Proceedings Magazine - September 2001 Vol. 127/9/1,183

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  • Making Room for Risk: Managing Disruptive Technologies
    By Rear Admiral James Stavridis, USN

    Sidebar: In-Q-Tel: Bringing Next-Generation Technologies to the CIA

    Technological innovation is at fever pitch, in information, in electronics, and eventually in the biological sphere....

  • UAVs Hold Promise for No-Fly Zone Enforcement
    By Commander Kevin P. Miller, USN

    Transferring no-fly zone patrols from manned fighters to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) would increase coverage time and intelligence collection, as well as reduce political and monetary costs and military risk. If the next...

  • Military Contact Is Lynchpin in Sino-U.S. Relations
    By Captain George Galdorisi, USN (Ret.) and Lieutenant Commander George Capen, USN

    This past April, the collision of the Chinese F-8 and U.S. Navy EP-3E surveillance aircraft—and the tense standoff between the two nations—dominated world headlines for more than two weeks. Politicians, scholars, and military leaders...

  • Lest We Forget: Reconnaissance Heavy Attack Squadron 13 (RVAH-13)
    By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess USN (Ret.)

    Reconnaissance Heavy Attack Squadron 13 (RVAH-13) was established on 3 January 1961 as Heavy Attack Squadron 13 (VAH-13) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. The Bats were assigned the nuclear strike role with their A3D-2 (A-3B) Skywarrior carrier-...

  • CNN: Three Years after Tailwind
    By Perry M. Smith

    On Sunday evening, 7 June 1998, the Cable News Network (CNN) broadcast "The Valley of Death," a program that charged the U.S. Air Force with dropping lethal nerve gas to kill U.S. military defectors on the ground in Laos during the...

  • World Naval Developments: Russia Plays Both Sides
    By Norman Friedman

    In July, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Premier Jiang Zemin signed a friendship treaty explicitly directed against the United States. They agreed to work together against the new U.S. National Missile Defense project and also to...

  • Publisher's Page
    By Tom Marfiak

    John Adams, newly catapulted to celebrity by David McCullough's biography, has long been revered at the Naval Institute. His exhortation daring us to read, think, speak, and write not only hangs in the Board Room, but also inspired a Naval...

  • Comment and Discussion

    "The Foglights of War"

    (See D. Grissom, pp. 76-77, August 2001 Proceedings)

    Captain Keith F Kopets, U.S. Marine Corps—Captain Grissom demonstrates how a professional reading program was one of the...

  • Changing Signals on the Kursk Lift
    By Norman Polmar

    Behind schedule and short of fund-raising goals for the salvage of the nuclear-propelled submarine Kursk, the Russian government has changed plans for the historic lift effort. The previous plan, developed by the multinational Kursk...

  • Blue-Water Power
    By Stephen C. Audrand

    Why does the Navy need a new class of littoral combatants when its blue-water vessels—such as the USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)—can handle the same jobs more efficiently with less risk?

  • Network-Centric Warfare Isn't New
    By Commander Paul Nagy, U.S. Naval Reserve

    Network-centric warfare has been the Navy's evolutionary effort to incorporate multiple information systems into the fleet to improve situational awareness and facilitate the exchange of tactical information.

  • The Next Disaster: Ready to Respond?
    By Captain W. Russell Webster, U.S. Coast Guard

    If a large commercial airplane plummeted into the sea today, would your agency be prepared to respond effectively, efficiently, and compassionately? It can be if you follow the prior planning and lessons learned from the New England Coast Guard...

  • We Need Functional Doctrine
    By Captain Christopher S. Richie, U.S. Marine Corps

    Prize Winner, Colin L. Powell Joint Warfighting Essay Contest

    The lack of joint-service interoperability can be traced to a lack of joint doctrine to guide commanders. The services need a functional component doctrine that mandates...

  • Combat by Trial: Don't Leave Laws of War to the Lawyers
    By Major Kristan J. Wheaton, U.S. Army

    First Honorable Mention, Colin L. Powell Joint Warfighting Essay Contest

    The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague—which brought former Serbian President Slobodan Milosovic before it in July 2001...

  • Beyond the Sea and Jointness
    By Captain Sam J. Tangredi, U.S. Navy

    Second Honorable Mention Colin L. Powell Jointwarfighting Essay Contest

    In today's world, there are no navies. This might seem an overdramatic statement. There is, in fact, a navy. The U.S. Navy is now the only, and possibly the last,...

  • 'Let's Get the Yale Gang'
    By Rear Admiral Joseph F. Callo, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)

    For God, for Country, and for Yale—those words are carved in stone at the base of Branford Tower, modern Yale University's signature building. In 1916, the spirit that those words represent also was written In the hearts of an...

  • MCM Upgrades Help Solve Riddle of Access Denial
    By Major Chris Yunker, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    A January Proceedings article described the challenges facing naval expeditionary forces in the mined littoral. Its summary of challenges to creating effective amphibious mine countermeasures (MCM) systems is on the mark. The authors...

  • Shipboard Training Officers Make a Difference
    By Lieutenant Amy Morrison, U.S. Navy

    Today's 24-hour press establishment rarely comments on the role of proper training in a successful deployment but it quickly highlights training flaws when collisions, groundings, and other naval tragedies occur. The role of quality training...

  • The Navy Has Its Own Corporate University
    By Rear Admiral David R. Ellison, U.S. Navy

    With the explosion of technology, many businesses have found it necessary to develop their own "corporate universities." For nearly 100 years, the Navy has had its own—the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). As both a corporate...

  • Loyal Opposition Isn't Disloyal
    By Bruce Fleming

    In a thought-provoking commentary for the August 1996 Proceedings (pp. 8-10), retired Navy Lieutenant Commander Tom Cutler wrote about cover-ups in the Navy. He told a story that he was not proud of, but that—after 20 years—...

  • Monitor's Driving Force Emerges
    By Justin Lyons

    Designer John Ericsson conceived her "vibrating side-lever" engine, rated at 400 horsepower, in the 1840s. Now recovered from the wreck of the fabled ship, the encrusted artifact faces a long preservation process.

  • Book Reviews

    The Proving Ground

    G. Bruce Knecht. Boston: Little, Brown, 2001. 320 pp. Photos. Index. $24.95 ($22.45).

    Reviewed by Captain John Bonds, U.S. Navy (Retired)

  • U.S. Navy: Projecting Our SEALs
    By Norman Polmar

    The U.S submarine community's effort to foster a major increase in attack submarine (SSN) numbers is based primarily on the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) role. A traditional component of ISR activities has been the...

  • Naval Systems: Boomer Conversion Challenges May Pay Off for Deep Attack
    By Ed Walsh

    Long-simmering ideas about converting ballistic missile submarines into carriers of conventional weapons are becoming concrete plans. The Navy expects General Dynamics Electric Boat to start detailed design work in October 2001 on conversion of...

  • Points of Interest: Lawmakers Blast Enlisted Group for "Bilking" Seniors
    By Tom Philpott

    When called to testify on Capitol Hill, representatives of military associations typically appear voluntarily to urge lawmakers to improve military pay and benefits. Compliments are exchanged and the atmosphere is unfailingly cordial.

  • Combat Fleets
    By A. D. Baker III

    The Australian commercial passenger and vehicle ferry WestPac Express began a two-month charter (extendable to six months) this July, moving III Marine Expeditionary Force troops and equipment between Okinawa and Japanese ports.

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