U.S. ARMY (MATTHEW P. SIEMION); U.S. MARINE CORPS (CRAIG J. SHELL); DOD (THOMAS C. MEEKS)

Making Peacetime Engagement Work

By Brigadier General David L. Grange, USA (Ret.)
July 2001
Peacetime military engagement is tied to our national interests, to our military's purpose and readiness, and to our nation's responsibility as a world leader. We can and must make these ...

Has NATO Overstepped Its Bounds?

By Ensign Ryan Vest, U.S. Naval Reserve
July 2001
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay ContestThe anger of many Russians at the NATO bombing of Serbia and Kosovo in the spring of 1999 largely was ...

Reduce Decision-Making Timelines

By William E. Howard III
July 2001
The timelines of decision making must be reduced to ensure success in planning, deploying weapons and sensors, collecting information, targeting, and assessing strikes. As planning and operations timelines differ from ...

Is China Taking a Great Leap Forward in Shipbuilding?

By Lieutenant Commander Wayne Hugar, U.S. Navy
July 2001
By steadily improving its ability to produce increasingly sophisticated commercial and naval ships, China is positioning itself to become a leading commercial shipbuilding nation within the next two decades. In ...

The Emotional Impact of Email on Deployment

By Barbara J. Ross
July 2001
The recent implementation of e-mail as a communication tool for sailors and their families during deployment has introduced a new variable to the dynamics of separation and maintaining relationships with ...

We Can Be Ready in Peacetime

By Ensign Roland G. Backhaus, U.S. Naval Reserve
July 2001
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay ContestThe cramped life of submariners should lead to stress and declining readiness—but it doesn't. The longer they're out at sea, ...

Move Up—Not Out

By Ensign Melissa Sullivan, U.S. Naval Reserve
July 2001
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay ContestKeeping sailors from leaving ships is not just a job for policy makers in Washington. All junior officers need to ...

Understanding the Gap

By Second Lieutenant Timothy Strabbing, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
July 2001
Commander William Earl Fannin, Class of 1945, Capstone Essay ContestMany members of the military find it easy to talk down to those on the outside when it comes to ...

Baby Number One

By Captain Ralph K. Brooks, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2001
In the summer of 1949, I reported for duty at the U.S. Naval Hospital at Annapolis, Maryland. For the previous two years I had been stationed at the U.S. Naval ...

Try the TEAM Principle

By Captain Chris S. Richie, U.S. Marine Corps
July 2001
First Honorable Mention, Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership Essay ContestTraining, empowering, acknowledging, and mentoring are the tools that leaders must use to retain service members. We must wake up and ...

An Aerospace View of Urban Operations

By John L. Berry and Joseph Ellis
July 2001
And the worst policy is to attack cities. Attack cities only when there is no alternative .... The general, unable to control his impatience, will order his troops to swarm ...

Book Reviews

July 2001
The Last Battle: The Mayaguez Incident and the End of the Vietnam War Ralph Wetterhahn. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2001. 334 pp. Photos. Maps. Notes. Index. $27.00 ($24.30).Reviewed ...

Combat Fleets

By A. D. Baker III
July 2001
The Royal Australian Navy's third Anzac-class, German MEKO 200ANZdesign frigate, the Warramunga, was commissioned on 31 March 2001. The 3,600ton, 27-knot frigate is the first RAN ship to ...

Carriers Aren't Sitting Ducks

By Lieutenant Commander Tom Druggan, U.S. Navy
July 2001
U.S. Navy aircraft carriers are among the most survivable surface ships afloat today. They are built to withstand multiple hits and continue projecting firepower ashore. Yet a number of recent ...

Tattletales and Bird Dogs

By Commander Edward P. Stafford, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2001
We have fallen into the comfortable conviction that wherever and whenever necessary, the U.S. Navy rules the seas. But in the not-too-distant past, our ability to "rule" was, by our ...
U.S. NAVY (MICHAEL WORNER)

From Conscription to Subscription

By Rear Admiral David P. Polatty, USN
July 2001
The realities of the all-volunteer force demand a different approach to the way the Navy manages, motivates, and cares for its new crop of talent. The "conscription mentality" is still ...

Answering the Challenges

By Frank W. Lacroix
July 2001
A cornerstone of the submarine force's excellence has been its ability to critically and objectively examine and correct its failures. The tragic collision of the USS Greeneville (SSN772) with the ...
DAVID HOFELING

Interview: Stephen Coonts

Stephen Coonts
July 2001
The author of the best-selling novel Flight of the Intruder talks to Naval Institute editor Fred Schultz 15 years after the book's release by the Naval Institute Press. In a ...

Lest We Forget: Attack Squadron 172 (VA-172)

By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2001
Attack Squadron 172 (VA-172) originally was established as Bomber Fighter Squadron 82 (VBF-82) on 20 August 1945 at NAS Alameda, California. The squadron quickly switched from F6F Hellcats to F4U-4 ...

World Naval Developments

By Norman Friedman
July 2001
Consolidation Is the Game in ParisOne of the more striking features of the recent Paris Air Show was the amalgamation of nearly all European missile systems under the single ...

Publisher's Page

By Tom Marfiak
July 2001
Summer at Great Lakes Recruit Training Center is no time to kick back. Nearly half of the year's 54,000 recruits enter in June, July, August, and September-the "summer surge." Beginning ...

Comment and Discussion

July 2001
"A New Blueprint for U.S. Defense"(See J. Maker, D. Goure, pp. 38-41, June 2001 Proceedings)Ensign Jason C. Turse, U.S. Naval Reserve—While their article is a useful review ...

Is There a Better Explanation?

By Paul Troy Wright
July 2001
On 9 February 2001, the nuclear fast-attack submarine USS Greeneville (SSN-772) conducted an "emergency main ballast tank blow" in the Pacific Ocean near Honolulu, Hawaii. The final step of the ...

Teamwork Under Fire

By John Plink
July 2001
Before they get to the Navy, recruits at Naval Training Center Great Lakes first must negotiate Battle Stations—a series of high-pressure scenarios that re-create real-world catastrophes and operations to test ...

The Legacy of the Black Cats

By Comniander Keith W May, U.S. Navy
July 2001
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Battle Stations--The Next Generation

By John Flink
July 2001
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India's 12 Steps to a World-Class Navy

By Thomas P. M. Barnett
July 2001
In February of this year, I had the pleasure of attending the Indian Navy's first-ever International Fleet Review in Mumbai, where I made a presentation to a symposium audience of ...

Naval Power Is Vital

By Vice Admiral Timothy J. Keating, U.S. Navy
July 2001
The world's oceans continue to be the "great commons" that connect the United States to a maritime world—with the nation's freedom to operate and its commerce protected by the U.S. ...

Missile Defense Is for the Real World

By Commander William K. Lescher, USN
July 2001
Missile defense critics are committing a serious error when they underestimate the potential for nefariousness posed by the Saddam Husseins, Muammar Gadhafis, and Kim Jong-ils of the world. A missile ...

Branding the Coast Guard

By Captain D. A. Goward, USCG
July 2001
The Coast Guard has done a poor job of selling itself and its missions in the competition for federal dollars and support. If it is to survive, the service must ...

Still Warrior Friendly

By Rear Admiral Len Picotte, U.S. Navy (Retired) and Captain Kendall King, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2001
The design for the LPD-17 incorporates the ideas of hundreds of the sailors and Marines who will operate the ship in the future. This cooperative process has ensured that when ...

Building on a Proven Record

By Commander Keith W. May, USN
July 2001
The Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance community has provided critical forward presence and combat support since the beginning of naval aviation, and its taskings and capabilities are only expanding. In ". ...