TAOs Must Fight at the Operational Level

By Commander Paul Murdock, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2001
There has been much discussion about network-centric warfare (NCW) in military forums. This is fortunate because the U.S. government and military are investing prodigious sums of money and intellectual capital ...

Comment and Discussion

January 2001
"Don't Make SWO the Default" (See I. Scaliatine, pp. 87-88, July 2000; T. Darcy, pp. 20-22, August 2000; T. Laurie, pp. 14-16, September 2000; J. Ritenour, J. Clark, p. 29, ...

Lest We Forget

By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2001
Patrol Squadron 102 (VP-102) originally was established on 1 September 1937 at NAS Seattle, Washington, as VP-18, which received its first P2Y-3 and PBY-1 flying boats in January 1938. VP-18 ...

Combat Fleets

By A.D. Baker III, Editor, Combat Fleets of the World
January 2001
The Spanish Navy's first F-100-class guided missile destroyer, the Alvaro de Bazan , was launched at Empresa Nacional Bazin, Ferrol, ahead of schedule on 27 October 2000. The first hull ...

The U.S. Navy: State of the Fleet

By Norman Polmar
January 2001
The U.S. Navy is ill prepared to enter the 21st century. The service is plagued by major personnel problems, too few ships for assigned missions, less-than-optimal aircraft, and, to some ...

Book Reviews

January 2001
The Postmodern Military: Armed Forces After the Cold War Edited by Charles C. Moskos, John Allen Williams, and David R. Segal. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. 304 pp. Notes. ...

Nobody Asked Me, But ... Make My Mark Where?

By Chief Electronics Technician Joseph T. Monaghan, U.S. Navy
January 2001
Another election has come and gone land although sailors have had no problem putting their lives on the line to defend our republic, few of them met with success in ...

Standardizing Material Condition Assessments

By Captain C.W. Chesterman, Jr., U.S. Navy and Captain Patrick M. Garrett, U.S. Navy
January 2001
Material condition assessments are a requirement in the advance planning phase of the maintenance availability process or as a self-assessment maintenance requirement within the Preventive Maintenance System. In either case, ...

Naval Postgraduate School Is in Sync with Fleet

By Rear Admiral David R. Ellison, U.S. Navy
January 2001
In their August 2000 Proceedings article, "The Naval Postgraduate School—It's About Value," Admiral Henry H. Mauz Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired), and William Gates made strong arguments about the Naval Postgraduate ...

Antiship Missiles Create New Challenges

By Lon O. Nordeen
January 2001
Today, more than 70 nations have antiship missiles that arm warships, fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, and coastal defense batteries. Antiship missiles saw their first use in World War II, when ...
NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND (SURFACE WARFARE CENTER)

Hazarding the Cole

By John H. Cushman, Lieutenant General, USA (Ret.)
January 2001
The New American Way of War—Continuous Transformation

Lessons of a Platoon Commander

By Major Leonard J. DeFrancisci, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
January 2001
A Marine platoon commander went with his company to the Gulf War ten years ago and brought back lessons on small-unit leadership. The Commanding General, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, boarded ...

The Need for Speed

By Thomas B. Hunter
January 2001
The patrol coastal ship program never has been particularly embraced by the U.S. Navy. These ships have proven ideal in counterdrug efforts and should be transferred to the Coast Guard ...

Changing the Way Navy Deploys

By Captain Daniel J. Franken, Lieutenant Commander Janice M. Graham, and Captain T. LaMar Willis, U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2001
Alternative deployment models can offer the Navy ways to conduct the full range of future operational requirements with current resources. The new millennium finds the U.S. Navy seriously challenged in ...

Stopped Short by Mines

By Captain L.H. Rosenberg and Lieutenant Commander R.T. Anderson, U.S. Navy
January 2001
Naval strategy for the 21st century focuses on the littorals and projecting power ashore, but unless they have the ability to clear mines from shallow-water assault lanes the Navy and ...

Desert Storm: Ten Years After

By General Walter E. Boomer, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), Lieutenant General John J. Yeosock, U.S. Army (Retired), Admiral Stanley R. Arthur, U.S. Navy (Retired), and General Charles A. Horner, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
January 2001
George Bush was President, Dick Cheney was Secretary of Defense, and an unscrupulous zealot was flexing his muscles on the Arabian Peninsula. What had begun as a shield against his ...

Total Force—We Aren't There Yet

By Captain Donald L. Roy, USNR
January 2001
The total force concept, which calls for reserve forces to augment peacetime operations, is a reality. The selected reserve call-up process needs streamlining to get the reserves into action more ...

In Search of Real Leaders

By Captain James F. Kelly, Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)
January 2001
The Navy needs to be able to recognize and encourage the real leaders. In the daunting task of selecting officers for promotion and assignment, evaluators in the Navy have tended ...

Wading Out of the Iraqi Quagmire

By Lieutenant Commander John K. Martins, USN
January 2001
The present U.S. foreign policy toward Iraq seems to be validating a basic observation Sun Tzu made more than 2,200 years ago: "I have yet to see a case of ...

Reorganizing the Navy Helo Force

By Lieutenant Commander Frederick Latrash, U.S. Navy
January 2001
The Navy's Helicopter Master Plan modernizes and recapitalizes the rotary wing force, but the question now is how to organize the helicopter community to maximize warfighting capability and best support ...

Finding the e-Navy

By Master Chief Electronics Technician Curt Haggard, USN
January 2001
The first "frequently asked question" at the Chief of Information's website is, "Is there a central directory for e-- mail addresses for naval personnel?" The official response is, "No." This ...

When Worlds Collide

By Lieutenant General Harry D. Raduege Jr., U.S. Air Force
January 2001
Bandwidth is a hot—and limited—commodity. DoD will have to make a good case for why it needs access. A recent article in Electronic Design sums up the exploding area of ...

Orienting the Corps to the Internet

By Lieutenant Colonel John David Kuntz, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
January 2001
The new order of the global information marketplace is upon us. If the Marine Corps wants to be a true information merchant in this exchange, it must adapt now to ...

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman
January 2001
Smaller Bombs Offer Stealthy Aircraft Greater Firepower The Air Force has been sponsoring development of miniature guided bombs, on the theory that conventionally sized munitions cannot fit the internal bays ...