Proceedings Magazine - March 1997 Volume 123/3/1,129

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During a recent office visit, Admiral Jay Johnson fielded a wide range of questions from Proceedings editors John Miller and Brendan Greeley.

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  • 'Included in Our Sticker Price': Interview with the Chief of Naval Operations
    By John Miller and Brendan Greeley

    During a recent office visit, Admiral Jay Johnson fielded a wide range of questions from Proceedings editors John Miller and Brendan Greeley.

    Proceedings: The Quadrennial Defense Review is starting to heat up....

  • Facing Westward to the Future
    By General Charles C. Krulak, U.S. Marine Corps

    Traditional Asia Pacific Indian Ocean population centers are fast becoming centers of wealth, productivity, power and influence as the global economic center of gravity continues to shift westward. To maintain regional stability while drawing...

  • Comment and Discussion

    "Stealth Emerges at Farnborough"

    (See N. Friedman, p. 92, December 1996 Proceedings)

  • The Commanders Respond

    Thirteen commanders entered the forum—the sixth year we have asked them—to answer the question: "How does your Navy intend to exploit the capabilities of your Air Force and Army to conduct littoral warfare more effectively?...

  • Asia at Sea
    By Captain Bernard Cole, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Winner, International Navies Essay Contest

    Anticipating further US withdrawal from the region, the nations of Asia Pacific are watching naval developments in Japan and China and working to improve their own maritime capabilities....

  • A Naval Doctrine for the Armada
    By Juan Carlos Campbell-Cruz

    First Honorable Mention, International Navies Essay Contest

    With the government's renewed emphasis on defense capabilities, the Spanish Navy is poised to take on new roles and missions. It has the resources, ability, and training...

  • Back to the Future
    By Commander Michele Cosentino, Italian Navy

    Second Honorable Mention, International Navies Essay Contest

    Since the end of the Cold War, Western naval focus has shifted from the Soviet threat to littoral warfare. Despite warming relations between Russia and the US, submarines...

  • International Navies Photo Contest Winners

    Hosting the International Navies Photo Contest is a wonderful pleasure for the staff of Proceedings magazine.

    Every year we are taken to new and exciting places around the world through the talents of some of the world’s...

  • Recent Trends in Naval Procurement
    By Antony Preston

    Despite the downsizing of major navies in the past year, a number of interesting new projects are either in hand or about to start, giving some indications of future developments.

  • French Build Warships for Oman and Kuwait
    By Antony Preston

    Since the 1970s, Constructions Mecaniques de Normandie's (CMN) Combatante series of missile-armed fast attack craft has given its name to an entire category of small but fast and powerfully armed mosquito craft found in many Third World...

  • Chile Begins Naval Exports
    By Antony Preston

    Although the primary role of Chilean shipbuilder ASMAR is the support of the Chilean Navy, it builds and repairs commercial craft for profit. ASMAR has entered the competition to supply offshore patrol vessels to other countries.

  • Designing and Buying Warships: France, Great Britain, and the United States
    By Larrie Ferreiro

    The Royal Navy's two new assault landing ships and the French Navy's Surcouf are products of different acquisition philosophies. The way a country buys its naval vessels reflects its political and economic makeup.


  • Waltzing with the Russian Bear
    By Vice Admiral Donald L. Pilling and Captain Doug Connell, U.S. Navy

    For the first two months of 1996, the US Sixth Fleet and the Russian Northern Fleet carrier Kuznetsov conducted joint operations in the Mediterranean. The contact provided insight into both the development of Russian naval aviation and how...

  • Russia's Navy Will Remain Strong Beyond 2000
    By Norman Polmar

    Navies undoubtedly will play important roles in the 21st century. These roles will differ for various navies, and the numbers of ships, submarines, and aircraft and their capabilities will be important, but there will be a need for a more...

  • NATO Enlargement: The Case for Romania
    By Captain Marke R. Shelley and Lieutenant Commander John P. Norris, U.S. Naval Reserve

    NATO likely will add two new members in the near future. Romania's strategic geography, integrated military, and Western values make it a logical choice. It is time to put Romania on the short list for NATO membership.


