MARTIN MARIETTA

The QDR: Make a Bold Move

By John H. Cushman
September 1997
The Defense Department's Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) issued in May 1997 said that "it is imperative that the United States now and for the foreseeable future be able to deter ...
LOCKHEED MARTIN

Comment and Discussion

September 1997
"A Tangled Webb"(See P. E. Roush, pp. 42-45, August 1997 Proceedings)Dr. Richard Hegmann, National Imagery and Mapping Agency-In contrast to the themes Colonel Roush decries in James Webb's ...
U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE

The Lost Obligation

By Ned Hogan
September 1997
In April 1962, Douglas MacArthur bade farewell to the Corps of Cadets at West Point and proclaimed a message for the ages: "Duty, Honor, Country." Delivered in the eloquent style ...
HANK CARUSO 1997

Catch F-22

By Commander Jeff Huber
September 1997
I keep looking at the table, but all I see is a great big price tag. The first F-22 airframe-"Raptor 01 - The Spirit of America"-rolled out of a Lockheed ...
U.S. NAVY (T. W. HENSLEY)

Super Hornet Is the Bridge

By Admiral Leon A. Edney, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 1997
There is no alternative to the F/A-18E/F-here, on board the John C. Stennis (CVN-74). It must be purchased to the programmed numbers until the Navy can acquire some stealth.The recently ...

Mergers Generate Political Clout

By Dave Fulghum
September 1997
An unprecedented string of mergers is creating companies so large that the concentration of money, technical prowess, and influence is beginning to scare people.Lockheed has linked up with Martin Marietta, ...
U.S. MARINE CORPS (RUNYON)

Flying in Hunter-Warrior

By Major Lawrence Roberts, U.S. Marine Corps
September 1997
In March 1997, I flew Hunter Air missions supporting ground forces during the Hunter-Warrior advanced warfighting experiment at the Marine Corps AirGround Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. This was the ...
U.S. NAVY

Does Maritime Patrol Have a Future? (Part II)

By Lieutenant Commander Jeffrey R. Macris, U.S. Navy
September 1997
Commander Scott Jasper wrote an enlightening article on maritime patrol aviation's future ("Does Maritime Patrol Have a Future?" Proceedings April 1997, pages 73-77). Certainly, the new weapons and sensors have ...
U.S. NAVY

The F-14D is the New Bird Dog

By Lieutenant Commander David P. Markert, U.S. Navy
September 1997
U.S. Navy F-14Ds have been assigned the Forward Air Control Airborne FAC(A)-mission, and the promise is unlimited. Rarely in the history of the FAC(A) or Fast FAC missions has such ...
U.S. NAVY (M. HALEY)/NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER.PT. MUGU

We Can Fix Combat SAR in the Navy

By Captain Michael T.fuqu Fuqua
September 1997
During the Vietnam War, the Navy lost one aircraft for every 1.4 successful rescues and one airman for every 1.8 successful rescues. Unprepared for the challenge of combat search-and-rescue, the ...
U.S. NAVY

To Be or Not to Be?

By Norman Polmar
September 1997
Fifty years ago this month, the question of whether an independent air force should be established was answered with the creation of the U.S. Air Force. The British precedent (below, ...
U.S. NAVY (W. EVERETT)

The Dark Side of Expeditionary

By Commander T. J. McKearney, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 1997
Busy touting the benefits of expeditionary operations, the Navy and Marine Corps have ignored the side effects. Carrier-based S-3 squadrons, for example, have become more focused on intelligence gathering and ...

Countdown to 2000

By Lieutenant Barbara J. Gutsch, U.S. Navy
September 1997
All around the computer world, a warning sounds: Beware the year 2000. How have we gotten into this predicament, and how will we get out of it?Since the invention of ...
G. E. MATHIESON, MAI

Who Will Cook the Food?

By Captain Robert S. Riche, U.S. Navy and Commander Robert O. Brown, Supply Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 1997
As the Navy stretches and breaks old paradigms about ship manning, new methods of performing traditional shipboard functions must be developed. The current low-tech, manpower-intensive food service system is ripe ...
U.S. NAVY (C. VICKERS)

"Joint Vision 2010" Hale or Hollow?

