Thorns in the Dragon's Side

By Lieutenant Commander Michael W. Studeman, USN
July 2000
Four years ago, the People's Republic of China (PRC) fired ten missiles near Taiwan in an attempt to intimidate the people and leadership of Taiwan prior to its first presidential ...

Lest We Forget

By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2000
Attack Squadron 46 (VA-46) was the first jet-equipped attack squadron and one of the last two light attack squadrons in the Navy.VA-46 officially was established on 24 May 1955 in ...

Combat Fleets

By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
July 2000
The trimaran-hulled, 1,100-ton Triton was launched on 6 May at Southampton by Vosper-Thornycroft for Britain's Defence Evaluation and Research Agency. The 321-foot research ship is to test hydrodynamic and propulsion ...

Book Reviews

July 2000
Lifting the Fog of War Admiral Bill Owens with Edward Offley. New York: Ferrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2000. 280 pp. App. Notes. Index. $25.00 ($22.50).Reviewed by Michael HughesThis is an ...
Astronauts in the Mobile quarantine facility aboard USS Hornet greet President Nixon

A Noble Recovery

By Michael Esslinger
July 2000
Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin were greeted by a jubilant President Richard Nixon on board the USS Hornet (CVS-12) in July 1969.

Handling the Arleigh Burkes - Part Two

By Commander Gene Moran, U.S. Navy and Lieutenant (junior grade) Amy Morrison, U.S. Navy
July 2000
The Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)-class destroyers soon will become the largest ship class in active service. Little has been written about their distinctive shiphandling characteristics, however, since then-Commander James Stavridis's definitive ...

Fire Support ONLINE

By Lieutenant Scott A. Carpenter, U.S. Navy
July 2000
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The Air Force Wasn't Even Close

By Commander James Paulsen, USN
July 2000
The Unification Act of 1947 increased interservice rivalries profoundly. The most powerful military machine in the world was being dismantled slowly in response to economic requirements set by the administration ...

Do We Still Need Navy CSAR?

By Commander Gregory Rucci, USN
July 2000
During the past ten years, the Navy's active-duty helicopter antisubmarine (HS) community has directed a large portion of training time and effort into developing and maintaining an organic combat-searchand-rescue (CSAR) ...
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A Submariner to Be Remembered

By Ensign John Peter Stevenson, USNR
July 2000
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay ContestThis essay contest is for first-class midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy and is named in honor of Commander William Earl ...

Don't Make SWO the Default

By Ensign Ian Scaliatine, USNR
July 2000
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay ContestThis essay contest is for first-class midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy and is named in honor of Commander William Earl ...

Retaining Aviators Is the Issue

By Ensign Lesley Alexander, USNR
July 2000
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay ContestThis essay contest is for first-class midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy and is named in honor of Commander William Earl ...

The Battle of the Five Hills

By Second Lieutenant Kathryn Hendel, USMCR
July 2000
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay ContestThis essay contest is for first-class midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy and is named in honor of Commander William Earl ...

Anthrax Vaccine Is Too Risky

By Ensign Warren Ross, USNR
July 2000
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay ContestThis essay contest is for first-class midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy and is named in honor of Commander William Earl ...

Ready or Not?

By Commander Darrel Milburn and Lieutenant Commander Jonathan Heller, USCG
July 2000
It wasn't a night like in The Perfect Storm, but it was the kind of night that makes an officer-in-charge drive to the station to follow the operations first hand. ...

After Kosovo: SACEUR No Longer

By A. J. Bacevich
July 2000
History's most successful military alliance-NATO-accomplished the mission for which it was created, preserving the peace throughout the Cold War. In the decade since, the alliance has engaged in a highly ...

Comment and Discussion

July 2000
"Don't Ask-Don't Tell: Is It Working?"(See J. Kelly, Jr., p. 4, May 2000; C. Oakley, p. 16, June 2000 Proceedings)Command Master Chief Mark Butler, U.S. Navy-Captain Kelly covers a lot ...

Get the Facts on the Anthrax Vaccine

By Lieutenant Commander Pietro D. Marghella, MSC, USN, and Major Guy Strawder, MS, USA
July 2000
Time and again, the U.S. Naval Institute has taken great pains to advertise that Proceedings is the venue by which members of the sea services can and should express their ...

Cruise Missile Defense From the Sea?

By Brigadier General Bruce Byrum, USMC (Ret.), and Scott Truver
July 2000
One of the most basic of flying machines-- the balloon-is making a comeback to help combat the growing threat of land-attack cruise missiles. A ground-based system of aerostats, equipped with ...

A Hostile Sub Is a Joint Problem

By Lieutenant Commander Clark V. Brigger, USN
July 2000
Arabian Gulf, 2002 . . . Under increased international pressure, the United Nations has lifted sanctions against Iraq. The United States has relaxed its operational presence in the Arabian Gulf, ...