  • The Aegean Sea: A Crisis Waiting to Happen
    By Charles Maechling

    Extension to a 12-mile territorial sea—which would give Greece 72% of the Aegean—could bring to a boil long-standing boundary disputes between Greece and Turkey.

  • Royal Danish Navy: Future Capabilities and Options
    By Commander K.T. Madsen, Royal Danish Navy

    With specialization not an option, the Danish Navy must build a force able to support NATO and other multinational forces, but also able to operate and fight independently in waters vital to Denmark.

    What will be the future for...

  • BaltOps 96: Building Regional Stability
    By Guy Toremans

    The BaltOps 96 exercise included NATO and non-NATO units under the Partnership for Peace. Ships such as Finland's Kotka and Lithuania's Zemaitis usher in a new era of East-West cooperation.

  • Canadian Navy Trains to Keep the Peace
    By David N. Griffiths and Douglas S. Thomas

    Canada's Navy is training to meet the wide-ranging challenges of peacekeeping operations--from coastal fisheries protection to humanitarian assistance in Somalia. Competent military forces must be skilled, equipped and ready for war....

  • Improving Security in the Western Pacific
    By Captain Kenji Kinoshita, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force

    Nineteen navies participated in the 5th Western Pacific Naval Symposium, sponsored by the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force that opened its ships for special tours and briefings.

  • World Navies in Review
    By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World

    This year's review appraises the state of the world's navies as they revamp their fleets in the wake of the Cold War and plan for the future.

  • Israel's Navy Beat the Odds
    By Rear Admimral Ze’ev Almog, Israeli Navy (Retired)

    According to Almog, the effect of the October (Yom Kippur) War in 1973 on Israel's navy was negligible. Assumptions and contingency plans formulated prior to the war proved accurate.

  • Professional Notes
  • Book Reviews & Books of Interest

    Through a Canadian Periscope: The Story of the Canadian Submarine Service

    Julie H. Ferguson. Toronto: Dunbar Press, 1995. 375 pp. Illus. Ind. $32.50 ($29.25).

    Reviewed by Commander Nathaniel French Caldwell, Jr., U....

  • Nobody Asked Me But… Send No Ugly Americans
    By Sonar Technician Second Class Kent G. Hilstrom, U.S. Navy

    Extensive travel through Europe has given me an opportunity to enjoy the rich history and culture of some of the oldest civilizations on earth. The experiences I've had and friendships I've made have broadened my horizons beyond all my...

  • Nobody Asked Me But…Dispatch a U.S. Naval Attaché to Vietnam
    By Lieutenant Commander Dan Shanower, U.S. Navy

    In mid-1995, the United States opened a diplomatic mission in Hanoi, in part to assist American businesses eager to join Vietnam's economic boom. Then, in late May 1996, the United States announced that the first U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam...

  • Nobody Asked Me But…We Don't Need Armed Forces Service Medals
    By Lieutenant Jeffrey T. Rees, U.S. Navy

    I recently was informed by my administrative officer that I was receiving the Armed Forces Service Medal. In 1993, I was part of a detachment of VP-45, flying the P-3C Orion on armed reconnaissance missions off Yugoslavia during Operation Sharp...

  • The U.S. Navy: Keeping the Nation's Secrets
    By Norman Polmar, Author, The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet

    The selling of secrets to the Soviet Union that plagued the United States during the Cold War continues. The only difference is that now the buyer is Russia rather than the failed U.S.S.R.

  • Points of Interest: Exchange System Merger Stings
    By Tom Philpott

    Deciding to merge three military exchange services into one seems like a common-sense way to save the Defense Department a lot of money in tight budget times. But it can be as rewarding an experience as tying together a triad of beehives.

  • World Naval Developments: China Buys Russian Destroyers
    By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems

    Under an agreement concluded in December, China will buy a pair of Russian Sovremennyy-class destroyers armed with SS-N-22 (3M80) and SA-N-7 missiles. The ships are being refitted in a Russian yard, probably Vladivostok.

  • Lest We Forget: USS Rinehart (DE-196)
    By Eric Wertheim

    The U.S. Navy destroyer Rinehart (DE-196), built by the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company of Newark, New Jersey, was laid down on 21 October 1943 and commissioned on 12 February 1944. Lieutenant Partee W. Crouch was the ship'...

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