Proceedings Magazine - April 1998 Volume 124/4/1,142

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  • Interoperability: More Important Than Ever
    By William D. Smith

    A commonly articulated concept within the U.S. defense community is that the United States will not fight future conflicts or engage in crisis-response situations without allied support. In the ongoing crisis in Iraq, for example, it is apparent...

  • Who Defines Operational Necessity?
    By K. Zelvin

    Operational Necessity: A mission associated with war or peacetime operations in which the consequences of an action justify accepting the risk of loss of aircraft and crew. (OpNavlnst 3710.7Q)

  • U.S. Naval Institute 1873-1998: The Sea Service Forum

    To help celebrate 125 years as the sea services’ “premier forum for thoughtful dialogue,” the Naval Institute asked some of its members and readers to answer the question: What does the Naval Institute mean to you as a person...

  • Comment and Discussion

    "A View from the Gender Fault Line"

    (See G. D. Roncolato and S. F. Davis, pp. 102104, March 1998 Proceedings)

    Lieutenant Richard D. Brawley, U.S. Navy-This article is an unnecessary piece of hubris. There have been mixed...

  • Nobody Asked Me Either, But...Could Forgotten A-12 Lessons Haunt the Super Hornet?
    By James P. Stevenson

    After almost a quarter of a century's experience with two flying prototypes, operational experience with four versions of the F/A-18, and two years of flight testing, the Navy may be on the brink of getting a flawed Super Hornet. In the words...

  • Wither the Warrior?
    By Lieutenant Commander Eric Lanman, USN

    Today, our troops are called on to be soldiers, and policemen, and aid workers. Will this dilution of mission mark the end of the warrior and a concomitant degradation in the United States' ability to wage war?

  • Counterbattery from the Sea
    By Major James W. Hammond III, U.S. Marine Corps

    A landing force needs counterbattery detection and location capability from a shipboard system to fill the gap between landings and the operational capability of its own radars ashore. The AN/SPY-1 radar - on Aegis cruisers such as the...

  • Behind Titanic - Way Behind
    By Kit Bonner

    A technical adviser for the blockbuster motion picture takes a look at how they made rocks look like coal, how they duplicated the sounds an engine-room makes, and other "navy stuff."
    In September 1996,...

  • Where's the Adventure?
    By Lieutenant Robert Carretta, U.S. Naval Reserve

    This is the question today's junior officers are asking themselves, and with increasing frequency the answer they are coming up with is "It's gone." With it has gone their desire to continue to serve in the Navy.

  • New Tools for New Jobs
    By Lieutenant Colonel Kurt C. Reitinger, U.S. Army

    Unlike combat, operations other than war emphasize nonlethal response, and they require a different set of tools—such as these antipersonnel rigid foams, rubber pellets, rubber-bodied distraction grenades, and anti equipment...

  • The Cisco Kid
    By Patrick P. Stafford

    Recently I ran into a former Marine who had been in my platoon during boot camp, and I was reminded of an incident that occurred one night while we were on guard duty. Having been transferred to our platoon from another outfit, Private Mendoza...

  • Finally Home, Again
    By Richard C. Kurth

    A Vietnam-era Marine has sentimental memories of his old carrier Kitty Hawk and the sights, sounds, smells, and high emotions that accompanied her homecoming.

  • Dear Mr. President:

    We, the officers and crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Persistent, write this letter to offer you new and more efficient ways to fight the war on drugs.

    As Coast Guard personnel and American citizens, we detest the dark shadow...

  • Old Joint Team Needs a New Approach
    By Major Christopher M. Bourne, U.S. Marine Corps

    If the Navy and Marine Corps are serious about bringing their new operational concepts to fruition—and if the nation's oldest joint team intends to be taken seriously in a joint environment currently dominated by the Army and Air...