By Major Jon A. Kimminau, U.S. Air Force
September 1997
To be relevant and lasting, "Joint Vision 2010" must get a fix on our military purpose and offer guidance on how to get there. The first step is to acknowledge ...
U.S. MARINE CORPS COMBAT CAMERA (C. S. CLINE)

The Future of Land Power

By Captain Michael R. Lwin, U.S. Army and Captain Mark R. Lwin, U.S. Marine Corps
September 1997
Viewed separately, the Army's Experimental Force and the Marine Corps' Sea Dragon experiment-these Marines are part of a hunter-killer team-have limitations that restrict U.S. strategy options. Together, they present formidable ...
FOLIO (A. STEIN)

The Devil Is In the Details

By Lieutenant Commander Robert D. Gourley, U.S. Navy
September 1997
Information warfare is a growth industry. Here are seven tests to help operators-who will have to implement its concepts in the field and fleet-separate wheat from chaff.Some of our nation's ...
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS

Tomorrow's Fleet

By Scott C. Truver
September 1997
"We're out of the ‘do more with less business,"' Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jay Johnson declared at the Naval War College's Current Strategy Forum in June. "We can do ...
U.S. NAVY

Memories

By Alvin Kernan
September 1997
When I wrote Crossing the Line, my memoir of life on aircraft carriers from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo, 50 years after the events, I was amazed at how once I ...
ALLIEDSIGNAL TARGET SYSTEMS

Training Against the Navy's #1 Threat

By Captain Arnold Henderson, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 1997
As surface warriors will tell you, the threat that keeps them awake nights is the Supersonic Sea-Skimming AntiShip Cruise Missile (ASCM).The Navy's Ship Self Defense research and development (R&D) program ...
U.S. COAST GUARD (C. GELZER)

A Single Coast Guard

By Lieutenant Claudia Gelzer, U.S. Coast Guard
September 1997
Sorry, we don't do that here. You need to talk to our other Baltimore office," came the Coast Guard voice on the telephone."But isn't this the Coast Guard?" would come ...

Recruit Leaders, Not Scholars

By Major David Anderson, U.S. Marine Corps
September 1997
The Marine Corps Recruiting Command recently released statistics regarding the number of officers commissioned in the Marine Corps in 1995 from the top 229 national universities in the United States, ...
ANNAPOLIS VISITORS BUREAU

Book Reviews

September 1997
AnnapolisWilliam Martin. New York, NY: Warner Books, 1996. 685 pp. $24.95 ($22.45) hardcover, $7.99 paper.Reviewed by Vice Admiral Alexander J. Krekich, U.S. NavyWilliam Martin, a Boston native and ...

The Republic Navies

By Norman Polmar
September 1997
NATO: Expansion or Aggression?I would not [underestimate] the dislike of NATO enlargement" in Russia, says Dr. Sergei Rogov, director of Moscow's prestigious Institute of USA and Canada Studies, a combination ...
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY

Nulka on Track for 1998

By Ed Walsh
September 1997
The new "Naval Systems" column will appear bi-monthly, written by Ed Walsh, editor of Naval Systems Update and a former Senior Editor at Sea Power. His work on naval and ...
U.S. NAVY

Interest in Military Service Wanes

By Tom Philpott
September 1997
One can blame post-Cold War peacekeeping missions to unpopular areas of the globe like Haiti and Bosnia. Or increasing emphasis today on college as a pathway to a successful career. ...
ISRAEL AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman
September 1997
Lockheed buys Northrop GrummanAnother famous name in U.S. aerospace is no more-Northrop Grumman is to be absorbed into Lockheed Martin. [See page 45, this issue.]Perhaps it is difficult to remember ...
NAVPIC HOLLAND

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
September 1997
The Russian Baltic Fleet Sovremennnyy-class guided missile destroyer Bespokoynyy ("Restless"), arriving for the Kiel Week naval review in Germany on 20 June. The 8,480-ton (full-load displacement) Bespokoynyy, the first ...

Lest We Forget

By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 1997
A pioneer helicopter squadron, Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 1 (HC-1), the Fleet Angels, pushed the threshold of naval helicopter operations during its long history. Its 21 detachments performed search and ...

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