Proceedings Magazine - October 1998 Volume 124/10/1,148

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  • The Civilian-Military Gap: Keep It, Defend It, Manage It
    By John Hillen

    If life was fair, perhaps the only legacy of Air Force Lieutenant Kelly Flinn's saga last year would be her appallingly bad book. Unfortunately, the entire episode has come back to haunt the military with the recent recommendations of a DoD...

  • Comment and Discussion

    "No Democracy Can Feel Secure"

    (See R. Shelton, pp. 39-44, August 1998 Proceedings)

    First Lieutenant Michael C. Farkas, U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's Corps—Iapplaud...

  • Sea Services Forum: Letter from the Publisher
    By James A. Barber, Jr., Publisher

    On the third Thursday of each month, our Editorial Board gathers in the President's Room of Preble Hall to reach collective judgment on that month's books, magazine articles, and projected seminar activities. Over the Chairman's right...

  • "Let Us Dare To Read, Think, Speak, And Write."
    By Captain Peter M. Swartz, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    When it comes to Proceedings, I have a confession to make. I am a user—not a browser or a scanner or a leafer, but a user. For more than two decades I was a staff officer on Navy, joint, and interagency staffs. For the past five...

  • The Sea Services

    In 1873 the Naval Institute was established to help the U.S. Navy deal with the difficult transition from sail to steam, among other issues. The ensuing 125 years have seen the transition from steam to nuclear power and many other changes....

  • 100 Years of Naval Institute Book Publishing
    By Thomas J. Cutler

    "It is only by a close study of the science and art of war that we can be prepared for war…" –Stephen B. Luce

  • Listen to the J.O.'s: Why Retention Is a Problem
    By Rear Admiral John T. Natter, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired), Lieutenant Alan Lopez and Lieutenant Doyle K. Hodges, U.S. Navy

    "I always wanted to serve my country. After four years as a midshipman, was excited about my naval career. My idealism may have been naive, but it was heartfelt. Unfortunately, my experiences in the Navy have left me disillusioned: they...

  • Kara Hultgreen Quals at the Boat
    By Sally Spears

    “I made it to the fleet! Qual’ed at the July boat in the RAG and then joined VF-213, the world famous Fighting Black-lions,” Kara wrote in her diary. It didn’t come easily, as detailed in this excerpt from Call...

  • UK Defense Review Sets Out the Plan
    By Rear Admiral Richard Cobbold, Royal Navy

    Recognizing that a nation's security starts a long way from home, the UK Strategic Defense Review outlines an expeditionary strategy that will drive Royal Navy planning.

  • Defend America—From the Sea
    By Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.

    The U.S. Navy is well positioned to help the nation counter the growing ballistic missile threat. The only impediment is an obsolete antiballistic missile treaty.

    Recent news items disclose a pattern that should be of profound...

  • Private Ryan Educates a Nation
    By Lieutenant Colonel Thomas C. Greenwood, U.S. Marine Corps

    Saving Private Ryan is a provocative film for many reasons. It makes us think about the human dimension of war—how ordinary men endure the horrors of combat, fight effectively in small units, and survive on increasingly lethal...

  • Where Surface Warfare Is Headed--and Why
    By Rear Admiral Mike Mullen, USN

    As the Information Age unfolds, the Surface Navy must develop a blueprint for a strategy-based, balanced, and affordable program—one that will continue its heritage of maritime dominance, yet be adapted to the new,...

  • Air Detachment or Air Department?
    By Lieutenant Matthew A. Lisowski, U.S. Navy

    LAMPS IIIs offer their ships a lot of capability—standoff sensors and weapons, for starters—but whether this capability is exploited depends to a great extent on the attitude of the ship's company.

    LAMPS III...

  • Hellfire 14
    By Commander J. M. van Tol, U.S. Navy

    The USS O'Brien (DD-975) just finished a three-and-one-half month stint in the Persian Gulf. During that time, our embarked forward-looking infrared radar and missile-equipped SH-60B, call sign "Hellfire 14," was a hugely...

  • Could a Small Crew Have Saved the Stark--or the Samuel B. Roberts?
    By Rear Admiral John T. Lyons III, USN

    On 17 May 1987, while on patrol in the Persian Gulf, the USS Stark (FFG-31) was struck by two Exocet missiles fired from an Iraqi fighter. One exploded on impact below the port bridge wing. The other broke up as it passed through the...

  • Part II: Five Fleets: Around the World with the Nimitz
    By Lieutenant Commander William R. Bray, USN

    Five Fleets

    Part II


  • "That No Call For Help Goes Unanswered"
    By Petty Officer Second Class Chris Logston, U.S. Coast Guard

    A father and son attempting to cross the North Pacific Ocean en route to Vancouver, British Columbia, from New Zealand encountered a devastating storm with 50-foot waves and high winds. Their 27-foot sailboat was severely battered and rolled over...

  • Oceans: Sub Wars off Waikiki
    By Don Walsh

    Seven submarines, not any of which belong to the U.S. Navy, operate daily in Hawaii. They are tourist submarines located at Kona, Maui, and Waikiki/Honolulu. Each year they carry thousands of people under the sea to view marine life, coral, and...

  • Points of Interest: Addressing the "Redux" Problem
    By Tom Philpott

    Matthew March, a first class electronic technician at the Corry Station Naval Technical Training Center near Pensacola, Florida, is entering his tenth year of service. By then, a sailor usually has decided to stay in for a career. March, however...

  • World Naval Developments: Launching Tomahawks at Terrorists: To What Effect?
    By Norman Friedman

    On 19 August, U.S. warships off Pakistan and in the Red Sea fired Tomahawk cruise missiles at a terrorist training camp near Khost in Afghanistan and at a chemical factory in Khartoum, Sudan. These attacks were a combination of retaliation for...

  • Combat Fleets
    By A. D. Baker III

    Israel's second German-built IKL Type 800 submarine, the Leviathan, on the ship-lift at Howaldtswerke, Kiel, this June for painting and hull maintenance; note that no anechoic coating is visible on the hull. She and sister ...

  • Lest We Forget
    By Eric Wertheim

    The destroyer USS Morris (DD-417) was the seventh Morris to serve with U.S. naval forces. Built by Norfolk Navy Yard, she was launched on 1 June 1939 and commissioned on 5 March 1940.


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