Saving Naval Aviation

By Lieutenant Commander Steve Rowe, USNR
September 2000
The more we load carriers with strike aircraft, the more we look like the Air Force.

Lest We Forget

By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2000
Aerial Refueling Squadron 208 (VAK-208) was a Naval Air Reserve squadron originally established as Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 208 (VAQ-208) on 31 July 1970. VAQ-208 was conceived originally as the ...

Combat Fleets

By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
September 2000
The newest of the world's naval cadet sail training ships, Brazil's Cisne Branco was launched by Damen Shipyard, Gorinchem, the Netherlands, on 4 August 1999. A participant in this year's ...

Book Reviews

September 2000
Listen to the Voices From the Sea: Writings of the Fallen Japanese Students Translated by Midori Yamanouchi and Joseph L. Quinn. Scranton, PA: University of Scranton, 2000. 344 pp. Index. ...

Chartering and HMAS Jervis Bay

By Commander Robert Morrison, Commander Vaughn Rixon, and Lieutenant Commander John Dudley, Royal Australian Navy
September 2000
In early 1999, in recognition of the increased instability in the region, the Australian government decided that a second army brigade-sized group was to be brought up to 28-days notice ...

Let the Market Build Married Enlisted Housing

By Colonel F.X. Bergmeister, U.S Marine Corps Reserve
September 2000
All of the armed services are concerned with improving adequate housing for their men and women in uniform. Financial resources appropriated by Congress, however, define limited and conventional programmatic exploration ...

Intel Cinches Inchon

By Major Kevin Stack, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
September 2000
The U.S. invasion of Inchon, South Korea, 50 years ago was relatively smooth, largely because the troops knew what they were getting into. A case in point was aerial photography ...

The Vulnerability Coalitions

By Lieutenant Colonel Michael A. O’Halloran, U.S. Marine Corps
September 2000
Second Honorable Mention, Colin L. Powell Joint Warfighting Essay ContestIn the spring of 1991, following a great victory, U.S. generals led a parade of their own in our nation's capitol. ...

Disjointed: Just How Joint Are We?

By Lieutenant Colonel David W. Szelowski, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
September 2000
First Honorable Mention, Colin L. Powell Joint Warfighting Essay ContestThe success of U.S. joint operations during the last decade has owed more to overwhelming firepower than to superior doctrine. ...

We Were Born to Fly: Navy Wings of Gold

By Commander George Cornelius, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2000
It was mid-morning, mid-May 1953, in mid-nowhere—the blistering Arizona desert. The relentless sun was beating down on the two-year-old blue Ford station wagon I was driving. Stopped on the highway ...

Plugging the JO Leak

By Lieutenant (junior grade) Robert N. Halsey, USCG
September 2000
New graduates of the Coast Guard Academy are pumped up to join the fleet, only to depart after one tour. How can the service reverse the disturbing trend of officer ...

Let's Try a New Tack with Iraq

By Senior Chief Electronics Warfare Technician Robert S. Lanham, U.S. Navy
September 2000
On 2 August 1990, Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait. In the months that followed, tensions slowly escalated, culminating in the Gulf War and the liberation of Kuwait. After the invasion, the ...

The Readiness Tango of 1998

By Commander Clay Harris, USN
September 2000
In February 1998, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs testified that the services were ready and able—and Navy leaders didn't disagree. Seven months later, they reversed course, sketching a force ...

...From the '30-Somethings'

By Lieutenant Commander David C. Nystrom, U.S. Navy
September 2000
The Under Secretary of the Navy recently asked a select group of young officers to envision what their U.S. Navy would be like 15 years in the future. They discovered ...

How to Solve Ship Torpedo Defense

By Captain Pierre G. Vining, U.S. Navy (Retired)
September 2000
The tactical antisubmarine warfare challenge is more complex and less predictable than ever. Torpedo defense—countering the weapon rather than the shooter—isn't new, but it's more important than ever. It is ...

Comment and Discussion

September 2000
"We Can't Afford to Leave the Media Alone"(See K. Kalogiannis, p. 97, July 2000 Proceedings)Second Lieutenant Rod Schenker, U.S. Marine Corps—Captain Kalogiannis states that the "skirmish" in ...

Not in Our Submarines

By Admiral Carlisle A. H. Trost
September 2000
After reading the commentary by J. Michael Brower in the June Proceedings, I concluded once again that too much has been written about women in the military—or, in this ...