Proceedings Magazine - October 2001 Vol. 127/10/1,184

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  • Freedom Isn't Free: Special Section in Response to Terrorist Attacks

    The title of this special section honors Commander Dan Shanower, USN, and his fellow citizens who were killed in the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001. A life member of the Naval Institute...

  • A Team of Heroes
    By Captain Edward Masso, USNR

    Freedom Isn't Free Special Section, October 2001

    As commanding officer of the Naval Reserve Navy Command Center (NCC) Detachment 106, it is my duty to assess crises in...

  • Did Intelligence Fail Us?
    By Rear Admiral T. A. Brooks, USN (Ret.)

    Freedom Isn't Free Special Section, October 2001

    Intelligence Failure! scream the headlines. Why didn’t U.S. intelligence know that between 0900 and 1000 Eastern...

  • Aviation Security Breached
    By Commander Bob Stumpf, USN (Ret.)
  • Bring on the Gray War
    By Commander Ward Carroll, USN
  • Globalization Is Tested
    By Dr. Thomas P. M. Barnett

    Freedom Isn't Free Special Section, October 2001
    Globalization has taken some serious hits in recent years. Now, with the terrorist strikes in...

  • U.S. Survives Blackest Tuesday
    By Norman Friedman

    The USS Cole (DDG-67) was rolled onto Northrop Grumman’s floating drydock in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Structural replacements and repairs are complete, and the destroyer will be redelivered to the Navy next spring. The Navy...

  • Pentagon Aftermath Photo Gallery

    11 September 2001 Attack - Pentagon Aftermath

  • World Trade Center Aftermath Photo Gallery

    11 September 2001 Attack - WTC Aftermath

  • SAM Threat over Iraq
    By Commander Walter Hudson, USN

    U.S. aircraft operating over the Iraqi no-fly zone—such as the F/A-18 Hornets of VFA-105 right, returning to the Arabian Gulf from a Southern Watch patrol—are vulnerable to increasingly sophisticated surface-to-air...

  • Homeland Security Is a Coast Guard Mission
    By Commander Stephen E. Flynn, USCG

    Defending the United States against terrorist attack—especially in vulnerable ports—is a mission that fits the Coast Guard's capabilities perfectly.

  • World Naval Developments: U.S. Survives Blackest Tuesday; Fleet Reorganization Promises Integration; Stealth Faces New Challenge
    By Norman Friedman

    The USS Cole (DDG-67) was rolled onto Northrop Grumman's floating drydock in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Structural replacements and repairs are complete, and the destroyer will be redelivered to the Navy next spring...

  • Publisher's Page
    By Tom Marfiak

    As NATO and official governments offer condolences and support from around the world in the aftermath of the 11 September terrorist attack, international Naval Institute members, authors, and friends e-mailed us instantly to extend their...

  • Lest We Forget: USS Haddo (SS-255)
    By Eric Wertheim

    Launched on 21 June 1942 and commissioned on 9 October of that same year, the submarine USS Haddo (SS-255) was built by Electric Boat Company of Connecticut. The Haddo departed New London soon after a New England shakedown...

  • Return of the Sullivans
    By Michael Collins

    Freedom Isn't Free Special Section, October 2001
    As commanding officer of the Naval Reserve Navy Command Center (NCC) Detachment 106, it is my duty to assess crises in...

  • Leadership & Management
    By Lieutenant Jason Hudson, U.S. Naval Reserve

    Good leadership involves more than managerial skills. It's time to focus on taking care of our people.

  • Coast Guard Has Outgrown Transportation
    By Bruce Stubbs

    In an interview last January, Representative Frank Wolf (RVA) sent the Coast Guard an extraordinarily frank message: Find a new home. He said the Coast Guard "would be better off in the Department of Defense. Their problem is that they have...

  • Comment and Discussion

    "Loyal Opposition Isn't Disloyal"

    (See B. Fleming, p. 76, September 2001 Proceedings)

    Lieutenant Matthew Testermann, U.S. Navy, Political Science Department, U.S. Naval Academy—In his commentary...

  • Don't Forget Dedicated Mine Countermeasures
    By Lieutenant Commander Patrick A. Molenda, USN

    The U.S. Navy's organic mine countermeasures plan may not be all it's cracked up to be. Relying too much on this new concept while simultaneously discarding dedicated platforms could be a poor recipe for the littoral warfare of the...

