Comment and Discussion

February 1999
"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
February 1999
The chiefs must regain their reputations as the professionals with the answers.
YOGI KAUFMAN

Let's Fix Retention Now

By Master Chief Machinist's Mate Mark Butler, U.S. Navy
February 1999
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 ...
U.S. NAVY

Gender Integration: What's Next?

By Gunner’s Mate First Class Terry L. Buckman, U.S. Navy
February 1999
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 ...
BRIAN R. WOLFF/IIPI

Maneuvering Jointly from the Sea

By Captain Daniel W. Temple
February 1999
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 ...
KEITH DONNELLY

DD-21's Fatal Flaw

By Commander Michael J. Fitzgerald, U.S. Naval Reserve
February 1999
She may not have enough sailors to handle the demands of wartime damage control; reservists could fill the gap.
GAMMA LIAISON (JOHN T. BARR)

Infrastructure Networks Are Key Vulnerabilities

By Robert E. Podlesny
February 1999
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 ...
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

The Reserves: Ready to Fight . . . World War I?

By Commander John C. Keegan, U.S. Naval Reserve
February 1999
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 ...
U.S. NAVY (JIM VIDRINE)

Access Is Key to Power Projection

By Lieutenant Commander Paul N. Nagy, U.S. Naval Reserve
February 1999
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
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, ...
ELECTRIC BOAT CORPORATION

Tomorrow's Fleet

By Scott C. Truver
February 1999
Editor’s Note: This is the conclusion of “Tomorrow’s Fleet,” which began in the January Proceedings. Submarines The Quadrennial Defense Review's (QDR) planning factor of only 50 nuclear attack submarines (SSNs) ...
COURTESY OF THE AUTHOR

Saving Trader Jon's

By Commander Robert Stumpf, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 1999
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 ...
THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

Professional Notes

February 1999
High-Altitude UAVS Should Be Naval Players By Michael L. McDaniel The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has led a joint effort to develop high-altitude theater reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles ...

Nobody Asked Me But…Cease Fire on SWOS!

By Lieutenant Michael W. Little, U.S. Navy
February 1999
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 ...
DOD (RICH)

Book Reviews

February 1999
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. ...
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

The U.S. Navy

By Norman Polmar
February 1999
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 ...
ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

Oceans: Cruising On High-Tech Megaships

By Don Walsh
February 1999
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 ...
RUSSIA'S ARMS CATALOG

World Naval Developments: The Typhoon Saga Ends

By Norman Friedman
February 1999
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. ...
SHIPS OF THE WORLD

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
February 1999
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 ...
U.S. NAVY

Lest We Forget

By Eric Wertheim
February 1999
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 ...

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