R.F. KILIAN

Freedom Isn't Free

By Lieutenant Commander Dan Shanower, USN
May 1997
The military loses scores of personnel every year in training or operational accidents. Each one risked and lost his or her life for something they believed in, leaving behind friends, ...

Comment and Discussion

May 1997
"We Don't Need Armed Forces Service Medals"(See J.T. Rees, p. 116, March 1997 Proceedings)Captain Richard S. Zeisel, U.S. Navy (Retired)-There are many issues that I'd like to address-from ...
U.S. NAVY (O. SOSA)

We Are Not Invincible

By Lieutenant David Adams, U.S. Navy
May 1997
The littoral is potentially the bloodiest arena in which a modern navy has ever dared to fight, yet we continue to encourage the public expectation of quick victory with few—if ...
U.S. NAVY (M. HOSTETLER)

SSNs: Supporting the Battle Group?

By Commander Kevin Peppe, USN
May 1997
It's a dirty little secret, one of those things most in the business know but are too polite or perhaps too politic to say: U.S. nuclear powered attack submarines (SSNs) ...
U.S NAVY (B. SIEGEL)

The Battle of the Lasting Impression

By Stan Zimmerman
May 1997
With their growing power to sway public opinion, the media have become part of the military strategists' decision cycle. To use this relationship wisely - this news team is reporting ...
DOD

Who Does Ground War?

By Thomas J. Hirschfeld
May 1997
As defense resources dwindle, the overlap in Army and Marine Corps expeditionary roles - these Marine Corps air-cushion landing craft conduct an amphibious assault during RIMPAC '96 - will be ...
U.S NAVY

IT21—Moving to the 3rd Stage

By Admiral Archie Clemins, U.S. Navy
May 1997
When these prophetic words were written a decade and a half ago, few people could fathom the impact that information technology eventually would have on everything we do. At that ...
U.S COAST GUARD

Exporting Coast Guard Expertise

By Vice Admiral James Loy and Captain Bruce Stubbs, U.S Coast Guard
May 1997
Long involved in international programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Coast Guard now is supporting U.S. peacetime engagement efforts in the European theater-here, the Gallatin (WHEC-721) steams with ...
F-14 LAUNCHES FROM THE THEODORE ROOSEVELT (SVN-71) DURING DENY FLIGHT (DOD/D. OSMUN)

Air Operations over Bosnia

By Dr. Dean Simmons; Dr. Phillip Gould; Dr. Verena Vomastic; Colonel Philip Walsh
May 1997
As one of the largest-scale U.S. military operations other than war and the first significant military operation ever undertaken by NATO, the struggle to restore peace to the former Yugoslavia ...
U.S. NAVY (M. FIEDLER)

"Gas Attack, This Is No Drill!"

By Admiral Robert F. Dunn, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 1997
For weeks, the force had been steaming back and forth within the restricted waters of the littoral operating area. Operating so close to land was risky, and the carrier skipper ...
U.S. NAAVY (S. BATIZ)

Framing the Defense Debates

By James L. George
May 1997
The numbers frame the story-there simply are not enough forces to handle two major regional conflicts. The upcoming debates will further shape the nation's armed forces.One of the worst-kept secrets ...
THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

When Russia Invaded Disneyland

By David F. Winkler
May 1997
In Moscow this year, two groups of naval officers will raise their glasses and toast the 25th anniversary of an agreement that has significantly fostered a better understanding between the ...
R. WHITNEY

The U.S. Navy In Review

By Scott C. Truver
May 1997
Tragedy and triumph . . . two words that sum up 1996 for the U.S. Navy-a year in which the Navy lost two Chiefs of Naval Operations and struggled to ...
U.S. MARINE CORPS

The U.S. Marine Corps in Review

By Lieutenant Colonel F. G. Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
May 1997
The performance of IBM, General Motors, and Ford over the last few decades proves that organizational success is forged in a crucible of intense market competition. Long-term success requires a ...
1997 S. SCHAEFFER/MAI

Calling Down the Sea Dragon Thunder

By Captain Scott Ukeiley, U.S. Marine Corps
May 1997
"Creativity and innovation are absolutely essential if we are to anticipate events and win across the spectrum of conflict. We must be ruthless in stamping out those things that restrict ...
U.S. COAST GUARD

The U.S. Coast Guard in Review

By Vice Admiral Howard B. Thorsen, U.S. Coast Gaurd (Retired)
May 1997
"Good morning, Mr. Chairman. It is a pleasure to appear before this distinguished subcommittee to discuss our fiscal year 1998 budget request and its impact on the current and future ...
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE (B. VANCE)

World Naval Developments in Review

By Norman Friedman
May 1997
Strategic and Tactical Ballistic Missiles: How Large a Threat?In February, a Navy SM-2 Block IVA anti-theater ballistic missile was tested successfully at White Sands, New Mexico. Within a few years, ...
KARLSKRONAVARVET

Sweden Lays Keel for YS 2000

By Antony Preston
May 1997
The keel laying of the new corvette Visby at Karlskrona last 17 December marked a major milestone in the Royal Swedish Navy's YS 2000 program. More than ten years ago, ...

U.S. Naval Aircraft and Weapon Developments

By Dr. Floyd D. Kennedy Jr.
May 1997
Littoral warfare is warfare at the sea-air-land interface, exploiting all three media in the most efficient way possible to achieve combat objectives. Such a form of war requires the integrated ...
C-SPAN

Congressional Watch

By Tom Philpott
May 1997
In the fall of 1996 while preparing the budget for fiscal year 1998, then Defense Secretary William Perry signaled that his final numbers would reflect a necessary shift in defense ...

We Can't Afford Perfection

By Lieutenant Commander Patrick J. Vincent, U.S. Navy
May 1997
One year ago, the shocking suicide of Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jeremy "Mike" Boorda - purportedly over a questionable naval decoration - seemed to highlight the military's philosophy of ...

Notable Naval Books of 1996

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas J. Cutler U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 1997
This year's notable naval books remind us of the reality of war in its various forms. Collectively, they provide a rough chronology of our nation's history and the role that ...
A. DE KRUIJF

Combat Fleets

By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
May 1997
The 12,750-ton full load displacement Royal Netherlands Navy “amphibious transport ship” Rotterdam, photographed shortly after her launching on 22 February (only a day under a year since her keel ...
view of the USS Welles (DD-628) underway shortly after the end of World War II.

USS Welles (DD-628)

By Eric Wertheim
May 1997
The Welles (DD-628) was a class destroyer that was launched on Sep 7, 1942 and commissioned on Aug 16, 1943. The Welles took part in various military engagements during WWII.

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