Proceedings Magazine - September 2000 Vol. 126/9/1,171

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The Navy has unbalanced the carrier air group's support and force-protection capabilities in favor of decks jammed with strike aircraft, essentially duplicating the Air...



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  • Saving Naval Aviation
    By Lieutenant Commander Steve Rowe, USNR

    The Navy has unbalanced the carrier air group's support and force-protection capabilities in favor of decks jammed with strike aircraft, essentially duplicating the Air Force's role. If naval aviation is to survive, it...

  • Prize Winner: Win without Fighting
    By Lieutenant David A. Adams, USN

    The U.S. armed forces have become enamored of the mythical concept of decisive force—at the expense of contemplating how best to wield military power for lasting political advantage. The services must adopt a naval...

  • Not in Our Submarines
    By Admiral Carlisle A. H. Trost

    After reading the commentary by J. Michael Brower in the June Proceedings, I concluded once again that too much has been written about women in the military—or, in this case, women in submarines—by too many people who know...

  • World Naval Developments: Moving Toward Missile Defense
    By Norman Friedman

    In June, the Royal Navy announced that it was buying the U.S. Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) for seven of its Type 23 frigates and for the future Daring-class (Type 45) air defense frigate, which replaces existing British...

  • Comment and Discussion

    "We Can't Afford to Leave the Media Alone"

    (See K. Kalogiannis, p. 97, July 2000 Proceedings)

  • How to Solve Ship Torpedo Defense
    By Captain Pierre G. Vining, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The tactical antisubmarine warfare challenge is more complex and less predictable than ever. Torpedo defense—countering the weapon rather than the shooter—isn't new, but it's more important than ever.

  • ...From the '30-Somethings'
    By Lieutenant Commander David C. Nystrom, U.S. Navy

    The Under Secretary of the Navy recently asked a select group of young officers to envision what their U.S. Navy would be like 15 years in the future. They discovered two things: getting input from the Navy's young leadership is the wave...

  • The Readiness Tango of 1998
    By Commander Clay Harris, USN

    In February 1998, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs testified that the services were ready and able—and Navy leaders didn't disagree. Seven months later, they reversed course, sketching a force in decline. Had they not seen, or were...

  • Let's Try a New Tack with Iraq
    By Senior Chief Electronics Warfare Technician Robert S. Lanham, U.S. Navy

    On 2 August 1990, Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait. In the months that followed, tensions slowly escalated, culminating in the Gulf War and the liberation of Kuwait. After the invasion, the U. N. Security Council passed Resolution 661, which imposed...

  • Plugging the JO Leak
    By Lieutenant (junior grade) Robert N. Halsey, USCG

    New graduates of the Coast Guard Academy are pumped up to join the fleet, only to depart after one tour. How can the service reverse the disturbing trend of officer resignations?

  • We Were Born to Fly: Navy Wings of Gold
    By Commander George Cornelius, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    It was mid-morning, mid-May 1953, in mid-nowhere—the blistering Arizona desert. The relentless sun was beating down on the two-year-old blue Ford station wagon I was driving. Stopped on the highway shoulder, I kept the engine running not...

  • Disjointed: Just How Joint Are We?
    By Lieutenant Colonel David W. Szelowski, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

    First Honorable Mention, Colin L. Powell Joint Warfighting Essay Contest

    The success of U.S. joint operations during the last decade has owed more to overwhelming firepower than to superior doctrine. The services try hard to...

  • The Vulnerability Coalitions
    By Lieutenant Colonel Michael A. O’Halloran, U.S. Marine Corps

    Second Honorable Mention, Colin L. Powell Joint Warfighting Essay Contest

  • Intel Cinches Inchon
    By Major Kevin Stack, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

    The U.S. invasion of Inchon, South Korea, 50 years ago was relatively smooth, largely because the troops knew what they were getting into. A case in point was aerial photography of the port's high seawall, which Marines breach here with...

  • Mountain Air Support Demands Special Equipment and Training
    By Anil R. Pustam

    While U.S. Air Force doctrine experts were analyzing the performance of air power over Kosovo in the summer of last year, another significant conflict half a world away was ending. This was the Indian Air Force (IAF) operation to evict Pakistani-...

  • Reinventing Maritime Power: The Navy-Marine Corps Intranet
    By Joseph Cipriano

    There was a time when U.S. companies such as Motorola, General Electric, and even General Motors were in trouble. They had to become faster, better, and cheaper, or accept their eventual demise. But they not only changed; they and other U.S....

  • Let the Market Build Married Enlisted Housing
    By Colonel F.X. Bergmeister, U.S Marine Corps Reserve

    All of the armed services are concerned with improving adequate housing for their men and women in uniform. Financial resources appropriated by Congress, however, define limited and conventional programmatic exploration for solutions that end in...

  • Chartering and HMAS Jervis Bay
    By Commander Robert Morrison, Commander Vaughn Rixon, and Lieutenant Commander John Dudley, Royal Australian Navy

    In early 1999, in recognition of the increased instability in the region, the Australian government decided that a second army brigade-sized group was to be brought up to 28-days notice to move by 30 June 1999—an increased level of...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But ... Regionalization Creates Confusion
    By Captain Ralph J. Dean, U.S. Naval Reserve

    Say goodbye to "Fort Apache"—that's the term some use to refer to Navy shore installations. Within the next two years the Navy will have regionalized the funding and management of those outposts that so far have escaped the...

  • Book Reviews

    Listen to the Voices From the Sea: Writings of the Fallen Japanese Students

    Translated by Midori Yamanouchi and Joseph L. Quinn. Scranton, PA: University of Scranton, 2000. 344 pp. Index. $27.95 ($25.15).


  • Naval Systems: Network Software May Steer Cooperative Engagement Upgrades
    By Edward J. Walsh

    Navy-industry team expects to deliver a report in October 2000 to Rear Admiral Kathleen Paige, Deputy Program Executive Officer and Chief Engineer for Theater Combat Systems, on the potential use of tactical component network (TCN) software...

  • Points of Interest: Military Thrift Savings Plan Scheduled to Begin in a Year
    By Tom Philpott

    By October 2001 active-duty members and drilling reservists will be able to deposit up to 5% of basic pay (and at least a portion of any military bonuses received) into a government run, tax-deferred savings plan, with investment options...

  • Combat Fleets
    By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World

    The newest of the world's naval cadet sail training ships, Brazil's Cisne Branco was launched by Damen Shipyard, Gorinchem, the Netherlands, on 4 August 1999. A participant in this year's OPSAIL, the 1,038-- ton (full-load...

  • Lest We Forget
    By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Aerial Refueling Squadron 208 (VAK-208) was a Naval Air Reserve squadron originally established as Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 208 (VAQ-208) on 31 July 1970. VAQ-208 was conceived originally as the electronic jamming, aerial refueling,...

  • Notebook
  • Epitaph for an Aviator: "I Told Them I Needed Training"
    By Major S. D. Danyluk, USMCR

    On April 2000, a third MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashed, on a remote desert airstrip killing all 19 on board. At the time, the aircraft was number two in a two-plane MV-22 formation. The pilot, wearing night-vision goggles (NVGs), had...

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