It's Time for the Revolution

By Admiral Bill Owens, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2000
This article is excerpted from Lifting the Fog of War to be published by Farrar Straus Giroux, LLC, this month. 2000 by Bill Owens, All Rights Reserved. The Naval Institute ...

Lest We Forget

By Eric Wertheim
April 2000
Named for Lieutenant Commander C. W. Flusser, a naval officer killed during the Civil War, the Mahan (DD-364)-class destroyer USS Flusser (DD-368) was the fourth U.S. Navy warship to bear ...

Combat Fleets

By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
April 2000
The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) auxiliary transport Manoora (ex-Fairfax County, LST-1193) is shown on post-conversion trials in Sydney harbor in February. The 8,450-ton (full-load displacement) former tank landing ...

Oceans: The Biggest Kid on the Dock

By Don Walsh
April 2000
The 64,000-ton, 1,200-passenger MV Rotterdam is the flagship of the Holland America Cruise Line nine-ship fleet. Each year, this ship makes a 90- to 100-day world cruise. At $24,000 to ...

Book Reviews

April 2000
Naval Strategy and Operations in Narrow Seas Milan N. Vego. Portland, OR: Frank Cass, 1999. 345 pp. Maps. Notes. Bib. Index. $59.50. ($56.52).Reviewed by Captain Sam Tangredi, U.S. Navy"A blue ...

Why Single-Engine STOVL?

By Lieutenant Commander Theodore Herman, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
April 2000
U.S. Marine Corps operational requirements dictate that tactical aircraft (TacAir) launch and recover from today's amphibious ships. The single-engine STOVL AV-8B II has shown the way for the single-engine STOVL ...

"You Can't Handle the Truth!"

By Captain E. Tyler Wooldridge, U.S. Navy
April 2000
Despite recent shows of interest in fleet input, Navy senior leadership too often views internal criticism as disloyal and seeks to "shoot the messenger." An obligation to improve the Navy ...

No Slap in the Face

By Francis Duncan
April 2000
A biographer of Admiral H. G. Rickover paints a gentler-than-normal picture of the Father of the Nuclear Navy, known by some, with tongue-in-cheek, as the kindly old gentleman. In his ...

Three Nations, One Submarine

By Captain Morten Jacobsen, Royal Norwegian Navy
April 2000
With declining defense budgets, how can small coastal states maintain a capable submarine force? Cooperation is the key. Conventional submarines are important assets for a coastal state, as the mere ...

Breaking the Ice

By Commander Robert H. Perry, USN
April 2000
Early in 1999, the Hawkbill (SSN-666) set out for the Arctic on her final cruise—and the Navy's final submarine science expedition with the National Science Foundation. Thursday, 18 March 1999, ...

Comment and Discussion

April 2000
"Stop Mandatory Anthrax Vaccinations—Now!"(See Anonymous, pp. 100-101, March 2000 Proceedings)Major General Randy L. West, U.S. Marine Corps, and Captain Laurie M. Balagurchik, U.S. Navy, Medical Corps—We would ...

Readiness Is a Moral Responsibility

By D. L. Grange
April 2000
American soldiers have always had the will to win. What they need are commanders willing to prepare—and prepared to do what must be done for readiness. The required tenacity to ...