Forward . . . to the Beach

By G. R. Worthington
September 1996
We need to change the way we are doing business. As currently executed, “Forward . . . From the Sea,” the Navy’s “littoral strategy” since 1992, is too expensive, too ...

Dinosaur's Dilemma

By Ensign Christopher Ford, U.S. Naval Reserve
September 1996
Colin L. Powell Joint Warfighting Essay Contest 2nd Honorable Mention“Sometimes two heads are better than one.”As a child, I read a book which described a dinosaur so large ...

Comment and Discussion

September 1996
“Bomber Debates”(See G. Myers, pp. 34-36, August 1996 Proceedings)Lieutenant Commander Steve Davis, U.S. Navy, Executive Officer of The Sullivans (DDG-68) and former member of the OpNav Roles and Missions staff—Aircraft ...

Lest We Forget

By Eric Wertheim
September 1996
The transport vessel Leonard Wood (AP-25), formerly called the Nutmeg State and Western World, was built in 1922 and renamed Leonard Wood after being purchased by the War Department in ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
September 1996
This has been a busy year for the Australian-New Zealand joint MEKO 200ANZ-class frigate program. The first unit of the class, the Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac, is seen here in ...

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems
September 1996
British Choose Nimrod Over P-3In July, the British finally announced their choice for a Nimrod replacement: BAe’s Nimrod 2000. Although BAe was teamed with Boeing for the airplane’s combat ...

Book Reviews & Books of Interest

September 1996
Ironclaw: a Navy Carrier Pilot’s Gulf War ExperienceSherman Baldwin. New York, NY: Morrow, 1996. 258 pp. Gloss. $23.50 ($21.15).Reviewed by Vice Admiral Robert F. Dunn U.S. Navy (Retired)This is ...

The U.S. Navy: No More Intruders

By Norman Polmar, Author, The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
September 1996
The U.S. Navy’s last specialized attack aircraft—the A-6E Intruder—retires from the fleet in December when Attack Squadron 75 (VA-75) completes its current deployment on board the carrier Enterprise (CVN-65). The ...

Professional Notes

September 1996
Toward a Disposable StrikerBy Rene LoireThe “Revolution at Sea,” as depicted by Vice Admiral Joseph Metcalf III, U.S. Navy, in the January 1988 Proceedings (pages 34-39) continues to impress ...

Ink—and Vision—Can Save 16-Inch Tubes

By William L. Stearman
September 1996
The decision to close the Long Beach Navy Yard in 1997 presented the Navy with what it saw as a problem concerning the disposition of the nine “surplus,” unused 16-inch ...

The Arsenal Ship—She's Long Overdue

By Chuck Myers
September 1996
The Arsenal Ship is emerging as a strategic strike and deep interdiction substitute for land- and sea-based piloted bomber aircraft, which for decades have been used to attack heavily defended, ...

Voodoo Logistics Sink Triphibious Warfare

By Commander Terry C. Pierce, U.S. Navy
September 1996
Winston Churchill dubbed U.S. military operations in the Pacific as “triphibious warfare.”1 Voodoo logistics caused tragic losses at Guadalcanal and would have again in the Gulf War had Iraq not ...

The Revolution Is Incomplete

By Colonel Mark Cancian, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
September 1996
Colin L. Powell Joint Warfighting Essay Contest WinnerThe U.S. armed services usually prefer to work side by side—each doing independently what it does best—instead of intermingling for seamless joint ...

The Next 150 Years Begin

By Admiral Charles R. Larson, U.S. Navy
September 1996
The Naval Academy is in the business of producing junior officers for the Navy and the Marine Corps. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff symbolized the demanding interservice ...

'Not All That Far Apart'

By Lieutenant Colonel James G. Zumwalt, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
September 1996
The news of the death of General Tran Van Tra came as no surprise. I knew he had been ill. Still, the loss of a friend—even one known all too ...

The Ghost of Rebel Torpedoes

By Lieutenant Commander John F. Whalen, U.S. Naval Reserve
September 1996
In the history of naval mines, one lesson is clear: deployed in combination with other maritime components, they can be potentially decisive. A Baltimore reporter who witnessed the ill-fated April ...

Through a Glass Darkly

By Captain Charles E. Pehl, U.S. Naval Reserve
September 1996
Struggling to get a clear vision of the new world order, the Navy is formulating new doctrine for maneuver warfare and combat in the littorals. Before these new philosophies are ...

Helicopters Meet Surface Littoral Warfare Challenge

By Rear Admiral Ray Walsh, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Captain Brian V. Buzzell, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 1996
Much has been written recently about the transition from the Cold War to littoral warfare. Nowhere has this transition been more dramatic than in surface warfare, where several factors have ...

F-14D Exploits Passive Sensors

By Lieutenant Commander John Wood, U.S. Navy
September 1996
The F-14D has made two highly successful deployments since Carrier Air Wing (CVW)-14 accepted the newest Tomcat variant. On its first deployment with the Carl Vinson (CVN-70) Battle Group, the ...

F/A-18Es/Fs Fly at Patuxent River

Interview with Jerry Daniels and Bill Norman
September 1996
The new F/A-18E/F Super Hornets undergoing tests at NAS Patuxent River have handled well during aerial refueling and flutter testing. Proceedings Associate Editor Mac Greeley interviewed Jerry Daniels, McDonnell Douglas ...

Joint Strike Fighter Update

By David Fulghum
September 1996
Discussing the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) in isolation is impossible.Its future is tied to the U.S. Air Force’s F-22, from which technological advancements will flow, and the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18E/F—the ...

Prowler Goes Joint

By Captain Guy R. Hooper, U.S. Air Force
September 1996
The Secretary of Defense consolidated the Navy and Air Force airborne jamming mission in a single platform—the Navy’s EA-6B—and told the services to work it out. The results—here, Chairman of ...

We Don't Need Jaeger Air

By Major T. C. Moore, U.S. Marine Corps
September 1996
"We do not need regiments of flying SEALs . . . roaming the battlefield and targeting at will." Naval air can provide support that engaged ground forces want and need ...

Remove the Warfare Devices

By G. Miller
September 1996
In his excellent tribute to Admiral Arleigh Burke in the February 1996 Proceedings, historian David Rosenberg mentioned a Burke concept that has never been fully implemented. He cited Burke as ...

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