Replace the LHAs with LHDs

By John E O'Neil Jr.
June 1998
The Secretary of Defense has directed the U.S. Navy to maintain 12 Amphibious Ready Groups (ARGs) supporting 2.5 Marine Expeditionary Brigades (MEBs)—fiscally constrained—of amphibious assault capability. The flagships and centerpieces ...

Comment and Discussion

June 1998
"Where Have All the O-3s Gone?"(See L. D. Lewis, pp. 24-26, February 1998 Proceedings)Lieutenant Jose I. Morales, US. Navy—Withrefreshing directness and accuracy, Lieutenant Lewis puts into words the ...

Subs Slip Through the Net

By Rear Admiral William J. Holland, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 1998
Network-centric concepts will allow the individual platforms and systems of the task force to be in constant communication, but if the Navy relies only on classical command-and-control arrangements, the submarine ...

Arctic ASW: Have We Lost?

By Richard Boyle and Waldo Lyon
June 1998
Ice can cover submarine operations. And submarines armed with missiles operating in the Northern Marginal Sea Ice Zone littorals can threaten much of Canada and the United States. With the ...

USW: We Can't Wish It Away

By Captain George Galdorisi, U.S. Navy
June 1998
The Soviet submarine fleet may not be the threat it once was, but undersea warfare remains a critical core competency for the Navy.

Nobody Asked Me But…"The Crops Can Wait for This"

By Commander E. R. Rosenlof, U.S. Navy
June 1998
Today's social dynamic and the attendant pressures on our military customs and traditions easily can steal center stage from the more wholesome aspects of time-honored rites of passage. Last September's ...

What Is a Coast Guard Cutter Doing in Europe?

By Captain John E. Crowley, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard
June 1998
In the summer of 1997, the Legare (WMEC-912), a 270-foot medium endurance cutter, was the first of her class to deploy to the U.S. European Command. During the 141-day deployment, ...

Offense Catching Up with Defense

By Rear Admiral Paul G. Gaffney II, U.S. Navy, and Dr. Ronald R. Luman
June 1998
Old technology continues to help the defense when it comes to mine warfare. Mines continue to pose a significant threat to amphibious forces, and the defense presently is ahead. But ...

Chance Second Chances

By Lieutenant David A. Adams, USN
June 1998
The Navy needs to end the zero-defects game and return to its traditional moral standards.

Have You Seen the Light?

By Captain T. Q. Donaldson, U.S. Navy
June 1998
Low-light-level technology, which, detects marine bioluminescence, may expand our battlespace awareness beneath the seas.

Professional Notes

June 1998
The Troops Ashore Deserve Better Fire SupportBy Major Tracy A. Ralphs, U.S. Army Reserve"Battleships proved to be extremely valuable during Desert Storm. Without the battleships, there would have ...

Book Reviews

June 1998
Black MayMichael Gannon. New York: HarperCollins, 1998. 480 pp. Photos. $30.00 ($27.00).Reviewed by Vice Admiral James F. Calvert, U.S. Navy (Retired) Michael Gannon, author of Operation Drumbeat (HarperCollins, 1991), ...

The U.S. Navy: The Name Game

By Norman Polmar, Author, The Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet
June 1998
The telephone rang incessantly and I received several e-mail messages, all asking the same basic question: "Have the people in the E-ring lost their minds?"This was in late April, immediately ...

Oceans: Psst . . . Wanna Buy a Sub?

By Don Walsh
June 1998
Client work took me to North Germany to the shipyards of Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW) in Kiel and Thyssen Nordseewerke (TNSW) in Emden. Both are key members of the German Submarine ...

Combat Fleets

By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
June 1998
An official model of the initial concept for Taiwan’s Project Kuang Hua-VI guided-missile patrol craft project. Construction of 30 of these “stealth” craft was approved in July 1996, all to ...
USS Sirago (SS-485) underway in Hampton Roads, VA.

USS Sirago (SS-485)

By Eric Wertheim
June 1998
The USS Sirago, a Tench-class submarine, was commissioned on Aug 13, 1945. The history of the submarine's service, which ended on Jun 1, 1972, is discussed.

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