Proceedings Magazine - January 2001 Vol. 127/1/1,175

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Sidebar: Consequences of Compliance?

Overly restrictive and unsuitable rules of engagement handicap and endanger U.S. forces, especially...



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  • Deadly Force Is Authorized
    By Colonel W. Hays Parks, USMCR (Ret.)

    Sidebar: Consequences of Compliance?

    Overly restrictive and unsuitable rules of engagement handicap and endanger U.S. forces, especially ground troops on peace-support missions....

  • Hazarding the Cole
    By John H. Cushman, Lieutenant General, USA (Ret.)

    On 13 October 2000, the destroyer USS Cole (DDG-67), at anchor while refueling in Yemen's Aden harbor, was crippled by a powerful explosive carried on a small boat that was placed alongside the ship by a suicide team. The next day,...

  • World Naval Developments
    By Norman Friedman

    Smaller Bombs Offer Stealthy Aircraft Greater Firepower

  • Orienting the Corps to the Internet
    By Lieutenant Colonel John David Kuntz, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

    The new order of the global information marketplace is upon us. If the Marine Corps wants to be a true information merchant in this exchange, it must adapt now to the unique technologies, practices, and possibilities of the Internet.

  • When Worlds Collide
    By Lieutenant General Harry D. Raduege Jr., U.S. Air Force

    Bandwidth is a hot—and limited—commodity. DoD will have to make a good case for why it needs access.

    A recent article in Electronic Design sums up the exploding area of personal communications: "Nothing...

  • Finding the e-Navy
    By Master Chief Electronics Technician Curt Haggard, USN

    The first "frequently asked question" at the Chief of Information's website is, "Is there a central directory for e-- mail addresses for naval personnel?" The official response is, "No." This is despite the fact...

  • Reorganizing the Navy Helo Force
    By Lieutenant Commander Frederick Latrash, U.S. Navy

    The Navy's Helicopter Master Plan modernizes and recapitalizes the rotary wing force, but the question now is how to organize the helicopter community to maximize warfighting capability and best support Navy power projection and forward...

  • Wading Out of the Iraqi Quagmire
    By Lieutenant Commander John K. Martins, USN

    The present U.S. foreign policy toward Iraq seems to be validating a basic observation Sun Tzu made more than 2,200 years ago: "I have yet to see a case of cleverly dragging on the hostilities. There has never been a state that has...

  • In Search of Real Leaders
    By Captain James F. Kelly, Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)

    The Navy needs to be able to recognize and encourage the real leaders.

  • Total Force—We Aren't There Yet
    By Captain Donald L. Roy, USNR

    The total force concept, which calls for reserve forces to augment peacetime operations, is a reality. The selected reserve call-up process needs streamlining to get the reserves into action more rapidly.

  • Desert Storm: Ten Years After
    By General Walter E. Boomer, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), Lieutenant General John J. Yeosock, U.S. Army (Retired), Admiral Stanley R. Arthur, U.S. Navy (Retired), and General Charles A. Horner, U.S. Air Force (Retired)

    George Bush was President, Dick Cheney was Secretary of Defense, and an unscrupulous zealot was flexing his muscles on the Arabian Peninsula. What had begun as a shield against his advances escalated into a Coalition storm. But did it go as...

  • Stopped Short by Mines
    By Captain L.H. Rosenberg and Lieutenant Commander R.T. Anderson, U.S. Navy

    Naval strategy for the 21st century focuses on the littorals and projecting power ashore, but unless they have the ability to clear mines from shallow-water assault lanes the Navy and Marine Corps could be stopped ten feet from their...

  • Changing the Way Navy Deploys
    By Captain Daniel J. Franken, Lieutenant Commander Janice M. Graham, and Captain T. LaMar Willis, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Alternative deployment models can offer the Navy ways to conduct the full range of future operational requirements with current resources.

  • Fire! Fire! Fire! All Hands Man Your Battle Stations!
    By Dr. Scott C. Truver

    Sailors train hard to be able to isolate and extinguish shipboard blazes, but as manning numbers head downward, automated systems and passive technologies such as intumescent paint become more critical.

    Fire at sea is one of the...

