Free Speech v. Article 88

By E. R. Fidell
December 1998
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 ...

Comment and Discussion

December 1998
"Network-Centric Antisubmarine Warfare"(See J. Fitzgerald, R. Christian, R. Manke, pp. 92-95, September 1998; R. Smith, p. 12, November 1998 Proceedings)Captain Walt Stephenson, U.S. Navy, a maritime plans officer ...
U.S. NAVY (ED BAILEY)

Coast Guard Is Joint

By Captain Alexander J. Hindle, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
December 1998
Strong Coast Guard joint capabilities are important—both to the Coast Guard and to national security in the 21st century.
EDWIN LYNGAR (USCG DISTRICT 7)

Where Is Courage?

By Lieutenant Commander Kevin E. Lunday, U.S. Coast Guard
December 1998
As the Coast Guard plans for the future, physical and moral courage are important ingredients that must not be forgotten.
JOSEPH MORIN

One Hell of a Storm

By J. C. Carney
December 1998
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.
COURTESY OF BLUE ANGELS PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Lessons from out of the Blues

By Lieutenant Commander Mark D. Provo, U.S. Navy
December 1998
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
December 1998
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.
SANDY SCHAEFFER/MAI

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)
December 1998
Planners must remember that sailors are more than just manpower—they are investments in the Navy's future.

The Cost of Revolution

By Major John Gamboa, USMC
December 1998
The Revolution in Military Affairs must not evolve at the expense of service core competencies.
U.S. NAVY (DANIEL QUINAJON)

Professional Notes

December 1998
O Canada!By Lieutenant Commander Michael Crockett, U.S. NavyWhile deployed with the Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) carrier battle group during 1998, our Destroyer Squadron 21 staff had the pleasure of working with ...
ERIK HILDEBRANT

Reflections on "War as a Rational Business"

By T. A. Brooks
December 1998
I applaud Colonel Hammes's observation that "War Isn't A Rational Business" and cannot be won by applying "sound business planning models." [See Proceedings, July 1998, pages 22-25.]Sadly, we appear ...
LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON LIBRARY

Book Reviews

Dick Couch
December 1998
Combat Swimmer: Memoirs of a Navy SealRobert A. Gormly. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1998. 272 pp. Index. $23.95 ($21.55).Reviewed by Captain Dick Couch, USNR (Retired) Perhaps the last thing ...
RUSSIA'S ARMS CATALOG

The Republic Navies

By Norman Polmar
December 1998
Submarines: All Ahead—Very, Very SlowlySubmarine 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, ...
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY HISTORICAL COLLECTION

Oceans: AE-2: Subsunk—Subfound

By Don Walsh
December 1998
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 ...
HUGHES

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman
December 1998
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 television signals. Objects ...
REVISTA DEFENSA

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
December 1998
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 ...
JAMES C. FAHEY COLLECTION, USNI

Lest We Forget

By Eric Wertheim
December 1998
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 ...

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