Outsourcing R&D—Panacea or Pipe Dream?

By Michael L. Marshall and J. Eric Hazell
October 2000
Outsourcing is not a new idea. Over the years, the nation has swung regularly between faith in in-house defense research and development and contracting out. R&D for Sidewinder was largely ...

Logistics Support Doesn't Work

By Rowland G. Freeman, III
October 2000
In a recent article in Logistic Spectrum, Under Secretary of Defense Jacques S. Gansler (Acquisitions, Technology, Logistics) [USD (A,T&L)] said, before listing some improvements in our logistic system, "We ...
A broadside view of the light cruiser USS Atlanta (CL-104) at anchor.

Atlanta (CL-104/IX-304)

By Eric Wertheim
October 2000
The fourth U.S. warship to bear the name Atlanta (CL-104) was a light cruiser launched on 6 February 1944. She arrived in Norfolk, Virginia, after completing her shake-down cruise and ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
October 2000
The 32,780-ton Foch is to be replaced as France's only aircraft carrier by the much-delayed Charles de Gaulle and, under a $41 million contract, handed over to Brazil as the ...

Book Reviews

October 2000
The Abandoned Ocean: A History of United States Maritime Policy Andrew Gibson and Arthur Donovan. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2000. 384 pp, Photos. Notes. Bib. Index. $39.95 ...

A Mid-Course Correction for Team Coast Guard

By Commander John Leonard, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve
October 2000
Today's competitive cost and flexibility requirements are driving organizations in the private and public sectors to increased use of part-time and temporary employees. The U.S. Coast Guard is one of ...

Blue-on-Blue in the Falklands

By Captain Michael C. Potter, Supply Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve
October 2000
Was the missile streaking across the night sky toward HMS Penelope a mere illusion, or Was it friendly fire? It was the end of a bright, sunny day in June ...

Before They Were Stars

By Lieutenant Commander Fred Kacher, USN
October 2000
Second Co-Honorable Mention, Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership Essay ContestBefore they made admiral, the legends of naval command were leading the right way as captains and commanders. We should be ...

Navy Delivers the Armor

By Senior Chief Engineman William Fagiola, U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2000
With bridges bombed out and pontoon operations washed up, the Army calls on a World War II tank landing craft to lead the 1st Cavalry Division across the Yesong River—"one ...

Presence with an Attitude!

By Captain Kathy Dimaggio, U.S. Navy, Lieutenant Colonel Bob Freniere, U.S. Air Force Reserve, Commanders Mark Landers and Bill Mysinger, U.S. Navy, and Lieutenant Commanders Pete McVety and Mark A. Becker, U.S. Navy
October 2000
There are many impressive potential new land-attack weapons on the horizon not just ships, weapons, and aircraft. At the high end of the fight, the Navy of the 21st century ...

Wake-Up Call in Kosovo

By Dr. Milan Vego
October 2000
In the Kosovo crisis of 1999, the lessons of operational war fighting learned during the Gulf War were forgotten. The lack of focus on the proper centers of gravity allowed ...

We Need a New Advancement System

By Master Chief Machinist's Mate Mark Butler, USN
October 2000
Navy programs and policies have changed, and the Enlisted Advancement System must be updated to reward those who excel in the new environment. The Enlisted Advancement System as we know ...

Lessons for Combined Rules of Engagement

By Commander Mike Spence, USN
October 2000
Dealing with rules of engagement is hard enough when only one country's forces are in the field or at sea. Problems multiply, however, when rules of engagement must be developed ...

Turning Information into Knowledge

By Captain Mark Tempestilli, USN
October 2000
The U.S. armed forces, through Joint Visions 2010 and 2020, have said that "superior information converted to superior knowledge" will transform 21 st-century military operations. JV 2010 and 2020 couple ...

From the Sea ... to Cyberspace

By Rear Admiral Dick Mayo, USN
October 2000
The Navy's activity in cyberspace already is showing promise in real-world operations—and it will play a major role in maintaining and promoting the strategic health of free nations as they ...

Comment and Discussion

October 2000
"Saving Naval Aviation"(See S. Rowe, p. 30, September 2000 Proceedings)Lieutenant Commander John Hood, U.S. Navy—Commander Rowe's article was right on the mark. Naval aviation has been in ...

Balancing Star Wars and Muddy Boots

By Mr. Robert Wilkie
October 2000
For the fourth time in a century, the United States finds itself in an interwar period. But even with an awakening China and a nuclear India on the horizon, the ...

Take the Small Boat Threat Seriously

By Captain Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
October 2000
For my purposes, small boats comprise what Sir Julian Corbett called "the flotilla." In his analysis of naval tactics at the dawn of the 20th century, Some Principles of Maritime ...

Weinberger-Powell Doctrine Doesn't Cut It

By Jeffrey Record
October 2000
Lots of folks are talking about the Weinberger-Powell Doctrine again—but what does it offer the United States today? Among other things, the Weinberger-Powell Doctrine is simplistic and flawed, and its ...

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