  • The Need for Speed
    By Thomas B. Hunter

    The patrol coastal ship program never has been particularly embraced by the U.S. Navy. These ships have proven ideal in counterdrug efforts and should be transferred to the Coast Guard to help intercept the go-fasts and other offenders....

  • Lessons of a Platoon Commander
    By Major Leonard J. DeFrancisci, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

    A Marine platoon commander went with his company to the Gulf War ten years ago and brought back lessons on small-unit leadership.

  • Marine Corps Snaps
  • TAOs Must Fight at the Operational Level
    By Commander Paul Murdock, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    There has been much discussion about network-centric warfare (NCW) in military forums. This is fortunate because the U.S. government and military are investing prodigious sums of money and intellectual capital to build the architecture and...

  • Antiship Missiles Create New Challenges
    By Lon O. Nordeen

    Today, more than 70 nations have antiship missiles that arm warships, fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, and coastal defense batteries. Antiship missiles saw their first use in World War II, when German Hs-293 glide bombs sank several Allied...

  • Naval Postgraduate School Is in Sync with Fleet
    By Rear Admiral David R. Ellison, U.S. Navy

    In their August 2000 Proceedings article, "The Naval Postgraduate School—It's About Value," Admiral Henry H. Mauz Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired), and William Gates made strong arguments about the Naval Postgraduate School...

  • Standardizing Material Condition Assessments
    By Captain C.W. Chesterman, Jr., U.S. Navy and Captain Patrick M. Garrett, U.S. Navy

    Material condition assessments are a requirement in the advance planning phase of the maintenance availability process or as a self-assessment maintenance requirement within the Preventive Maintenance System. In either case, OPNAV Instruction...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But ... Make My Mark Where?
    By Chief Electronics Technician Joseph T. Monaghan, U.S. Navy

    Another election has come and gone land although sailors have had no problem putting their lives on the line to defend our republic, few of them met with success in participating in our republic's election process. The reason for this is that...

  • Book Reviews

    The Postmodern Military: Armed Forces After the Cold War

    Edited by Charles C. Moskos, John Allen Williams, and David R. Segal. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. 304 pp. Notes. Bib. Index. $29.95 ($26.95).


  • The U.S. Navy: State of the Fleet
    By Norman Polmar

    The U.S. Navy is ill prepared to enter the 21st century. The service is plagued by major personnel problems, too few ships for assigned missions, less-than-optimal aircraft, and, to some degree, a headquarters organization that is unable to...

  • Naval Systems: Transduction Revolution Might Lead to DD-21 Sonar
    By Edward J. Walsh

    The Navy's surface warfare community is hoping to capitalize on a so-called transduction revolution which if pursued for backfits to the Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG-7)-class frigates and the Zumwalt (DD-21)-class land-attack...

  • Points of Interest: Redux Bonus to Get Tax Breaks
    By Tom Philpott

    Defense officials have decided to allow military careerists who gain a chance to shift to the Redux retirement plan to delay their election until 2001 so they can shelter some of the plan's $30,000 bonus from taxes under the military's...

  • Combat Fleets
    By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World

    The Spanish Navy's first F-100-class guided missile destroyer, the Alvaro de Bazan, was launched at Empresa Nacional Bazin, Ferrol, ahead of schedule on 27 October 2000. The first hull section for the second ship, the Roger de...

  • Lest We Forget
    By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Patrol Squadron 102 (VP-102) originally was established on 1 September 1937 at NAS Seattle, Washington, as VP-18, which received its first P2Y-3 and PBY-1 flying boats in January 1938. VP-18 moved to NAS San Diego, California, in September 1938...

  • Notebook
  • The New American Way of War Continuous Transformation
    By Ronald R. Fogleman

    The first decade of the 21st century will be a period of tremendous change for the U.S. military. The exploding exploitation of innovative information technologies is driving the nature of warfare as well as sociological, economic, and political...

  • Comment and Discussion

    "Don't Make SWO the Default"

    (See I. Scaliatine, pp. 87-88, July 2000; T. Darcy, pp. 20-22, August 2000; T. Laurie, pp. 14-16, September 2000; J. Ritenour, J. Clark, p. 29, October 2000; P. Hekman, pp. 22-26, November 2000...

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