Proceedings Magazine - February 1996 Volume 122/2/1,116

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The naval officer who quietly “slipped his chain” in the early-morning hours of New Year’s Day 1996 was well-known to the world—as a World War II naval hero...



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  • Death of a Sailor's Sailor
    By David Alan Rosenberg

    The naval officer who quietly “slipped his chain” in the early-morning hours of New Year’s Day 1996 was well-known to the world—as a World War II naval hero and as a three-term Chief of Naval Operations. And...

  • Whatever Happened to ASW?
    By T. A. Brooks

    A scant five years ago, the U.S. Navy was proclaiming that antisubmarine warfare was its top priority. The Soviet Navy was fundamentally a submarine navy. Their brief and rather star-crossed digressions into aircraft carriers and...

  • End Sexism
    By Captain John L. Byron, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Sexism can be ended in the Navy—and in much less than a generation—if the service takes bold action, as it did during its fight against racism nearly 25 years ago.

  • Methodical Battle: Didn't Work Then…Won't Work Now
    By Commander Gerard Roncolato, U.S. Navy

    The French Army developed methodical battle from the lessons of World War I, then paid for its rigidity during World War II, when the swift, focused German campaign through the Ardennes overran French forces before they could...

  • What Is Info Warfare?
    By Commander William E. Rohde, U.S. Navy

    It used to be that the side with the most bullets won the war. In the high-tech age, however, the victory will go to the side best able to exploit information and information systems—here, in the combat direction center on board the...

  • Say It in Pilot Talk
    By Captain Jerry Singleton, U.S. Navy

    In the course of three close air support (or battlefield air interdiction) workshops hosted by the Commander, Naval Air Forces, Pacific, through the summer of 1995, old concepts began to give way to new ideas that blended with...

  • The Making of a Jaeger Pilot
    By Commander Joseph A. Gattuso, Jr., U.S. Navy

    Jaeger—versatile, creative, crafty, opportunistic, aggressive, smarter than his prey. A Jaeger aviator, employing maneuver warfare in three dimensions, fighting in a future so much different from anything we’ve imagined, will need...

  • Harriers in the Breach
    By Lieutenant Colonel Theodore N. Herman, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    Marine Corps Harriers flew from forward expeditionary airfields and amphibious assault ship decks in Desert Storm to shorten response times—and eliminate the need for aerial refueling. These VMA-542 Harriers, each carrying six Rockeyes...

  • SSNs Aren't Enough
    By Commander Paul Murdock, U.S. Navy

    In littoral warfare, the Navy’s present attack submarines may not always be able to accomplish the mission. A less sophisticated, more agile boat with an alternative propulsion system—the X-1 used hydrogen...

  • My Life with the PIMPS
    By Captain Joseph K. Taussig, Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)

    As WOMPO for the Severn River Naval Command, one naval officer took on the PIMPs by doing some PIMPing himself. But how does a WOMPO PIMP a brass band and a dairy farm? Today’s TQL is a problem PIMP, too...

  • Behind Every Great Ship . . .
    By Captain Christopher E. Weaver, U.S. Navy

    . . . must lie the appropriate shore support to keep it going. If the Navy wants to maintain the readiness of its operating forces, it must recognize this link—here, the carriers Kitty Hawk (CV-63), ...

  • We're Still Not Joint
    By Lieutenant Colonel William G. Welch, U.S. Army (Retired)

    Lining up the different services’ aircraft alongside each other—here, F-15 Strike Eagles, F-14 Tomcats, A-6 Intruders, and other aircraft cover the runway at the Roswell Industrial Air Center, New Mexico, during...

  • Full and Equal Partners
    By Wade Sanders

    Agree or disagree with the concept, but the reality is that naval reservists must be full and equal partners with the regulars. Just as the frontline carrier John F. Kennedy has become a Naval Reserve Force ship available for surge...

  • Russia, Inc.—Open for Business
    By Thomas S. Momiyama

    Russia’s Mikoyan, Sukhoi, and Yakovlev design bureaus have grasped the need for conversion or dual-use technology in the wake of the Cold War, and are building on their traditional high-performance tactical aircraft expertise to compete in...

  • Professional Notes

    Big Bucks for Weapons—Small Change for Lifesavers

    By Commander George Cornelius, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Desert Storm did not highlight the air-to-air Combat Identification (ID) problem, but it most...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But…Privatize the Exchange? It's Already Done!
    By Rear Admiral Jack Kavanaugh, Supply Corps, U.S. Navy

    There has been plenty of talk about privatizing the Navy Exchange and other military exchanges. Some say the taxpayer will save money.

  • Nobody Asked Me, But…The Coast Guard and the Navy Must Train Together
    By Lieutenant (junior grade) Nathan A. Moore, U.S. Coast Guard

    Today more than ever, the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy work hand-in-hand on many missions throughout the world such as drug interdiction, alien migrant interdiction, and coastal security. Training together is the key to success; however...

  • Book Reviews

    Eisenhower and the Suez Crisis of 1956

    Colonel Cole C. Kingseed, USA. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1995. 166 pp. Bib. Ind. Notes. $22.50. ($20.25).


  • Points of Interest: Naval Academy Dairy Feels the Squeeze
    By Tom Philpott

    Trivia buffs might be amused to learn Congress ordered a dairy established at the Naval Academy in 1911, after an outbreak of typhoid fever among midshipmen was traced to a local milk supplier.

    Efficiency buffs...

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

    Let Rossiyskomy Flotu, the third 4,200-ton Russian Neustrashimyy-class frigate, had her name changed from Tuman in 1994 so that her 1996 launch could honor the 300th anniversary of the founding of Peter the Great’s Azov Fleet. The ship...

  • World Naval Developments: European Upheaval Will Affect United States
    By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems

    The serious economic/political problems now afflicting France and, to a lesser degree, Germany, are likely to have important naval consequences—and also have interesting implications for U.S. economic and social policy.

  • Notebook
  • Lest We Forget: VC-5 "The Savage Sons"
    By Bob Lawson

    Following World War II, the Navy was involved in a struggle with the Army and newly independent Air Force over roles and missions. In particular, a bitter battle was engaged regarding strategic nuclear bombing. To prove the Navy...

  • Comment and Discussion

    “Submarine Design for the Littorals”

    (See J. E. Wright, pp.39-41, December 1995; J. J. Donnelly, pp.22-24, January 1996 Proceedings)

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