U.S. COAST GUARD

The Need for Big Speed

By Commander Jim Howe, USCG
December 2001
The Coast Guard's small boats are being outmaneuvered and outrun by drug-smuggling go-fasts. The solution lies in the other direction—large cutters that can chase down go-fasts in heavy seas.

Air Defenses After Kosovo

By James Hasik
December 2001
Before reflecting yet again on the brilliant success of NATO's air campaign against Yugoslavia, think back to a campaign of almost 30 years ago. The 1973 Arab-Israeli War produced very ...

Always Test History for Relevancy

By Adam B. Siegel
December 2001
Historical analogies often serve as tools to explain the world we confront today or expect for tomorrow. In foreign affairs, the pre-World War II "appeasement of Munich" provides one of ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
December 2001
The Royal Saudi Navy frigate Al Riyadh began sea trials this September. To be delivered next July by France's DCN, Lorient, the 4,650-ton, 25-knot, diesel-powered ship is not scheduled to ...

U.S. Navy: What Happened to DD-21?

By Norman Polmar
December 2001
On 1 November 2001, the Navy announced the end of the DD-21 program that was initiated almost a decade ago to develop a specialized land-attack destroyer. In its place, the ...

Book Reviews

December 2001
War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton and the Generals David Halberstam. New York: Scribner, 2001. 543 pp. Bib. Index. $28.00 ($25.20).Reviewed by Lieutenant Commander Paul G. Johnson, ...

The USO Still Serves

December 2001
The USO continues its tradition of entertaining deployed American troops. Launching this year's holiday season, a number of entertainers and officials joined the new Chairman of the USO's Celebrity Circle, ...

Professional Notes

December 2001
Building Coast Guard LeadersBy Lieutenant Commander William J. Wolter, U.S. Coast GuardI have the best job in the Coast Guard. I lead my service's future officers through the shoal ...

'A Terrible Resolve'

By Lawrence H. Suid
December 2001
Even with its lack of dramatic tension and its surplus of wooden, two-dimensional characters, the film Tora! Tora! Tora! was reasonably accurate in its portrayal of the 7 December 1941 ...

Pearl Harbor's Lost Hero

By Thomas O'Brien
December 2001
Countless acts of bravery on 7 December 1941 helped save the lives of many. Sixty years later, the material symbol of one man's courage on that day remains unclaimed. Pearl ...

Stealth Means Survivability

By James H. King
December 2001
Approaches to reducing a surface ship's signatures range from evolutionary alterations to ships' structures to revolutionary designs that could change completely our concept of the warship. To achieve the latter, ...

On Condition of Anonymity

By Lieutenant Commander Bill Hamblet, U.S. Navy
December 2001
Fear of retribution for disagreeing with senior leaders is real in the military. We are serving in dangerous times when military personnel perceive "that one is likely to get crushed ...

Interview: John Lehman

December 2001
Proceedings: Where were you, and what was your reaction, on 11 September?Lehman: I was in Washington for [former Commandant of the Marine Corps General] P. X. Kelley's ...

Are We Really at War?

By Lieutenant Colonel Gary D. Solis, USMC (Ret.)
December 2001
President George Bush declared that the United States is at war in his 20 September address to Congress. This "war on terrorism" in response to the 11 September attacks raises ...

Unless There Was a Death

By Dr. Dennis L. Noble, Senior Chief Marine Science Technician, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)
December 2001
Second Honorable Mention, Coast Guard Essay ContestFrom 1915 until the end of World War II, there were two U.S. Coast Guards: the cutter branch and the lifesaving branch. In ...

Too Tired to Tell?

By Captain W. Russell Webster, U.S. Coast Guard
December 2001
First Honorable Mention, Coast Guard Essay ContestAre some key Coast Guard decision makers too tired to know they are beyond their own personal limits of endurance? When personnel operate ...

They Underestimated the Americans

By Augustine H. Kobayashi
December 2001
America's enemies have a tendency to underestimate the United States and its people. One of the initial reactions to the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., was ...

This Afghan War Is Different

By Michael Radu
December 2001
Early analysis of the U.S.-British military actions against the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan seemed to accept that the prospects for military success in that country were poor. The ...

Keep the Pressure on the Bad Guys

By Captain Dan Moore Jr., USN
December 2001
The Hunter Network—linking the shooters with real-time intelligence on the ground—gives the United States the capability to make kill decisions measured in minutes. F/A-18 Hornet shooters from Strike Fighter Squadron ...

Comment and Discussion

December 2001
"The Corps since Vietnam: Changed for the Better?"(See S. Forsberg, pp. 65-67, November 2001 Proceedings)Captain Keith F Kopets, U.S. Marine Corps—One could not have written a more ...

Publisher's Page

By Tom Marfiak
December 2001
The Naval Institute was honored by a recent visit from Australia's Chief of Navy Vice Admiral David J. Shackleton, right, a Naval Institute member since 1989. His interview in Beach ...

"Transformation" Is an Old Game

By Terry J. McKearney
December 2001
Despite official claims that transformation remains a primary goal, the tragic events of 11 September and subsequent military operations aimed at terrorist organizations have moved the George W. Bush administration's ...
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The Pendelton Rescue

By Captain W. Russell Webster, U.S. Coast Guard
December 2001
It has been 50 years since First Class Boatswain's Mate (BM1) Bernard Webber and his volunteer crew of three took their 36-foot wooden motorized lifeboat out over the Chatham, Massachusetts, ...

Kamikazes, Q-Ships & Carrier Defense

By Colonel Martin N. Stanton, USA
December 2001
Lacking a significant blue-water capability with which to counter U.S. striking power, potential opponents often turn to unconventional means. Protecting U.S. combatants in port, at sea, and in restricted waters ...

If It's War, Treat It That Way

By Captain Michael C. Farkas, USAR
December 2001
If the United States wishes to wage a global war against terrorism, and not merely pursue a more benign criminal investigation, we must send a single, unwavering message militarily, diplomatically, ...

Kursk Bodies and Missiles Emerge

By Norman Polmar
December 2001
The Russian Navy has begun removing bodies, missiles, and equipment from the submarine Kursk. Following her remarkable salvage in early October, the Kursk, suspended under the heavy-lift ship ...

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