Hero and Heretic?

By Lieutenant Commander Thomas Cutler, USN (Ret.)
February 2000
Admiral Zumwalt was a sailor who went in harm's way and changed the Navy in the process.

Breaking the Command Barrier

By Commander John S. Andrews, USN
February 2000
Assignment to a support squadron should not squash a naval aviator's chance to make flag rank, but the data say that is exactly what is happening. There is a peculiar ...

Navy Cryptology Is Broken

By Michael S. Loescher
February 2000
Over the past ten years the Naval Security Group Command (NavSecGruCom)—responsible for the Navy's cryptology—has become a costly burden to the Navy. Loescher examines the present state of the Command. ...
Port bow view of USS Sea Cat (SS-399) underway at sea.

USS Sea Cat (SS-399/AGSS-399)

By Eric Wertheim
February 2000
The USS Sea Cat (SS-399) was a Balao-class submarine built by the Portsmouth Navy Yard and commissioned on 16 May 1944. Following a shakedown cruise, the Sea Cat traveled ...

Combat Fleets

By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
February 2000
The 14,335-ton (submerged displacement) Le Temeaire, second of a planned quartet of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines for the French Navy, was commissioned on 23 December 1999 to replace the ...

Book Reviews

February 2000
Return to Midway Robert D. Ballard and Rick Archbold. Washington, DC: National Geographic Magazine Press, 1999. 197 pp. Photos. Maps. Index. $40.00 ($36.00).Reviewed by Donald M. GoldsteinNo plot is so ...

The New Enlisted Distribution Management System?

By Rear Admiral Hamlin Tallent, U.S. Navy, Commander David Ruedi, U.S. Navy, and Tony Cunningham
February 2000
It's 0500 on 15 May 2008 when the alarm clock goes Off and Yeoman First Class Mark Smith, on board a destroyer engaged in non-combatant evacuations off Fruitopia, wakes up. ...

Exploiting the Net to Fight the Drug War

By Dr. Robert J. Bunker
February 2000
President Richard Nixon announced the start of the drug war in the summer of 1969. About the same time, politically based terrorism emerged to challenge Western perceptions of warfare, "Vietnamization" ...

Jackie Fisher's Revenge

By Thomas C. Hone
February 2000
At the turn of the 20th century, Admiral John Fisher launched a revolution in military affairs—introducing battle cruisers like HMS Lion—that could have turned navies on their ear. But it ...

The Skipper

By Lieutenant Commander James W. Vernon, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)
February 2000
During a World War II strike on targets near Kure, Japan, an F6F Hellcat pilot watches as his skipper goes down.Several ominous puffs of dark debris had appeared around ...

Arms Control Needs Overhaul

By Leon Sloss and Benson D. Adams
February 2000
The Cold War has been over for ten years, but our arms-control regime still is stuck in the days of U.S.-Soviet confrontation. A new approach is needed, with the focus ...

Staying on Top

By Vice Admiral George P. Steele, USN (Ret.)
February 2000
In the post-Cold War world, the United States must be diligent to ensure its military does not miss opportunities for improvement or focus on a single enemy. Continuous change must ...

Bring It All Back

By Colonel John G. Miller, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
February 2000
The late General Chapman never tired of telling about his 1970 conversation with Brigadier General James R. Jones (no kin of the incumbent Commandant of the Marine Corps), while plans ...

What Kind of Transformation Do You Want?

By H. W. Gehman, Jr.
February 2000
Some national security affairs authorities say that the number one issue facing the U.S. military is to transform itself to fight the next war rather than the last one. Participation ...

A Z-Gram Too Far...

By Colonel John G. Miller, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
February 2000
Within a few months of his leaving his assignment as Commander Naval Forces Vietnam in 1970, Admiral Elmo Zumwalt began making his presence felt around NAVFORV Headquarters again. In his ...

Comment and Discussion

February 2000
"Gender and the Civil-Military Gap"(See S. Lister, pp. 50-53, January 2000 Proceedings)T. O'Connell, U.S. Army—Your publication provides an essential service to its readers, and as a career ...

Chiefs Still Are the Linchpins

By Master Chief Machinist's Mate James P. Russell, U.S. Navy
February 2000
The Navy's chiefs need to reestablish their role as the communications conduit between enlisted and officers—and stop the exodus of our sailors. As we move into the new millennium and ...

The Tyranny of Moore's Law

By Ensign James A. Calpin, USNR
February 2000
Cutting-edge weapons such as the Army’s RAH-66 Comanche take decades to develop and produce, and may be obsolete by the time they arrive on the battlefield. Is our Byzantine procurement ...

Pay Is a Problem: It Shouldn't Be

By Master Sergeant Michael M. Green, U.S. Air Force
February 2000
Concern over money may not be the only problem affecting the military, but paying enlisted servicemembers fair wages will go a long way toward fixing retention and recruiting woes. Noncommissioned ...

Readiness Is More Than Numbers

By Admiral James M. Loy, U.S. Coast Guard
February 2000
A detailed look at a single operational community—the C-130 fleet—provides insight into the way parts shortages, personnel issues, aging assets, and high operational tempo compound the Coast Guard’s readiness problems. ...

22 Questions for Streetfighter

By Captain Wayne P. Hughes, USN (Ret.)
February 2000
Many design features have yet to be worked out, but modeled on the small coastal combatants of foreign navies-here, the Israeli Sa'ar 5-class corvette Eilat-Streetfighter will give the U.S. Navy ...

Interview: U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff

By Brendan Greeley
February 2000
Proceedings' Brendan Greeley interviewed General John M. Keane, U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff, on 6 December 1999.Proceedings: You've said a lot about jointness. Where does that come from? ...

It's More Than E-Mail

By Admiral Archie Clemins, USN (Ret.)
February 2000
Information technology is providing big returns for Navy battle groups, including improved situational awareness across theaters, less maintenance downtime, and the ability to conduct training and debriefings without flying personnel ...

Beyond the Rose-Colored Glasses

By Lieutenant Commander Douglas A. Jenik, USN
February 2000
Can network-centric warfare deliver on all the promises its proponents have made? If it is to have a chance, the Navy must move past easy assumptions and focus on the ...

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