G. MATHIESON/MAI

'Stop Whining'

By Walter Boomer
July 1997
Advice is given on how the media and the military should deal with one another.
G. MATHIESON

Comment and Discussion

July 1997
"We Can't Afford Perfection"(See P. J. Vincent, p. 143, May 1997 Proceedings)Lieutenant Commander T. J. Moriarty, U.S. Navy—I commend Proceedings for publishing Lieutenant Commander Vincent's article. I am ...
PHOTO BY G. MATHIESON (MAI)

Building Sailors Better

By Rear Admiral Kevin Green, U.S. Navy
July 1997
Recruits come to boot camp with many of society's values—or lack of values. Training methods that worked in the old days don't work today. We must find new methods to ...
U.S. AIR FORCE

Riding the Dragon

By Major David Fuquea, U.S. Marine Corps
July 1997
Rather than focusing on technological progress at the tactical and operational levels, the Marine Corps must build on the strategic need for amphibious assault and forcible entry.
U.S. NAVY

Fifth Fleet, Arriving

By Vice Admiral John Scott Redd, U.S. Navy
July 1997
Challenging issues faced by the Fifth Fleet, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa FL, include Iran, Iraq, ongoing maritime interception operations, the current "hot Button" and normal forward ...
AP

Shooting from the Hip

By Commander Ivan T. Luke, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard
July 1997
Improvisation has its limits, but shooting from the hip in some situations gives the Coast Guard the flexibility needed to accomplish today's rapidly changing missions, where the ability to plan ...
U.S. NAVY (L. BURKHART)

"Square Peg...Round Hole!"

By Commander Donna Hopkins, U.S. Naval Reserve
July 1997
The Naval Reserve should view itself as a part-time peacetime Navy, with a secondary mission as a wartime augmentation force. It should divest itself of its obsolete and expensive infrastructure, ...
RUSSIA'S ARMS CATALOG; COURTESY OF NORMAN POLMAR

To Catch the Quiet Ones

By Commander Leo Murphy, U.S. Navy
July 1997
The Russian submarine force remains formidable, and countering the quieting trend of Russian nuclear-powered submarines is the most important challenge facing the maritime patrol community.
TOM W. FREEMAN

A Mind of Her Own

By Charles F. Adams
July 1997
In 1929, early in my father’s tenure as Secretary of the Navy, his attention was called to the plan for the USS Constitution, just completing major overhaul. As an ...
FLORIDA TIMES-UNION (M. JACK LUEDKE)

Professional Notes

July 1997
"...Can Spoil Your Whole Day."By Lieutenant Jeffrey Rees, U.S. NavyCommander Ozimek's excellent Professional Note on operational risk management in Proceedings is required reading for all supervisors on board the USS ...
NORTHROP GRUMMAN

A Billion Dollar Blunder?

By Ensign D.S. Dees, U.S. Navy
July 1997
The Navy's arsenal ship represents a mistaken view of the Navy's future. The idea of concentrating the majority of the Navy's precision-guided weapons on board a ship that lacks the ...
G. MATHIESON/MAI

The Challenge of Media Scrutiny

By Ensign David Wolynski, U.S. Navy
July 1997
Capstone Essay ContestMedia ethics seems to have become an oxymoron, in the view of today's military. Has the relationship between the media and the military deteriorated to the point that ...

Book Reviews

July 1997
Digital Soldiers: The Evolution of High-Tech Weaponry and Tomorrow's Brave New BattlefieldJames F. Dunnigan; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. 296 pp. Gloss. $25.95 ($23.35).Reviewed by Vice Admiral Robert F. ...
LOCKHEED MARTIN AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS

The U.S. Navy: Reshaping the Wings

By Norman Polmar, Author, The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
July 1997
The Navy's carrier air wings are being reshaped to meet changing operational requirements and because of the Navy's failure to develop a long-range/all-weather attack aircraft.

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems
July 1997
When the Quadrennial Defense Review was released in mid-May, some were shocked that the US is to maintain current commitments with declining forces, but that modernization will solve all problems, ...
COURTESY OF H&L VAN GINDEREN

Combat Fleets

By A.D. Baker III, Author, Combat Fleets of the World
July 1997
Details on some of the ships in the French, Chinese and Chilean Navy are discussed.

Lest We Forget

By Lieutenant Commander Richard B. Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 1997
Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50) hauled passengers and cargo all over the Pacific and Indian Oceans during its 24 years of service. VRC-50 was disestablished at Andersen Air Force ...

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