Proceedings Magazine - December 2000 Vol. 126/12/1,174

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With violence on the rise in missions from alien interdiction to fisheries enforcement, the Maritime Law Enforcement program is steering into a major storm. To protect boarding...



  • Cole and Her Crew Send a Message
    By A Navy Lieutenant

    Recently we did something for the first time in my short naval career that truly made a difference. We supported the USS Cole (DDG-67) and her...

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  • Storm Approaching
    By Lieutenant Gary R. Bowen, USCG

    With violence on the rise in missions from alien interdiction to fisheries enforcement, the Maritime Law Enforcement program is steering into a major storm. To protect boarding parties—such as this team in riot gear...

  • Can the U.S. Help Them All?
    By Captain Daniel S. Sullivan, USMCR

    U.S. foreign policy in the 20th century was dominated by two competing concepts— the idealism of Woodrow Wilson and the realism of Richard Nixon. The Clinton administration took the idealist tradition to new heights of...

  • The Debate on Ethics Must Continue
    By General Charles C. Krulak, USMC (Ret.)

    Over the past year, articles have been published, e-mails disseminated, speeches given, and discussions conducted on character development/leadership/ethics instruction at the U.S. Naval Academy. For better or worse, I have been associated with a...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But...Let's Put the Salt Back into Making Chief
    By Rear Admiral James B. Hinkle, U.S. Navy

    Do we really want to promote people to chief petty officer in the Navy on the basis of test-taking ability?

  • Help Keep This the Greatest Navy
    By Admiral Robert J. Natter, USN

    One hundred twenty-seven years ago, Lieutenant Charles Belknap called to order the first meeting of the U.S. Naval Institute. Today, we share the same interest with those who assembled in Annapolis in October 1873: the future of our Navy. And...

  • World Naval Developments
    By Norman Friedman

    Cole Highlights Survivability

  • Comment and Discussion

    "Combating Terrorism"

    (See T. Rancich, pp. 66-69, November 2000 Proceedings)

    Colonel W. Hays Parks, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)—Conspicuously absent from Lieutenant Commander Rancich's...

  • Further Developments on the Kursk
    By Norman Polmar

    Additional facts and theories are emerging about the sinking of the Russian Navy’s nuclear-propelled submarine Kursk by internal explosions on 12 August. Following aborted efforts to rescue men believed trapped in the after portion...

  • If We Didn't Have a Coast Guard, We'd Have to Build One
    By The Honorable Mortimer L. Downey

    As the United States looked to a new millennium, the time was ripe to look at the Coast Guard's future. But before we could chart a new course for the service, we had to answer some difficult questions. What are the nature and scope of the...

  • The Coast Guard Needs Focus
    By Captain Bruce Stubbs, USCG (Ret.)

    There are three ongoing, far-reaching changes reshaping the U.S. Coast Guard. First, America's national security calculus is changing. In today's and tomorrow's world, U.S. sea power includes not just naval power but also the maritime...

  • Semper Paratus—The Rest of the Story
    By Commander Michael H. Anderson, U.S. Coast Guard

    First Honorable Mention, Coast Guard Essay Contest

    The downsized Coast Guard has been stretched too thin answering the call to protect the country's shores and valuable marine resources. The Deepwater recapitalization project...

  • Leveraging LEDet Teams
    By Lieutenant (junior grade) Camilla B. Messing, U.S. Coast Guard

    Second Honorable Mention, Coast Guard Essay Contest

  • The Cole Is Attacked
    By A Navy Petty Officer

    We had stopped in Aden, Yemen, to gas our ship. It was approximately 1115, and another sailor had just stopped in my office to see if I was ready to go to lunch. We were standing there talking when, out of the blue, we heard and felt this...

  • "America Loves Its Citizens"
    By Richard Danzig

    One of the reasons that I love America is because it loves its citizens. In other times, and on this very day in other places, people are regarded as means and not ends, as fodder, stepping-stones, dispensable assets. Because we are not like that...

  • I Attended the Cole Memorial
    By Shannon Riggs

    I didn't know any of the sailors who were lost or injured in the recent attack on the USS Cole. Still, I found myself grappling with whether to attend the memorial service.

    My husband serves on board the USS Dwight D....

