Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
February 2001
The Algerian Navy's 18-year-old, Russian-built Koni-class (Project 1159) frigate Rais Korfo was sent to St. Petersburg, Russia, in the spring of 1997 for a modernization overhaul originally to have been ...

Oceans: Nautilus: What's in a Name?

By Don Walsh
February 2001
For two centuries submarines have carried the name "Nautilus." Nearly every one represented new design and operational concepts. The first Nautilus was built in France in 1800. Constructed by the ...

Book Reviews

February 2001
The Bear and the DragonTom Clancy. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2000. 1,028 pp. $28.95 ($26.05).Hong KongStephen Coonts. New York: St. Martin's, 2000. 348 pp. $25.95 ($23.35).Reviewed by Commander ...

Missile Defense Exposes Real Fears

By Robert J. Peterson
February 2001
Last July, a U.S. prototype anti-ballistic missile weapon failed to destroy its target, a Minuteman ballistic missile, thereby causing President Clinton to make the politically pragmatic decision to pass on ...

Hatch a New Breed of Gator

By Commander T. J. McKearney, U.S. Navy (Retired)
February 2001
The recent unfortunate loss of the USS LaMoure County (LST-1194) on the desolate rocks off Chile moves our dwindling LST fleet one step closer to the history books. As the ...

PC Gaming and Simulation Supports Training

By Captain David S. Coleman, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)
February 2001
Gaming has been used for naval training and concept development since the 19th century. However, the term has taken a new meaning within the past few years as the Navy ...

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Search and Rescue

By Lieutenant Christopher Bish, U.S. Coast Guard
February 2001
The U.S. armed forces used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) during the Vietnam War, when the Teledyne Ryan AGM-34 was deployed for reconnaissance, surveillance, and electronic intelligence-gathering tasks. Since then, ship-- ...

One Helo Does NOT Fit All

By Lieutenant Commander Mark Beddoes, U.S. Navy and Lieutenant Charles McKinney, U.S. Navy
February 2001
During the 1999 Kosovo crisis, more than 2.3 million pounds of cargo and 3,000 passengers were moved by the Navy's long-range heavy-lift helicopter, the MH-53E. The current Navy Helicopter Master ...

Think Dual-Capable Platforms

By Captain James H. Patton Jr., USN (Ret.)
February 2001
High on the defense policy agenda of the new administration should be a review of the nation's strategic nuclear forces. Indeed, the Fiscal Year 2001 Defense Authorization Conference Bill on ...

The Navy Can't Be Their Last Resort

By Quartermaster First Class Christopher Briem, U.S. Naval Reserve
February 2001
Recruiting is as tough as ever; it may get worse in the future. To attract today's youth, the Navy must be ready to give sailors the educational opportunities and skills ...

Manning DD-21

By Commander John P. Cordle, USN
February 2001
DD-21's design teams and technicians are sparing no expense in crafting a revolutionary new ship. The way the Navy mans its ships must undergo a revolution as well.In placing sailors ...

Service before Self

By Commander Joseph A. Gattuso Jr., USN (Ret.), and Lori Tanner
February 2001
Webster's defines service as: "[from the Latin servitium condition of a slave, body of slaves, fr. Servus slave]. 1 a: the occupation or function of serving b: employment as a ...

Let's Take Stand-off Jamming to the Next Level

By Captain D. H. Krieger, USN (Ret.)
February 2001
Since the earliest introduction of radar into the air defense equation, there have been continuing efforts at electronic countermeasures. With slight variations, these countermeasures fall into one of three categories: ...

Airborne Electronic Attack: What's Next?

By Commander Allan J. Assel, USN
February 2001
The recent crisis over the skies of Kosovo and Serbia highlighted the importance of airborne electronic attack. EA-6B Prowlers from the Navy, Marine Corps, and the Naval Reserve were embedded ...

The Super Hornet Solution

By Lieutenant Commander Don Braswell, USN
February 2001
By meeting the Navy's projected requirements with no cost overruns, the Super Hornet (F/A-18E/F, top) is the most cost-effective bridge from the F/A-18C/D to the Joint Strike Fighter.Eight years have ...

Tragedy Update

By Norman Polmar
February 2001
In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the U.S. Navy destroyer Cole (DDG-67), two U.S. investigations have been most critical of security lapses at several levels of command, including ...

Comment and Discussion

February 2001
"Harding the Cole"(See J. Cushman, p. 2, January 2001 Proceedings)Commander Randall G. Bowdish, U.S. Navy, Commanding Officer, USS Simpson (FFG-56)-It is refreshing sometimes to hear commentary from outside the lifelines. ...

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman
February 2001
Iraqis Turn to PlayStationReportedly Sony PlayStation 2s were in short supply during she U.S. Christmas season partly because so many were going to Iraq. The Defense Intelligence Agency reported in ...
USS Ashland (LSD-1) underway at sea.

USS Ashland (LSD-1)

By Eric Wertheim
February 2001
The dock landing ship Ashland (LSD-1) was the first of a new class of amphibious warships. Commissioned on 5 June 1943, she was sent to Pearl Harbor in August. The ...

A Blanket for My Rack?

By Intelligence Specialist First Class Melissa R. Milich, U.S Naval Reserve
February 2001
Being able to keep warm when it's cold outside shouldn't be a matter of rank. Making sure that the people under your command are taken care of is a sacrifice ...

An Epiphany of Sacrifice

By Electronics Technician First Class Mark D. Cochenour II, U.S. Navy
February 2001
Being a young sailor isn't easy. "In the Navy" is not the hip refrain it once was. Remembering what those who gave their lives for their country were fighting for, ...

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