  • A Warship with Real Innovation
    By Captain Robert E. Fox, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Captain William E. Richardson, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Most warship developments have been improvements at the margins—critical but not revolutionary. Converting a nuclear-powered submarine design, incorporating improved surface operating capabilities, offers an opportunity for true...

  • In Search of the Zero-Defects Monster
    By Lieutenant Commander Bill Hamblet, U.S. Navy

    Hey, did you hear about the lieutenant who got a speeding ticket on base? Until that day, he'd had an exemplary career, but his commanding officer found out he'd had a beer a few hours prior to getting the ticket and so decided that the...

  • Is Security Possible in a Globalizing World?
    By Franklin D. Kramer

    Perhaps, but it will take work. Our security structures necessarily reflect the real-world constraints of history, resources, and culture, but this does not preclude us from change.

    Globalization—the impact of events beyond...

  • The Navy Has a Stake in Space
    By Rear Admiral Rand H. Fisher, U.S. Navy, and Captain Kent B. Pelot, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    Satellites are vital enablers of naval power, lifting the masthead and periscope to heights unimaginable only a few decades ago—and forever changing the way naval power is applied. Today, as information technology and space-enabled...

  • Deploying with Allies in Asia
    By Major Jonathan O. Gackle, U.S. Marine Corps

    As U.S. defense policy shifts focus to the Asia Pacific region, the armed services need new strategic arrangements. Integrated deployments with close allies could lead the way.

  • Jointness Is Killing Naval Innovation
    By Captain Terry C. Pierce, U.S. Navy

    The naval services continue to struggle with transformation because there is a lack of healthy interservice competition and because too many innovators are lost to the unified commands and the Joint Staff.

    While most innovations...

  • Steam Over Wind
    By Captain Terry C. Pierce, U.S. Navy

    A classic case study of disruptive innovation is how steam-powered ships eventually replaced wind-powered ships in the transoceanic business.

  • We Need More Civil Service Members
    By Commander Michael Morris, U.S. Naval Reserve

    On 13 July 2001, the Navy transferred the Supply (AOE-6), the first of a four-ship class of fast combat support ships, to its Military Sealift Command (MSC), marking the beginning of the final chapter in the "civilianization" of the...

  • It's Not Your Father's Hornet
    By Patrick J. Finneran Jr. and Vice Admiral John Lockard, U.S. Navy (Retired)

    It's the Super Hornet—and it promises to transform the Navy with its warfighting capabilities, weapon systems, and long-term operating and support cost savings.

    The Navy stood up the first operational F/A-18E/F Super...

  • Regionalization: An Insider's View
    By Captain Joseph F. Bouchard, USN

    Mobilizing to support families and crew members after the attack on the USS Cole (DDG-67) was a huge task, but Naval Station Norfolk was able to draw on resources throughout the Mid-Atlantic, thanks to the Navy's regionalization...

  • From Shipyard to Scrapyard
    By Gordon E. Hogg

    None of the usual excitement and cheering thousands typical at the launching of a Navy ship ever spiced the existence of the second battleship Kentucky, which would have been the last of the celebrated Iowa class of World War II...

  • Nobody Asked Me, But ... Base Evaluations on Professional Performance
    By Lieutenant Jeff Nowak, U.S. Navy

    The Navy's culture must break down old stereotypes of the perfect naval officer. Roadblocks to measuring true performance should be leveled. There are just too many opportunities outside of the service for our truly outstanding people not to...

  • Sea Lance Ensures Access to the Littorals
    By Robert C. Harney

    Potential adversaries of the United States have learned many lessons from military actions such as the Gulf War. Perhaps the most significant lesson is that the probability of successful military confrontations is virtually zero unless U.S. power...

  • Retention Isn't About the Economy, Stupid
    By Captain L. H. Rosenberg, U.S. Navy

    Over the past four years, retention and recruiting have become twin perils threatening the Navy's highest priority: successfully deploying ships to meet worldwide commitments and protect vital national interests. In the near term, loss of...

  • Where Is the All-Electric Navy?
    By Scott C. Truver

    "There is a powerful agent, responsive, quick, and easy to use, pliable enough to meet all our needs on board. It does everything. It supplies light and heat for the ship and is the very soul of our mechanical equipment. That agent is...

  • Flight Operational Quality Assurance Works
    By Captain Richard F. Healing, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired) and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas R. Kovach, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)

    Aviators want to do their jobs perfectly—whether flying 300 passengers at 39,000 feet straight and level or flying a single-seat fighter at 250 feet and 450 knots. They want to complete the mission by landing safely at the intended...

