Comment and Discussion

October 1997
"The Captain's Down!"(See D. Taylor, pp. 2-6, August 1997 Proceedings)Midshipman 1/C William J. Berryman, U.S. Naval Reserve—Chief Taylor's firsthand account of Commander Tamayo's passing brought back memories of ...

QDR Misses the Point

By The Honorable Duncan Hunter
October 1997
In 1950, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson told Congress, "We are tailoring our defenses to fit today's situation." In 1997, Secretary of Defense William Cohen tried to put the same ...

Hazing Is Not a Rite

By Captain Andrew Wilcox, U.S. Marine Corps
October 1997
The Marine Corps needs rites of passage; it doesn't need hazing. These Marines, members of an aerial delivery unit, grimace in pain as metal jump wings are pounded into their ...

Emphasize Tactical Training!

By Lieutenant John R. Hindinger, U.S. Navy
October 1997
The worldwide proliferation of advanced submarine technology is threatening the undersea superiority of US forces. Engineering should not be overemphasized at the expense of submarine warfare tactics.

Ship Killers From Low Earth Orbit

By Kenneth Roy
October 1997
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 dramatic shift of world sea ...

Special Ops Needs a New Player

By Lieutenant Christopher Forando, U.S. Coast Guard
October 1997
To ensure that it thrives—and survives—in the 21st century, the U.S. Coast Guard must develop its own special-operations capability.

Silence in Our Wake

By Rear Admiral E.P. Giambastiani, Jr., U.S. Navy
October 1997
As an equal player in the joint task force, the submarine force is working to improve its connectivity.

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

By Lieutenant Commander Stephen F. Davis, Jr., U.S. Navy
October 1997
Davis contends that it is time to rethink the Surface Warfare Officer School Division Officer Course (SWOS-DOC). The current course is not preparing officers for prompt and sustained combat operations ...

How to Beat Target Motion Analysis

By Lieutenant Timothy S. Hill, U.S. Navy
October 1997
Target Motion Analysis is tedious, time-consuming, and prone to calculation errors. The answer to the problem is a computerized tactical aid that combines a powerful programming language with a spreadsheet.

Train the Ones Who Are Going

By Captain J.H. Chapman and Lieutenant S.R. Quenga, U.S. Navy
October 1997
To improve readiness at the tip of the spear, the Navy should match the rotation dates of critical war fighters to the interdeployment training cycle and build career paths that ...

Sell It to the Marines

By Major Jonathan Hull, U.S. Marine Corps
October 1997
The success of operational maneuver from the sea (OMFTS) will depend to a large degree on over-the-horizon ship-to-objective delivery means, particularly the MV-22 tilt-rotor Osprey, and on the Marine Corps' ...

Ill Winds Blow

By David C. Evans and Mark R. Peattie
October 1997
The typhoons of 1934-35 took a toll on the Japanese destroyers Yugiri and Mutsuki and the carrier Ryujo. However, the lessons the Japanese learned from the experience helped them launch ...

Professional Notes

October 1997
Digital F-14s Get the Picture—FastBy Commander Mark L. Bathrick, U.S. NavyTwo aircraft launch from a forward-deployed carrier toward a potential target in hostile territory. One is equipped with the Tactical ...

Leadership Forum: XO Axioms for Excellence

By Commander James R. Nault, U.S. Navy
October 1997
Volumes have been written on command at sea. Textbooks, magazine articles, novels, and movies have covered the travails of life in command in great detail, offering a body of theory ...

Book Reviews

October 1997
Hostile WatersPeter Huchthausen, Igor Kurdin, and R. Alan White. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. 303 pp. Bib. Photos. $23.95 ($21.55).Reviewed by Rear Admiral Thomas A. Brooks, U.S. Navy (Retired)Retired ...

To the North Pole for Fun and Profit

By Don Walsh
October 1997
Frederick Cook and Robert Peary claimed to have been the first explorers to reach the North Pole—in 1908 and 1909, respectively. While their claims are disputed still, many others have ...

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems
October 1997
Don’t Rain on My B-2The B-2 is in trouble again. In August, a congressional study determined that the bomber's stealth is compromised by rain or even high humidity. Worse, the ...

Combat Fleets

By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
October 1997
Three combat vessels—the Italiam guided-missile patrol combatant Hang Nadim, the British Royal Navy's 484-ton HMS Penzance, and a Royal Australian Navy Huon minehunter—are featured.

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