Proceedings Magazine - February 1999 Volume 125/2/1,152

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  • World Naval Developments: The Typhoon Saga Ends
    By Norman Friedman

    In December 1998, the U.S. government announced that it would assist the Russians in breaking up their six massive Typhoon (Project 941)-class submarines, ending a remarkable chapter in submarine history.

    The Typhoons were by far the...

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  • Socking It to U.S. Taxpayers in the Persian Gulf
    By Chris Kapsaroff

    It is time that we stop treating the perpetual Persian Gulf crisis as an international issue. There has been only one international question surrounding Saddam Hussein's belligerence, and that was resolved by all concerned eight years ago...

  • Comment and Discussion

    "The Silence of the Admirals"

    (See J. Webb, pp. 28-34,January 1999 Proceedings)

    "What Will This SecNav Do?"

    (See R. Danzig, p. 2, January 1999 Proceedings)

    "Quality of Life at Sea"...

  • Ask the Chief
    By Chief Electronic Warfare Technician Robert S. Lanham, USN

    Prize Winner, Enlisted Essay Contest

    In today's smaller Navy, on ships that are not fully manned, chief petty officers must regain their reputations as the sea-going professionals with the...

  • Let's Fix Retention Now
    By Master Chief Machinist's Mate Mark Butler, U.S. Navy

    First Honorable Mention, Enlisted Essay Contest

    The way the Navy rewards its boatswain's mates may be the solution to falling retention rates. The respect and experience young BM3s and BM2s receive through hard work in the fleet...

  • Gender Integration: What's Next?
    By Gunner’s Mate First Class Terry L. Buckman, U.S. Navy

    Second Honorable Mention, Enlisted Essay Contest

    Women are entering the fleet in increasing numbers—and now are commanding combatants. If the men and women of the Navy are expected to fight together, then they must continue to...

  • The A-12 Legacy: It Wasn't an Airplane - It Was a Train Wreck
    By Herbert L. Fenster

    The A-12 never amounted to more than a mockup, but the consequences of this unfortunate program are going to affect the size and composition of Naval Aviation for years to come.

  • Maneuvering Jointly from the Sea
    By Captain Daniel W. Temple

    Operational Maneuver From the Sea requires the integration of "all organic, joint, and combined assets." To attain this condition requires that the Navy Marine Corps team plan now if it is to remain the nation's preeminent...

  • DD-21's Fatal Flaw
    By Commander Michael J. Fitzgerald, U.S. Naval Reserve

    She may not have enough sailors to handle the demands of wartime damage control; reservists could fill the gap.

    The revolutionary next-generation surface combatant, DD-21, has not even been designed, much less built—yet...

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

    Five Fleets

    Part VI


  • Does the Navy Need the 1700 Community?
    By Janice Graham

    The fleet support community (1700 designator) is supposed to provide critical shore station expertise to the Navy. But its mission areas have become duplicates of other Navy communities and are candidates for outsourcing or privatization.

  • Infrastructure Networks Are Key Vulnerabilities
    By Robert E. Podlesny

    U.S. armed forces are dependent on a complex system of interwoven networks—e.g., transportation, telecommunications, financial—for all of their activities, and will be more so as network-centric warfare evolves. Knowing their...

  • The Reserves: Ready to Fight . . . World War I?
    By Commander John C. Keegan, U.S. Naval Reserve

    The reserves have been a key component of Defense planning for several generations, but their organization has changed little in 80 years. If reservists are to contribute anything to a future war, they must be given fresh doctrine—and...

  • Access Is Key to Power Projection
    By Lieutenant Commander Paul N. Nagy, U.S. Naval Reserve

    Naval forces depend on a network of facilities worldwide and access to those facilities depends on the political support of the host nation.

  • Another Great White Fleet?
    By Captain Stuart D. Landersman, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    February 1999 is the 90th anniversary of the return of the Great White Fleet from its epic voyage around the world, a perfect time to look at the journey's reasons, benefits, and lessons and to start planning for a similar voyage early in...

  • Tomorrow's Fleet
    By Scott C. Truver

    Editor’s Note: This is the conclusion of “Tomorrow’s Fleet,” which began in the January Proceedings.

  • Saving Trader Jon's
    By Commander Robert Stumpf, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Virtually everyone who wears wings of gold has been welcomed through the great oaken doors of Trader Jon's, the historic tavern in downtown Pensacola. But not only aviators have enjoyed its colorful proprietor and rich aviation motif....

  • Professional Notes

    High-Altitude UAVS Should Be Naval Players

    By Michael L. McDaniel

  • Nobody Asked Me But…Revolt of the Admirals: Part Deux
    By Lieutenant Commander Sean T. Connaughton, U.S. Naval Reserve

    I assume that I am not the only one who saw the irony in the commissioning of the Navy's newest aircraft carrier. The USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) is, of course, named after our 33rd President. Though an above-average Commander-in-...

  • Nobody Asked Me But…Cease Fire on SWOS!
    By Lieutenant Michael W. Little, U.S. Navy

    Several salvos (in written format) have been fired at the Surface Warfare Division Officer Course (SWOSDOC) within the past several months. They claim there is a lack of focus, lack of relevance, and a failure to prepare prospective surface...

  • Book Reviews

    Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage

    Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew with Annette Lawrence Drew. New York: Public Affairs, 1998. 352 pp. Photos. Notes. Bib. Index. $25.00 ($22.50).


  • The U.S. Navy
    By Norman Polmar

    Innovation in Sub Design, at Last

    The U.S. Navy and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have initiated what could lead to some of the most innovative developments in U.S. submarine design in some 50 years. In April 1999...

  • Oceans: Cruising On High-Tech Megaships
    By Don Walsh

    Cruising is a diverse and fast growing business. Five and a half million people took cruises in 1998, producing an industry revenue of over $5 billion. Since 1980, the average annual growth of this sector has been close to 8%. Surveys indicate...

  • Points of Interest: Interpreting Clinton's Pay Package
    By Tom Philpott

    Expectations are now high among mid-grade officers and career enlisted service members that the Clinton administration and the 106th Congress will join hands this year to increase future military pay raises and improve Redux retirement for...

  • Combat Fleets
    By A. D. Baker III

    This is the first Chinese Navy Luhai-class destroyer, displaying South Sea Fleet pendant number 167 when photographed at Dalian Shipyard, just prior to commencing sea trials in October 1998. About 20% larger than the preceding two-ship Luhu class...

  • Lest We Forget
    By Eric Wertheim

    Laid down under a Maritime Commission contract on 1 July 1944, the attack transport Allendale (APA-127) was launched on 9 September and commissioned on 22 November. After a series of training exercises along the West Coast of the United...


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