  • New U.S. Fleet Forces Command
    By Rear Admiral Paul J. Ryan, U.S. Navy

    When Admiral Vern Clark became Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) in July 2000, he set forth his five priorities: manpower, current readiness, future readiness, quality of service, and Navy-wide alignment. In August 2001, the CNO took the next step...

  • NROTC Midshipmen Receive Awards

     Throughout its long history, the Naval Institute has supported the development of tomorrow's leaders in the sea services. For outstanding NROTC midshipmen, we offer two awards:

  • Nobody Asked Me, But ... Industry and Environmental Groups Should Join Forces
    By Lawrence P. Chicchelly

    In these changing times of surprising yet effective new alliances, the U.S. maritime industry and environmental groups protecting U.S. waterways must learn to work together. By lobbying for the protection, expansion, and overhaul of the Jones Act...

  • Book Reviews

    On Seas of Glory: Heroic Men, Great Ships, and Epic Battles of the American Navy

    John F. Lehman. New York: Free Press, 2001. 432 pp. Maps. Photos. Index. $35.00 ($31.50).

    Reviewed by Commander Ward Carroll, U.S. Navy


  • eForum Tactical Scenario: The Battle for Charleton Sea

    Deltanius OOB

    Situation (including assumptions made by the winning author)

  • Oceans - Our Living Earth: Hydrothermal Vents on a Moving Seafloor
    By Don Walsh

    Hydrothermal vents are a feature of the deep seafloor discovered less than 25 years ago. Fields of them are created when seawater percolates into sub-seafloor rocky structures, becomes superheated by the molten rock (magma) oozing up from the...

  • Points of Interest: Pentagon Seeks Modest Changes in Controversial Spouse Law
    By Tom Philpott

    In early September, Congress received a lengthy report from the Department of Defense on the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act of 1982 with modest recommendations for reform. In accepting the report, which was two years overdue,...

  • Combat Fleets
    By A. D. Baker III

    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's Takanami, first of a new class of "4,600-ton" escort destroyers, is seen here shortly after launch on 13 July at Ishihawa-Harima Heavy Industries' Tokyo yard. Eight ships of this design,...

  • Notebook
  • Every Sailor Should Be a Rifleman
    By Russell W. Evenson

    Force protection is in the forefront of every sailor's mind. Tragic events, such as the attack on the USS Cole (DDG-67) last fall, have put those words in bold red neon. What should the Navy do to protect its forces? How can it...

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  • Comment & Discussion
  • The Navy Got It—Desert Storm's Wake-Up Call
    By Commander Thomas A. Parker, USN
  • Alone, Unarmed . . . and Unavailable
    By Commander Gerard Leygraaf, USN (Ret.)
  • Consolidate, Cut Costs . . . But Be Smart
    By Vice Admiral W. C. Bowes, USN
  • Scratch One Flattop?
    By Jim Courter, Jack Kemp, Trent Lott, and Robert Torricelli
  • Is Fixed-Wing CAS Worth It?
    By Lieutenant Colonel William G. Welch, USA (Ret.)
  • The Future Is Attack Helicopters
    By Lieutenant Colonel Barry M. Ford, USMC
  • Close Air Support Must Be Joint
    By Lieutenant Commander Matthew J. Faletti, USN
  • Naval Aviation and Stealth
    By Captain Dennis Krieger, USN (Ret.)
  • On Your Wing
    By Commander John B. Nichols III, USN (Ret.), with Barrett Tillman
  • Special: Peleliu 1944: Why Did We Go There?
    By Eugene B. Sledge
  • Marshall-ing Joint Leadership
    By Lieutenant Colonel Jay L. Lorenzen, USAF
  • Combined Arms, Combined Services
    By Captain Dean T. Katsiyannis, USA
  • Reengineering Combat Readiness
    By Captain Powell A. Fraser, USN
  • Tailhook: What Happened, Why & What's to be Learned
    By Colonel W. Hays Parks, USMCR (Ret.)
  • Nobody Asked Me, But …
    By Lieutenant Commander William J. Davis, Jr., U.S. Navy
  • Nobody Asked Me, But …
    By Commander R. B. Grablman, U.S. Navy
  • Professional Notes
  • Book Reviews & Books of Interest
  • Points of Interest
    By Tom Philpott
  • The U.S. Navy
    By Norman Polmar
  • Combat Fleets
    By A. D. Baker III
  • Notebook
  • Lest We Forget
    By Eric Wertheim
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