Honor in Uniform

By T. Scott and T. Greenwood
March 1999
President Bill Clinton's recent impeachment by the House of Representatives and trial in the Senate serve to remind us that the U.S. military must remain vigilant and faithful through all ...

Comment and Discussion

March 1999
"Let's Fix Retention Now"(See M. Butler, pp. 28-30, February 1999 Proceedings)Senior Chief Navy Counselor Paul Pierce, U.S. Navy—Some of Master Chief Butler's assumptions about the lack of ...
NATO PHOTO

Commanders Respond

March 1999
Commanders of the world's navies answered this year's question: Given the proliferation of new naval communications systems, data links, plus complex weapon systems such as Aegis, what is your Navy ...
DOD

End of the Continental Century

By Brigadier Robert Alan Fry, Royal Marine
March 1999
The 20th century has been an era of continentalist powers—Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany, Communist China—but the conditions associated with maritime dominance are again in place, and may signal the beginning ...
SALUT MAGAZINE

SAN Can Lead the African Renaissance

By Commander D. G. Jamieson, South African Navy
March 1999
The most operational fleet in Africa, the South African Navy is the best equipped to help the continent establish the regional security needed for economic growth and stability. It must ...
DOD (FELIX GARZA JR.)

How Far Will the Dragon Swim?

By Lieutenant Commander Wayne R. Hugar, U.S. Navy
March 1999
China is expanding its presence in international waters and protection of its vital maritime trade may be the primary rationale.
ROYAL NAVY (LIA PHOT PRATT)

U.S. TLAMs Give Britain More Options

By Lee Willett
March 1999
The purchase of 65 U.S. Tomahawk missiles—test fired by the Splendidin late 1998—will provide Britain with a warfighting capacity to shape the battlespace and expanded options for crisis management.
SIRPA/ECPA FRANCE

A French Expeditionary Force Without Conscripts

By Captain George A. Bloch, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
March 1999
Reflecting France's many overseas commitments, French paratroopers from the 3rd Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment evacuated noncombatants from the Republic of the Congo in August 1998. The decision to end conscription ...
B. PREZELIN

World Navies in Review

By A. D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
March 1999
Changes in the force levels of the world's navies were no less dynamic in 1998 than in recent years, with a surprising number of new programs underway despite the lack ...
COURTESY OF THE AUTHOR

Remember Bengtskär!

By Cris Whetton
March 1999
For Finland, the 26 July 1941 Battle of Bengtskar was akin to the Alamo in the United States—a victory with both military and moral significance. For Russia, it was the ...
AP/WIDE WORLD (JOE MARQUETTE)

If You Give Us the Mission, Tell Us the Facts

By Commander Sam J. Tangredi, U.S. Navy
March 1999
A "secret" U.S. policy shift away from the threat to use immediate military force against Iraq left U.N. inspectors exposed. And it raises the question of whether the U.S. government ...
DOD (JAMES G. MCCARTER, USN)

Changing Amphibious Command Relationships

By Lieutenant Colonel Norman C. Davis, U.S. Marine Corps
March 1999
New operational concepts have blurred the line between land and sea, to allow amphibious assault forces to maintain tempo. This makes traditional command relationships that divide the landing force and ...
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (HELENE C. STIKKEL)

Responding to Two-Dimensional Terrorism

By Lieutenant Commander David G. Kibble, Royal Naval Reserve (Retired)
March 1999
Osama bin Laden and his followers cannot accept the complexities of the real political world, and so continue with terrorist acts such as the bombing that rocked the U.S. embassy ...
U.S. NAVY (MICHAEL B. W. WATKINS)

Bring Back ASW - Now!

By Lieutenant Commander Art Doney, USN, and Lieutenant Steve Deal, USN
March 1999
The Navy has become complacent in this core competency.
U.S. NAVY

VP + VQ + VPU = VPR?

By Lieutenant Robert McCord, USN
March 1999
Maritime patrol and reconnaissance might be the path to the new Multimission Aircraft.
U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE

Does "Justice" Go Too Far?

By Captain Raymond J. Brown, U.S. Coast Guard
March 1999
The mandates of the Coast Guard Personnel Manual upon anyone who is found in Article 15 proceedings to have violated the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) are set in ...

Nobody Asked Me But…Real Pay Table Reform

By Maser Chief Electronics Technician Curt Haggard, U.S. Navy
March 1999
It is time to take a new approach to the enlisted base pay system. The current pay table has been incrementally changed so many times that it has developed numerous ...

Book Reviews

March 1999
The Collapse of the Soviet MilitaryWilliam E. Odam. New Haven, CT: Yale University, 1998. 523 pp. Notes. Bib. Index. $35.00 ($31.50).Reviewed by Richard F. StaarA West Point ...
LOCKHEED MARTIN

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman
March 1999
We Bomb Iraq—AgainThe December strikes on Iraq are a particularly good illustration of the new kind of warfare advertised as Joint Vision 2010 and Network-Centric Warfare. It now appears that ...
U.S. NAVY

Lest We Forget

By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)
March 1999
Patrol Squadron 13 (VP-13) was established on 1 July 1940, formed at Naval Air Station San Diego, California, from personnel from VP-14. Equipped with PB2Y-1 Coronado flying boats, the squadron ...

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