U.S. COAST GUARD

Storm Approaching

By Lieutenant Gary R. Bowen, USCG
December 2000
Maritime law enforcement is getting more dangerous; boarding teams need training.

Airborne Takes the Beach

By Commander Robert G. Hahn, USN
December 2000
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 ...
USS Drayton (DD-366) underway off the coast of Mare Island

USS Drayton (DD-366)

By Eric Wertheim
December 2000
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 ...

Book Reviews

December 2000
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 ...

Man of Honor

By Master Chief Boatswain's Mate Carl M. Brasher, U.S. Navy (Retired)
December 2000
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 ...

Navy Global 2000: One JAG's Perspective

By Colonel Wayne E. Dillingham, U.S. Air Force
December 2000
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 ...

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
December 2000
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. ...

The Leaders Must Lead

By Lieutenant Martha S. Dunne, USN
December 2000
Second Co-Honorable Mention: Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership ContestThe solution to retention woes lies in the hands of commanding officers. Their charisma, authority, and power of persuasion can convince sailors ...

Attack from Below

By Commander John Rodgaard, U.S. Naval Reserve, Peter Hsu, Carroll Lucas, and Captain Andrew Biache, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
December 2000
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 ...

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)
December 2000
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 ...

Engagement Is What the Navy Must Do

By Commander Ward Carroll, U.S. Navy
December 2000
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 ...

I Attended the Cole Memorial

By Shannon Riggs
December 2000
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 ...

"America Loves Its Citizens"

By Richard Danzig
December 2000
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 ...

The Cole Is Attacked

By A Navy Petty Officer
December 2000
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 ...

Cole and Her Crew Send a Message

By A Navy Lieutenant
December 2000
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 crew after the terrorist ...

Leveraging LEDet Teams

By Lieutenant (junior grade) Camilla B. Messing, U.S. Coast Guard
December 2000
Second Honorable Mention, Coast Guard Essay ContestThe U.S. Coast Guard's cutter and maritime law enforcement communities share a problem—law enforcement personnel retention and training. The cutter community must train shipboard ...

Semper Paratus—The Rest of the Story

By Commander Michael H. Anderson, U.S. Coast Guard
December 2000
First Honorable Mention, Coast Guard Essay ContestThe downsized Coast Guard has been stretched too thin answering the call to protect the country's shores and valuable marine resources. The Deepwater ...

The Coast Guard Needs Focus

By Captain Bruce Stubbs, USCG (Ret.)
December 2000
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 ...

Further Developments on the Kursk

By Norman Polmar
December 2000
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 ...

Comment and Discussion

December 2000
"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 excellent article was any mention ...

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman
December 2000
Cole Highlights SurvivabilityOn 11 October, terrorists attacked the USS Cole (DDG-67) in the port of Aden, Yemen, at the mouth of the Gulf. About two hours after she moored, ...

Help Keep This the Greatest Navy

By Admiral Robert J. Natter, USN
December 2000
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 ...

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