Proceedings Magazine - June 1972 Vol. 98/6/832

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Enlisted Prize Essays 1972

Along with its ships, America seems to have mothballed its emotions—and its national honor. From Bunker Hill through Belleau...



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  • The Navy Gap in the Seventies
    By Master Chief Sonar Technician J. C. Bussert, U. S. Navy

    Enlisted Prize Essays 1972

    Along with its ships, America seems to have mothballed its emotions—and its national honor. From Bunker Hill through Belleau Wood to Okinawa and Inchon, we met trouble head-on....

  • Nothing But Blue Skies
    By Lieutenant Colonel Robert Leider, U. S. Army

    The first ugly word on the subject was “pollution.” Next came “ecology,” and now we speak reverently of “the quality of life.” And, as the talkers talk, the images form: sparkling clean...

  • The U. S. Coast Guard—Armed and Ready
    By Lt. Cdr. R. E Bennett, USCG

    Under the Department of Transportation, the synergistic Coast Guard is still very much in the marine safety/humanitarian/marine sciences/law enforcement/marine transportation business; but, as they proved once again in Vietnam, they are an...

  • China: Nuclear Dragon
    By Lieutenant Commander Scott Allen, U. S. Navy

    At 1500, Peking time, on 16 October 1964, a light brighter than a thousand suns flashed over the desert wasteland of western China, and for the first time, a huge mushroom-shaped cloud with a radio-active heart billowed skyward over the world...

  • Our Imperiled State Maritime Academies
    By Capt. William B. Hayler, USN (Ret.)

    Midshipmen of the six state maritime academies must be far more familiar with navigation than their Naval Academy counterparts. These Massachusetts Maritime Academy deck midshipmen study the subject for two years in class and obtain practical...

  • Could We End the Draft Now?
    By Dr. Curtis W. Tarr

    Could We End the Draft Now?

    By Curtis W. Tarr

  • Ten Days at Veracruz
    By Capt. Paul B. Ryan, USN (Ret.)

    Ten Days at Veracruz

    By Captain Paul B. Ryan, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    In April 1914, Hampton Roads was filled only partially with ships of the Atlantic Fleet. Seven months before, Rear Admiral Charles J. Badger, the...

  • Pictorial—United States Navy Combat Art

    This year marks the thirty-first anniversary of the beginning of a unique collection of American War Art. The late Griffith Bailey Coale, a muralist and an expert on small boats and ship models, is credited with organizing the Combat Artists...

  • The Old Navy: Aeronaut Mk. 1
    By Colonel Glen E. Fant, Army of the United States (Retired)

    In the spring of 1861, in Cincinnati, when the weather was exactly right, Professor Thaddeus Sobieski Coulincourt Lowe cut loose from his moorings at 4:00 a.m. on the morning of April 21st and took off on what was to be the longest and fastest...

  • Comment and Discussion

    Proceedings Cover—“The American’s Creed”

    (See February 1972 Proceedings)

    E. R. Kingsbury—May I order, in large numbers, copies of this wonderful document? I would like...

  • Book Reviews and Book List

    Flottes de Combat 1972

    Henri Le Masson (ed.). Paris: Editions Maritimes et D’Outre-Mer, 1971. 440 pp. Illus.

    Reviewed by Richard F. Cross, III

  • Professional Notes

    Development of River Navigation in Bolivia

    By Rear Admiral Orlando Roca Castedo, Bolivian Navy, (Retired), former Chief of Naval Operations

    River navigation in Bolivia goes back to primitive times; Manco Kapac and...

  • Notebook

    Merchant Marine Midshipmen Ponder A Bleak Future At Sea

    (Robert J. Rosenthal in The New York Times, 20 February 1972)

    Graduates of the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy...

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