Mao's Midnight Proposition

By Commander Thomas B. Buell, USN (Ret.)
June 2000
The U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant had gone to bed that frigid December evening with his mind whirling with events of recent weeks. Accompanied by an officer in the Chinese Communist ...

Nobody Asked Me, But ... The Silence of the Labs

By Pete Stevens
June 2000
Acquisition reform. It sounds good—something the tax-paying public should get behind. But is it?Acquisition reform dictates that the government must offer "minimized guidance" to development contractors instead of requirements. That ...
Starboard bow view of the USS Golden City (AP-169), probably entering San Francisco Bay ca. 1946

USS Golden City (AP-169)

By Eric Wertheim
June 2000
The transport Golden City (AP-169) was built by Moore Drydock Company of Oakland, California, under a Maritime Commission contract and commissioned into service in the U.S. Navy on 29 May ...

Combat Fleets

By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
June 2000
The Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) Flight IIA-class guided-missile destroyer Roosevelt (DDG-80) is seen with a Navy SH-60B Seahawk helicopter hovering over the fantail during the ship's third pre-delivery sea trial in ...

U.S. Navy: The ASW Shift

By Norman Polmar
June 2000
One of the most significant changes in the post-Cold War defense environment has been in the field of anti-submanine warfare (ASW). During the almost 50 years of the Cold War ...

Book Reviews

June 2000
Off the Planet: Surviving Five Perilous Months Aboard the Space Station Mir Jerry M. Linenger. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000. 256 pp. Photos. Index. $24.95 ($22.45).Reviewed by Captain William Readdy ...

As I Recall...Chaplain John O'Connor

By Rear Admiral Neil M. Stevenson, Chaplain Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired)
June 2000
In 1975, when I was senior chaplain at the Naval Training Center in Orlando, Florida, John O'Connor was selected for rear admiral and went in as the Navy's Chief of ...

Chemical, Biological, or Radiological?

By Vash Klein
June 2000
How can medical personnel recognize the signs and symptoms associated with chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) agents? How can they conduct triage among potentially contaminated mass casualties? What is the ...

Developing a Community of C4IW Professionals

By Lieutenant Danelle Barrett, U.S. Navy
June 2000
The proposed merger of fleet support (formerly the General Unrestricted Line), space and electronic warfare officers, and cryptology officers is a positive step toward consolidating the Navy's command, control, communications ...

First-Class Women

Edited by Susan B. Sweeney
June 2000
28 May 1980, 55 women became the first female graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy. These excerpts are from interviews with six class members, conducted when they were lieutenants, for ...

Innovation Is Reborn

By Rear Admiral Bernard J. Smith, USN
June 2000
With the establishment of the Navy Warfare Development Command, the Navy has again begun the process of innovative operational experimentation. Newport, Rhode Island, has a deep, rich history with the ...

Comment and Discussion

June 2000
"Don't Ask—Don't Tell: Is It Working?" (See J. Kelly, p. 4, May 2000 Proceedings)Charles M. Oakley—Captain Kelly thinks that sexual orientation ought to be a private matter ...

'You Heroes of Iwo Jima'

By James J. Bradley
June 2000
On 20 February 2000, the 55th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Iwo Jima, James J. Bradley was the keynote speaker at the ceremony at the Marine Corps ...


By Lieutenant Jason Brandt, USN
June 2000
One chief did make all the difference.

The Next-Generation Aircraft Carrier

By Captain J. Talbot Manvel, Jr., U.S. Navy
June 2000
"Where are the carriers?" is still among the first questions asked when a crisis arises somewhere on the globe. To date, no one has invented anything that even comes close ...

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman
June 2000
Indian Navy Tests MissileIn 11 April, the Indian Navy test-fired its new surface-to-surface missile, Dhanush, from the converted patrol craft Subhadra, a unit of the 1,650-ton Sukanya class. Indian press ...

'They All Hated Rules of Engagement'

By William Friedkin
June 2000
This is an edited excerpt from remarks delivered to the U.S. Naval Institute's 126th Annual Meeting and 10th Annapolis Seminar, where the director of Rules of Engagement told how he ...

Virginia Can Be a Streetfighter

By Lieutenant Mike Parry, USN
June 2000
Most concepts being proposed for a new littoral combatant include several common platform characteristics—stealth, automation, semisubmersibility, and modularity, to name a few. All these capabilities will be in the Virginia ...

Restore the Focus on Technology

By J. H. Beall
June 2000
The United States relies on advanced technologies such as this Air Force Delta 2 research rocket to power its military. Does the nation still have the technology infrastructure it needs? ...

The Same Sub Design—Again?

By Captain Richards T. Miller, USN (Ret.)
June 2000
A study of advanced submarine concepts sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and conducted by two eminent submarine designers more than 25 years ago reveals that we have ...

Carrier Firepower: Realizing the Potential

By Angelyn Jewell
June 2000
Carrier-based aircraft bring massive firepower to the fight—but magazine capacity and weapons buildup remain limiting factors. Vertical replenishment and ordnance augmentees can make all the difference. A carrier battle group ...

Is the Coast Guard Ready for Petty Officer Ryan?

By Rear Admiral Fred Ames, U.S. Coast Guard, and Stephen B. Wehrenberg
June 2000
12 October 2010 . . . Ocean Systems Technologist Second Class Ryan stood in front of a mirror, shaving. Today was a milestone—eight years of combined reserve and active duty ...

Every Coast Guardsman a Lifesaver

By Lieutenant Commander Kevin E. Lunday, U.S. Coast Guard
June 2000
A military service and a business compete to recruit and retain the best personnel, but these organizations are fundamentally different. To build the highest quality workforce for the 21st century—especially ...

20,000 Marines Are Needed in Japan

By Major Grant F. Newsham, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
June 2000
A sizable U.S. Marine presence in the Asia-Pacific region is essential to the theater commander's ability to carry out U.S. national strategy. The nearly 20,000 Marines of the Third Marine ...

Abolish the Mindless Work

By Captain William D. Needham, U.S. Navy and Commander Jay Burdon, U.S. Navy
June 2000
Maintaining the well deck and other areas of an amphibious ship can be a herculean task for a ship's crew—often no more numerous than that of a destroyer, but with ...

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