Proceedings Magazine - December 1998 Volume 124/12/1,150

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  • Free Speech v. Article 88
    By E. R. Fidell

    Personnel in each of the armed forces have followed current developments concerning President Bill Clinton and l'affaire Lewinski with the same lively interest as other Americans. Recently, the opinions of several military officers...

  • 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 and/or...

  • Comment and Discussion

    "Network-Centric Antisubmarine Warfare"

    (See J. Fitzgerald, R. Christian, R. Manke, pp. 92-95, September 1998; R. Smith, p. 12, November 1998 Proceedings)

  • The Coast Guard Is Maritime Security
    By Admiral James M. Loy, USCG

    The Coast Guard needs multimission capabilities to meet U.S. hemispheric maritime security challenges in an ever-increasing area of responsibility. For more than 200 years the Coast Guard has provided the United States with a unique blend of...

  • Coast Guard Is Joint
    By Captain Alexander J. Hindle, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)

    Winner, Coast Guard Essay Contest

    Strong Coast Guard joint capabilities are important—both to the Coast Guard and to national security in the 21st century.

  • Coast Guard Codebreakers: Inspire Those Who Serve
    By Captain Raymond J. Brown, U.S. Coast Guard

    First Honorable Mention, Coast Guard Essay Contest

    An unsung U.S. Coast Guard intelligence outfit from World War II demonstrated leadership then—and still can today.

  • Where Is Courage?
    By Lieutenant Commander Kevin E. Lunday, U.S. Coast Guard

    Second Honorable Mention, Coast Guard Essay Contest

    As the Coast Guard plans for the future, physical and moral courage are important ingredients that must not be forgotten.

  • One Hell of a Storm
    By J. C. Carney

    When a sinking Spanish freighter sent out an SOS during a storm in heavy Atlantic seas, the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba II(WHEC-64) sprang into action.

  • Building Information Security Layer by Layer
    By Vice Admiral J. M. McConnell, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Edward J. Giorgio

    Using a risk-management approach, the Navy will rely on defense in depth to thwart potential information warfare attackers.

  • Lessons from out of the Blues
    By Lieutenant Commander Mark D. Provo, U.S. Navy

    Flying as part of the Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron, a Navy pilot learns about teamwork, honesty, and striving for excellence.

  • Cap-Sizing
    By Commander Stephen J. Benson, U.S. Navy

    Concentrating capabilities and missions into fewer capital ships, the Navy risks becoming top heavy—and less able to fulfill such national security missions as shaping and response.

  • How Many Sailors Can Ships Afford?
    By Vice Admiral Francis R. Donovan, U.S. Navy (Retired), Captain Maurice Gauthier, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Master Chief Stan Brown, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Planners must remember that sailors are more than just manpower—they are investments in the Navy's future.

    The estimate of the cost of a sailor—currently $55,000 per year—

    creeps upward with each...

  • The Cost of Revolution
    By Major John Gamboa, USMC

    Since the release of the Quadrennial Defense Review in 1997, the word "revolution" has become a very popular term within the Department of Defense. Numerous studies, experiments, and implementation...

  • Part IV: Five Fleets: Around the World with the Nimitz
    By Lieutenant Commander William R. Bray, U.S. Navy

    Five Fleets

    Part IV


  • Professional Notes

    O Canada!

    By Lieutenant Commander Michael Crockett, U.S. Navy

  • Reflections on "War as a Rational Business"
    By T. A. Brooks

    I applaud Colonel Hammes's observation that "War Isn't A Rational Business" and cannot be won by applying "sound business planning...

  • Military Virtue and the Future of the Naval Service
    By Captain Michael Dunaway, U.S. Navy

    The Navy must steer its course not by the stars, but by its principles.

  • Nobody Asked Me But…Let's Restructure the Afloat Commands
    By Lieutenant James A. Passarelli, U.S. Coast Guard

    The Coast Guard needs to restructure its command afloat billets. Presently, the 378-foot Hamilton (WHEC-715)-class cutters, with a crew of 170, are commanded by captains (O6s) and the COs of the 210-foot Reliance (WMEC-615)-...

  • Book Reviews

    Combat Swimmer: Memoirs of a Navy Seal

    Robert A. Gormly. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1998. 272 pp. Index. $23.95 ($21.55).

    Reviewed by Captain Dick Couch, USNR (Retired)

  • The Republic Navies
    By Norman Polmar

    Submarines: All Ahead—Very, Very Slowly

    Submarine construction continues in Russia—but at a snail's pace. Russian shipyards, which during the Cold War produced more submarines than the rest of the world combined, now are...

  • Oceans: AE-2: Subsunk—Subfound
    By Don Walsh

    Australia ordered its first submarines in 1910—two of the new British E class, displacing 810 tons submerged. These 176-foot long boats had a test depth of 100 feet and were armed with six torpedoes. A crew of 3 British officers and 32...

  • Points of Interest: Uncertain Road to Redux Reform
    By Tom Philpott

    Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) and outgoing Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) met 15 October with White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles to finalize agreement on a huge year-end spending bill—and rejected an opportunity...

  • World Naval Developments
    By Norman Friedman

    Compromising Stealth?

    In mid-October Lockheed-Martin announced a revolutionary new sensor—Silent Sentry—based on the emerging reality that the world is bathed in man-made electromagnetic radiation, such as radio and...

  • Combat Fleets
    By A. D. Baker III

    Launched this summer, the Mexican Navy patrol craft Democrata is the first of a new series intended to replace the 17 Auk and 11 Admirable class former U.S. Navy minesweepers still employed on offshore patrol duties....

  • Lest We Forget
    By Eric Wertheim

    The second U.S. Navy ship named Herndon (DD-638) was launched on 2 February and commissioned on 20 December 1942. The Herndon began war duties escorting a convoy from New York to Casablanca early in 1943. The Herndon...


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