  • Engagement Is What the Navy Must Do
    By Commander Ward Carroll, U.S. Navy

    About 13 years ago, E. D. Hirsch Jr. wrote the national bestseller, Cultural Literacy, What Every American Needs to Know (Houghton-Mifflin, 1987). In this book Dr. Hirsch claimed that even in a nation as diverse as the United States the...

  • Airborne Takes the Beach
    By Commander Robert G. Hahn, USN

    The year is 2028. In a world still as dangerous as ever, airborne assault finally has supplanted amphibious operations as the primary means of projecting U.S. power abroad. The man who did the most to make this new warfighting strategy a...

  • Integration Can Transform Warfare
    By Colonel James J. Kuzmick, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired), Captain Christopher P. McNamara, U.S. Navy (Retired), and Commander Paul A. Willis, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Today's operational commanders must do more with less. Budgetary constraints and a fragile, complex geopolitical environment combine to ensure that a smaller military force structure will have to meet an increasing number of contingencies. In...

  • Attack from Below
    By Commander John Rodgaard, U.S. Naval Reserve, Peter Hsu, Carroll Lucas, and Captain Andrew Biache, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)

    According to photographic imagery and marine forensic and photogrammetric analyses, the photo below indicates the presence of at least one midget submarine in Pearl Harbor on the morning of 7 December 1941. The same analysts who support that...

  • The Leaders Must Lead
    By Lieutenant Martha S. Dunne, USN

    Second Co-Honorable Mention: Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership Contest

    The solution to retention woes lies in the hands of commanding officers. Their charisma, authority, and power of persuasion can convince sailors and officers to...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But ... The Best Job You Never Had
    By Lieutenant Commander Gregory Partney, U.S. Navy

    I heard it a lot about being a LAMPS (Light Airborne Multipurpose System) detachment officer-in-charge: "It's the best job you'll ever have in the Navy." Through a quirk in the supply of lieutenant commanders in my squadron, I...

  • Dietary Supplements--What Military Supervisors Should Know
    By Captain Charles Bruner, U.S. Public Health Service, and Lieutenant Commander Joe DiRenzo III, U.S. Coast Guard

    Today's military environment demands that active-duty and reserve personnel be as physically fit as possible. This attitude is gaining acceptance not only in the military but among civilians as well. Despite a world of supersized fast food...

  • Navy Global 2000: One JAG's Perspective
    By Colonel Wayne E. Dillingham, U.S. Air Force

    The Navy hosted its annual global war game in Newport, Rhode Island, from 14 to 25 August 2000. I was privileged to serve as one of the legal advisors to those playing the various roles in the National Command Authority (NCA) cell. It was a...

  • Public Health Service Rotation for Coast Guard Medical Readiness
    By Commander William Vermont Stenberg, U.S. Public Health Service

    Native Americans, Eskimos, and the U.S. Coast Guard. A 22-year-old Coast Guardsman with a broken arm in New London, Connecticut, and an elderly tribal chief with cancer and diabetes in Oklahoma's Indian Territory. What's the connection?...

  • Man of Honor
    By Master Chief Boatswain's Mate Carl M. Brasher, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    In an excerpt from a U.S. Naval Institute oral history conducted by Paul Stillwell in 1989, retired Master Chief Boatswain's Mate Carl M. Brashear (left) recalls the day he lost his left leg. In the new movie, Men of Honor, based loosely...

  • Book Reviews

    Coast Guard Action in Vietnam: Stories of Those Who Served

    Paul C. Scotti. Central Point, OR: Hellgate Press, 2000. 250 pp. Photos. Notes. Bib. Index. $17.95 ($16.15); paper.

    Reviewed by Master Chief Petty...

  • Oceans: Being There - The Case for the Oceanographic Submarine
    By Don Walsh

    Until about 50 years ago oceanographers were limited to doing work by "remote control." They had to use artificial hands (grabbers and samplers) and eyes (cameras) lowered from surface ships. Man was not present at the work site.

  • Points of Interest: Elderly Gain "Golden Supplement"
    By Tom Philpott

    I can't think of a better, more comprehensive health plan, and [it's way beyond what I would have dreamt would have occurred this year," said Dr. H. James T. Sears, executive director of the TriCare Management Activity.


  • Lest We Forget
    By Eric Wertheim

    The second U.S. warship to bear the name Drayton was a destroyer built by Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. Commissioned on 1 September 1936, the USS Drayton (DD-366) underwent final trials in Norfolk, Virginia, and then sailed...

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