Proceedings Magazine - October 1997 Volume 123/10/1,136

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Ill Winds Blow

As fierce as the typhoons of 1934-35 were for the destroyers Yugiri and Mutsuki and the carrier Ryujo, their lessons helped Japan launch World...

Constitution Sails Again—and Again?

On 21 July, the USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") sailed free for the first time in almost 116 years. The venerable frigate...

Comment and Discussion

"The Captain's Down!"

(See D. Taylor, pp. 2-6, August 1997 Proceedings)

QDR Misses the Point

In 1950, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson told Congress, "We are tailoring our defenses to fit today's situation." In 1997,...

Hazing Is Not a Rite

The Marine Corps needs rites of passage; it doesn't need hazing. These Marines, members of an aerial delivery unit, grimace in pain as...

Emphasize Tactical Training!

The worldwide proliferation of advanced submarine technology is threatening the undersea superiority of US forces. Engineering should...

Ship Killers From Low Earth Orbit

Weapons in low earth orbit pose a potential threat to all surface forces. A well-planned strike by such weapons could result in a sudden and...

Special Ops Needs a New Player

To ensure that it thrives—and survives—in the 21st century, the U.S. Coast Guard must develop its own special-operations...

Silence in Our Wake

As an equal player in the joint task force, the submarine force is working to improve its connectivity.

Warfighting Skills Are Built at Sea

A shorter industrial availability will improve the readiness of US sailors and ships.

Nobody Asked Me, But...Fix SWOS for Good!

It is time to rethink the Surface Warfare Officer School Division Officer Course (SWOS-DOC) starting from scratch—not merely applying...

Surface Ship ASW: Modern Technology—Outdated Procedures

How to Beat Target Motion Analysis

Ask any combat information center (CIC) team which tactical procedure they dislike performing most and target motion analysis (TMA) is sure to...

Train the Ones Who Are Going

To improve readiness at the tip of the spear, the Navy should match the rotation dates of critical war fighters to the interdeployment...

Not Your Grandpa's 'Gator—But It May Be Your Granddaughter's

The Navy's newest amphibious ships, the San Antonio (LPD-17)-class, are the first designed to support mixed-gender crews and...

We Need an Air Defense Center of Excellence

Like the dinners Nelson shared with his captains as they sailed toward Alexandria, our carrier battle group conducted wardroom visits among...

Sell It to the Marines

The success of operational maneuver from the sea (OMFTS) will depend to a large degree on over-the-horizon ship-to-objective delivery means...

Professional Notes

Digital F-14s Get the Picture—Fast

By Commander Mark L. Bathrick, U.S. Navy

Two aircraft launch from a forward-...

Leadership Forum: XO Axioms for Excellence

Volumes have been written on command at sea. Textbooks, magazine articles, novels, and movies have covered the travails of life in command in...

Book Reviews

Hostile Waters

Peter Huchthausen, Igor Kurdin, and R. Alan White. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. 303 pp. Bib. Photos. $23.95...

Oceans: To the North Pole for Fun and Profit

Frederick Cook and Robert Peary claimed to have been the first explorers to reach the North Pole—in 1908 and 1909, respectively. While...

Points of Interest: Services Choose Sides in Tax-Deferred Savings Fight

Navy and Air Force leaders bump heads often over traditional issues like aircraft carriers versus long-range bombers. Here's a new one: tax-...

World Naval Developments

Don’t Rain on My B-2

The B-2 is in trouble again. In August, a congressional study determined that the bomber's stealth is...

Combat Fleets

Lest We Forget

The minesweeper Revenge (AM-110, later MSF-110) was the sixth II.S. naval vessel to bear that name. Built by Winslow Marine Railway and...

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