannot make possible the disestablishment of armies and navies. But, because it cannot do everything, do not think that it cannot do ...

An American Oceanic Doctrine

By Robert McClintock
February 1970
For those of us who confront the terminal third of the 20th century, the Soviet search for supremacy at sea is a factor that must be considered, the fleets of ...

My Eagle-eyed, Stout-hearted Crocks

By Major W. Geoffrey Moore, O.B.E., D.S.C.
February 1970
They were one war too late for glory but now, with the invasion of the continent imminent, they were truly needed. And, so long as they had one good leg ...

The Objective Was a Volunteer Army

By Major John Alger, Army of the United States (Retired)
February 1970
A Volunteer Army—not mercenaries, mind you—of dedicated, professional warriors would abolish the heinous draft. It sounded as good in 1946 as it does in 1970. But, it didn't work then ...


Photography by Robert de Gast
February 1970
In the nuclear and space age, squaresails still belly to the wind, wooden blocks still creak, halyards slap against tall masts and the quarterdeck is an honest location. For many ...

Comment and Discussion

February 1970
“Effective Writing, Navy or Civilian” (See C. Blair, pp. 131-134, July; and p. 110, December 1968; pp. 116-117, February; pp. 113-114, April; and pp. 105-106, July 1969 PROCEEDINGS) Commander Roger ...

Book Reviews and Book List

February 1970
Two-Star Position Finding 1969 Edward M. Weyer, Westbrook, Conn.: Edward M. Weyer, 1969. 286 pp. Illus. $10.00 (paper). Reviewed by G. D. Dunlap (Mr. Dunlap, president of Weems & ...

Words, Words, Words

By Lieutenant George W. Reiger, U.S. Naval Reserve, former Chief Naval Representative at the Paris Peace Talks
February 1970
As an English instructor at the Naval Academy, this author sometimes found among plebes a response of bemusement or frustration regarding the fine distinctions between words that, to them, appeared ...

Under New Management

By Lieutenant Edward “P” Higgins, U. S. Navy, former Rating Control Officer, Bureau of Naval Personnel
February 1970
A significant change in the management of Navy Enlisted Personnel has taken place within the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BuPers) during the past two years. This change, in essence, has ...

Naval Air Training: A Change is Needed

By Lieutenant David R. Wright, U. S. Navy, Aeronautical Engineering Curriculum, U. S. Naval Postgraduate School
February 1970
Statements to the effect that more potential naval careers are destroyed in the Naval Air Training Command than anywhere else in the Navy are perhaps exaggerations. However, they are heard ...

Navy Financial Management of Resources

By Lieutenant Commander Joseph T. Talbert, Jr., U. S. Navy, Staff, Commander Submarine Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet
February 1970
The Financial Management of Resources program, the Navy’s implementation of a portion of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Resource Management Systems (RMS), has been underway long enough to show evidence ...


February 1970
MSTS Plans Instant Troop Ship (Werner Bamberger in The New York Times, 18 November 1969) The Navy’s Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) has come up with plans for an ...

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