  • Malachite Subs Post Proud Tradition
    By Anatoly V. Kuteinikov

    Soviet—and now Russian—Bureau “Malachite” has designed submarines for 50 years, starting with Project 617 and including Project 627, the first Russian nuclear-powered submarine.

    The biography of each design...

  • Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts
    By Lieutenant Commander Eric Johns, USN (Ret.)

    Admiral, ladies, gentlemen, my name is Tacto. The system I will describe has been at sea on three test ships for more than a year. It has received excellent reviews and has performed so well that commanding officers have installed stations in...

  • Nobody Asked Me But…TQL: "They Quit Leading"
    By Lieutenant Commander Frank T. Wallace, U.S. Navy

    The first of Dr. Deming's 14 points of Total Quality Leadership is that an organization should create a constancy of purpose. But the U.S. military has lacked constancy of purpose since the conclusion of Desert Storm. For example, the concept...

  • Nobody Asked Me But...Bearing Zero, Zero, Zero
    By Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Ronald Williams Jr., U.S. Navy

    The 21st century has arrived. Sailors are returning from liberty and linger with their loved ones prior to departing on a ten-year voyage to a destination where no organization has gone before. As we transit the millennium, safety and...

  • TBMD (Theater Ballistic Missile Defense) Could Backfire
    By Commander D. H. L. MacDonald, Royal Navy

    Despite advances in technology, the theater ballistic missile threat has changed little in the 50 years from V-2 to Scud. Spending a fortune defending against such a limited threat may be counterproductive.

  • Professional Notes

    All Dressed Up—But Where Are We Going?

    By Lieutenant Commander Jason Hines, U.S. Navy

    The USS Nimitz (CVN-68) recently deployed to the Persian Gulf armed with the Joint Stand-Off Weapon (JSOW), one of a family of...

  • "Down to the Sea…"
    By Rear Admiral Robert W. McNitt, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Chessie, one of the nine Whitbread Round-the-World racers, and the Navy 44 sloop Swift, one of a class of 20 at the U.S. Naval Academy, are vastly different in concept yet are much alike in two important respects. Both of these...

  • Book Reviews

    Citizen Soldiers

    Stephen E. Ambrose. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. 471 pp. Bib. Ind. Maps. Notes. Photos. $27.00 ($24.30).

    Reviewed by Townsend Hoopes

  • The U.S. Navy: Carrier Questions—and Some Answers
    By Norman Polmar

    The recent threat of a military showdown against Iraq again showcased the Navy's large aircraft carriers: the Independence (CV-62) and George Washington (CVN-73) conducted routine flight operations in the Persian Gulf,...

  • Oceans: Soviet Sub Penetrates Sydney Harbor!
    By Don Walsh

    Although the Cold War ended with dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1989, Russian submarines still conduct limited patrol activities off the coasts of other nations. Until late 1994 one such boat was hull number 540, of the 1950s-vintage Foxtrot...

  • Points of Interest: Navy Told to Phase Out Undertrained Doctors
    By Tom Philpott

    Many Navy physicians serving on board ship or in remote, unsupervised billets are undertrained and must be phased out of such assignments, Defense Department medical officials have announced.

  • World Naval Developments: Getting Ready to Strike Iraq
    By Norman Friedman

    The February 1998 preparations for U.S. strikes against Iraq highlighted some unfortunate naval developments. At least some of the supposed sites of Iraqi chemical and biological weapons are well inland, beyond the normal range of F/A-18 strikes...

  • Combat Fleets
    By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World

    Outwardly identical to 14 Archer-class, P.2000-design training patrol boats delivered to Britain's Royal Navy between 1985 and 1988, HMS Tracker was completed on 12 January 1998 and was to be followed by a second sister, the...

  • Lest We Forget
    By Eric Wertheim

    The cruiser USS New Orleans (CA-32) was built at the New York Navy Yard and launched on 12 April 1933. She was commissioned on 15 February 1934. On 5 July, she sailed with President Franklin D. Roosevelt aboard. On 7 December 1941, the...


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