Combating the New Terrorism

By Chris Seiple
October 1996
The crude pipe bomb that exploded in Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta during the Olympic Games resulted in two dead and more than a hundred wounded. But what if the ...

A Littoral Leader

By Lieutenant Colonel Frank G. Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
October 1996
Taking maneuver warfare to sea certainly sounds like a 20th-century concept, but more than two hundred years ago, Admiral Horatio Nelson was practicing its tenets—innovation, adaptability, commander’s will, and decentralization—and ...

Comment & Discussion

October 1996
“John Has To Do It Because Jane Can’t”(See P.D. Rogers, p. 46, September 1996 Proceedings)Lieutenant Colonel Gregory Johnson U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)—Captain Rogers believes that the exclusion of Marine Corps ...

Lest We Forget

By Eric Wertheim
October 1996
Launched on 24 December 1943, the USS Wilkes-Barre (CL-103) was commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 1 July 1944 with Captain Robert Porter, Jr. in Command. Following shakedown training, ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
October 1996
The 32,780-ton Clemenceau is to be decommissioned in September 1997, leaving the French Navy a single-carrier force for the foreseeable future. Sister Foch is to be laid up on completion ...

World Naval Developments: It's People, Stupid . . .

By Norman Friedman, Author, Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons System
October 1996
As the defense budget inevitably shrinks, attention is concentrated on appropriate choices of hardware and on savings attainable by closing and consolidating bases. At this point, there must be some ...

Book Reviews & Books of Interest

October 1996
A Question of HonorJeffrey Gantar and Tom Patten. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1996. 204 pp. Photos. $16.99 ($15.29).Reviewed by Vice Admiral Howard B. Thorsen, U.S. Coast Guard ...

Professional Notes

October 1996
What’s Wrong with Continuity, Consistency, and Professionalism?By Lieutenant Commander John Hannon, U.S. Coast Guard ReserveOn an April day in 1865, a Mississippi River steamboat named the Sultana was in Vicksburg, ...

Colder Than Hell

By First Lieutenant Joseph R. Owen, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
October 1996
A personal account of rifle company Baker-One-Seven’s experiences at Chosin during the first uncertain months of the Korean War, Colder than Hell, due out this month from the Naval Institute ...

Hot Pursuit Up the Sounds

By Ivan Musicant
October 1996
As strategically decisive Civil War naval battles went, the Union’s combined operation against North Carolina’s Roanoke Island meant relatively little. But its amphibious aspects—and logistical problems—were precursors to similar operations ...

Finding Doctrine's Future in the Past

By Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
October 1996
Doctrine is getting a lot of attention in today's Navy—for good reason. For one thing, the ability to apply sound doctrine correlates with the Navy’s ability to carry out its ...

Pacific Friendship

By Naoyuki Agawa and James E. Auer
October 1996
Post-World War II, the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force have developed a close and trusted relationship. The resolve to maintain and improve that cooperation is critical to ...

Correcting the Record Isn't Easy

By Charles W. Gittins
October 1996
Peace has come at a price for the nation’s standing armed forces: the reduction of U.S. combat forces and a concomitant shrinking of opportunity for service members—officer and enlisted alike—to ...

Bound in Shallows and Miseries?

By Richard Boyle
October 1996
Released from the pressure of the Cold War, but uncertain what will evolve in the new environment, the Navy is in the optimum position to begin a new era of ...

A Bird in Hand

By Colonel Jack Grace, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
October 1996
Applying new technological breakthroughs to military missions requires careful consideration and an incremental approach—in other words, an evolution, not a revolution. The best example of this is the successful CH-53E ...

Renaissance Admiral

By Norman Polmar
October 1996
The Russian Navy owes its 300-year longevity to a youthful visionary who called himself admiral, general, and tsar.Three centuries ago. Tsar Peter I (1672-1725) founded the Russian Navy. After ...

After Three Centuries

By Fleet Admiral Felix Gromov, Russian Federation Navy
October 1996
As the Russian Navy honors its 300-year history and looks to the future, emerging from upheaval, just as it has done several times in the past.This year, we celebrate ...

"(Not Quite) The (Almost) End of the Frigate"

By Captain Donald Loren, U.S. Navy
October 1996
As difficult as it is for a traditional “tin can sailor” to acknowledge the truths Norman Polmar discusses in his article, “The (Almost) End of the Frigate” (July 1995 Proceedings), ...

New Threat—New Ships—New Armor

By Lieutenant Shawn Hart, U.S. Naval Reserve
October 1996
U.S. naval vessels responding to the over-the-horizon exigencies of the Cold War have evolved into champions with long reaches—and glass jaws.Their lightweight aluminum-steel construction renders them vulnerable to small arms ...

The Fix Is In: Fire Support Returns

By Lieutenant Commander Clarence T. Morgan, U.S. Navy
October 1996
To execute maneuver warfare from the sea successfully, the Navy and Marine Corps must improve naval surface fire support (NSFS) capabilities significantly. Present Navy surface combatant weapon systems lack the ...

Here Is the Fun

By Lieutenant George S. Capen, U.S. Navy
October 1996
Surface warfare is full of fun and excitement. It is also extremely demanding, however, and negative leadership has sullied the profession. It is time to rewrite our leadership curriculum, to ...

Designed for the Job

By Kenneth S. Brower and Captain Janies W. Kehoe, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 1996
Current U.S. Navy ship design criteria and practices can produce capable blue-water warships, but what the Navy needs is a small combatant specially suited for littoral warfare. An analysis ...

Big Commitments, Little Cash

By Gregg T. Smith
October 1996
Faced with the block obsolescence of its low-end escort force, the Navy is focusing on high-end replacements. Unable to produce the needed numbers of ships, this course could make tomorrow’s ...

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