How the Whale Fights the Elephant

By Michael D. Wyly
September 1995
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 ...

Book Reviews and Books of Interest

September 1995
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. ...

Tomahawks Make Lousy POWs

By C. E. Myers, Jr.
September 1995
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 ...

Comment & Discussion

September 1995
“Information Warfare in 2015” (See G. F. Kraus, pp. 42-45, August 1995 Proceedings) Lieutenant Commander Riki Y. Morikawa, U.S. Naval Reserve—Commander Kraus brings up some interesting points about information warfare; ...

Lest We Forget

By Eric Wertheim
September 1995
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 ...


September 1995
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. ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
September 1995
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 ...

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman, Author, Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems
September 1995
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 ...

Points of Interest: The High-1 Fiasco

By Tom Philpott
September 1995
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 ...

Professional Notes

September 1995
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 ...

The Ski Jump Is the Future

By Rear Admiral George E. Jessen, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 1995
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 ...

The Future of Joint ASW

By Captain Bruce R. Linder, U.S. Navy
September 1995
Colin L. Powell Joint Warfighting Essay Contest, 2 nd Honorable Mention In the spring of 1999, the Second Korean War taught a hard lesson in joint antisub­marine warfare to all ...

Creating Joint Warfighters

By Commander John M. Quigley, U.S. Navy
September 1995
Colin L. Powell Joint Warfighting Essay Contest, 1 st Honorable Mention The synergistic effect of coordinated air operations requires a level of training and procedures standardization sorely lacking so far ...

The Key to Joint Readiness

By Lieutenant Colonel (P) John D. Rosenberger, U.S. Army
September 1995
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 ...

The Old Man's Trail

By Colonel Tom Campbell, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
September 1995
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 ...

Maneuver Warfare at Sea

By Dr. James J. Tritten
September 1995
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 ...

Engaging Change in Europe

By Admiral Leighton W. Smith, Jr., U.S. Navy
September 1995
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 ...

Cobras and Hueys: Endangered Species

By Colonel Bart J. Connolly IV, and Captain Kirk L. Freund, U.S. Marine Corps
September 1995
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 ...

To Train & To Fight

By Commander J. D. Oliver III, U.S. Navy
September 1995
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 ...

City at Sea

By Vice Admiral Robert Y. Kaufman, U.S. Navy (Retired) Photography by Steve and Yogi Kaufman
September 1995
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 ...

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