Who Should Have Tried Captain Ashby?

By John H. Cushman
May 1999
On 4 March 1999, a U.S Marine Corps court-martial at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, found Marine Captain Richard J. Ashby—who on 3 February 1998 had been flying an EA-6B Prowler ...

Comment and Discussion

May 1999
"We're Recruiting Another Great Generation"(See B. McGann, p. 6, April 1999 Proceedings)"Why I Will Leave the Navy"(See M. Butler, p. 2. April 1999 Proceedings)Jack E. Hammond—I ...

Driving Bill and Madeleine Bananas

By Franklin C. Spinney
May 1999
The grand strategic stakes began spiraling wildly upward in the Balkans late in March. The Serb offensive in Kosovo that threatened to destabilize Albania, Macedonia, and Montenegro opened a rift ...

War Fighting . . . and More

By Commander David W. Glazier, U.S. Navy
May 1999
War fighting is the Navy's primary mission, but to focus on it exclusively is to ignore fully two-thirds of the taskings—from humanitarian relief to Arctic research—assigned to the service by ...

Where Will All the Admirals Go?

By Rear Admiral W. J. Holland Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 1999
New technologies force changes—in force structure, equipment designs, and operational processes. For the Navy, one effect of the shift to the network-centric/information age will be a change in command relationships ...

Mastering and Controlling Change

By General Dennis J. Reimer, U.S. Army and Colonel R. J. Dunn III, U.S. Army (Retired)
May 1999
To prepare for future conflicts, we must change the way we change. Joint experimentation offers the opportunity to give our forces the right answers for upcoming challenges.

Within Striking Distance & Ready to Act

By General Charles Krulak, U.S. Marine Corps
May 1999
With the world's ocean traffic serving swollen coastal populations and transiting vital sea lines of communication—manifest in a snapshot of recent global electronic intercepts—the ability of U.S. naval forces to ...

In Pursuit of 'the Real Navy'

By Bradley Peniston
May 1999
The author of an upcoming Naval Institute Press book takes us around the world—from aircraft and carriers to submarines and surface ships—with the U.S. Navy.

One Special Ship

By Lieutenant Commander Bryan McGrath, U.S. Navy
May 1999
The chemistry of the wardroom of the USS Thomas S. Gatesin 1990 and 1991 convinced at least one officer to stay in the Navy. Can this atmosphere be recreated?

Retention: What works for DesRon 21?

By Lieutenant Commander Michael Crockett, U.S. Navy
May 1999
The commanding officers and command master chiefs of the six ships of Destroyer Squadron 21 recently participated in an open forum on retention.

The U.S. Navy in Review

By Scott C. Truver
May 1999
A "book-end" year—that is what 1998 was for the U.S. Navy. Chronic crisis in the Arabian Gulf flared as the year dawned, and the United States massed its largest naval ...

The U.S. Marine Corps in Review

By Lieutenant Colonel Frank G. Hoffman, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
May 1999
The times and faces change, but the mission and the ethos endure. As the rest of the country sat glued to television sets watching bowl games, or the latest political ...

The Coast Guard in Review

By Vice Admiral Howard B. Thorsen, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
May 1999
"Tomorrow ends a very difficult month for the U.S. commercial fishing fleet. Ten boats sunk. Eleven people missing or known dead." Admiral James Loy, Commandant of the Coast Guard, delivered ...

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman
May 1999
Serbian Air Defenses Take on StealthEarly in the attacks on targets in Kosovo and Serbia, the U.S. Air Force lost an F-117A stealth fighter (actually a light bomber)—raising the question ...

U.S. Naval Aircraft and Weapon Developments

By Floyd D. Kennedy Jr.
May 1999
ExperimentationDefense critics constantly complain that the military does nothing but prepare for the last war—never the next one. One need only look at Marine Corps development of amphibious warfare capabilities ...

Congressional Watch

By Bradley Peniston
May 1999
Call it the year the rose-colored glasses came off. Between last spring and this one, lawmakers probed and prodded and listened in amazement as Navy officers and officials admitted reluctantly ...

Notable Naval Books of 1998

By Lieutenant Colonel Richard Seamon, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
May 1999
All too often, too many books earn too few readers; their destiny becomes a library shelf where they wait for belated discovery by academic researchers or the occasional browser. And ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
May 1999
On 24 April 1998, Halter Marine Group received one of the largest patrol boat orders won by a U.S. yard in many years—a dozen 79-foot units for the Venezuelan Navy's ...

Lest We Forget

By Rick Burgess
May 1999
Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Nine (HS-9) was established at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida, on 4 June 1976, equipped with the SH-3H Sea King. The Sea Griffins carried on the traditions ...

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