Lost Letter of Midway

By Captain Bruce R. Linder, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 1999
A lost manuscript, found literally in a closet sea chest, adds the final missing puzzle piece to the most climatic moments of the World War II Battle of Midway.

The Original Ring of Fire

By Bruce Linder
August 1999
Stanhope Cotton Ring was born a Navy junior in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1902. His father, James Andrew Ring, had begun his naval service as a ship's clerk on board the ...

Parting with the Prowler

By Captain Lloyd E. Bonzo II, U.S. Marine Corps
August 1999
The Marine Corps' aging EA-6B Prowlers are in high demand, and the best thing the Corps could do might be to give them up.

Austerity Is Not Affordable

By John Lillard
August 1999
In 1996, the U.S. Navy issued a mission needs statement for a 21st-century tactical aviation sea-based platform. This document led to the establishment of the Future Aircraft Carriers (CVX) program, ...

Naval Hawks Bring New Capabilities

By Frank Colucci
August 1999
With different sensors, systems, and operating concepts, the H-60 series of Seahawk helicopters so important to the U.S. fleet also are serving the navies of Spain, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Greece, ...

Let's Launch a Super COD

By Commander Stephen C. Kingston, U.S. Navy
August 1999
The fleet has relied on the dependable, capable—and venerable—2 Greyhound for decades to carry passengers, mail, and high-priority cargo throughout the world in support of U.S. Navy carrier battle groups ...

Save Room for the Reserves

By Lieutenant Commander Douglas J. Dawson, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve
August 1999
It's 0300 on a Saturday morning in 1994 when the alarm goes off. Still half-asleep, Boatswain's Mate Second Class (BM2) Helm jumps out of his bunk, gets dressed, and runs ...

Land Attack from the Sea

By Colonel James J. Kuzmick, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired) and Captain Christopher P. McNamara, U.S. Navy (Retired)
August 1999
In the next century, maritime land-attack capabilities will reach hundreds of miles inland, concentrating combat power on target. The precision, volume, and responsiveness of fire support will eliminate present-day distinctions ...

Wei-chi: The Game of War

By Lieutenant Commander George S. Capen, U.S. Navy
August 1999
China's long-term strategic plans may have less to do with armed confrontation, and more to do with the slow, careful construction of power "by other means." An understanding of the ...

The Military Maritime Consultative Agreement

By Lieutenant Commander George S. Capen, U.S. Navy
August 1999
As an element of the military-to-military engagement between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the United States, the Military Maritime Consultative Agreement (MMCA) provides an operator-level exchange to discuss ...

Why Not an Aviator Commandant?

By G. H. Dodenhoff
August 1999
In the history of the U.S. Marine Corps, no naval aviator has ever been the Commandant.Over the decades since Alfred Austel Cunningham, Marine Aviator Number 1, soloed at the Burgess ...

You Saved My Future Husband

By Captain Carl A. Nelson, U.S. Navy
August 1999
A "routine" rescue of 44 Vietnamese refugees by the USS Worden led to an unexpected surprise 14 years later.

The U.S. Navy: A Submarine for All Seasons?

By Norman Polmar
August 1999
The U.S. nuclear submarine community has proposed an innovative and potentially highly effective role for the quartet of Trident ballistic-missile submarines being retired beginning in 2002—offensive strike.Completed from 1981 to ...

Comment & Discussion

August 1999
"A Tale of Two Cities"(See E. Wooldridge, pp. 28-32, July 1999 Proceedings)Commander John M. Pollin, U.S. Navy, congressional liaison, assigned to a Washington acquisition command—While I have ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
August 1999
The first wave-piercing catamaran-hulled ship to enter naval service, the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) Jervis Bay, was chartered this April for two years and is operated by two mixed ...

Lest We Forget

By Eric Wertheim
August 1999
The USS New York (BB-34) was the fifth U.S. warship to bear that name. Launched on 30 October 1912, the battleship was commissioned on 15 April 1914 with an armament ...

Book Reviews & Books of Interest

August 1999
LindberghA. Scott Berg, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1998. 562 pp. Notes. Bib. Index. $30.00 ($27.00).Reviewed by Rear Admiral Ned Hogan, U.S. Navy (Retired) A. Scott Berg, in this ...

Professional Notes

August 1999
Patrol Craft Can Maintain Littoral Sea Control By Lieutenant Richard C. Arthur, U.S. Navy There is plenty of rhetoric these days about the littoral aspect of modern naval warfare. As ...

Truth in Kosovo: Is It Halftime?

By J. D. Lynch, Jr.
August 1999
The war in Kosovo is over. At least that is what the media and politicians say. If it is indeed over, the public should be told that America can look ...

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