Proceedings Magazine - July 1971 Vol. 97/7/821

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More than 20 years ago, the Geneva Convention of 1949 Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War set forth extensive rules for the treatment and eventual repatriation of prisoners of war....



  • The First Three
    By Thomas Ray

    Part I of Mr. Ray's three-part article about the dawn of naval aviation appeared in January 1971, the 60th anniversary year of the events discussed. "...

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  • P.O.W. Treatment: Principles versus Propaganda
    By The Honorable John H. Chafee Secretary of the Navy

    More than 20 years ago, the Geneva Convention of 1949 Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War set forth extensive rules for the treatment and eventual repatriation of prisoners of war. The United States, South Vietnam, and North Vietnam...

  • A "New" China Policy?
    By Eldridge B. Duffee. Jr.

    While the appearance of members of a visiting American table-tennis team atop the fabled Great Wall of China seemed to signify to many the almost symbolic breaching of another, long-enduring barrier between Red China and the United States, many...

  • The Case for the Carrier
    By Capt. Wynn V. Whidden, USN

    The substantial military budget cuts of 1968, 1969, and 1970 have sliced deep into the force levels of the Navy. Along with other Navy forces, the aircraft carrier force has fallen under the knife. In these three years, while about 200 Navy ships...

  • N.J.R.O.T.C. Diary
    By Cadet PO2 Larry Watson

    For all 2,600 students of San Diego’s Point Loma High School, 16 September was the first day of school following summer vacation. But it was an even more special day for 25 of us who, as naval cadets, were joining the high school’s...

  • Authority: The Weakened Link
    By Lt.Cdr. Bill Clark Dean, USN

    What is authority? How, where, and when do we get it? Who has it now and how much does he have? Such questions might provoke wide disagreement throughout the Fleet, but most would agree that officers and petty officers no longer have the...

  • Merchant Marine Licenses: Tickets Worth Having
    By Capt. William B. Hayler, USN (Ret.)

    Most naval officers know little about the Merchant Marine. Contact with our merchant service colleagues is generally limited to meeting on the high seas. If any thought is cast in the direction of the passing freighter or tanker, it...

  • Pictorial—Ship Camouflage (WWI): Deceptive Art
    By Robert F. Sumrall

    As employed by man, camouflage—that oldest of nature’s protective measures—is the technique of disguising equipment or installations with paint, nets, foliage, or other deceptive devices.

  • The Old Navy: Chandler and The King of Siam
    By Leon Reusille

    “I have read with much interest the complete success of the steam ship Princeton which you have the honor to command.”

    Thus wrote one J. Hassett Chandler in a letter from Siam, dated 12 May 1845, to Captain Robert F. Stockton,...

  • Comment and Discussion

    “A United States Navy for the Future"

    (See R. H. Smith, p. 18-25. March; and pp. 81-90, June 1971 PROCEEDINGS)

    Captain R. A. Bowling, U. S. Navy—In the ASW portions of his article, Captain...

  • Book Reviews and Book List

    Jane's Fighting Ships, 1970-71

    Raymond V. B. Blackman (ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill, 1970. 675 pp. Illus. $49.50.

    Weyer's Warships of the World, 1971

    Gerhard Albrecht (ed.)....

  • Professional Notes

    Overdue Aids to Navigation

    By Rear Admiral Frank D. Higbee, U. S. Coast Guard (Retired), Consultant, Maritime Affairs

  • Notebook

    Study Shows Rising Importance Of Missile-Firing Submarines

    (The New York Times, 30 March 1971)

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