The T-3 Incident

By Rear Admiral C. O. Holmquist, U. S. Navy
September 1972
Ice Island T-3, an enormous mass of fresh water ice, 135 feet thick, three miles by six miles, has been operated intermittently since 1952. On this, the oldest U. S. ...

Some Civilian Thoughts on the Navy

By John C. Seymour
September 1972
Prize Essay 1972SECOND HONORABLE MENTIONPerhaps never again will a parade by bluejackets in downtown Long Beach—or any other American city—draw the crowds this one did in 1931. One ...

The Impact of Technology on Strategy

By Vice Adm. J. T. Hayward, USN (Ret.)
September 1972
If technology has brought the major powers to a state of nuclear deterrence, it has also made the fighting of small wars far more important—and far more difficult. How, for ...

New Roles for the Submarine

By Paul Cohen
September 1972
Deep-diving, quiet-running descendents [sic] of World War II wolfpack and midget submarines, armed with sensors and weapons and power plants of the 1970s need not be nuclear to take on ...

Seapower and the Smaller Nations

By Commander J. J. Binnendijk, Royal Netherlands Navy
September 1972
Throughout most of the Cold War, the U. S. Navy’s contribution to NATO’s naval forces has been roughly equal to the ham’s contribution to the ham sandwich. But, in this ...

Saturation Diving

By Master Chief Torpedoman (Master Diver) Robert C. Sheats, U. S. Navy (Retired)
September 1972
The theory of saturation diving had its inception in the dreams of a U. S. Navy diving medical officer, Captain George F. Bond, in 1958. Bond reasoned that if man ...

So Much To Do . . . So Little Time

By Lt. Cdr. George E. Brainerd, USN
September 1972
The U. S. Navy has a finite number of men, money, and machines. Also, it is overcommitted with respect to those limited resources. The result is that impossible requirements have ...

The Devil’s Watering Pot

By N. W. Emmott
September 1972
Throughout history, the tools of war have been copied from the tools of peace. Knives cut meat and grass, and spears were used in hunting before they formed part of ...

Comment and Discussion

September 1972
Submarine and Antisubmarine: A PerspectiveCaptain James A. Sagerholm, U. S. Navy—Germany commenced use of submarines against the Allies’ sea commerce shortly after the outbreak of World War I ...

Book Reviews and Book List

September 1972
Codeword: “Direktor”Heinz Höhne, New York: McCann Coward, & Geoghegan, 1971. 310 pp. Illus. $10.00.The Game of the FoxesLadislas Farago. New York: David McKay, 1971. 696 pp. $11.95 ...

Professional Notes

September 1972
The Combat StevedoresBy Commander Frank S. Virden, Supply Corps, U. S. Navy, Former Commanding Officer, U. S. Navy Cargo Handling and Port GroupAnother crisis begins in the Middle East ...


September 1972
All Pacific Fleet Carriers At Sea; First Time Since World War II(Chinfo Weekly Newsgram 23-72, 17 June 1972)All nine carriers in the Pacific Fleet were out of ...

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