Where's Flight 62100?

By John Elott, with Captain Almon A. Gray, USNR (Retired)
January 1997
In World War II, Pan American’s Flying Clipper Ships—billed as “the latest thing in the everlasting adventure of travel”—were called on to shuttle men and sup­plies between Pearl Harbor and ...

Comment & Discussion

January 1997
“Forge the Future”(See W.F. Lorenzen and K.A. DiRenzo, pp. 74-76, December 1996 Proceedings)Lieutenant Colonel Mansel E. Phillips, U.S. Army Reserve (Retired)—The au­thors present the slogan “Wellness is good business,” and ...

USS Hake (SS-256)

By Eric Wertheim
January 1997
The U.S. submarine Hake (SS-256), built by Electric Boat Company, Groton, Connecticut, was launched on 17 July 1942 and commissioned on 30 October 1942 with Lieutenant Commander J.C. Broach in ...

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems
January 1997
Selling Stealth at EuronavalThe recent Bourget Euronaval exhibition included the now-standard quota of reduced-signature warship models, and Vosper-Thornycroft's Sea Wraith deserves special mention. The company believes that signature management, ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
January 1997
The 3,870-ton, one-of-a-kind French Navy destroyer Aconit, seen here during a visit to England in June 1996, is to be decommissioned this month as the first major combatant to be ...

The U.S. Navy: The Next Generation Strike Fighter

By Norman Polmar, Author, The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
January 1997
The semifinalists have been chosen for what is expected to be the world’s largest combat aircraft program of the fore­seeable future. Three industrial competitors—Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and McDonnell Douglas in ...

Book Reviews

January 1997
Strategic Information Warfare: A New Face of WarRoger C. Molander. Andrew S. Riddile, and Peter A. Wilson. Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 1996. 105 pp. $15.00 ($13.50).Reviewed By Vice Admiral Jerry ...

Professional Notes

January 1997
Telemedicine: Applying and Misapplying a ConceptBy Dr. Lee D. Hieb, M.D.“You might as well fall flat on your face as to lean too far over backwards.” —James ThurberTechnological advances in ...

Nobody Asked Me, But…Do-As-I-Say Core Values?

By Lieutenant Commander Lori Melling Tanner, U.S. Navy
January 1997
Over the last several years I have noticed a divergence between our published core values and our modus operandi in the aviators’ wardrooms. Our mandatory “core values” training stresses honor, ...

Operational Maneuver from the Sea

By General Charles C. Krulak, USMC
January 1997
Why will we fight in the future? With more than 30% of our economy tied to foreign markets and that figure certain to grow, we must respond to threats to ...

Special: The Intruder's Legacy Lives

By Andrew H. Bahjat
January 1997
In between cats and traps for Operation Southern Watch, the commanding officer of Attack Squadron 75 describes the final deployment of the Intruder. For a commu­nity that is winding down, ...

How Many Yards?

By Thomas Nikles
January 1997
It may be possible to concentrate surface combatant construction at a single shipyard, but it wouldn’t be prudent.In the next decade, the Navy will introduce two new classes of ...

Info War: The Next Generation

By John L. Petersen
January 1997
Large-scale conflict will resolve around manipulating information—changing an adversary’s behavior without firing a shot.During the last decade of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st, humankind ...

Razing the House that SAC Built

By Captain Richard Linnekin, USN (Retired)
January 1997
During the Cold War, Air Force heavy bombers were the principal U.S. nuclear deterrent to Soviet machinations. But this strategic mission died with the Evil Empire—here, rows of B-52s rest ...

If Deming Were a Detailer

By Captain T. Q. Donaldson, USN
January 1997
Dr. Edwards Deming demon­strated a genuine concern for improving the quality of work as well as the quality of life of work­ers. Had he been a detailer, he would have ...

Keep the Best

By Ronald D. Fricker, Jr.
January 1997
The Navy can stem the outflow of its best junior officers by realigning its personnel practices to recognize and give tangible rewards to top performers—because unlike in the popular movie, ...

It's the Best Thing Since Gunpowder

By Lieutenant Colonel Price T. Bingham, USAF (Retired)
January 1997
That's a pretty explosive assertion. What makes supporters of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System so sure they can deliver? For starters, the system can merge moving target information ...

JSTARS Works for Navy, Too

By Captain R. T. Moeller, USN
January 1997
Maritime dominance depends on many operational assets that enable our two most critical mis­sions—land attack and theater air dominance—and the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) is likely to ...

Joint Vision 2010: Can It Happen?

By Lieutenant General John H. Cushman, USA (Retired)
January 1997
With Joint Vision 2010, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General John Shalikashvili wants to bring together the services’ future organizational and conceptual efforts.On 18 July 1996, Defense Daily ...

Counterair Is Still Disjointed

By Lieutenant Commander W. Beaumont, USN
January 1997
Joint defense is the best answer to defeat future air and missile threats—this Marine gunner looks out for hostile aircraft during Roving Sands ’96, a joint tactical air de­fense exercise—but ...

Unshackling the Command Chain

By Lieutenant (j.g.) Michael Parry, USN
January 1997
The chain of command and its by-products—restricted information flow and overcentralized decision making—are anachronisms of a bygone era. In today's rapidly changing, information-rich world, if we are to avoid organizational ...

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