Proceedings Magazine - January 1972 Vol. 98/1/827

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Peace is in the air in Europe, or rather—because there has been a sort of peace for a long time—there is a growing desire to get rid of the tools of war. In fact, a curious new...



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  • NATO: The Writing on the Wall
    By Gen. T R. Milton, USAF

    Peace is in the air in Europe, or rather—because there has been a sort of peace for a long time—there is a growing desire to get rid of the tools of war. In fact, a curious new profession has emerged in the shadow of this long period...

  • This Business of Project Management
    By Captain Frank H. Featherston, U. S. Navy

    New hardware initiatives are being undertaken by the Navy. Name the system: CAPTOR, Sea Control Ship, LAMPS, Harpoon, SSN-688, ULMS, or any one of several others, and you are naming a make-or-break contributor to our future Navy’s posture....

  • The Seabees at Dong Xoai: "... a New Kind of Fighting Man"
    By Commander William D. Middleton, CEC, U. S. Navy

    Unlike the squad of Marines they so closely resembled, they were not professional fighting men but, rather, skilled tradesmen—carpenters, masons, an electrician, a steelworker. Yet, it was not as builders—but as fighters—that...

  • Seven Days in July
    By Cdr. Jack M. White, USN

    In the aftermath of the racial confrontation that took place at Great Lakes Naval Base in July 1970, Rear Admiral Draper L. Kauffman sought the views of such concerned individuals as Dr. Benjamin A. Mays, President Emeritus of...

  • Survival Among Sharks
    By Lieutenant Commander E. Lewis Frasier, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Feared and respected by seafaring men, sharks continue to be a threat to seamen who have been forced to abandon ship, to downed airmen, and to the recreational swimmer.

  • Airlift to Kut
    By Colonel A. P. Sights, Jr., U. S. Air Force (Retired)

    The biplane was in level flight a little over a mile above the ground. A single 90-h.p. engine pulled it through the air at about 50 miles an hour. Two bags of flour lay on top of the lower wing, one on each side of the fuselage, secured to the...

  • Pictorial—Shaping a Ship
    A Photographic Essay by Edward Bonner

    Because the shipbuilder's craft is one of man's oldest achievements, so long enduring has been the popular image of brawny artisans carefully fashioning tall timbers into towering ships that a true picture of what might occur now in a...

  • The Old Navy: The Tripoli Monument
    By Dody W. Smith

    For 112 years, the Tripoli Monument has stood on the grounds of the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, but its unique and tumultuous history began long before 1860.

    Originally erected at the Washington Navy Yard in 1808, it was...

  • Comment and Discussion

    “Naval Air Training: A Change is Needed”

    (See D. R. Wright, pp. 113-117, February; and p. 84, November 1970; p. 83, January; p. 89, February; and p. 92, March 1971 ...

  • Book Reviews and Book List

    (Three different views of former Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara are contained in the books reviewed below)

    McNamara: His Ordeal in the Pentagon

    Henry L Trewhitt. New York: Harper...

  • Professional Notes


    Captain G. D. Morin, whose Professional Note, “A Practical Method of Predicting Fuel Consumption,” appeared in the November 1971 issue, points out several errors in his text and illustrations:...

  • Notebook

    Prize Essay Is The Subject of Navy Magazine Editorial

    (Excerpt from the June 1971 issue of Navy, international journal of maritime affairs, published by the Navy League, London)

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