Prepare for the Most Likely Commitments

By Colonel Gerald H. Turley, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired)
April 2001
Since the implosion of the Soviet Union there has been continuous dialogue on the post-Cold War world and how the United States must readjust its military forces for the 21st ...

The Corps Needs Tactical Jets

By Jay A. Stout
April 2001
The 2018 war is over. As the Marine Corps recovers from the disaster and looks to the future, it needs to reevaluate doctrine and structure. And the first action to ...

Combat Fleets

By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
April 2001
The British Island-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Orkney, decommissioned in May 1999, was sold to Trinidad and Tobago and had been recommissioned as the Nelson when this photo was ...

U.S. Navy: Declining Strategic Forces

By Norman Polmar
April 2001
As U.S. military forces are being reduced and reconfigured to effect the post-Cold War environment, U.S. strategic forces also are being cut. In his final report to the President and ...

Book Reviews

April 2001
The Silent War: The Cold War Battle Beneath the Sea John P. Craven. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. 290 pp. Index. $26.00 ($23.40).Reviewed by Theodore L. Gaillard Jr. ...

Primus Video—First to See

By Lieutenant Justin Shoger, U.S. Navy
April 2001
"Red Rat, Picture. Three groups. First group, Bullseye, 360, 25, track south, medium, heavy. Second group, Bullseye, 090, 40, cap, high, heavy, targeted by Gypsy. Third group. . ." You ...

Books Belong in Seabags

By Lieutenant (junior grade) Katherine Licup, U.S. Naval Reserve
April 2001
The debate rages on over recruitment and retention. It seems like the Navy's primary focus these days is on how much money, or how much time in port, or how ...

The Fleet Needs Integrated Systems and Training

By Captain Michael A. O’Neal, U.S. Naval Reserve, and William O. Davis
April 2001
Current Navy capabilities for shipboard performance monitoring, training, and assessment (PMTA) derive from separate and diverse efforts sponsored by various system developers over the years. As a result, a disjointed ...

Are You Sure It's Nonlethal?

By John M. Kenny
April 2001
Rubber bullets—commonly used to disperse riotous crowds in this country and around the world—are the most notorious of the nonlethal weapons that can end up being all too lethal. It ...

Restructure for Transformation

By John Callaway
April 2001
As the discourse on transforming defense strategy reaches its peak in the new administration, three trends in criticism are apparent: The Department of Defense (DoD) is accused of having a ...

Build It and They Will Come

By Captain Robert F. Fox, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2001
Bringing the Tomahawk missile to the Los Angeles (SSN-688) class wasn't easy. The Tomahawk cruise missile has proved to be an electrifying weapon—and the weapon of choice among commanders who ...

Danger Beyond the Pier

By Lieutenant Commander David Weeks, U.S. Naval Reserve
April 2001
The Naval Coastal Warfare team is a unique mix of US. Navy and US. Coast Guard active-duty and reserve personnel. The Navy must upgrade the team and shift its attention ...

Lost Patrol—The Attack on the Cole

By Admiral Harold W. Gehman Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2001
Much has been done to address terrorism aimed at fixed installations, but to protect small, transiting units such as the USS Cole (DDG-67)—severely damaged by a terrorist attack in October ...

Comment and Discussion

April 2001
"Airborne Takes the Beach"(See R. Hahn, pp. 5658, December 2000 Proceedings)Colonel Gregory J. Baur, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve/American Airlines captain, and Michael W. Touma, Ship Introduction Project Officer, ...

Lest We Forget: USS Somers

By Eric Wertheim
April 2001
The USS Somers (DD-381) was the fifth U.S. fighting ship to bear the Somers name. Launched on 13 March 1937 and commissioned on 1 December of the same year, she ...

A Public Relations Disaster

By Captain John Byron, U.S. Navy (Retired)
April 2001
As reporters scrambled to understand the story, we of the Navy compounded the initial tragedy by stonewalling them. Closemouthed and grudging of facts, we squandered good faith in a transparent ...

Back to the Bay of Pigs

By James P. Delgado
April 2001
Forty years later, see how the Cuban government portrays the "First Great Defeat of Imperialism in Latin America.",","Y

Assigning Blame to the Greeneville (SSN-772)

By Captain Kelly L. O’Connor, U.S. Merchant Marine
April 2001
I had the pleasure of serving on board two nuclear submarines, the USS Tunny (SSN-682) and the USS Helena (SSN-725), both stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. I was a quartermaster ...