Comment and Discussion

May 1988
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Hole in Tanker

The Tanker War

By Ronald O'Rourke
May 1988
NATO and Soviet naval forces in the Gulf faced new and old challenges from a variety of Iranian and Iraqi threats.
The guided missile frigate USS HAWES (FFG 53) leads the reflagged tanker GAS KING, guided missile cruiser USS WILLIAM H. STANDLEY (CG 32) and an aircraft carrier through the gul

The Convoy Mission

By Admiral Wesley L. McDonald, U. S. Navy (Retired)
May 1988
The unimpeded flow of oil through the Persian Gulf is of vital interest to the economic health and well-being of the Western world.
Mine damage to the tanker SS Bridgeton, seen in drydock

SS Bridgeton: The First Convoy

Interview with Captain Frank C. Seitz, Jr., U. S. Merchant Marine
May 1988
Captain Seitz was the master tanker SS Bridgeton when she struck a mine on 24 July 1987 during Operation Earnest Will.
Port quarter view of the guided missile frigate USS STARK (FFG-31) listing to port after being struck by an Iraqi-launched Exocet missile, 5/18/1987

The Attack on the Stark

May 1988
The Stark incident has become more than an isolated air-to-surface naval engagement. Reverberations throughout the Pentagon and the defense establishment have resulted in a fundamental questioning of the surface Navy's ...

Frigates: Quo Vadis?

By Vice Admiral Joseph Metcalf, USN (Rel.)
May 1988
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The Surface Forces Are Ready

By Surface Warfare Officers and Captain John Byron, USN
May 1988
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Restoring the Image of the Corps

By Tim Carrington
May 1988
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Too Many Chiefs?’

By Midshipman First Class Kennon A. Artis, USN
May 1988
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Manning the 600-Ship Navy

By Vice Admiral Dudley L. Carlson, USN (Ret.)
May 1988
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The Triad After INF and START

By James L. George
May 1988
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A Treaty Verification Force?

By Thomas B. Allen
May 1988
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Sending Women to Sea The Coast Guard Example

By Master Chief Sonar Technician Robert H. Gooch, USN
May 1988
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“No Right To Fight?”

By Lieutenant J. Stevens, U. S. Navy and Captain D. B. Streich, U. S. Marine Corps
May 1988
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U. S. Navy in 1987

By Frank Elliott
May 1988
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U. S. Marine Corps in 1987

By Colonel John C. Schatfen, USMC (Ret.)
May 1988
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U. S. Coast Guard in 1987

By Commander Lawson W. Brigham, USCG
May 1988
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Waging the War on Drugs

By Rear Admiral H. B. Thorsen, USCG
May 1988
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A Merchant Marine Strategy

By Representative Charles E. Bennett
May 1988
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Congressional Watch, 1987

By Lawrence J. Cavaiola
May 1988
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World Naval Developments, 1987

By Norman Friedman
May 1988
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The Soviet Navy, 1987: The Soviets on the Soviets

By Captain William H. J. Manthorpe, Jr., USN (Ret.)
May 1988
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Notable Naval Books of 1987

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler, U. S. Navy
May 1988
With the possible exception of the men and women who must man them, ships are the most elemental and essential part of a navy and an absolute requisite for the ...

Organizational

May 1988
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Congress

May 1988
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Information Sources

May 1988
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Pay

May 1988
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Benefits Information

May 1988
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Proceedings Index, 1987

May 1988
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Tomorrow's Fleet

By Scott C. Troyer
May 1988
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Notebook

May 1988
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Advertisements

May 1988
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