The fast combat support ship USS Seattle refuels the attack aircraft.

View from the Bridge of the Sixth Fleet Flagship

By Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, Jr., U. S. Navy
February 1972
A new chapter in the textbook on naval tactics is being written in the Mediterranean today. Departure from traditional doctrines of naval employment occurs daily. The Mediterranean has seen the ...

Patriotism: The Self-evident Truths

By Ed Mason
February 1972
The first American patriots pledged, and many later gave, everything—“Our Lives, our Fortunes and our Sacred Honor”—to defend certain truths. Yet, as the bicentennial of the signing approaches, many of ...

Japan's View of Korea

By Maj. H. E. McCracken, Jr., USA
February 1972
Mushrooming below these South Korean youngsters is a modern capital that has been raised from the rubble left when the First Marine Division liberated Seoul from the North Koreans in ...

The Versatile, Vulnerable Container Ship

By Col. Frank B. Case, USA
February 1972
Economically, containerization is a golden goose; militarily, it could become an albatross. Consider this: in World War II, the number of enemy submarines was small and the number of Allied ...

The O-5 Is Down!

By Captain Julius Grigore, Jr., U. S. Naval Reserve
February 1972
At 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, 28 October 1923, the USS O-5 (SS-66) had passed the luxurious Washington Hotel on Manzanillo Point, Colon, Panama, and was proceeding on a southerly course ...

Last Muster for the Citizens' Army?

By Lt. Philip J. Katauskas, USN
February 1972
An America which, for almost two centuries, relied on its farmers, shopkeepers, and businessmen to don uniforms, wage a war, and then return to their civilian pursuits may one day ...

Pictorial—Recruiting Posters WW II

February 1972
In 1917, as America entered upon her first Struggle for Democracy, on some fronts the war quickly became one of words—on the home front these appeared as carefully selected phrases ...

The Old Navy: The Spirit of the Navy

By Rear Admiral R. E. Coontz, U. S. Navy
February 1972
In December 1927, Rear Admiral R. E. Coontz, Commandant, Fifth Naval District, submitted an article to the United States Navy Weekly. Forty-four years later, his grandson, Captain Robert J. Coontz ...

Comment and Discussion

February 1972
The Image of a Winner: An Answer to Personnel RetentionCommander John A. Henry, Jr., U. S. Navy—Three articles appearing in the Proceedings have provided some of the most stimulating ...

Book Reviews and Book List

February 1972
America the Dutiful: An Assessment of U. S. Foreign Policy Since World War IIPhilip W. Quigg. New York: Simon and Schuster, 191. 22 pp. $6.95.Reviewed by Commander Delbert ...

Professional Notes

February 1972
A Navy Without Weapons?By Dr. John T. Bonner, Jr., Vice President for Educational Services, The Ohio State UniversityConsidering the recent academic typhoons which have sunk Naval Reserve Officer Training ...


February 1972
Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, U. S. Marine Corps(Smith Hempstone in The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.., 20 October 1971)They buried Chesty Puller at high noon on an apple-sweet ...

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