Comment and Discussion

March 1998
"Save the Silver Dolphins!" (See M. M. Rankin, p. 78, February 1998 Proceedings) Senior Chief Machinist's Mate Bobby R. Barbee, U.S. Navy (Retired)-In early fall of 1997, the word was ...
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY

The Commanders Respond

March 1998
Reflecting that this year marks the Naval Institute's 125th anniversary, we asked the commanders of the world's navies if any particular Naval Institute article or book had influenced in any ...
U.S. NAVY (A.A. ALLEYNE)

Knowing Thy Gulf Partners

By Lieutenant Commander Jeffrey R. Macris, U.S. Navy
March 1998
Western interests and thus presence in the Persian Gulf will remain strong; it behooves the U.S. Navy to gain a better understanding of the region.
DAVE COOMBS

NATO Drifts Rudderless

By Alexander Wooley
March 1998
Where is NATO going? If there is no threat in the world to challenge NATO, and the United States is the only superpower, then surely NATO does not face a ...

African Navies Need "Born-Again"

By Commodore Olutunde A. Oladimeji, Nigerian Navy (Retired)
March 1998
African navies are anachronistic - and unaffordable - shadows of former colonial fleets. They must not be scaled-down big navies, but should follow a coast guard model, and become a ...
SECTIE FOTO AVD-KM

Minesweeping + Mine Hunting = Success

By Commodore Hector J. Donohue, Royal Australian Navy (Retired)
March 1998
Advances in mine technology make clearance more difficult and emphasize the need for countermeasures to include both hunting and sweeping techniques. New minesweeping systems that emulate ship signatures are the ...
EDDIE VALDES

Naval Forces Come Aground

By Lieutenant Alastair Cooper, Royal Australian Navy
March 1998
As nations place greater value on the oceans, naval forces will be called on to defend and hold fixed assets such as oil platforms in known areas, much like armies ...
SHIPS OF THE WORLD

Japan's Third Aegis Destroyer Sees Many Firsts

By Lieutenant Commander Vance A. Brahosky, U.S. Naval Reserve
March 1998
Shortly after commissioning, the Myoko completed combat systems ship qualification trials, including ten successful missile-firing engagements against the most difficult scenarios ever presented to a foreign navy.

Developments Down Under

By Commander Richard T. Jackson, Royal New Zealand Navy
March 1998
Constrained by tight defense budgets, the Aussies and the Kiwis nevertheless have found ways to upgrade their maritime forces.

Building a Maritime Air Force

By Commander Richard T. Jackson, Royal New Zealand Navy
March 1998
The mid-1980s Australia-New Zealand-United States rift changed the Royal New Zealand Air Force's strategic focus. After that, a new national military strategy was developed that at first focused on the ...
HANNY & LEO VAN GINDEREN COLLECTION

The Italian Coast Guard

By Lieutenant Commander Massimo di Raimondo, Italian Coast Guard
March 1998
The Coast Guard plays a vital role in Italy's domestic and international commitments, and may in fact provide a model for other nations to emulate.
K. DJURIC, HVG

The Croatian Navy

By Dr. Zvonimim Freivogel
March 1998
Croatia has a naval tradition dating back to the 5th Century. The Croatian Navy, however, as an entity separate from the former Royal and Socialist governments of Yugoslavia, only came ...
COURTESY OF THE AUTHOR

Indian Navy Stands at a Crossroads

By Admiral J. G. Nadkarni, Indian Navy (Retired)
March 1998
Still growing just ten years ago the Indian Navy now faces tight budgets, high construction costs, and the loss of its Soviet ally. There will be enough for core missions, ...
HANNY AND LEO VAN GINDEREN COLLECTION

The Ordinary Ship: A Success Story

By Rear Admiral K. V. Bharathan, Indian Navy
March 1998
The "ordinary ship" on which this true story is based—the INS Ranvijay (D-55)—achieved her goals, thanks to the crew's care and commitment.
ROYAL NETHERLANDS NAVY (GERARD DE BLOOIS)

World Navies in Review

By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
March 1998
In a year without significant naval combat other than that incident to the ongoing civil war in Sri Lanka, navies were out and about, calling on the neighbors in unusual ...
COURTESY OF THE AUTHOR

South African Navy at 75

By Lieutenant Commander Peter L. Goldman, MC, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
March 1998
On 1 April 1997, South African President Nelson Mandela, Vice Admiral Robert Simpson-Anderson, Navy Chief and Defense Minister Joe Modise on board the SAS Protea in Table Bay reviewed ships ...
U.S. NAVY (BRIAN FLESKE)

A View from the Gender Fault Line

By Commander Gerard D. Roncolato and Lieutenant Commander Stephen F. Davis Jr., U.S. Navy
March 1998
The integration of women in combatants isn't easy, but it is inevitable, it is the right thing to do, and it can work.
U.S. ARMY (MARJORIE LEHMAN)

Give Integration Meaning

By Captain H. A. Petrea Jr., U.S. Navy and Mr. John Keefe
March 1998
What the Navy and Marine Corps need is a place where the full range of naval forces can train realistically as combined-arms teams—a naval version of the Army's National Training ...
U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Securing Orders to CivLant

By Colin P. Kane
March 1998
Whether one spends 5 or 35 years in uniform, we all leave the military eventually. Many resources are available to ease the transition.
U.S. NAVY (D.S. BEAN)

Book Reviews

March 1998
The Coming Conflict With China Richard Bernstein and Ross H. Munro: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1997. 245 pp. Ind. Notes. $23.00 ($20.70). Reviewed by Lieutenant George Capen, U.S. ...

Lest We Forget

By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 1998
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 114 (VAW-114) already was deployed and flying missions over the Tonkin Gulf off Vietnam when it was established on 20 April 1967. The "Hormel Hawgs" ...

Special: Pacific AWACS

March 1998
Japan is getting four wide-body Boeing 767 airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft (center); deliveries begin this year. Australia, meanwhile, has selected three teams—led by Boeing, Lockheed, and Raytheon—to ...

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