Soviet Seapower: Ripple or Tidal Wave

By Cdr. James F. McNulty, USN
July 1970
The Soviet challenge on the seas may be a mere ripple of little consequence. Still, as can be seen in these spring 1970 sightings by U. S. Navy patrol aircraft ...

Manpower and the Merchant Marine

By Lt. (j.g.) Joseph Locetta, USNR
July 1970
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 ...

Of Diplonauts* and Ocean Politics

By A. Denis Clift
July 1970
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 interest in national ...

Graduated Pressure in Theory and Practice

By Col. A. P. Sights, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
July 1970
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 ...

V/STOL: New Force for the Amphibious Task Force

By Cdr. Henry C. Boschen, Jr., USN
July 1970
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 ...

Drug Abuse in the Navy

By Cdr. J. A. Pursch, MC, USN
July 1970
“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 ...

A Black Shoe in a Brown Shoe World

By Capt. Andrew G. Nelson, USN
July 1970
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 ...

Saga of Drydock One

By Lt. Cdr. Thomas B. Buell, USN
July 1970
“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 ...

The Low Cost of Freedom

Remarks of Lieutenant General Victor H. Krulak, U. S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
July 1970
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 ...

The Abolition of the Rum Ration

By Lawrence Phillips
July 1970
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 ...

Comment and Discussion

July 1970
“Against All Enemies”(See R. J. Hanks, pp. 22-29, March; and pp. 97-101, June 1970 PROCEEDINGS)Captain Jack C. Sandsberry, U. S. Navy—Earlier this year . . . I took ...

Book Reviews and Book List

July 1970
Jane’s All the World’s Fighting Ships 1898Fred T. Jane (ed.). New York: Arco, 1969. 228 pp. Illus. $14.95.Jane’s All the World’s Airships 1909Fred T. Jane (ed.). New ...

Professional Notes and Notebook

July 1970
Professional NotesNS Otto Hahn—Germany’s First Nuclear ShipBy Helmut K. Bianchi, Company for the Utilization of Nuclear Energy in Shipbuilding and Shipping, Ltd.When the Federal Republic of Germany ...

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