Proceedings Magazine - September 1995 Vol. 121/9/1,111

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In "Crossing the Line," (Proceedings June 1995, pages 54-57), Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey W. Yaeger, U.S. Army, suggested eliminating as a control measure the Fire Support Coordination...



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  • How the Whale Fights the Elephant
    By Michael D. Wyly

    In "Crossing the Line," (Proceedings June 1995, pages 54-57), Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey W. Yaeger, U.S. Army, suggested eliminating as a control measure the Fire Support Coordination Line (FSCL)—that imaginary line on the...

  • The Ski Jump Is the Future
    By Rear Admiral George E. Jessen, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    When the French Navy's Rafale M needed a little more oomph than the Foch's catapults could muster, technology developed years ago in the United States provided the answer—a small ramp at the end of the...

  • City at Sea
    By Vice Admiral Robert Y. Kaufman, U.S. Navy (Retired) Photography by Steve and Yogi Kaufman

    If an aircraft carrier is a "city at sea," the members of the crew keep that city operating. Competent leaders the demands a round-the-clock work load—and devise some unconventional means of keeping the faith with...

  • To Train & To Fight
    By Commander J. D. Oliver III, U.S. Navy

    With the hodgepodge of hardware, proficiencies, and tactics we now face, we can no longer train as we did to counter the Soviet threat. It’s time for a service-wide doctrine that will prepare us to face real-world adversaries....

  • Cobras and Hueys: Endangered Species
    By Colonel Bart J. Connolly IV, and Captain Kirk L. Freund, U.S. Marine Corps

    The Marine Corps has won the battle to replace its CH-46s with MV-22s—and the CH-53Es remain highly capable. Putting four-bladed rotors on AH-1W Cobras and UH-1N Hueys is the next logical step.

    One of the most potent and...

  • Engaging Change in Europe
    By Admiral Leighton W. Smith, Jr., U.S. Navy

    Since 1945, one-third of all crises worldwide have occurred in the European Theater; since 1984, the figure has increased to nearly half. Disputes resulting from ethnic, religious, economic, and political differences quickly escalate into...

  • Maneuver Warfare at Sea
    By Dr. James J. Tritten

    When a British submarine sank the General Belgrano during the Falklands Conflict, it delivered a psychological blow that kept the rest of the Argentine Navy in port. Initiative and surprise are just two aspects of maneu­ver...

  • The Old Man's Trail
    By Colonel Tom Campbell, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    This month the Naval Institute Press will publish its fifth novel, The Old Man’s Trail. Written from the standpoint of our enemies in the Second Indochina War, it follows a Vietcong named Duan as he moves 60 15-year-old boys...

  • The Key to Joint Readiness
    By Lieutenant Colonel (P) John D. Rosenberger, U.S. Army

    Colin L. Powell Joint Warfighting Essay Contest Winner

    From a simulated battle at the Army’s National Training Center to a major regional contingency, the same rule applies: You pay for your mistakes....

  • Creating Joint Warfighters
    By Commander John M. Quigley, U.S. Navy

    Colin L. Powell Joint Warfighting Essay Contest, 1st Honorable Mention

    The synergistic effect of coordinated air operations requires a level of training and procedures standardization...

  • The Future of Joint ASW
    By Captain Bruce R. Linder, U.S. Navy

    Colin L. Powell Joint Warfighting Essay Contest, 2nd Honorable Mention

    In the spring of 1999, the Second Korean War taught a hard lesson in joint antisub­marine warfare to all the...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But…The Few, the Proud, the Cautious
    By Lieutenant Colonel Steven M. Crittenden, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
    “I am concerned about the direction that the Corps is taking.”

    “I’d better be careful, and be sure to do the right thing.”

    “I guess we need a code of ethics.”

    “Only 25% of us will...

  • Professional Notes

    Putting America’s 911 Force On Hold

    By Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth M. Kobell, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

    During the Persian Gulf War, the 4th and 5th Marine Expeditionary Bri­gades (MEBs) froze an...

  • Book Reviews and Books of Interest

    Code-Name Downfall: The Secret Plan to Invade Japan and Why Truman Dropped the Bomb

    Thomas Allen and Norman Polmar. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. 351 pp. Append. Bib. Illus. Ind. Maps. Notes. Photos. Tables. $25.00 ($22.05).

  • Aviation Changes
    Compiled by Samuel Loring Morison
  • Points of Interest: The High-1 Fiasco
    By Tom Philpott

    This is the story of how Republicans, in a budget-cutting frenzy, have come uncomfortably close to cutting future re­tirement benefits for 334,000 military careerists.

    It begins with the Republican landslide victory last Novem­ber...

  • World Naval Developments
    By Norman Friedman, Author, Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems

    China Rattles Missiles Near Taiwan

    On 18 July, the Chinese government announced that it would be conducting missile tests in the East China Sea north of Taiwan, hardly an empty area; about 140 air flights had...

  • Combat Fleets
    By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World

    The Black Sea Fleet’s 465-ton Aleksandr Kunakhovich, completed in 1977 as the sole Project Sokol hydrofoil antisubmarine Patrol boat, is being used as a trials ship for the Medvedka antisubmarine missile system, with two quadruple launchers...

  • Notebook

    NOTEBOOK POLICY: Please submit notices five months in advance of your reunion. Reunions with specific dates will be given preference. Notices will be published only once and as space permits. Pass-Down-The-Line notices are...

  • Lest We Forget
    By Eric Wertheim

    The Gearing (DD-710)-class de­stroyer USS Rogers (DD-876) was named in honor of the three Rogers brothers, lost in action when an enemy torpedo ripped away the bow of the heavy cruiser USS New Orleans (CA-32) during the battle of Tassafaronga...

  • Comment & Discussion

    “Information Warfare in 2015”

    (See G. F. Kraus, pp. 42-45, August 1995 Proceedings)

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  • Tomahawks Make Lousy POWs
    By C. E. Myers, Jr.

    In 2000, what is the likelihood that the U.S. National Command Authorities will send air crews instead of missiles on strikes against prominent, fixed, and heavily defended targets? The last time the United States launched an air strike from the...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But…Launch Tomahawks for Tactical Reconnaissance
    By Lieutenant Carey Matthews, U.S. Naval Reserve
    The Tomahawk missile’s ability to fly low and slow over target areas—in addition to future commu­nication upgrades in the Block IV, now in design— makes it ideal for tactical reconnaissance.

    Modern naval warfare moves...


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