The White House Torpedoes NOAA Commissioned Corps

By Craig McLean
January 1996
On 6 September 1995, the White House announced the termination of one of the United States’ three uniformed maritime services, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Commissioned Corps. The ...

Comment and Discussion

January 1996
“Around the Knothole”(See F.A. Prisley, pp. 34-38, December 1995 Proceedings)Lieutenant Commander Eric D. Lanman, Supply Corps, U.S. Navy—I share Commander Prisley’s concern with the way the Navy manages the surface ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
January 1996
Seen in September while still on trials (and hence without her pendant number) is the second German Navy Brandenburg-class (Klasse 123) frigate, Schleswig-Holstein, a name that commemorates the pre-dreadnought battleship ...

The U.S. Navy: More Bang for the Buck

By Norman Polmar, Author, The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
January 1996
Truly new warships are developed infrequently; in the 50 years since the end of World War II, the nuclear-propelled ballistic missile submarine probably is the only new warship concept introduced ...

Book Reviews & Books of Interest

January 1996
Hard Bargain: How FDR Twisted Churchill’s Arm, Evaded the Law, and Changed the American PresidencyRobert Shogan. New York: Scribner. 1995. 320 pp. Illus. Notes. Ind. $24.00 ($21.60).Reviewed by Fred ...

Professional Notes

January 1996
Prepositioning: Getting There First’est with the Most’est By John M. Collins The U.S. National Military Strategy demands abilities to employ sufficient forces of the right kinds at the right times ...

Nobody Asked Me, But…Silent Is Smart

By Ensign Christopher M. Czyzewski, U.S. Navy
January 1996
Communications in modem naval warfare is becoming more important as the technology continues to grow dramatically. In the Battle of Jutland, for example, divisions of battleships required signal flags flying ...

Generation X: One Wardroom's Perspective

By Lieutenant (junior grade0 John Sharpe, U.S. Navy, Lieutenant Commander Chris Ratliff, U.S. Navy, and Commander Kevin Peppe, U.S. Navy
January 1996
Three naval officers assigned to the attack submarine USS Atlanta (SSN-712) respond to the recent Proceedings article. “Keeping the Generation X Junior Officer,” which contends that junior officers will continue ...

Leadership Forum: A Comment from the Back Row

By Lieutenant Commander James J. McGovern, U.S. Navy
January 1996
My disassociated sea tour was both thrilling and taxing. Most pilots who have completed this tour reluctantly will agree that they learned something every day—and that they drafted a resignation ...

The Soldier's Other Battlefields

By Captain Arthur M. Smith, Medical Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve
January 1996
Not every occupational risk that comes with military service results from enemy munitions. We must remain alert to the more insidious threats such as cancer and reproductive damage, and remember ...

Whither Naval Special Warfare?

By Rear Admiral George Worthington, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 1996
After nearly a decade of buildup and revitalization, Naval Special Warfare was ready for Desert Storm—here, a SEAL delivery vehicle launches from its tow sled after being towed by the ...

What Price Sticky Foam?

By Lieutenant Colonel Martin N. Stanton, U.S. Army
January 1996
The most recent additions to the military’s arsenal of nonlethal weapons—this Marine demonstrates the stopping ability of sticky foam—received near universal praise in the media. However, these wonder technologies could ...

Promises, Promises

By Captain Warren Caldwell, Jr., U.S. Navy
January 1996
Its advocates present a future of impunity, invulnerability, and invincibility in warfare—Desert Storm with “more microchips” (here, active matrix liquid crystal displays)—but the technical revolution in military affairs may be ...

Can't Leave Peace to the Diplomats

By Colonel W. C. Gregson, U.S. Marine Corps
January 1996
If the United States wants to limit nuclear proliferation, it must decrease its vulnerability to nuclear strike and provide security assurances to nonnuclear nations. The presence and commitment of ...

The 84,000-Pound Sonobuoy

By Captain Richard A. Hoffman, U.S.Navy (Retired)
January 1996
Tests using seaplanes for antisubmarine warfare in the mid-1950s highlighted problems in take-off and landing in heavy seas. Here, a Martin Marlin P5M-2 negotiates calmer seas; the sonar hoist test ...

The B-1B: In Memoriam

By Colonel Everest E. Riccioni, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
January 1996
How best to immortalize the incredible achievement that is the B-1 fleet? Create a monument to its lessons.My fellow Americans, today I ask that you weigh this momentous ...

CNEF Arriving!

By Commander T. J. McKearney, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 1996
The most casual reader has come across the term naval expeditionary force (NEF) in discussions of the U.S. Navy’s current strategic role. As outlined in . . From the Sea,” ...

Maneuvering Past Maneuver Warfare

By Major General Edward B. Atkeson, U.S. Army (Retired)
January 1996
The Army experienced a momentary flirtation with maneuver warfare but soon realized that fire and maneuver are inseparable parts of a continuum, to be employed in measured doses according to ...

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