Are We Firing Tomahawks Too Easily?

By Sam J. Tangredi
December 1996
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 ...

Comment and Discussion

December 1996
“Men or Missiles for Close Air Support”(See D.C. Fuquea, pp. 26-29, November 1996 Proceedings)Lieutenant Commander Marion H. Klingler, U.S. Navy—Major Fuquea’s suggestion to provide close air support using cruise ...

Lest We Forget

By Eric Wertheim
December 1996
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 ...


December 1996
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Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
December 1996
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, ...

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman, Author, Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems
December 1996
British Tank Improves MobilityVickers, the British tank maker, is developing a new lightweight tank, which may be code-named Tracker. The all-electric vehicle will be powered by a fuel cell; each ...

The U.S. Navy: How Many Spy Subs . . . ?

By Norman Polmar, Author, The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
December 1996
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 ...

Book Reviews & Books of Interest

December 1996
A Civil War: A Year Inside College Football’s Purest RivalryJohn Feinstein. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1996. 412 pp. Photos. $24.95 ($22.45).Reviewed by Lieutenant Colonel Dick Seamon, U.S. ...

Professional Notes

December 1996
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 (SSBNs) scheduled for deactivation should be converted to attack ...

Eagle Comes Back to Roost

Photography by Doug Kuntz; Text by Russell Drum
December 1996
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.Across the Elbe River and visible through ...

What to Say to a Naked Lady

By Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate Raymond Bollinger, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve
December 1996
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 ...

Nobody Asked Me, But...Should I Die for Bahamian Fish?

By Lieutenant (j.g.) Brian Koshulsky, U.S. Coast Guard
December 1996
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 ...

No Premium on Killing

By Lieutenant General Anthony Zinni, U. S. Marine Corps, and Colonel Gary Ohls, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve
December 1996
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. ...

Toward a Doctrine of U.S. Naval Power

By Lieutenant William J. Rogers, USCGR
December 1996
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 ...

As World Ambassador

By Lieutenant James D. Carlson, U.S. Coast Guard
December 1996
Coast Guard Essay Contest Prize WinnerThe Coast Guard’s humanitarian reputation puts it in high demand worldwide—here, the Coast Guard cutter Gallatin (WHEC-721) visits pierside in Cork, Ireland, alongside the ...

Preparing for Tomorrow's Troubles

By Captain John G. Morgan, Jr., USN
December 1996
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 ...

How Fighting Ships Became Jane's

By Richard Brooks
December 1996
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 ...

Constant Bearing, Decreasing Range

By Commander Kevin Peppe, U.S. Navy
December 1996
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, ...

Who Will Answer the Chem/Bio Call?

By Major Joseph Osterman, USMC
December 1996
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 ...

Re-Engineering Training

By Lieutenant Douglas Mewhirter, U.S. Navy
December 1996
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 ...

It Only Takes One

By Commander Joseph Lodmell, U.S. Navy
December 1996
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 ...

Reserves Kick Grass

Photography By Chief Warrant Officer Robert C. Jenks, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
December 1996
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 ...

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