U.S. NAVY

What Will This SecNav Do?

By Richard Danzig
January 1999
I'd like to address two fundamental questions: What is it that a Secretary of the Navy does? What is it that I plan to do?There are three basic functions of ...

Comment and Discussion

January 1999
"Where Surface Warfare Is Headed—and Why"(See M. Mullen, pp. 76-79, October 1998 Proceedings)Commander John M. Pollin, U. S. Navy—RearAdmiral Mullen presents his audience with a brief description ...
COURTESY OF THE AUTHOR

Educating the Navy for the Long Haul

By Peter A. C. Long
January 1999
"If you plan for one year—plant rice; For ten years—plant trees; For one-hundred years—educate men." Confucius's aphorism speaks volumes about the value of a long-term investment in education. Most naval ...
U.S. NAVY (MARK HAMILTON)

Moving the Navy into the Information Age

By Commander Michael S. Loescher, U.S. Navy
January 1999
Spurred by the innovation and intellect of its people, the Navy has transformed itself; Fleet Battle Experiment Delta is just one sign that it is moving from routine into creative ...
ERIK K. HILDEBRANDT

We Don't Need an IW Commander

By Commander Erik J. Dahl, U.S. Navy
January 1999
Information dominance is an integral part of all warfare areas—and far too important to be assigned to a single commander.Much of the discussion and debate about information warfare and ...
COURTESY U.S. NAVY

A Naval Concepts-Based Vision for Space

By Commander Randall G. Bowdish, U.S. Navy, and Commander Bruce Woodyard, U.S. Navy
January 1999
Space is not a separate area of responsibility. It is another medium in the warfighting continuum, and the U.S. Navy will influence events ashore, directly and decisively, from the sea—anytime, ...

Space Is an Ocean

By Commander Sam J. Tangredi, U.S. Navy
January 1999
Space is an ocean—and I'm not speaking metaphorically. Ocean defines both "the entire body of salt water that covers approximately 72% of earth's surface," and any "great expanse."Early civilizations believed ...
PETER VAN BASTELAAR/JOHAN VAN LEEUWEN

Quality of Life at Sea

By Lieutenant Commander W. Boothe Higgins, U.S. Naval Reserve
January 1999
The sacrifice of time away from home is unavoidable, but the U.S. Navy could learn a lot from its European allies about making life at sea more enjoyable and rewarding.
U.S. COAST GUARD

High "Seize" Maritime Interdiction Works!

By Rear Admiral James D. Hull, U.S. Coast Guard, and Lieutenant Commander Michael D. Emerson, U.S. Coast Guard
January 1999
"The security of our maritime borders is an essential component of the National Drug Control Strategy, and I can assure you the Coast Guard has the will to defeat drug ...
U.S. MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY

"Mariner-Class": A New Merchant Marine Officer

By Rear Admiral James F. McNulty, U.S. Maritime Service (Retired)
January 1999
As the seagoing community nears a new century, our academies must develop new ways of training officers. The increasing complexity of computerized ships and global shipping companies demands a new ...
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Nobody Asked Me But...Taking Care of Our People?

By Lieutenant Commander Mark Werner, U.S. Naval Reserve
January 1999
I repeatedly hear others say, people are the Navy's number one resource, and taking care of them is our number one priority. Addressing some of the Navy's self-imposed quality-of-life issues ...
PAINTING BY ARTHUR BEAUMONT

When the Birds Didn't Fly

By Commander Thomas B. Buell, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 1999
Even though artist Arthur Beaumont depicted her as a mighty Cold Warrior, the guided-missile frigate King and her sister surface ships in the 1960s struggled with a missile technology that ...
COURTESY SOVIET LIFE

Professional Notes

January 1999
Soviet-Russian Polar Icebreakers: Changing FortunesBy Captain Lawson W. Brigham, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)Forty years ago, the Soviet Union's Baltic Shipyard in Leningrad was building the world's first nuclear-powered surface ship, ...

Book Reviews

January 1999
Full Dress GrayLucian K. Truscott IV. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1998. 384 pp. $25.00 ($22.50).Reviewed by Captain William B. Hayler, U.S. Navy (Retired) The author of this ...
LOCKHEED MARTIN

NATO Navies: Franco-British Carrier Cooperation

By Rear Admiral Richard Cobbold, Royal Navy, Director, Royal United Services Institute
January 1999
There is talk in London and Paris this New Year of Franco-British cooperation on future aircraft carriers. For the French, this is not about the Charles de Gaulle, which ...
SANDERS

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman
January 1999
South African Navy ModernizesIn mid-November the South Africans announced a long awaited program to modernize their armed forces with four German MEKO frigates, three German-built submarines, four helicopters, and 28 ...
H&L VAN GINDEREN

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
January 1999
The Royal Australian Navy's last conventional steam-driven warship, the River-class frigate Torrens, was decommissioned on 1 September 1998; she is seen here during a final visit to Sydney in ...
ROBERT L. LAWSON

Lest We Forget

By Rick Burgess
January 1999
Fighter Squadron One (VF-1), along with its sister squadron, VF-2, operationally introduced to the world the most capable naval interceptor ever built—the F-14 Tomcat. The F-14A was the only aircraft ...

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