Proceedings Magazine - December 1996 Volume 122/12/1,126

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With the delegitimization of nuclear deterrence, we are rapidly moving toward a world order where only the movement of massive conventional forces can deter aggression by dictators and warlords...


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  • Are We Firing Tomahawks Too Easily?
    By Sam J. Tangredi
    With the delegitimization of nuclear deterrence, we are rapidly moving toward a world order where only the movement of massive conventional forces can deter aggression by dictators and warlords. If we are to reverse this trend, we need to...
  • No Premium on Killing
    By Lieutenant General Anthony Zinni, U. S. Marine Corps, and Colonel Gary Ohls, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve

    In a world that nurtures the growth of both democracy and strife, nonlethal weapons offer U.S. forces a widening range of appropriate options to accomplish a lengthening list of missions.

  • Reserves Kick Grass
    Photography By Chief Warrant Officer Robert C. Jenks, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

    Marine Aircraft Group-42 Marines home-based at NAS Atlanta, NAS New Orleans, and NAS Norfolk have been spending a lot of time in the Caribbean lately—but they're not on R&R. Their mission: providing helicopter support to local...

  • It Only Takes One
    By Commander Joseph Lodmell, U.S. Navy

    The North Korean submarine force may be one of the world’s least capable, operating some of the most obsolete submarines in existence—they grounded this Sang-o class boat on South Korea’s east coast on 21...

  • Re-Engineering Training
    By Lieutenant Douglas Mewhirter, U.S. Navy

    Decentralizing the engineering training organization—here, two Navy gas turbine systems technicians train on the propulsion auxiliary control console on board the Anzio (CG-68)—is the first step to returning responsibility for...

  • Who Will Answer the Chem/Bio Call?
    By Major Joseph Osterman, USMC
    By coupling weapons of mass destruction with terrorism—a frightening marriage highlighted by the 1995 Sarin gas attack on a Tokyo subway—you create a scenario for which the United States is woefully unprepared. The Department of...
  • Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range
    By Commander Kevin Peppe, U.S. Navy

    In a deep fog, with roles and missions and money and politics and other big ships plowing headlong, intent on running us down, we need to navigate smartly, to think, to articulate, and finally to realize this Navy’s...

  • How Fighting Ships Became Jane's
    By Richard Brooks

    The vision of a young British naval warfare enthusiast revolutionized the way in which naval professionals approached learning about all the world's navies and their ships. At the turn of the 20th century, strong-willed Fred T. Jane...

  • Preparing for Tomorrow's Troubles
    By Captain John G. Morgan, Jr., USN

    Naval planners should approach the upcoming Quadrennial Defense Review with an eye toward tomorrow’s dangers, such as the security concerns inherent in the world’s unchecked population growth. For example, by 2030,...

  • As World Ambassador
    By Lieutenant James D. Carlson, U.S. Coast Guard

    Coast Guard Essay Contest Prize Winner

    The Coast Guard’s humanitarian reputation puts it in high demand worldwide—here, the Coast Guard cutter Gallatin (WHEC-721) visits pierside in Cork...

  • Coast Guard Essay Contest First Honorable Mention: Coast Guard Isn't the Navy, but ...
    By Commander Dee Norton, U.S. Coast Guard
    ... it is doing more missions once typical of the Navy—at right, in Hawaiian waters, the USCGC Sherman (WHEC-720) sails with the USS Cowpens (CG-63) and five other participating fleets during RIMPAC 96. The Coast...
  • Toward a Doctrine of U.S. Naval Power
    By Lieutenant William J. Rogers, USCGR

    With the publication of “Forward . . . From the Sea” and Naval Doctrine Publication 1 (NDP-1), Naval Warfare, the United States has begun to define both a strategy and doctrine for using naval forces to further national security...

  • Coast Guard Essay Contest Second Honorable Mention: The Coast Guard Goes Joint
    By Lieutenant Commander Robert B. Watts, USCG

    The Coast Guard has proved itself a capable player in the joint arena—here, the cutter Chase (WHEC-718) assists U.S. naval forces during Operation Support Democracy off the coast of Haiti. To stay joint,...

  • Interview with Admiral Kramek: 'We're Working Smarter'

    Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert E. Kramek met recently with Naval Institute editors Bruce Gibson and Scott Belliveau and former Editorial Board Chairman Vice Admiral Howard B. Thorsen to discuss a wide range of topics at Coast Guard...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But...Should I Die for Bahamian Fish?
    By Lieutenant (j.g.) Brian Koshulsky, U.S. Coast Guard

    A recent incident has raised some questions in my mind about what the Coast Guard’s role is—and what it should be—with regard to international law enforcement. Debating the legality of these issues is not my intent. Rather...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But...Are We Deck Watch Officers or Paper Pushers?
    By Ensign Charles Cinamella III, USCG

    Being a junior officer on the deck- watch officer track on a U.S. Coast Guard cutter is a challenging experience that can be recalled as the best— or worst—time in an officer’s career. The most significant worry that junior...

  • What to Say to a Naked Lady
    By Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate Raymond Bollinger, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve

    From the log of Coast Guard Governor Nicholls Street Vessel Traffic Control Tower, New Orleans, 13 July 1996:

    2331 - M/V Spanish Fort reported a nude woman running about under Mandeville St. Wharf, passed report to...

  • Eagle Comes Back to Roost
    Photography by Doug Kuntz; Text by Russell Drum

    In June 1996, the U.S. Coast Guard training bark Eagle retraced her roots and reacquainted herself with some of her first German crew members.

  • Professional Notes

    Tridents Fill Special Warfare-Strike Requirements

    By Commander Michael P. Wood, U.S. Navy

    The four Ohio (SSBN-726)-class Trident nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines...

  • Book Reviews & Books of Interest

    A Civil War: A Year Inside College Football’s Purest Rivalry

    John Feinstein. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1996. 412 pp. Photos. $24.95 ($22.45).

    Reviewed by Lieutenant Colonel Dick Seamon, U.S...

  • The U.S. Navy: How Many Spy Subs . . . ?
    By Norman Polmar, Author, The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet

    How many spy subs does the U.S. Navy have?” The question, from a Soviet captain 1st rank, took me by surprise. After brief hesitation, I replied, “All U.S. attack submarines have an intelligence collection role.”...

  • Points of Interest: Tobacco Discounts Go Up in Smoke
    By Tom Philpott

    The Pentagon ended one of the great incongruities of military life on 1 November when it eliminated deep discounts on tobacco products sold in commissaries—by an organization that makes health and fitness a professional...

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

    British Tank Improves Mobility

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

    The sole survivor in the world’s navies of a once-common U.S. fire-support landing craft class, Thailand's Nakha, seen here last August, was completed in February 1945 by Commercial Iron Works, Portland, Oregon, as LSSL-102. One of 53...

  • Notebook

    This html article is produced from an uncorrected text file through optical character recognition. Prior to 1940 articles all text has been corrected, but from 1940 to the present most still remain uncorrected....

  • Lest We Forget
    By Eric Wertheim

    Launched on 16 July 1943, the U.S. destroyer escort Vance (DE- 387) was commissioned on 1 November 1943 and placed under the command of Lieutenant Commander E.A. Anderson, U.S. Coast Guard.

    Following her shakedown cruise, the...

  • Comment and Discussion

     “Men or Missiles for Close Air Support”

    (See D.C. Fuquea, pp. 26-29, November 1996 Proceedings)

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