Comment and Discussion

April 1997
"Monsarrat Was Wrong" (See R.B. Hunt, pp. 30-32, February 1997 Proceedings) Firecontrolman First Class Ronald C. Hageman, U.S. Navy (Retired)— Chief Hunt is exactly right. I served on five ships ...
U.S. NAVY (A. R. PLANTZ)

The Next Carrier Piece by Piece

By Commander Donald Bouchoux, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 1997
The CVX design for Navy aircraft carriers will be the centerpiece of naval power projection well into the 21st century.
RUSSIA'S ARMS CATALOG/MILITARY PARADE

Running Too Silent and Too Deep?

By Lieutenant Commander Gary Watson, Jr., U.S. Navy
April 1997
Watson questions whether the Navy will produce the correct submarine force for the future and whether the US will be able to afford it.
AP PHOTO (LEDERHANDLER)

War and Peace in a Virtual World

By Rear Admiral Brent Baker, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 1997
In the future, the US military will face a better equipped, more independent media and will not have as much control of the media as it had during the Persian ...
DOD JOINT COMBAT CAMERA CENTER

Proteus Shackled: The Future of War

By Lieutenant Colonel Russell W. Glenn, U.S. Army
April 1997
With the end of Cold War bipolarity, one aspect of war—the threat of superpower conflict—was shackled. But like Proteus, war is again metamorphosing, and as US. troops in Somalia discovered, ...
LITHUANIAN NAVY

The Commanders Respond

April 1997
Navy commanders Mario Argueta Franco of El Salvador, Raimundas Baltuska of Lithuania, Vishnu Bhagwat of India, Eduardo Ma R. Santos of the Philippines, and Vid Stipetic of Croatia tell how ...
IMAGE BANK (A. EDWARDS)

Operation Entitlement

By Colonel Lawrence B. Wilkerson, U.S. Army and Lieutenant Colonel Roger D. Kirkpatrick, U.S. Marine Corps
April 1997
There is a way to structure and finance the military retirement program that would cost the government less while providing better benefits to retirees.

Follow Me!

By William P. Mote
April 1997
In the early 1960s, our electronics research and development destroyer, Richard E. Krause (EDD-849), was assigned to Task Group Bravo for exercises. Normally at the dock or anchored in the ...

The Navy That Almost Was

By Lieutenant Michael G. Forsythe, U.S. Navy
April 1997
The Chinese Navy's modernized 19th-century fleet was destroyed during the first Sino-Japanese War, but Chinese historians and military strategists have learned some lessons for today from the incident.

Time for Real Reform

By Commander Marvin E. Butcher, Jr., U.S. Navy
April 1997
Butcher proposes that the Navy establish a single administrative commander-in-chief with one set of type commanders and then return the officer corp to its main mission, war fighting.
U.S. NAVY (VP-45)

Does Maritime Patrol Have a Future?

By Commander Scott Jasper, U.S. Navy
April 1997
As the P-3 Orions reach the end of their service lives, force planners must decide whether to build a follow-on aircraft or use other platforms to accomplish the maritime patrol ...
U.S. NAVY (G. PINKLEY)

Sea Control Remains Critical

By J. Michael Robertson
April 1997
The importance of US dominance of the ocean, which is believed to be assured by technological advances and unmatched naval capabilities, deserves renewed attention.
IMAGE BANK (J. FREIS)

Poor Man's A-Bomb?

By Captain H. Lee Buchanan, U.S. Naval Reserve
April 1997
Biological weapons are a fearsome dimension of modern warfare, but defense is possible if government and industry work together.
U.S. NAVY (D.C. CUNNINGHAM)

Professional Notes

April 1997
SWOs: Who Are We? By Lieutenant R.K. Morrison III, U.S. Navy I've been thinking about that for years, particularly since I recently completed the new Intermediate Officer Leadership Course (Total ...
PHOTO COURTESY OF RUSSIA'S ARMS CATALOG/MILITARY PARADE

Book Reviews & Books of Interest

April 1997
NAVY Volume III in Russia's Arms Catalog Nikolai Spassky, Editor in Chief. Moscow: Military Parade, 1996. 588 pp. Index. Photos. Plans. $495.00. Order directly from ZigZag Venture Group, New York. ...
G. TOKAR

Combat Fleets

By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
April 1997
Only four of the original 20 Kashin-series (Russian Project 61) guided-missile destroyers remain in the Russian Navy inventory, all in the Black Sea Fleet, whose fate has yet to be ...

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