What Price Leadership?

By Dan Howard
July 1996
The family of Admiral Mike Boorda is paying an awful price for having a loved one involved in the leadership of the Department of the Navy. Did the job itself ...

SSNs Have Role in Low Intensity Conflicts

By Ensign William C. Pritchett, U.S. Navy
July 1996
Capstone Essay ContestSubmarines have been used extensively throughout history in conducting anti-surface warfare (ASUW) and antisubmarine warfare (ASW). It is not likely that these two missions will ever go ...

Comment and Discussion

July 1996
“The Navy’s Pressure Cooker”(See T. Philpott, pp. 50-55, May 1996 Proceedings)Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Paul H. Sayles, U.S. Naval Reserve—I reviewed Tom Philpott’s time line for career progression several times ...

Lest We Forget

By Eric Wertheim
July 1996
Lead ship of the largest class of heavy cruisers ever built, the USS Baltimore (CA-68), was the lead ship of the Baltimore-class of heavy cruisers, and the fifth U.S. warship ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
July 1996
Pictured is a model of Spain’s new F100-class guided missile “frigate,” the first unit of which is to be delivered in 2001. Spain, with the Netherlands and Germany, formed a ...

World Naval Developments: Tacit Blue: Radar vs. Stealth

By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems
July 1996
In May, details of a hitherto secret U.S. battlefield reconnaissance aircraft developed during the 1980s, Northrop’s Tacit Blue, were revealed. Unlike the F-117 and B-2, Tacit Blue resembles nothing so ...

The U.S. Navy: The Harbinger of a Threat

By Norman Polmar, Author, The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
July 1996
For much of the Cold War the U.S. Navy lived under the threat of nuclear attack at sea. Indeed, the specter of warships torn asunder by nuclear explosions obsessed naval ...

Book Reviews & Books of Interest

July 1996
America’s Team: the Odd CoupleFrank Aukofer and Vice Admiral William P. Lawrence, USN (Ret.). Nashville, TN: The Freedom Forum, 176 pp. App. Bib. Ind. Photos. Free. Apply directly to The ...

Professional Notes

July 1996
Countering High-Tech Drug SmugglersBy Lieutenant Christopher Tomney, U.S. Navy, and Lieutenant Joseph DiRenzo III, U.S. Coast GuardIn less than a decade, the Caribbean war on drugs has undergone a ...

Henry Morgan's Raid Is Relevant

By Second Lieutenant Mark Kerber, U.S. Marine Corps
July 1996
Capstone Essay ContestIn 1670, Captain Henry Morgan of Jamaica gathered his forces off the coast of Hispaniola with an English commission to land and attack any Spanish location known ...

Mrs. Boorda's Message to the Navy

By Betty Boorda
July 1996
Thank you, U.S. Navy, and a special thanks to you, those wonderful sailors. Thank you for the overwhelming outpouring of wonderful stories and letters that our family has received during ...

The U.S. Navy Must Re-Evaluate Its Doctrine

By Ensign Patrick. M. Kelly, U.S. Navy
July 1996
Capstone Essay ContestIn response to the changing political and military world climate, the Department of the Navy issued its joint Navy-Marine Corps white paper, “. . . From the ...

Tomorrow's Fleet—Part I

By Scott C. Truver
July 1996
Once considered the submarine of the future, the Seawolf (SSN-21) is now considered a “bridge” to the less-expensive NSSN. And for the first time in 30 years, the Navy is ...

Stretched Too Thin

By Major David A. Anderson, U.S. Marine Corps
July 1996
Realigning to meet the nation’s changing needs will require a painful reorganization—to include standing down the III Marine Expeditionary Force on Okinawa—but the Marine Corps that emerges can provide a ...

High Altitude Endurance UAVs

By Michael L. McDaniel
July 1996
The Tier 2+ and Tier 3- unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) of the Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA), although not Navy programs, may be of great use in naval operations.These UAVs ...

Fight Fast First

By Lieutenant Colonel John R. Martin, U.S. Army, and Lieutenant Colonel Mark Gunzinger, U.S. Air Force
July 1996
In most future operations, decisive warfare will be joint warfare. For the Navy, this means a shift in emphasis from decisive Mahanian battle at sea to a strategy that focuses ...

Keeping Up With the Revolution

By Captain Jim Patton, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 1996
In his final appearance before Congress prior to his retirement earlier this year as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Bill Owens warned that—although the exploitation of ...

Ducks in the Desert 2010

By Commander Steve Jarrett, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 1996
In bureaucratic, hierarchical organizations employees are often like sheep. They mill around but have no clear sense of purpose. What companies need, it is often said, are wild ducks. But ...

Sell It Like It Is

By Master Chief Boatswain's Mate Raymond Bollinger, USCGR
July 1996
The Coast Guard Reserve doesn’t just supply emergency “surge” manpower. More often a group of constables—those charged with keeping the peace within their districts, though often assigned additional duties—reservists provide ...

Give Her All You Got

By Captain Kevin Green, USN
July 1996
Dear Commander Jones:I was delighted to receive your letter of introduction and hope you are finding the long command pipeline both useful and enjoyable. As the days draw you close ...

A Letter to the Plank Owners

By Brigadier General Mark Hamilton, USA
July 1996
In another of the strange and sometimes cruel ironies that mark the course of history, the tragedy of Admiral Mike Boorda’s death very likely will be remembered as the turning ...

Could I Have Saved Admiral Boorda?

By Lieutenant Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMCR
July 1996
A few days after Admiral Mike Boorda’s death last May, my work in the Marine Corps Reserve prompted a trip to the Washington Navy Yard. The atmosphere there was clearly ...

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